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Female Olympian and Paralympian Events

Analyses, Backgrounds, and Timelines

Authors: Fuller, Linda K.

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  • A clear introduction to key elements of female Olympic events and Paralympian events
  • Includes critical analysis coupled with digestible reference information covering a wide variety of Olympic and Paralympic events
  • Authored by one of the leading authorities in Olympic Studies and Gender and Sports
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About this book

Female Olympian and Paralympian Events is a groundbreaking book that examines women’s sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have long been underappreciated and under-analyzed. The book begins with a brief background on women’s participation in the Olympic Games and their role relative to the International Olympic Committee, then introduces the underlying Gendered Critical Discourse Analysis theory used throughout the book’s analysis before delving into a literature review of female Olympians and Paralympians’ events. It includes a listing of noteworthy “firsts” in the field, followed by individual discussions of twenty-eight Summer and seven Winter events, analyzed according to their historical, rhetorical, and popular cultural representations. Women’s unique role(s) in the various events are discussed, particular athletes and Paralympic events are highlighted, and original tables are also included. At the end of each section, affiliated organizations and resources are included in this invaluable referential volume.

About the authors

Linda K. Fuller is Professor of Communications at Worcester State University, USA. She is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender, Sportscasters/Sportscasting, Sexual Sports Rhetoric, The Power of Global Community Media, and Female Olympians. The recipient of Fulbrights to Singapore and Senegal, she has also visited every host country of the Olympic Games. Visit her website at LKFullerSport.com.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76792-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76791-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08290-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Olympian and Paralympian Events
Book Subtitle
Analyses, Backgrounds, and Timelines
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76792-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76792-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76791-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08290-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 290
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