The Glass Door: Early-Career Women in Collegiate Athletics

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Dr. Jessica Siegele, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: “The Glass Door: Early-Career Women in Collegiate Athletics” is chapter 12 in a two-volume collection entitled Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles which addresses women’s sports involvement in contemporary society with a focus on issues of equity that women currently face.Covering a breadth of topics surrounding the current state of women in sports, the set taps current events, sociological and feminist theory, and recent research to contextualize women's experiences in sports within a patriarchal society and highlight areas for improvement.The second volume of this collection focuses on general social trends for women in sports. Chapter 12, the final chapter of volume two, focuses specifically on challenges that women face in legitimizing their place in sports by reducing emphasis on their appearance and gaining decision-making power. In this chapter, Dr. Jessica Siegele et al. examine the experiences of early-career women in working in collegiate athletics to gain an understanding of the obstacles women face in nonathletic roles in sports organizations.

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Women in Sports: Breaking Barriers, Facing Obstacles, Volume 2, July 2017
Language: English
Date: 2017
Sports, Sports Organizations, Collegiate Athletics, Female Athletes, Nonathletic Positions, Sex Barriers, Gender Expectations, Gender Equity, Sexism, Discrimination

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