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Women's sports : a history

Author: Allen Guttmann
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1991.
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The subject is rife with social and cultural implications which Guttmann explores as he traces the development of women's sports from antiquity to the present, including the evolution and the revolution in the 20th century and contemporary controversies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Guttmann
ISBN: 0231069561 9780231069564 023106957X 9780231069571
OCLC Number: 22956414
Description: x, 339 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I.A history of women's sports. From the Egyptians to the Etruscans ; Spartan girls and other runners ; Matrons and gladiators ; The lady hunts a stag ; A renaissance for women's sports? ; Cricketeers on the green and viragos in the ring ; The Victorian age : debility and strength ; The Victorian age : from Swedish drill to field hockey ; Play days and muscle molls ; The Europeans take the lead ; Women's sports and totalitarian regimes ; Evolutionary change --
II. The present state of women's sports. Revolutionary change ; Three contemporary controversies.
Responsibility: Allen Guttmann.
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