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The Resource Sex testing : gender policing in women's sports, Lindsay Parks Pieper

Sex testing : gender policing in women's sports, Lindsay Parks Pieper

Label
Sex testing : gender policing in women's sports
Title
Sex testing
Title remainder
gender policing in women's sports
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Parks Pieper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1968, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) implemented sex testing for female athletes at that year's Games. When it became clear that testing regimes failed to delineate a sex divide, the IOC began to test for gender --a shift that allowed the organization to control the very idea of womanhood. Lindsay Parks Pieper explores sex testing in sport from the 1930s to the early 2000s. Focusing on assumptions and goals as well as means, Pieper examines how the IOC in particular insisted on a misguided binary notion of gender that privileged Western norms. Testing evolved into a tool to identify--and eliminate--athletes the IOC deemed too strong, too fast, or too successful. Pieper shows how this system punished gifted women while hindering the development of women's athletics for decades. She also reveals how the flawed notions behind testing--ideas often sexist, racist, or ridiculous--degraded the very idea of female athleticism
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pieper, Lindsay Parks
Dewey number
362.29/088796
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV709
LC item number
.P48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sport and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IOC Medical Commission
  • Women athletes
  • Sex discrimination in sports
  • Sports
Label
Sex testing : gender policing in women's sports, Lindsay Parks Pieper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-242) 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780252040221
Lccn
2015042892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926062614
  • (OCoLC)926062614
Label
Sex testing : gender policing in women's sports, Lindsay Parks Pieper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-242) 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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 250 pages
Isbn
9780252040221
Lccn
2015042892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926062614
  • (OCoLC)926062614

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