9780791424896-0791424898-Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations)

Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations)

ISBN-13: 9780791424896
ISBN-10: 0791424898
Author: Crosset, Todd W.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: SUNY Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780791424896
ISBN-10: 0791424898
Author: Crosset, Todd W.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: SUNY Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Crosset, Todd W. wrote Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations) comprising 288 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0791424898 and 9780791424896. Since then Outsiders in the Clubhouse: The World of Women's Professional Golf (SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

Outsiders in the Clubhouse captures the experience of living on the women’s professional golf tour. Based on interviews, field work, and archival data, it reveals a double edge to women’s status as outsiders within the world of golf. On the tour, gender is less relevant than in the everyday lives of most women. LPGA members do not compete directly with men, they are not held back by glass ceilings, and their raises are based on merit. But at the same time the tour operates within a sexist world. Despite all their skill, women golfers remain outsiders within the hypermasculine world of golf.

This book explores the players’ lives as they attempt to balance the often conflicting demands of their sport and the conventional social expectations of womanhood. The analysis builds from the players’ negotiation of interactions with fans and press and between each other to a broader analysis of the political symbolism and agency of women athletes within contemporary society.

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