Studies, Oakland University, College of Arts and Sciences,
the 21st Annual Women's Studies Film Festival and Seminar, 2003-04: WOMEN and
SPORTS, March 6, 2004, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in 156 North Foundation
map). The films Bend It Like Beckham and Run
Like a Girl will be shown. Carol Cassidy,
director of Run Like a Girl, will attend the screening.
This event is open to the public, and costs $8-$12
(see registartion information and schedule, below). This
event includes a light breakfast
with coffee and tea, lunch, and closing reception.
If you have any questions, please contact Shaleen Priestley
at the Women’s Studies Office, 248-370-3221.
Women throughout the world participate in and enjoy sports,
but their cultures often convey mixed messages about athletic
skill. Girls are encouraged to be physically fit and attractive,
but also subtly warned that competitiveness is unfeminine.
This year’s Women’s Studies Film Festival will
explore the world of women athletes. The documentary Run
Like a Girl examines three relatively unpublicized sports:
girls’ rugby, double-dutch jump rope, and synchronized
The feature-film Bend It Like Beckham tells the story of
an English and a Sikh immigrant girl who both dream of becoming
professional soccer players, despite the disapproval of their
parents and some clash-of-culture issues.
Recent Books on Women and Sports at OU’s Kresge Library:
Bandy, Susan J. and Anne S. Darden, editors. Crossing
Boundaries: an International Anthology of Women’s Experiences in Sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics,
1999. PN6071.S62C76 1999—3d floor OU Library
Bolin, Anne and Jane Granskog, editors. Athletic Intruders: Ethnographic Research
Women, Culture, and Exercise. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.
GV439.A84 2003—3d floor OU Library
Cassidy, Carol. Girls
in America : their stories, their words-- : beauty queens, synchronized swimmers,
double dutchers, rugby players, cheerleaders, and teenage
moms. New York: TV Books, 1999. on order for OU Library
Gavora, Jessica. Tilting
the Playing Field: Schools, Sports, Sex, and Title IX. San Francisco: Encounter Books: 2002. GV709.18.U6G38 2002—3d floor
Heywood, Leslie and Shari L. Dworkin. Built
to Win: the Female Athlete as Cultural Icon. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. GV709.18.U6H49
2003—3d floor OU Library
Mangan, J.A. and Fan Hong. Soccer,
Women and Sexual Liberation: Kicking Off a New Era. London: Frank Cass, 2004. on order for OU Library
Messner, Michael A. Taking
the Field: Women, Men, and Sports. Minneapolis:
University of Minnesota Pres, 2002. GV706.32.M47 2002—3d floor OU Library
Sandoz, Joli and Joby Winans, editors. Whatever
It Takes: Women on Women’s
Sport. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. GV709.W52 1999—3d floor
Scraton, Sheila and Anne Flintoff, editors. Gender
and Sport: a Reader. London:
Routledge, 2002. on order for OU Library
Theberge, Nancy. Higher
Goals: Women’s Ice Hockey and the Politics of
Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000. GV848.6.W65T54 2000—3d
floor OU Library
Zimmerman, Jean and Gil Reavill. Raising
Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls’ Lives. New York: Doubleday, 1998.
GV709.18.U6Z55 1999—3d floor OU Library.
General Registration: $12.00
Students and Seniors: $ 8.00
Registration includes light breakfast with coffee and tea,
lunch, and closing reception.
Call Shaleen Priestley at the Women’s
Studies Office, 248-370-3221, to register. Walk-in registration
will be available, but lunch will be available only to pre-registered
to some full text resources from off campus is limited to
current Oakland students, staff, and faculty.
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426