Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspectives and Media Representations Linda K. Fuller
ISBN: 1403973288, 9780230600751
"As the editor of this ambitious collection, Fuller has carved out a unique niche. The three topics of sports, gender, and rhetoric are each individually broad fields of study now and, by combining them, this work will to touch a nerve with many people. This book is interesting, original, and insightful."--Michael Real, Royal Roads University, Canada "This informative, captivating collection of extremely well-written essays cover a wide variety of topics . . . A wonderful resource for those interested in women's studies, women and sport and sports sociology." --Choice "...a convincing and important collection which adds a great deal to our understanding of how our self-image and our image of others is shaped by the pervasive discourse of sports language. Models of leadership, team work, and strategies for meeting objectives in the workplace and in our homes are all--this book argues persuasively--in some way shaped by the discourse of sports."--Media Development
About the Author
Linda K. Fuller, Professor in the Communications Department of Worcester (MA) State College, is the author/ (co)editor of more than 20 books and 250+ professional publications and conference reports, including the five-volume series Beyond the Stars: Studies in American Popular Film (1990-1996); Communicating Comfortably: Your Guide to Overcoming Speaking and Writing Anxieties (1990); The Cosby Show: Audiences, Impact, Implications (1992); Community Television in the U.S.: A Sourcebook on Public, Educational, and Governmental Access (1994); Communicating About Communicable Diseases (1995); Media-Mediated Relationships (1996); Dictionary of Quotations in Communications (1997); Women and AIDS: Negotiating Safer Practices, Care, and Representation (1998); Media-Mediated AIDS (2003), and National Days/National Ways (2004). She has been appointed Visiting Senior Fellow at Northeastern University for 2005-2006, with the Institute for Critical Gender and Ethnic Studies Research.