Built to Win

Built to Win

Important, refreshing, and engrossing, Built to Win examines sport in all its complexity.

Author: Leslie Heywood

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816636230

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Annotation The sculpted speed of Marion Jones. The grit and agility of Mia Hamm. The slam-dunk style of Lisa Leslie. The skill and finesse of these sports figures are widely admired, no longer causing the puzzlement and discomfort directed toward earlier generations of athletic women. Built to Win explores this relatively recent phenomenon--the confident, empowered female athletes found everywhere in American popular culture. Leslie Heywood and Shari L., Dworkin examine the role of female athletes through interviews with elementary- and high school-age girls and boys; careful readings of ad campaigns by Nike, Reebok, and others; discussions of movies like Fight Club and Girlfight; and explorations of their own sports experiences. They ask: what, if any, dissonance is there between popular images and the actual experiences of these athletes? Do these images really "redefine femininity" and contribute to a greater inclusion of all women in sport? Are sexualized images of these women damaging their quest to betaken seriously? Do they inspire young boys to respect and admire female athletes, and will this ultimately make a difference in the ways gender and power are constructed and perceived? Proposing a paradigm shift from second- to third-wave feminism, Heywood and Dworkin argue that, in the years since the passage of Title IX, gender stereotypes have been destabilized in profound ways, and they assert that female athletes and their imagery are doing important cultural work to that end. Important, refreshing, and engrossing, Built to Win examines sport in all its complexity.
Categories: Social Science

Women in Action Sport Cultures

Women in Action Sport Cultures

A shifting line up: Men, women, and Tracks surfing magazine. Continuum, 15(3),
319–332. Heywood, L., & Dworkin, S. (2003). Built to win: The female athlete as
cultural icon. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Ishiwata, E. (2002)
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Author: Holly Thorpe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137457974

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 387

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Young, white men have dominated action sports for many years, yet women have refused to accept positions on the margins of these unique sporting cultures. Developing in a different context to many traditional sports, girls and women have adopted highly proactive approaches and developed unique strategies to negotiate space alongside their male peers in the waves, skate parks and cityscapes, on mountains and climbing walls, along trails, as well as around rinks. This international collection features contributions from a group of leading and emerging researchers, many of whom are passionate action sport participants themselves. With authors representing a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives including cultural studies, sociology, performance studies, media studies, sport for development, and education, this book offers the first collective focus on women in action sports cultures in the past, present and into the future. Ultimately, the book offers a vivid and powerful illustration of the new and ongoing struggles facing women in contemporary sporting cultures, as well as the various strands of activism, agency and politics being performed in the surf, on the slopes, and at the crag. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of sociology of sport and physical culture, gender studies, youth cultures, sport history, and pedagogy and education.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Women s Sport in Africa

Women   s Sport in Africa

'Women and Sport in Comparative and International Perspectives'. In Sport and ...
Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. ... Out of Play: Critical Essays
on Gender and Sport (SUNY Series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations).

Author: John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317637660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 134

View: 812

In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is worthy of exploration and research. This path-breaking collection of essays provides an introduction to a variety of dimensions of women’s participation in African sports. Several key concepts are addressed in the book: women and media, women and sport-migration, sport and empowerment, sporting and social development, women’s sport and postcolonial Africa, and professional sport and economic development. This collection, authored by established scholars, will attract readership from students from Sports Studies to African Studies and from undergraduate students to university teachers. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Sport and Leisure Cultures

SPORT AND CULTURE SERIES TIIY MILLER ANI M. ANN HALL, EDITORS ll
Sport and Leisure Cultures ALAN TOMI.INSON Built to Win: The Rise of the
Female Athlete as Cultural Icon LESLIE HEYWOOD AND SHARI L. DWORKIN 14
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Author: Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816633835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 273

View: 441

A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Physical Culture Power and the Body

Physical Culture  Power  and the Body

She is the author of, among others, Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural
Icon, Dedication to Hunger: The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture and
Bodymakers: A Cultural Anatomy of Women's Bodybuilding, and the sports
memoir, ...

Author: Patricia Vertinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134227051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

View: 451

During the past decade, there has been an outpouring of books on 'the body' in society, but none has focused as specifically on physical culture - that is, cultural practices such as sport and dance within which the moving physical body is central. Questions are raised about the character of the body, specifically the relation between the ‘natural’ body, the ‘constructed’ body and the ‘alien’ or ‘virtual’ body. The themes of the book are wide in scope, including: physical culture and the fascist body sport and the racialised body sport medicine, health and the culture of risk the female Muslim sporting body, power, and politics experiencing the disabled sporting body embodied exhibitions of striptease and sport the social logic of sparring sport, girls and the neoliberal body. Physical Culture, Power, and the Body aims to break down disciplinary boundaries in its theoretical approaches and its readership. The author’s muli-disciplinary backgrounds, demonstrate the widespread topicality of physical culture and the body.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Ultimate Stallone Reader

The Ultimate Stallone Reader

Fairclough, Kirsty (2008) 'Fame Is a Losing Game: Celebrity Gossip Blogging,
Bitch Culture, and Postfeminism', Genders, 48. Online ... Heywood, Leslie and
Shari L. Dworkin (2003) Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. ... Hyde
, Marina (2007) 'Rocky Joins Cast of Fallen Sporting Heroes', Guardian, 22
February.

Author: Chris Holmlund

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850643

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 391

Sylvester Stallone has been a defining part of American film for nearly four decades. He has made an impact on world entertainment in a surprisingly diverse range of capacities – as actor, writer, producer, and director – all while maintaining a monolithic presence. With The Ultimate Stallone Reader, this icon finally receives concerted academic attention. Eleven original essays by internationally-known scholars examine Stallone's contributions to mainstream cinema, independent film, and television. This volume also offers innovative approaches to star, gender, and celebrity studies, performance analysis, genre criticism, industry and reception inquiry, and the question of what it means to be an auteur. Ultimately, The Ultimate Stallone Reader investigates the place that Sylvester Stallone occupies within an industry and a culture that have both undergone much evolution, and how his work has reflected and even driven these changes.
Categories: Performing Arts

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

... BOOK REVIEWS Leslie Heywood and Shari L. Dworkin Built to Win: The
Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. ... Canada Built to Win is the fifth book in the
University of Minnesota Sport and Culture Series edited by Toby Miller and M.
Ann Hall.

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Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098185499

Category: Sports

Page:

View: 454

Categories: Sports

The Moving Image

The Moving Image

Important , refreshing , and engrossing , Built to Win examines sport in all its
complexity . $ 19 . 95 paper • $ 54 . 95 cloth • 272 pages Sport and Culture Series
, volume 5 THE FEMALE ATHLETE AS CULTURAL ICON CARY WOLFE ,
EDITOR ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113513795

Category: Motion picture film

Page:

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Categories: Motion picture film

Making Postmodern Mothers

Making  Postmodern  Mothers

Gross, H.&Pattison,H. (2007) Sanctioning Pregnancy: A Psychological
Perspective onthe Paradoxes and Culture of Research,London: Routledge. ...
HaravonCollins, L. (2002)'Working outthe contradictions: Feminismand aerobics',
Journal of Sportand Social Issues,26 (1), pp ... Heywood, L.&Dworkin,S.L. (2003)
Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon, Minneapolis: University of
MinnesotaPress.

Author: M. Nash

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137292155

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 163

Based on interviews with pregnant women, this book provides a multi-disciplinary empirical account of pregnant embodiment and how it relates to wider sociological and feminist discourses about gender, bodies, 'fitness', 'fat', celebrity and motherhood.
Categories: Social Science

Phoebe

Phoebe

Built to Win : The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon by Leslie Heywood and Shari L.
Dworkin . Foreward by Julie Foudy ( Minneapolis : University of Minneapolis
Press Sport and Culture Series , Volume 5 , 2003 ) , 272 pp . , $ 19.95 . Built to
Win ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435075368993

Category: Feminism

Page:

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Categories: Feminism

America History and Life

America  History and Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131533726

Category: Canada

Page:

View: 854

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Categories: Canada

Her Life Depends on it

Her Life Depends on it

Sport, Physical Activity and the Health and Well-being of American Girls Donald F
. Sabo. Duncan , M . C . ( 1990 ) . ... and Culture , 2 - 4 . Champaign , IL : Human
... Built to Win : The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon . Minneapolis : University of ...

Author: Donald F. Sabo

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000056736038

Category: Sports for women

Page: 73

View: 796

Categories: Sports for women

The Sport and Society Reader

The Sport and Society Reader

Women on Ice: Feminist Essays on the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Spectacle
. New York: ... 47-64 in Women, Sport, and Culture, edited by Susan Birrell and
Cheryl Cole. Champaign, IL: ... Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon.

Author: David Karen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415772494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

View: 173

'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Battleground Sports

Battleground Sports

Hartmann , D . Race , Culture and the Revolt of the Black Athlete : The 1968
Olympic Protests and their Aftermath . Chicago ... Heywood , L . , Dworkin , S . ,
and Foudy , J . Built to Win : The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon . Minneapolis ...

Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015078800086

Category: Sports

Page: 280

View: 615

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that examine competitive athletics and their social importance to the history of North America; and covers parent misconduct through yoga and alternative fitness.
Categories: Sports

Bust

Bust

And although the book ' s purpose is to succinctly track the women ' s movement
for beginning students , even a seasoned ... oral histories from lesbian activists to
reveal connections between sexuality , trauma , and the creation of lesbian public
cultures . ... BRANDY BARBER BUILI WIN BUILT TO WIN The Female Athlete as
Cultural Icon Leslie Heywood and Shari L ... and others , discussions of movies
like Fight Club and Girlfight , and explorations of their own sports experiences .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078407122

Category: Feminism

Page:

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Categories: Feminism

Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors

Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors

Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors explores how we respond to violence, grief, and loss, and the ways animals are emotionally akin to us in those responses.

Author: Leslie Heywood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1597097306

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 969

"The murder-suicide of the author's grandparents serves as a backdrop for an examination of trauma and recovery through several generations, and the affective neurology of emotions that we share with everyone else, even animals. Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors explores how we respond to violence, grief, and loss, and the ways animals are emotionally akin to us in those responses. Driven by the ways those primary emotions get tangled with memory, the ways the body informs the mind, we end up feeling and repeating behaviors linked to original struggles long after they have passed. Fighting against what threatened to cage us, the fight itself becomes the cage, affecting our lives and relationships in the most visceral ways. Yet it is the simplest things that promote recovery and survival: a calming animal touch. Simple presence"--
Categories: Poetry

Iris

Iris

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030052047

Category: Feminism

Page:

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Categories: Feminism

Choice

Choice

Collections supporting classes and research related to sport biomechanics ;
upper - division undergraduates through faculty . ... trace the new acceptance of
women athletes , especially the increased coverage by the media . ... Built to win :
the female athlete as cultural icon , by Leslie Heywood and Shari L . Dworkin . ...
217p bibl index afp ( Sport and culture series , 5 ) ISBN 0 - 8166 - 3624 - 9 pbk , $
19 .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114613222

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

The Proving Grounds

The Proving Grounds

The Proving Grounds unfolds a narrative not of strict chronology, but rather the way each poem functions as a moment that gathers the thematic clusters of the struggle for identity in a consumer culture that has no sense of intrinsic value ...

Author: Leslie Heywood

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064700969

Category: Poetry

Page: 91

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The Proving Grounds unfolds a narrative not of strict chronology, but rather the way each poem functions as a moment that gathers the thematic clusters of the struggle for identity in a consumer culture that has no sense of intrinsic value and that struggle's manifestation in the world of athletic performance and the way these general trends interact with individual experience. The poems trace the female body as a primal proving ground where the distance between history and experience form a paradox: the idea that the female body is limited and weak is particularly strange for a narrator who grew up in the generation post-Title IX, when girls were assumed to have the same competencies as men, and who has been called upon to physically shield her mother from her father from the time she was seven. Similarly strange but compelling is the paradox of the deep love for and identification with her father that arises from this first proving ground to shape the rest of her life.
Categories: Poetry

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

19.95 (0512968689) Random Trade. 'Heywood Leslie à Dworkin Shari L Built to
Wm; The Female Athlete As Cultural Icon May 2003. (Sport 8i Culture Ser.: Vol 5).
54.96 (0816636230) U of Minn Pr. Porter, David. Winning Tennis (or Girls.

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054030385

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature