Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy: The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports


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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Robyn Ryle is a sociologist, writer, and sports fan who has taught about gender, race, and sexuality to college students for twenty years. Her previous books include She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters and Binary Resisters and Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration. She lives in Madison, Indiana.


Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy offers a historically acute, narrative-driven sociological account of males and females in organized sport. It weaves a narrative of where sport has been, where it is, and where it is going, in prose that is easy to read and engaging. It is, above all, a riveting and intellectual endeavor. This is perfect reading for anyone interested in sport, gender, and sexuality.--Eric Anderson, professor of sport, health, and social sciences, University of Winchester
Ryle gives readers a thoughtful, comprehensive look at sport's past and present, while skillfully unpacking the pressing discussions that will influence its future. A fascinating and illuminating compendium of the vital issues facing sports culture today.--Stacey May Fowles, award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist and author of the bestseller Baseball Life Advice: Loving the Game That Saved Me
In a climate that is relentlessly hostile towards transgender and intersex people, books like this are needed to set the record straight and continue advocating for inclusion of diverse people in sport and beyond. Brilliant and thought-provoking read that cuts through the misinformation and fear-mongering surrounding transgender and intersex people in sport.--Owl and Fox Fisher, directors of My Genderation