Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles [2 volumes]

Author: Adrienne N. Milner,Jomills Henry Braddock II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851255

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 529

View: 1222

Covering a breadth of topics surrounding the current state of women in sports, this two-volume collection taps current events, sociological and feminist theory, and recent research to contextualize women's experiences in sports within a patriarchal society and highlight areas for improvement. • Includes contributions from a wide variety of athletes and scholars from around the world and comprises content edited by two editors of different sexes and races • Challenges conventional wisdom surrounding women's place and treatment in sport as female athletes continue to break sex barriers and shatter previous expectations regarding their ability to compete against men • Relates topics of sexism, gender expectations, and discrimination to key issues within the larger social structure

Sex Segregation in Sports: Why Separate Is Not Equal

Why Separate Is Not Equal

Author: Adrienne N. Milner,Jomills Henry Braddock II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1826

Why isn't segregation based on sex illegal in sports just as race segregation is? This book examines the controversial issue, arguing that "separate but equal" is neither achievable nor constitutional. • Features both current and historical events to support the argument for sex integration in sports • Examines how sex and race are social constructions and considers their connected plights • Presents both legal and social arguments for the elimination of sports-related sex segregation • Challenges legal, biological, and social arguments against sex integration • Analyzes the legal nuances of Title IX legislation and Brown vs. Board of Education and compares the two cases

Mentors Digest Overcoming Obstacles

50 Stories on How to Move Beyond Difficulties

Author: Surya Ganduri,Village of Abundance Group,Linda Forsythe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985014803


Page: 304

View: 6290

In California, a rare condition permanently paralyzed an athletic young woman. Did that stop her from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair? A homeless boy lived in the streets of Hong Kong. How did he grow up to own a palace and live with over 100 members of his family? Living in London, an elderly gentleman with poor health lost all his money and possessions after retirement. What did he do to regain back his health and make three times the amount of money he lost in just one year? 50 favorite stories were chosen by readers of the on-line version of Mentors Magazine to be bound into this hard copy book of Mentors Digest. This year the theme is about overcoming obstacles. True, heart-warming examples of heroism are laid out in an easy to read format that promise to uplift and inspire. In fact, this book project alone is a global group effort that overcame significant obstacles, in order to bring these stories to you. Read about how that miracle happened in the Introduction. Included in a separate section are suggestions by experts on how to scale over your own walls. Did you know that the wall standing in your way is just an illusion? The third section contains interviews with two humanitarians who won the "Mentor of the Year Award." These gentlemen overcame their own obstacles and are leaving a legacy of positive global change. The interviews were conducted LIVE as the cover stories in two issues of Mentors Magazine. Testimonial: Mentors Digest Overcoming Obstacles, shares a heart-warming compilation of stories of courage from people around the world. Their stories demonstrate that true courage comes from acting in spite of fear, not the absence of fear...and will inspire and motivate anyone facing challenging times. Sharon Lechter co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Three Feet From Gold and Outwitting the Devil. Created by Linda Forsythe, Dr. Surya Ganduri and the Village of Abundance Group. Foreword by Bob Proctor.

The Science of the Perfect Swing

Author: Peter Dewhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199382190

Category: Force and energy

Page: 288

View: 2132

While golf has a popular following among casual fans, it has become popular among another passionate yet unlikely group: scientists. Beyond the caddies, carts, and clubs, the game of golf is an applied science. The seemingly simple act of striking a golf ball invokes a wide range of processes,including physics principles such as energy transfer, kinetics, launch angles, spin, and momentum. However, in spite of the growing interest in the fledgling field of "golf science," few books thus far have provided a comprehensive introduction of the subject. In The Science of the Perfect Swing, mechanical engineer Peter Dewhurst offers a full treatment of the science of modern golf. Based on three decades of experience in the physics of golf, Dewhurst examines topics such as the interaction between club face and ball, various aspects of trajectory andimpact, and the physics of putting. Rich in illustrations, graphs, and charts, Dewhurst presents physics-based discussions in an accessible format. Each chapter also contains a substantial "Findings and Consequences" section, which draws conclusions based on the science, and makes recommendations onball-striking and other facets of the game. From the mechanics of club design to modeling the trajectory of the ball once it leaves the club face, The Science of the Perfect Swing unravels some of the elusive mysteries about what it takes to play a great game of golf. Interesting and informative, The Science of the Perfect Swing strikes a perfect balance between hard science and an accessible tone that will appeal to golf enthusiasts, engineers, and general readers of sports science.

Women in Sports: A Reference Handbook

Author: Maylon Hanold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853703

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 350

View: 8732

Providing key data, insights, and ways of thinking about women and sports, this book is an excellent resource for high school and undergraduate students as well as for sport organizations serving girls and women. • Provides readers with an overview of how sports came to be associated with men and masculinity • Details the various ways in which girls and women experience tension in sports regarding their bodies • Suggests multiple approaches for making women's experience of sports and physical activity more positive and healthy • Provides significant data relating to the growth of girls' and women's participation in sports and physical activity • Offers insights into the ways in which sports both empower and marginalize girls and women in the Perspectives chapter • Suggests policies for and approaches to fostering inclusive sport for all genders

No Barriers

A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

Author: Erik Weihenmayer,Buddy Levy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250088801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 9844

National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) — “A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.” —Brad Meltzer, NYT bestselling author Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik’s life: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.” No Barriers is Erik’s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik’s journey, he meets other trailblazers—adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists—who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking. Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and rebirth.

Gender and Economic Growth in Kenya

Unleashing the Power of Women

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821369202

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 1340

This book examines the legal, administrative, and regulatory barriers that are preventing women in Kenya from contributing fully to the Kenyan economy. Building on the 2004 FIAS Improving the Commercial Legal Framework and Removing Administrative and Regulatory Barriers to Investment report, this study looks at the bureaucratic barriers facing women in Kenya through a gender lens.

Women in Parliament

Beyond Numbers

Author: Julie Ballington,Azza M. Karam

Publisher: International Idea

ISBN: 9789185391196

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 4713

DESCRIPTION FROM 1ST EDITION: Now that women have made some inroads into this political arena, how are they impacting on it? What obstacles impede women from impacting? By what means can women overcome these obstacles? What are the strategies women can and have used to change policies and the political process through parliament? What are some of the changes that have occurred now that women are entering this traditionally male world? This book takes a closer look at these issues. Following extensive consultation with former and present women MPs, this handbook was written with the input of parliamentarians, academics and activists. With a foreword by Frene Ginwala, Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, and case studies covering Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Norway, Russia and South Africa the book gives a global perspective on women's political struggle to impact on parliamentary politics. Also gives a detailed account of ways that the rules of parliaments can be changed to better serve women and to promote issues of concern to women.

What Works in Girls' Education

Evidence for the World's Best Investment

Author: Gene B Sperling,Rebecca Winthrop

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815728611

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 2449

Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.

How to Get Unstuck

Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity

Author: Matthew Aaron Perman

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310526825

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9693

Many people with great, world-changing ideas aren't able to make them happen. Most people are trying to make a difference where they are, yet they feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. How do you get "unstuck" - without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save? How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. Also included is a plan for getting started in using these principles and applying them to real life. This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best research How to Get Unstuck shows Christians how to live integrated lives. True effectiveness is doing something in God's way and for God's glory, and this book will show you how.

The Possessive Investment in Whiteness

How White People Profit from Identity Politics, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: George Lipsitz

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592134955

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 1872

A widely influential book--revised to reveal racial privilege at work in the 21st century.

Today's Inspired Latina

Life Stories of Success in the Face of Adversity

Author: Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939794031


Page: N.A

View: 3633

Today's Inspired Latina is a book of inspiration and hope, a poignant collection of personal stories that will activate your passion. These are success stories that need to be told, to motivate our community and generations to come. By overcoming language barriers, self-doubts and other obstacles in their way, these strong Latinas are a great example of how inspiration andperseverance can lead you to happiness and success in business and life. It's a positive, empowering read for anyone sitting on a dream and thinking it can't come true. Today's Inspired Latina shows that it can!

Clearing the Hurdles

Women Building High-growth Businesses

Author: Candida G. Brush

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 2857

If you're a woman entrepreneur, think big-and get funded! Clearing the Hurdles shows how to overcome the obstacles that face every entrepreneur, and the unique challenges women face in finding investors. Five experts on women entrepreneurship guide you every step of the way, through concept development, planning, strategy, resource acquisition, deployment, and growth. Discover how to align your business around your personal goals, fill "gaps " in your expertise-and access the money and networks you need to grow fast.

Strangers No More

Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Author: Richard Alba,Nancy Foner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865905

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9084

Strangers No More is the first book to compare immigrant integration across key Western countries. Focusing on low-status newcomers and their children, it examines how they are making their way in four critical European countries—France, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands—and, across the Atlantic, in the United States and Canada. This systematic, data-rich comparison reveals their progress and the barriers they face in an array of institutions—from labor markets and neighborhoods to educational and political systems—and considers the controversial questions of religion, race, identity, and intermarriage. Richard Alba and Nancy Foner shed new light on questions at the heart of concerns about immigration. They analyze why immigrant religion is a more significant divide in Western Europe than in the United States, where race is a more severe obstacle. They look at why, despite fears in Europe about the rise of immigrant ghettoes, residential segregation is much less of a problem for immigrant minorities there than in the United States. They explore why everywhere, growing economic inequality and the proliferation of precarious, low-wage jobs pose dilemmas for the second generation. They also evaluate perspectives often proposed to explain the success of immigrant integration in certain countries, including nationally specific models, the political economy, and the histories of Canada and the United States as settler societies. Strangers No More delves into issues of pivotal importance for the present and future of Western societies, where immigrants and their children form ever-larger shares of the population.

Alpha Farm

The Beginning

Author: Annie Berdel,Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990641308


Page: 388

View: 2474

From the beginning, Emma was always looking for modern ways to becoming self-sufficient. Following the signs of a faltering economy and a nagging in her Spirit to return to her family farm, Emma begins rebuilding a life independent from The Grid and away from her high stress corporate job. Is it any wonder that when a localized Electromagnetic Pulse is detonated over the New Madrid Fault Line and The Grid is taken down, that Emma immediately goes into action? Well, at least until Senator Varga and her personal Army shows up at Emma's door. That is one curve ball that Emma was not expecting. Calling her fellow Prepper Chicks into action, follow along as a Modern Day Underground Railroad is formed, a long forgotten way of life is pulled back into action and they all adjust to A World without Rule of Law.

I Beat The Odds

From Homelessness, to The Blind Side, and Beyond

Author: Michael Oher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8723

The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller. Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.