An uncensored look at growing up female in an athlete's world--the fastest-changing arena in girls' lives today--by the author of "Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism".
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The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.
Beyoncé proclaimed in 2014, “Gender equality is a myth.” Despite laws granting equal opportunity to both genders, many act as if opportunities for boys and girls should be different. Drew, a new girl at Midville High is a barefoot place kicker. The school needs a kicker. Braden, the quarterback, urges her to join the team even though she’s a girl. Braden’s cheerleader girlfriend, Kaitlin, mercilessly teases Drew about being from “the wrong side of the tracks.” In the first game, Braden smuggles Drew onto the team. She kicks off her shoe and scores the winning field goal. Then, the Coach, the team, the school, and the crowd find out that Drew is a girl. Major conflicts erupt within the town. Drew is confused, filled with pride, shame and guilt. Should girls be allowed on a boy’s team? How does Braden deal with a dilemma with two girls? Will the Coach and Drew’s father lose their jobs? Does the jealousy and social position of one girl jeopardize the chances of another?
Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy–a cool, slick, sexy boy who can talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give up and what ultimately to keep for herself. How do girls handle themselves? How much can a boy get away with? And in the end, who comes out on top? A bad boy may always be a bad boy. But this bad boy is about to meet three girls who won’t back down. From the Hardcover edition.
Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight the tensions, ambiguities and complexities that lie hidden beneath the commonplace notion of running. The text explores both local and personal, as well as communal and global aspects of running and its practitioners. It examines the streets, tracks and stadiums where athletes run, the races in which they compete, and the running relationships such as exist between the athlete and the coach, between runners and between the athlete and spectator. It discusses the importance of speed and records, how running has been used to symbolise resistance and transgression, and the extent to which it can be associated with a healthy lifestyle. Running Cultures provides new ways of seeing a familiar sporting phenomenon. it will appeal to both students and researchers with an interest in running in particular, and sport and leisure cultures more generally.
With a foreword by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards Girls Rock! explores the many ways women have defined themselves as rock musicians in an industry once dominated and controlled by men. Integrating history, feminist analysis, and developmental theory, the authors describe how and why women have become rock musicians -- what inspires them to play and perform, how they write, what their music means to them, and what they hope their music means to listeners. As these musicians tell their stories, topics emerge that illuminate broader trends in rock's history. From Wanda Jackson's revolutionary act of picking up a guitar to the current success of independent artists such as Ani DiFranco, Girls Rock! examines the shared threads of these performers' lives and the evolution of women's roles in rock music since its beginnings in the 1950s. This provocative investigation of women in rock is based on numerous interviews with a broad spectrum of women performers -- those who have achieved fame and those just starting bands, those playing at local coffeehouses and those selling out huge arenas. Girls Rock! celebrates what female musicians have to teach about their experiences as women, artists, and rock musicians.
In the early twentieth century, the trends of rampant alcohol consumption, salacious dance crazes, and frolicking flappers threw traditional sexual mores into a tailspin. In the hilarious romantic farce The Younger Set, author Robert W. Chambers project the anxieties of this tumultuous early twentieth century onto an older generation, mercilessly lambasting the pretensions and hang-ups of the Victorian era.
A Grandmother And Her family’s struggle For Survival Through faith In the shocking and devastating loss Of A dearly beloved father, son, nephew and grandson “The Tory Hardy Story” Delores Nicholson-none
Its a miserable rainy day in late 1995. The discovery of a malignant tumour in her right breast is the beginning of a ten year roller-coaster ride of despair, bravery, determination. Back in her biology teaching job after successful mastectomy and chemotherapy, all was well with the world and she was more than happy. Then, out of the blue, a new opportunity presented itself by way of a local election candidate calling to canvass her political leanings. She was so impressed she joined the local party and became more involved in politics at a local level to begin with. She took to it like a duck to water, and did very well as a ward councillor and began to think about a career in mainstream politics. With her grit and determination, she duly won the Parliamentary seat for her own constituency. The early days of her Parliamentary career were something of a shock. The one thing she and her husband had not properly considered was the fact that they were apart for four days a week, but a problem that was easily overcome when she employed him as her Parliamentary researcher. With her dream job, living the high life in London, what could be better. Till one day, the bravery and determination of yesteryear were to desert her in the wake of a second malignant tumour in her spine. As it was deemed inoperable and as a consequence life ending. All that is left is despair and determination to wrest the best possible deal out of this agonizing situation not for herself but her husband and twin sons. To resign her seat and get nothing would be a bitter blow. The trick is to be a member of parliament when she dies. The second half of the story is a political roller-coaster ride of lies, fraud, and deception culminating in perjury of the worst kind.
Sgt.Brad Logan is a modern day Wyatt Earp. Tough as nails, he loves the physical contact of police work and has had several complaints of using excessive force but is still a good cop. He is recruited by the FBI to investigate the Yakuza gang which is laundering money through a Las Vegas casino. He finds he is also facing corrupt cops in his own police department.