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Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution

Deborah L. Brake

Abstract

In this first legal analysis of Title IX, the book assesses the statute's successes and failures, using a feminist theory lens to understand, defend, and critique the law. While the statute has created tremendous gains for female athletes, not only raising the visibility and cultural acceptance of women in sports, but also creating social bonds for women, positive body images, and leadership roles, the disparities in funding between men's and women's sports have remained remarkably resilient. At the same time, female athletes continue to receive less prestige and support than their male counte ... More

Keywords: female athletes, Title IX, sports women, positive body image, professional sports, women's sports

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814799659
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814799659.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah L. Brake, author