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

Gender Panic, Gender Policy

Author: Vasilikie Demos,Marcia Texler Segal
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787432602
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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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

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135293090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

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,

American Educational History

School, Society, and the Common Good
Author: William Jeynes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412914205
Category: Education
Page: 469
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American Educational History: School, Society, and the Common Good is an up-to-date, contemporary examination of historical trends that have helped shape schools and education in the United States. Author William H. Jeynes places a strong emphasis on recent history, most notably post-World War II issues such as the role of technology, the standards movement, affirmative action, bilingual education, undocumented immigrants, school choice, and much more!

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.

Women in Sports History

Author: Carol A. Osborne,Fiona Skillen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317985222
Category: History
Page: 146
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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.

The human tradition in America since 1945

Author: David L. Anderson
Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc
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

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.

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.

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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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).

Babe Conquers the World

The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Author: Rich Wallace,Sandra Neil Wallace
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629792195
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
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Babe Didrikson Zaharias had one driving goal: to become the greatest athlete who ever lived. And she made good on that promise with a meteoric rise to famed basketball player, Olympic medalist, and top female golfer. But there was more to Babe than just sports. Noted novelists and sportswriters Rich and Sandra Wallace expose the many controversies surrounding this famous female athlete—her upbringing, personality, marriage, and even her early death. This action-packed story of a woman ESPN ranks as #10 of the top North American athletes of the twentieth century also includes personal and professional photographs, quotes, a bibliography, and an index.


Connecting with Customers
Author: Gilbert D. Harrell
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780130334947
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 591
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For introductory 2/3 year undergradute level courses in Principles of Marketing, and for graduate-level courses in basic marketing. This text communicates precisely what todays outstanding marketers do CONNECT...through technology, through relationships, and with diversity globally and ethically. It provides a contemporary, exciting treatment of marketing that integrates the authors years of teaching, research, and consulting experience with a bias for action and application to real world issues and forces. *NEW- Bricks n Clicks features. - Offers students insights into how traditional market leaders are now using e-commerce and the Internet to implement successful marketing strategies. *NEW- Opening vignettes are now included. - Illustrates and reflects for students the latest information on featured leading-edge marketing organizations. *NEW- Company examples are included. - Adds over 400 new examples, reflecting the new e-commerce environment and up-to-date marketing challenges and actions. *NEW- E-commerce content is included. - Updates students with information on e-commerce and the global marketing environment. *NEW- All cases have been updated. - Provides students and instru

International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports: H-R

Author: Karen Christensen,Allen Guttmann,Gertrud Pfister
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
ISBN: 9780028649528
Category: Sports for women
Page: 1428
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"No other encyclopedia covers the world of women in international sports with such depth, currency, and detail. This three-volume, illustrated reference set provides articles on all aspects of the history and the current state of women's sports. Included are more than 230 biographies, 170 individual and group sports, and 75 country profiles, plus examinations of cultural, societal, health, and ethical issues."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Hoover's Handbook of American Business 2003

Author: Gary Hoover,Hoover's
Publisher: Hoover's
ISBN: 9781573110815
Category: Business enterprises
Page: 1752
View: 2039

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A resource offering information about companies in America. This two-volume set contains in-depth profiles of 750 of America's largest and most influential companies. It covers major corporate giants like Coca Cola, General Motors, Microsoft and Wal-Mart, plus a selection of more than 50 of the largest privately-owned companies, including Cargill and Mars. The work examines the personalities, events and strategies that have made these enterprises leaders in their fields.