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The Resource She's a knockout! : a history of women in fighting sports, L.A. Jennings

She's a knockout! : a history of women in fighting sports, L.A. Jennings

Label
She's a knockout! : a history of women in fighting sports
Title
She's a knockout!
Title remainder
a history of women in fighting sports
Statement of responsibility
L.A. Jennings
Title variation
She is a knockout
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Women's fighting sports have a rich and storied history. As far back as the eighteenth century, female fighters battled at varying levels, from county fairs to elite events. With new opportunities to compete in legitimate arenas - from the Olympics and the Golden Gloves to wrestling tournaments and Ultimate Fighting Championships - women are now able to fight in ways their predecessors never could. And though women today still often face the same derision their predecessors faced, their fortitude and determination has earned them respect from much of the fighting community. In She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports, L.A. Jennings chronicles the stories of these strong and resilient women - including wrestlers, mixed martial arts competitors, and boxers - and the different issues they have encountered. Throughout the narrative, Jennings situates the stories of the female fighters in the culture of their time, revealing how women were often seen as objects of spectacle and ridicule before finally garnering admiration in the fighting world. The women featured in this book include England's "Championess" Elizabeth Stokes of the 1720s, American wrestler Cora Livingstone in the 1930s, and early MMA great Debi Purcell in the 2000s. Featuring historical and contemporary photographs and exclusive interviews with professional fighters, this book delivers an in-depth look into the struggles and triumphs of female fighters. Fans of fighting sports, sports historians, and those interested in the history of women in sports will find this a fascinating and illuminating read
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jennings, L. A
Dewey number
796.83
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV709
LC item number
.J45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports for women
  • Hand-to-hand fighting
  • Women athletes
  • Women wrestlers
  • Women martial artists
  • Women boxers
  • Hand-to-hand fighting
  • Sports for women
  • Women athletes
  • Women boxers
  • Women martial artists
  • Women wrestlers
Label
She's a knockout! : a history of women in fighting sports, L.A. Jennings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fighting in the Georgian and Victorian eras -- American women join the fight -- Fighting as spectacle -- The fight to fight -- MMA goes mainstream
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781442236431
Lccn
2014025171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316234
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn890792746
  • (OCoLC)890792746
Label
She's a knockout! : a history of women in fighting sports, L.A. Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fighting in the Georgian and Victorian eras -- American women join the fight -- Fighting as spectacle -- The fight to fight -- MMA goes mainstream
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781442236431
Lccn
2014025171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316234
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn890792746
  • (OCoLC)890792746

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