Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 September 2009

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780195386776

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Playing With the Boys

Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports

Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano

  • A powerful argument for fair treatment of women in athletic events, the next battleground in the fight for sexual equality
  • Unique and provocative topic: there is no other book on the market that challenges the current sex-segregated policies in sports, and the argument put forward by McDonagh and Pappano will definitely inspire debate
  • Engaging, fluid narrative: Pappano's journalistic experience is evident throughout the book; it contains gracefully written, engaging accounts of athletic girls and women who have challenged gender barriers in high school football, college basketball, and track and field

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