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Author Messner, Michael A.

Title It's All for the Kids : Gender, Families, and Youth Sports.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (282 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. "It's All for the Kids": Gender, Families, and Youth Sports; 2. "Looking for a Team Mom": Separating the Men from the Moms; 3. "We Don't Like Chick Coaches": Women at the Helm; 4. "You Don't Have to be a Drill Sergeant": Men at the Helm; 5. "They're Different--and They're Born Different": Engendering the Kids; 6. "It's a Safe and Fun Place for Kids": Youth Sports, Families, and the Good Community; Appendix 1. Demographic Description of Interview Subjects.
Notes Appendix 2. Racial/Ethnic Composition of South Pasadena LLB/S and AYSO Coaches and of the City of South Pasadena.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index.
Summary Today, in a world quite different from the one that existed just thirty years ago, both girls and boys play soccer, baseball, softball, and other youth sports. Yet has the dramatic surge in participation by girls contributed to greater gender equality? In this engaging study, leading sociologist Michael A. Messner probes the richly complex gender dynamics of youth sports. Weaving together vivid first-person interviews with his own experiences as a volunteer for his sons' teams, Messner finds that despite the movement of girls into sports, gender boundaries and hierarchies still dominate, espec.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Sports for children.
Sports for children -- Coaching.
Sports for children -- Psychological aspects.
Sports -- Sex differences.
Parent and child.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520943452 (electronic bk.)
0520943457 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 2967600