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The Boxer S Heart A Woman Fighting

Author : Kate Sekules
ISBN : 9781468301786
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One woman moves to New York and falls in love . . . with a violent sport. Published to coincide with the first Olympic event for women's boxing, The Boxer's Heart is a brilliantly candid memoir of the world of women's boxing, now updated and with a new afterword. Written in raw and vivid style, it tells the story of how a young every-woman moves to New York City to write and, through struggles and disappointments in her personal life, rises through the ranks at the famed Gleason's gym to box professionally. Sekules's account unfolds with the pace and depth of a great novel, crammed with larger-than-life characters and piercing observations. any woman who has grappled with anger and trust in her relationships, been nagged by insecurity at the gym, or wondered what it feels like to throw a punch will identify with this witty and honest account of the "sweet science of bruising."

Sports Events Society And Culture

Author : Katherine Dashper
ISBN : 9781134053278
Genre : Business & Economics
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This innovative and timely volume moves beyond existing operational and pragmatic approaches to events studies by exploring sports events as social, cultural, political and mediatised phenomena. As the study of this area is developing there is now a need for critical and theoretically informed debate regarding conceptualisation, significance and roles. This edited collection explores the core themes of consumption, media technologies, representation, identities and culture to offer new insight into how sports events contribute to generation of individual and shared meaning over personal, community and national identities as well as the associated issues of conflict, resistance and power. Chapters promote a critical (re)evaluation of emerging empirical research from a diverse range of sports events and locations from the international to local level. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken with contributions from areas including sports studies, media studies, sociology, cultural studies, communications, politics, tourism and gender studies. Written by leading academics in the area, this thorough exploration of the contested relationship between sports events, society and culture will be of interest to students, academics and researchers in Events, Sport, Tourism and Sociology.

Without Apology

Author : Leah Hager Cohen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114251528
Genre : Social Science
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Profiles four teenage girls from a Boston housing project who were training under a female boxing coach to become successful fighters, challenging fundamental myths about femininity, power, aggression, and personal aspirations. 32,000 first printing.

Women Boxers

Author : Delilah Montoya
ISBN : 1611923360
Genre : Women boxers
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Combining the artistry of photographer Delilah Montoya with an informative introduction written by professor and librarian Maria Teresa Marquez, Women Boxers: The New Warriors explores the world of las malcriadas, those women who challenge society's views of femininity, violence, and physicality. Montoya's photographs profile twelve powerful, devoted athletes who are taking advantage of the Women's Movement and the right to live, work, and box in a man's world. The boxers featured are from all over the United States, and include super bantamweight Jackie Chavez, holder of the IFBA Super Bantamweight Title, light middleweight Akondaye "Storm" Fountain, welterweight Christy "Coalminer's Daughter" Martin, and lightweight Mia "The Knockout" St. John, holder of the IBA Women's Lightweight Title and the IFBA Lightweight World Title. The introductory essay succinctly traces the phenomenon of women boxers, noting that as early as 1728 boxing matches between women were reported in London newspapers. Since 1997, women's amateur boxing competitions have been held in Europe, Africa, and Asia; countries such as Egypt, India and Kazakhstan are among 28 countries represented in women's boxing organizations. And women's amateur boxing may be sanctioned soon for the first time as an Olympic sport. In spite of the increased popularity of women's boxing, it remains controversial. Many still believe that women boxers are simply women who make a living by selling their bodies. Women boxers struggle to get televised matches and suitable prize money, and many boxing promoters refuse to support fights between female boxers. With an essay by C. Ondine Chavoya tracing Montoya's artistic career, this is a rareand fascinating look at the sport of women's boxing.

How To Be A 3 Man Winning The Heart Of The Woman Of Your Dreams

Author : Corey Wayne
ISBN : 9781105876677
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An Analysis Of Boxing Discourse In Twentieth Century American Literature

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ISBN : 9780542837005
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This dissertation is a study of boxing discourse in terms of race, class, and gender issued as portrayed in the twentieth century American literature. The sources of this study are literary texts such as autobiographies, novels, short stories, poetry, and memoirs. The discussion involves how boxing discourse contributes to the creation of racial stereotypes and racial prejudice, and in many cases, subverts these images and ideas, and how boxing discourse depicts the rise and fall of many working class Americans who want to better their lives via boxing. Several boxing autobiographies and memoirs will be studied to demonstrate that this type of discourse may be used to subvert the ideology of patriarchy. Women who learn boxing and write about it are recreating a new meaning of a woman and of femininity. This study will show that boxing discourse, when used by different groups of discourse makers is multi-functional as well as multi-structural and deserves a serious attention in the manner of formal research. The goal in studying boxing literature is to give recognition to an area that has not received much attention from literary and social critics. There is in fact promising potential that boxing literature and its discourse is one of the richest sources for social ideological study.

The Fair Fight

Author : Anna Freeman
ISBN : 9780698167971
Genre : Fiction
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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE AND LIBRARY JOURNAL The Crimson Petal and the White meets Fight Club: A page-turning novel set in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late eighteenth-century England. Moving from a filthy brothel to a fine manor house, from the world of street fighters to the world of champions, The Fair Fight is a vivid, propulsive historical novel announcing the arrival of a dynamic new talent. Born in a brothel, Ruth doesn’t expect much for herself beyond abuse. While her sister’s beauty affords a certain degree of comfort, Ruth’s harsh looks set her on a path of drudgery. That is until she meets pugilist patron George Dryer and discovers her true calling—fighting bare knuckles in the prize rings of Bristol. Manor-born Charlotte has a different cross to bear. Scarred by smallpox, stifled by her social and romantic options, and trapped in twisted power games with her wastrel brother, she is desperate for an escape. After a disastrous, life-changing fight sidelines Ruth, the two women meet, and it alters the perspectives of both of them. When Charlotte presents Ruth with an extraordinary proposition, Ruth pushes dainty Charlotte to enter the ring herself and learn the power of her own strength. A gripping, page-turning story about people struggling to transcend the circumstances into which they were born and fighting for their own places in society, The Fair Fight is a raucous, intoxicating tale of courage, reinvention, and fighting one’s way to the top. From the Hardcover edition.

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