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No Slam Dunk

Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change

by Cheryl Cooky; Michael A. Messner; Michela Musto(contrib.) ; Lauren Rauscher(contrib.) ; Marko Begovic(contrib.) ; Carole Oglesby(contrib.) ; Don Sabo(contrib.) ; Marjorie Snyder(contrib.) ; Suzel Bozada-Deas(contrib.) ; Shari Dworkin(contrib.) ; Ranissa Dycus(contrib.) ; Faye Linda Wachs(contrib.)
No Slam Dunk by Cheryl Cooky
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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports.  

The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice.  This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”  
Rutgers University Press; May 2018
314 pages; ISBN 9780813592084
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Title: No Slam Dunk
Author: Cheryl Cooky; Michael A. Messner; Michela Musto; Lauren Rauscher; Marko Begovic; Carole Oglesby; Don Sabo; Marjorie Snyder; Suzel Bozada-Deas; Shari Dworkin; Ranissa Dycus; Faye Linda Wachs