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Shattering the Glass

The Remarkable History of Women's Basketball

Susan Shackelford (author)

ISBN: 9780807858295

Publication Date: Mar 2007

Format: Paperback

Looking at a century of struggle, liberation and gutsy play, this title chronicles women's basketball in the US. Offering portraits of heroes and contemporary stars, it provides a perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its relationship to concepts of womanhood, race, and sexuality, and to efforts to expand women's rights.
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Reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play, "Shattering the Glass" is a sweeping chronicle of women's basketball in the United States. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and contemporary stars, Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford provide a broad perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its close relationship to concepts of womanhood, race, and sexuality, and to efforts to expand women's rights. Extensively illustrated and drawing on original interviews with players, coaches, administrators, and broadcasters, "Shattering the Glass" presents a moving, gritty view of the game on and off the court. It is both an insightful history and an empowering story of the generations of women who have shaped women's basketball.
Language English
Pages 320
Dimensions 235 x 156
Date Published 30 Mar 2007
Publisher The University of North Carolina Press
Subject/s Sports & outdoor recreation   Gender studies: women   Basketball  
Pamela Grundy is an independent scholar and author of the award-winning Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina (from the University of North Carolina Press). Susan Shackelford has written about sports for the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer and now runs a freelance writing and editing business. Both authors live in Charlotte, North Carolina.|Susan Shackelford has written about sports for the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer and now runs a freelance writing and editing business. Both authors live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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