Female Olympian and Paralympian Events: Analyses, Backgrounds, and Timelines (Hardcover)

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Female Olympian and Paralympian Events is a groundbreaking book that examines women's sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have long been underappreciated and under-analyzed. The book begins with a brief background on women's participation in the Olympic Games and their role relative to the International Olympic Committee, then introduces the underlying Gendered Critical Discourse Analysis theory used throughout the book's analysis before delving into a literature review of female Olympians and Paralympians' events. It includes a listing of noteworthy "firsts" in the field, followed by individual discussions of twenty-eight Summer and seven Winter events, analyzed according to their historical, rhetorical, and popular cultural representations. Women's unique role(s) in the various events are discussed, particular athletes and Paralympic events are highlighted, and original tables are also included. At the end of each section, affiliated organizations and resources are included in this invaluable referential volume.

About the Author

Linda K. Fuller is Professor of Communications at Worcester State University, USA. She is author or editor of more than thirty books, including Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender, Sportscasters/Sportscasting, Sexual Sports Rhetoric, The Power of Global Community Media, and Female Olympians. The recipient of Fulbrights to Singapore and Senegal, she has also visited every host country of the Olympic Games. Visit her website at LKFullerSport.com.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783319767918
ISBN-10: 3319767917
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 17th, 2018
Pages: 290
Language: English