By David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J. Newman
Female athletes are too usually perceived as interlopers within the traditionally male-dominated global of activities. stumbling blocks particular to girls are of specific concentration in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the same characteristics ancillary to gender undergo precise exploration in how they influence an athlete's tale. crucial to this quantity is the competition that ladies of their position as inherent outsiders are positioned in a special place much more advanced than the standard stories of inequality and discord linked to race and activities. The members discover and critique the proposal that during order to be thought of one of the pantheon of athletic heroes one can't deviate from the conventional demographic profile, that of the white male. those essays glance particularly and significantly on the nature of gender and sexuality in the contested nexus of race, acceptance, and game. the gathering explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering activities figures and...
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I’m not sure to this day whether he was kidding some of the time or not,” Babe hedges like a master imaginer. ”13 Ole quickly recast himself and his family as thoroughgoing Americans of a particular identity—Southern or, more specifically, Southwestern, white, working class, and poor (but aggressively and often hilariously proud). The favored narrative form of that time, place, and class was the tall tale of American folklore. Cayleff explains how Babe followed Ole’s lead in artistically connecting thought, word, and deed: “To ensure attention, she supplemented her accomplishments, dramatic and frequent as they were, with self-aggrandizing mythmaking.
Contrary to that, sexuality undermined the images of Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and, to some extent, Sheryl Swoopes. Patrick’s and Joyner’s flaunting of their sexuality became public diversions. The homosexuality of King, Navratilova, and Swoopes became public distractions. It is such juxtapositioning of the subjects of these chapters that provides a storyline well beyond this volume and raises questions that remain unanswered: why does the long-held image of women athletes as sports “outliers” persist?
A League of Their Own, DVD, directed by Penny Marshall (Los Angeles, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1992). 5. William O. Johnson and Nancy P. Williamson, “Whatta Gal”: The Babe Didrikson Story (Boston: Little, Brown, 1977), 130. A Locker Room of Her Own FOLKLORE AND FAIRY TALES Babe Didrikson Zaharias Revealed —MARTHA REID INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is not to rehearse a life, but rather to examine different genres of storytelling employed by a born storyteller throughout and at distinct periods of her life, specifically three types: folklore, fairy tales, and myth.
A Locker Room of Her Own. Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes by David C. Ogden, Joel Nathan Rosen, Jack Lule, Roberta J. Newman