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Author Belanger, Kelly, author.

Title Invisible seasons : Title IX and the fight for equity in college sports / Kelly Belanger.

Publication Info. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.043 B41i 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 461 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
occ Occupation/field of activity: University and college faculty members lcdgt
gdr Gender: Women lcdgt
occ Occupation/field of activity: Basketball players lcdgt
Series Sports and entertainment
Sports and entertainment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Do women want the Rose Bowl? Teaming up : sports and feminism -- Identity crisis : the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women -- Full-court press : the National Collegiate Athletic Association -- Transition to equality : the 1975 Title IX athletics regulations -- Part 2. Grassroots of change. Spartans -- An activist's story -- Catalysts -- Part 3. Students take action. Consciousness-raising -- Fighting words -- A plea for unity -- Part 4. Escalation. See you in court -- Deadline! -- Can you play with Magic? -- Fast-forward -- Conclusion : defining moments.
Summary In 1979, a group of women athletes at Michigan State University, their civil rights attorney, the institution's Title IX coordinator, and a close circle of college students used the law to confront a powerful institution-- their own university. By the mid-1970s, opposition from the NCAA had made intercollegiate athletics the most controversial part of Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting discrimination in all federally funded education programs and activities. At the same time, some of the most motivated, highly skilled women athletes in colleges and universities could no longer tolerate the long-standing differences between men's and women's separate but obviously unequal sports programs. In Invisible Seasons, Belanger recalls the remarkable story of how the MSU women athletes helped change the landscape of higher education athletics. They learned the hard way that even groundbreaking civil rights laws are not self-executing. This behind-the-scenes look at a university sports program challenges us all to think about what it really means to put equality into practice, especially in the money-driven world of college sports.
Subject United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX.
Education Amendments of 1972 (United States) (OCoLC)fst01361245
Women athletes -- Government policy -- United States.
Sex discrimination in sports -- Law and legislation -- United States.
College sports for women -- United States -- History.
College sports -- United States.
College sports. (OCoLC)fst00867925
College sports for women. (OCoLC)fst01737602
Sex discrimination in sports -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01114445
Women athletes -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01177183
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780815634843 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0815634846 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780815634706 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0815634706 (paperback ; alk. paper)
9780815653820 (e-book)

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