Nike is a Goddess

The History of Women in Sports
Author: Lissa Smith
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871137616
Category: Social Science
Page: 331
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Fourteen female sportswriters trace the growth of women's sports over the past century, highlighting the pioneering athletes who changed the image of the female athlete and the professionalization of the games

Game, Set, Match

Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports
Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807834541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 282
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Argues that Billie Jean King's 1973 defeat of male player Bobby Riggs in tennis' Battle of the Sexes match helped, along with the passage of the Title IX anti-sex discrimination act, cause a revolution in women's sports.

Women's Soccer

The Passionate Game
Author: Barbara
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1926812603
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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This lively illustrated survey captures the spirit of the sport that has entranced fans across the world. A celebration of the players and soccer's rich history, the book contains in-depth profiles coaches and reps as well as world-renowned North American athletes like Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain (U.S.); Christine Sinclair and Kara Lang (Canada); Birgit Prinz (Germany); Sun Wen (China); as well as anecdotes, stats, and schedules. It also covers the teams, from more than 130 countries, from such perennial powerhouses as the U.S. and China to emerging headliners from Brazil and Japan. Here too are the international competitions, the Olympic Games and the Women's World Cup, that have served as proving grounds for these athletes and their teams. The book includes highlights from the history of the sport, from the first golden age of modern women's soccer in the late 19th century to the spectacular triumphs of professional players in worldwide competitions at the end of the 20th century.

Gender Panic, Gender Policy


Author: Vasilikie P. Demos,Marcia Texler Segal
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787432602
Category: Social Science
Page: 235
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Using diverse theories and methods including analysis of on-line data, feminist critical discourse, fieldwork, grounded theory, and queer theory, this volume explores gender panic and policy in the United States and beyond.

International Sport

A Bibliography, 2000 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collection
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714653648
Category: Reference
Page: 78
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Provides bibliographical references to books, articles, essays, and conference proceedings covering a variety of topics relating to sports.

Shoe Dog

Die offizielle Biografie des NIKE-Gründers
Author: Phil Knight
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862489280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus Japan importieren. In jenem ersten Jahr, 1963, verkaufte Knight Laufschuhe aus dem Kofferraum seines Plymouth Valiant heraus und erzielte einen Umsatz von 8000 Dollar. Heute liegen die Jahresumsätze von Nike bei über 30 Milliarden Dollar. In unserem Zeitalter der Start-ups hat sich Knights Firma Nike als Maßstab aller Dinge etabliert und sein "Swoosh" ist längst mehr als nur ein Logo. Es ist ein Symbol von Geschmeidigkeit und Größe, eines der wenigen Icons, die in jedem Winkel unseres Erdballs sofort wiedererkannt werden. Aber Knight selbst, der Mann hinter dem Swoosh, ist immer ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jetzt erzählt er endlich seine Geschichte. Seine Memoiren sind überraschend, bescheiden, ungeschönt, humorvoll und handwerklich meisterhaft. Den Anfang markiert eine klassische Situation am Scheideweg. Der 24-jährige Knight bereist als Rucksacktourist Asien, Europa und Afrika, ihn bewegen die ganz großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens. Und er entscheidet sich für einen unkonventionellen Lebensweg. Anstatt für ein großes etabliertes Unternehmen zu arbeiten, beschließt er, etwas ganz Eigenes zu schaffen – etwas, das neu, dynamisch und anders ist. En détail beschreibt Knight die vielen unberechenbaren Risiken, mit denen er sich auf seinem Weg konfrontiert sah, die niederschmetternden Rückschläge, die skrupellosen Konkurrenten, die zahllosen Zweifler und Widersacher, die abweisenden Banker, die etlichen Male, wo er knapp einer Katastrophe entging, ebenso wie seine vielen triumphalen Erfolge.

Out in Public

Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-century America
Author: Alison Piepmeier
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807855690
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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Images of the corseted, domestic, white middle-class female and the black woman as slave mammy or jezebel loom large in studies of nineteenth-century womanhood, despite recent critical work exploring alternatives to those images. In Out in Public,

Women in Sports History


Author: Carol A. Osborne,Fiona Skillen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317985222
Category: History
Page: 152
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Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the book goes on to examine aspects of women’s participation between the late-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century more broadly. It draws together some of the latest research undertaken by international scholars working in the field, and includes case studies about golf, bridge, rowing, figure skating and athletics. Between them the chapters demonstrate that women enjoyed mixed fortunes in sport. They positively highlight the scope of participation, as well as the complex interactions and responses that participation generated on account of life stage, social class, ethnicity and national identity across time and place. The incorporated methodological and theoretical approaches invite readers to reconsider existing sport historiography and point to new directions for future research. This book was first published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society


Author: William Freeman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763781576
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition provides a current, complete, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, sport, and exercise science. It gives a thorough overview of the varied elements within the disciplines, how they came to be, and how they are developing, including the conflicts over field, major, and departmental names. It also examines the developing sub-disciplines within physical education, sport, exercise science, and kinesiology. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to represent the state and potential of the field of physical education today. It surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and addresses technology, current issues, and future trends. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor’s Manual, TestBank

The human tradition in America since 1945


Author: David L. Anderson
Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 299
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The period since 1945 has been one of enormous change and tribulation in the United States. The country emerged from World War II as a superpower, yet is still confronted by threats from abroad. On the domestic front, in the early part of the period, a gr

Their Day in the Sun

Women of the 1932 Olympics
Author: Doris Hinson Pieroth
Publisher: UBS Publishers' Distributors
ISBN: 9780295975542
Category: Social Science
Page: 186
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. Doris Pieroth creates vivid portraits of the women, including the great Babe Didrikson the confident and outspoken track and field star, Tidye Pickett, one of only two African American women who represented the United States despite encountering racial discrimination; and Helene Madison, winner of three gold medals in swimming, who returned triumphantly to Seattle's West Green Lake Beach - as a hotdog vendor (park department rules barred women from teaching swimming).

Standing Fast

Battles of a Champion
Author: Michelle Akers,Tim Nash
Publisher: JTC Sports
ISBN: 9781887791045
Category: Chronic fatigue syndrome
Page: 197
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Great Athletes


Author: Rafer Johnson
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN: 9781587654848
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 380
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Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Hit Refresh

Wie Microsoft sich neu erfunden hat und die Zukunft verändert
Author: Satya Nadella,Jill Tracie Nichols,Greg Shaw
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 3864704847
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Lange bevor es iPad oder Kindle gab, hatte Microsoft bereits ein Tablet und einen E-Reader entwickelt. Nur: Es hatte die Produkte nie genutzt und war gegen neue Innovatoren wie Apple, Google und Amazon ins Hintertreffen geraten. Um diesen Rückstand wieder aufzuholen, musste Microsoft nicht nur eine Strategie entwickeln, wie es künftig mit neuen Technologien wie künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern und Co umgehen wollte – der einstige Vorreiter in Sachen Innovation musste seine Kultur vollkommen erneuern und seine Seele wiederfinden. Dies ist die Inside-Story dieser Transformation.

Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen


Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646928549
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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Wer könnte die griechischen Göttersagen besser nacherzählen als der Sohn des Poseidon höchstpersönlich? Percy Jackson haucht den alten Klassikern turbulentes Leben ein und gibt ganz neue Einblicke in den Alltag auf dem Olymp. Mit einem Augenzwinkern berichtet er unter anderem davon, wie Athene ein Taschentuch adoptiert, Persephone ihren Stalker heiratet und Zeus sie alle umbringt. Ein urkomisches Leseerlebnis für jeden, der Spaß an griechischer Mythologie hat – und für alle anderen garantiert auch! Alle Bände der Percy-Jackson-Serie: Percy Jackson – Diebe im Olymp (Band 1) Percy Jackson – Im Bann des Zyklopen (Band 2) Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Die Schlacht um das Labyrinth (Band 4) Percy Jackson – Die letzte Göttin (Band 5) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband) Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Göttersagen Percy Jackson erzählt: Griechische Heldensagen Und dann geht es weiter mit den »Helden des Olymp«!