208 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: is separate equal in sports? -- Title IX: history, results, and controversies of "separate but equal" -- Title IX and Brown v. Board of Education: intention, implementation, and outcomes of sex-based vs. race-based policy -- The social construction of sex and race: concepts real only in their consequences and why this matters in sports -- The politics of opportunity: intentions, aftermath, and the necessity for change -- The elimination of sex categories in sport: benefits in athletics and beyond -- How sex integration is possible: recommendations for dismantling ideological and structural barriers to desegregation in sports.
"Why isn't segregation based on sex illegal in sports just as race segregation is? This book examines the controversial issue, arguing that "separate but equal" is neither achievable nor constitutional. Will the creation of coed teams help mitigate issues of perceived sex discrimination in sports, or will equity among male and female athletes come from better enforcement of the "separate but equal" ideal? This book examines this highly charged issue, specifically challenging the effectiveness of Title IX and arguing that it be ousted in favor of sex integration. This is the first book to present both legal and social arguments for the elimination of sex segregation in sports and provide tangible solutions to address this issue. Authors Adrienne N. Milner and Jomills Henry Braddock II lay out the potential benefits of commingling male and female athletes, illustrating how this process may translate to greater sex equality in social, economic, and political contexts. In addition, this forward-thinking work offers specific recommendations for facilitating the integration of sexes in sports and discusses the importance of changing attitudes and ideology within the sports community and the general public to achieve this goal." -- Publisher's description
Braddock, Jomills H., author.
9781440838101 (hard copy : acid-free paper)
1440838100 (hard copy : acid-free paper)