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Polygendered and ponytailed; the dilemma of femininity and the female athlete.

9780889614765

Polygendered and ponytailed; the dilemma of femininity and the female athlete.

Daniels, Dayna B.

Women's Press

2009

213 pages

$39.95

Paperback

GV709

Focusing on the lives and thoughts of female athletes, Daniels (women's studies and kinesiology and physical eduction, U. of Lethbridge, Canada) examines and challenges the meanings of the words gender and femininity, and suggests changes that move toward a new construction of the concepts and new understanding of who individuals are. Her topics include the science behind the myth of gender, the sexing and embodiment of femininity, the shape of her skin, the body as an ornamental surface, and a new polygendered beginning.

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