Swell

A Waterbiography The Sunday Times SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

Author: Jenny Landreth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472938976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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SHORLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A funny and bold account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what they did once they got there These days, swimming may seem like the most egalitarian of pastimes, open to anyone with a swimsuit – but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was exclusively the domain of men, and access to pools was a luxury limited by class. Women were (barely) allowed to swim in the sea, as long as no men were around, but even into the 20th century they could be arrested and fined if they dared dive into a lake. It wasn't until the 1930s that women were finally, and reluctantly, granted equal access. This is the story of the women who made that possible, a thank-you to the fearless 'swimming suffragettes' who took on the status quo, fought for equal access, and won. Part social history, part memoir, Swell uncovers a world of secret swimming in the face of these exclusions and shines a light on the 'swimming suffragettes'. It celebrates some amazing achievements, some ridiculous outfits and some fantastic swimmers who challenge the stereotypes of what women are capable of. It's also the story of how Jenny eventually came to be a keen swimmer herself. Swell is a joyful hymn to the sport and an exploration of why swimming attracts so many women. Ultimately, it is a book dedicated to our brilliant swimming foremothers who collectively made it possible for any woman to plunge in with alacrity, anywhere we choose.
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Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890964545

Category: History

Page: 154

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Sport has always been a legitimate focus for human energy, and in the last fifteen years it has emerged as a legitimate focus for scholarly energy as well. In this interdisciplinary overview of the study of sport, sociology, intellectual history, psychology, anthropology, and literature are brought to bear in seeking new understanding of the role and significance of sport in society. Some of the conclusions will be controversial or even disturbing, and the breadth of the volume clearly demonstrates that sport history is not merely a hobby. As Jack W. Berryman notes in the introduction to the volume: “Each essay, in some distinctive manner, confronts the problem of general preconceptions and misconceptions in the study of sport history. The authors ask fundamental questions: what is sport, what is its significance over time, and how can sport be studied effectively?” Donald G. Kyle opens the questions with an examination of the myth of the decline of ancient Greek sport. Stephen Hardy proposes a new model for the interpretation of both early and modern sport. Steven A. Riess questions the historicity of the myth of social mobility through sport in America. Richard D. Mandell explains the history of theoretically profound and earnest modern criticism of sport. Allen Guttmann demythologizes the relationship between erotic impulses and sport. This serious and timely study of sport aids in the reevaluation of many popular beliefs and traditional scholarly interpretations concerning sport in various ages and cultures. It offers much of value to all those interested in contemplating the nature and history of the phenomenon of sport.
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General Catalogue of the Public Library of Detroit, Mich

First-third supplement. 1889-[1903].

Author: Detroit Public Library,Henry Munson Utley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Dictionary

Page: N.A

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Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Author: Victoria Sherrow

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 5853

Alphabetically organized entries highlight key individuals who have participated in or advanced the cause of women in sports, and includes entries for the sports and related topics
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476042855

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The Literary World

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

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Literary World

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Publisher: N.A

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The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The American Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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American national trade bibliography.
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Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: 1445

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In librarian's office.
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American Women

Author: Durward Howes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The United States Catalog

Books in Print January 1, 1928

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 3164

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