Title IX

Author: Elizabeth Kaufer Busch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317425111
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book examines the history and evolution of Title IX, a landmark 1972 law prohibiting sex discrimination at educational institutions receiving federal funding. Elizabeth Kaufer Busch and William Thro illuminate the ways in which the interpretation and implementation of Title IX have been transformed over time to extend far beyond the law's relatively narrow statutory text. The analysis considers the impact of Title IX on athletics, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and, for a time, transgender discrimination. Combining legal and cultural perspectives and supported by primary documents, Title IX: The Transformation of Sex Discrimination in Education offers a balanced and insightful narrative of interest to anyone studying the history of sex discrimination, educational policy, and the law in the contemporary United States.

The 100 Most Important Sporting Events in American History

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835756
Format: PDF, ePub
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This engaging and informative work highlights the 100 biggest moments in the history of American sports, illustrating powerful connections between sporting events and significant social issues of the time. • Features a timeline highlighting major sports events over time • Includes a list of additional reading resources for each entry • Covers most every sport including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, motorsport, and others • Supports common core standards for literacy

The Reader s Companion to U S Women s History

Author: Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618001828
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covers issues and events in women's history that were previously unpublished, misplaced, or forgotten, and provides new perspectives on each event

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

Author: Rob Latham
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0199838844
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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and itsrelationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television tovideogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important(sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on theworld, from the Enlightenment to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Education States Zirbes

Author: James W. Guthrie
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028655949
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Intended to provide a comprehensive description of the enterprise of education both within the United States and throughout the world. Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions, people, processes, and products found in educational practice.

The Law of Sex Discrimination

Author: J. Ralph Lindgren
Publisher: West Group
ISBN:
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This book is designed to serve as a text for undergraduate courses concerned with sex discrimination law in the U.S. The authors approach the idea of using law to combat sex discrimination from a variety of contexts; for example, as an occasion for ideological disputes, as a reflection of contemporary policy debates over the future direction of society, or as part of the historical development (and response to) feminism. Throughout, the authors provide legal materials in a form that affords instructors the flexibility to adapt the text to the needs of their course. Pedagogical elements include a list of further readings, appendices that deal with the court system, a brief discussion of how to outline cases, and a glossary of legal and technical terms.

Game Set Match

Author: Susan Ware
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877999
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's "Battle of the Sexes" in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King's challenge to sexism, the supportive climate of second-wave feminism, and the legislative clout of Title IX sparked a women's sports revolution in the 1970s that fundamentally reshaped American society. While King did not single-handedly cause the revolution in women's sports, she quickly became one of its most enduring symbols, as did Title IX, a federal law that was initially passed in 1972 to attack sex discrimination in educational institutions but had its greatest impact by opening opportunities for women in sports. King's place in tennis history is secure, and now, with Game, Set, Match, she can take her rightful place as a key player in the history of feminism as well. By linking the stories of King and Title IX, Ware explains why women's sports took off in the 1970s and demonstrates how giving women a sporting chance has permanently changed American life on and off the playing field.