Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Author: Debra A Shattuck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025209879X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 328

View: 1451

Disapproving scolds. Sexist condescension. Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs. Though baseball began as a gender-neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their way to the diamond. Yet all-female nines took the field everywhere. Debra A. Shattuck pulls from newspaper accounts and hard-to-find club archives to reconstruct a forgotten era in baseball history. Her fascinating social history tracks women players who organized baseball clubs for their own enjoyment and found roster spots on men's teams. Entrepreneurs, meanwhile, packaged women's teams as entertainment, organizing leagues and barnstorming tours. If the women faced financial exploitation and indignities like playing against men in women's clothing, they and countless ballplayers like them nonetheless staked a claim to the nascent national pastime. Shattuck explores how the determination to take their turn at bat thrust female players into narratives of the women's rights movement and transformed perceptions of women's physical and mental capacity.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Prophetic Dimension of Sport

Author: Terry Shoemaker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030022935

Category: Social Science

Page: 57

View: 1292

Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of Religion and Sport, this book examines the prophetic dimension of sport, to arrive at a better understanding of the nature of sports in the United States. By detailing and analyzing particular sports, a portrait of sport as an important space for social and political critique emerges. Sport is indisputably an important cultural phenomenon in the United States. Each year millions attend sporting events, track the statistics and lives of sports stars, collect memorabilia, engage in fantasy sports, and play various sporting games. But increasingly, sport is also a space for public articulations regarding social and political issues within the United States. What are we to make of these particular articulations? What do they tell us about the nature of sport in the United States? How are these social and political critiques formed? Why do sporting voices seem to carry more weight at this moment in history? Ideally suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses, this book offers a new way of thinking about the connection between sport and religion in a secularizing society. By analyzing various sports and particular historical moments, the chapters supply a unique example of the relevance of sport as it pertains to social and political critique.
Posted in Social Science

Muscle on Wheels

Louise Armaindo and the High-Wheel Racers of Nineteenth-Century America

Author: M. Ann Hall

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773555331

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 7287

The majestic high-wheel bicycle, with its spider wheels and rubber tires, emerged in the mid-1870s as the standard bicycle. A common misconception is that, bound by Victorian dress and decorum, women were unable to ride it, only taking up cycling in the 1880s with the advent of the chain-driven safety bicycle. On the contrary, women had been riding and even racing some form of the bicycle since the first vélocipèdes appeared in Europe early in the nineteenth century. Challenging the understanding that bicycling was a purely masculine sport, Muscle on Wheels tells the story of women's high-wheel racing in North America in the 1880s and early 1890s, with a focus on a particular cyclist: Louise Armaindo (1857–1900). Among Canada's first women professional athletes and the first woman who was truly successful as a high-wheel racer, Armaindo began her career as a strongwoman and trapeze artist in Chicago in the 1870s before discovering high-wheel bicycle racing. Initially she competed against men, but as more women took up the sport, she raced them too. Although Armaindo is the star of Muscle on Wheels, the book is also about other women cyclists and the many men – racers, managers, trainers, agents, bookmakers, sport administrators, and editors of influential cycling magazines – who controlled the sport, especially in the United States. The story of working-class Victorian women who earned a living through their athletic talent, Muscle on Wheels showcases an exciting moment in women's and athletic history that is often forgotten or misconstrued.
Posted in Social Science

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1043

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
Posted in Business & Economics

Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Jugendliche

ein Wegweiser für mehr Erfolg

Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: GABAL Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3897496631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 351

View: 9776

Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Baseball

Author: Harold Seymour

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195069072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 3926

In Baseball: The People's Game, Dorothy Seymour Mills and Harold Seymour produce an authoritative, multi-volume chronicle of America's national pastime. The first two volumes of this study -The Early Years and The Golden Age -won universal acclaim. The New York Times wrote that they "will grip every American who has invested part of his youth and dreams in the sport," while The Boston Globe called them "irresistible." Now, in The People's Game, the authors offer the first book devoted entirely to the history of the game outside of the professional leagues, revealing how, from its early beginnings up to World War II, baseball truly became the great American pastime. They explore the bond between baseball and boys through the decades, the game's place in institutions from colleges to prisons to the armed forces, the rise of women's baseball that coincided with nineteenth century feminism, and the struggles of black players and clubs from the later years of slavery up to the Second World War. Whether discussing the birth of softball or the origins of the seventh inning stretch, the Seymours enrich their extensive research with fascinating details and entertaining anecdotes as well as a wealth of baseball experience. The People's Game brings to life the central role of baseball for generations of Americans. Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford University Press made public that it would credit Dorothy Seymour Mills as co-author of the three baseball histories previously "authored" solely by her late husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Zeit der Unschuld

Roman

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492979718

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8954

Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Leidenschaft und Entsagung vor dem Hintergrund der morbiden New Yorker Gesellschaft - in den 1870er Jahren - einer der großen Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Edith Wharton Newland Archer, ein junger Anwalt aus der New Yorker High Society, verlobt sich klassenbewusst mit May. Als Mays Cousine Ellen nach einer gescheiterten Ehe mit einem europäischen Grafen nach New York zurückkehrt, verliebt sich Newland in die galante Gräfin. Der Vernunft gehorchend, unterwirft sich Newland jedoch dem Codex der Gesellschaft und opfert seine Liebe und sein Glück: Er nimmt den Auftrag von seiner Kanzlei an, Ellen von der Scheidung abzubringen und dringt auf eine schnelle Heirat mit May ... Als Meisterin der realistisch-gesellschaftskritischen amerikanischen Literatur erlebt sie heute weltweit ein Comeback
Posted in Fiction

Citizen Sidel

New York knallhart

Author: Jerome Charyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867890397

Category:

Page: 188

View: 8097

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Straße der Schatten

Roman

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971105

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3539

1890, New York City. Für Josephine Montfort, die aus einer wohlhabenden New Yorker Handelsfamilie stammt, scheint das Leben vorgezeichnet: Nach der Schule eine arrangierte Ehe, Kinder und ein ruhiges, häusliches Leben. Aber Josephine hat andere Pläne: Sie möchte als Journalistin auf das Leben der weniger Privilegierten aufmerksam machen. Doch eine Familientragödie reißt sie jäh aus ihren Träumen – ihr Vater stirbt zu Hause durch seine eigene Waffe. Josephine glaubt nicht an einen Unfall und der attraktive Journalist Eddie Gallagher bestärkt sie in ihrem Verdacht. Zu zweit beginnen sie eine Spurensuche, die sie in die zwielichtigsten und gefährlichsten New Yorker Viertel führt – und setzen dabei ihr eigenes Leben aufs Spiel ...
Posted in Fiction

Baseball History

Author: Peter Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780887363429

Category: Baseball

Page: N.A

View: 9363

Presents a series of articles, reviews, and interviews relating to the history of baseball
Posted in Baseball

Baseball: The people's game

Author: Harold Seymour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baseball

Page: N.A

View: 4873

Posted in Baseball

Zwischen Boardslides und Burnout

mein Tour-Tagebuch

Author: Tony Hawk

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783932170621

Category: Skateboarders

Page: 185

View: 7488

Posted in Skateboarders

Das Phänomen Anne Frank

Author: David Barnouw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783837512465

Category:

Page: 180

View: 763

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Breaking into baseball

women and the national pastime

Author: Jean Hastings Ardell

Publisher: Southern Illinois University

ISBN: 9780809326266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 5130

While baseball is traditionally perceived as a game to be played, enjoyed, and reported from a masculine perspective, it has long been beloved among women—more so than any other spectator sport. Breaking into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime upends baseball’s accepted history to at last reveal just how involved women are, and have always been, in the American game. Through provocative interviews and deft research, Jean Hastings Ardell devotes a detailed chapter to each of the seven ways women participate in the game—from the stands as fans, on the field as professionals or as amateur players, behind the plate as umpires, in the front office as executives, in the press box as sportswriters and reporters, or in the shadows as Baseball Annies. From these revelatory vantage points, Ardell invites overdue appreciation for the affinity and talent women bring to baseball at all levels and shows us our national game anew. From its ancient origins in spring fertility rituals through contemporary marketing efforts geared toward an ever-increasing female fan base, baseball has always had a feminine side, and generations of women have sought—and been sought after—to participate in the sport, even when doing so meant challenging the cultural mores of their era. In that regard, women have been breaking into baseball from the very beginning. But recent decades have witnessed great strides in legitimizing women’s roles on the diamond as players and umpires as well as in vital management and media roles. In her thoughtfully organized and engagingly written survey, Ardell offers a chance for sports enthusiasts and historians of both genders to better appreciate the storied and complex relationship women have so long shared with the game and to glimpse the future of women in baseball. Breaking into Baseball is augmented by twenty-four illustrations and a foreword from Ila Borders, the first woman to play more than three seasons of men’s professional baseball.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Das Problem mit den Frauen

Author: Jacky Fleming

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316958

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 4077

Feministisch! Herrlich sarkastisch! Und gar nicht dämlich! Können Frauen Genies sein? Oder sind ihre Arme zu kurz und ihre Köpfe zu klein? Warum haben wir im Geschichtsunterricht nur über zwei drei Frauen etwas gelernt? Was haben eigentlich all die anderen früher gemacht? »Jacky Fleming schaut genau hin – und das muss sie auch, denn sie sind schwer zu finden: Frauen in der Geschichte.« The Guardian »Schon der Anblick der weiblichen Gestalt lehrt, dass das Weib weder zu großen geistigen, noch körperlichen Arbeiten bestimmt ist.« Arthur Schopenhauer
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