Download or read book Derby Girl written by Shauna Cross and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2007-09-04 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas. Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny. Bliss' escape? Take up Roller Derby. When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.
Summary Book Review The Derby Girl by Tamara Morgan:
Download or read book The Derby Girl written by Tamara Morgan and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2013-08-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book two of Getting Physical Roller derby girl Gretchen "Honey Badger" Badgerton lives in the moment, no apologies. Like every woman in Pleasant Park with a pulse, she finds Dr. Jared Fine irresistible, but she's taken by surprise when her unattainable new neighbor asks her out. On paper, Jared is the perfect man: gorgeous, wealthy and charitable. But his golden image is just that, and opening an upstate practice is a welcome chance to start a new life. When Gretchen stops to help him with a flat tire, he's intrigued by her feisty attitude—and her sexy body art. There's something refreshing about being with a take-charge woman who doesn't expect him to be anything but himself. Though Gretchen is hesitant to shatter Jared's "bad girl" illusion of her, she has to face facts: she's fallen for the good doctor. She's used to putting everyone else's needs before hers, but as their relationship heats up, can she handle having someone take care of her for a change? Don't forget to check out book one of Getting Physical, The Rebound Girl, available now! 87,000 words
Summary Book Review Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby by Dawn Fletcher:
Download or read book Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby written by Dawn Fletcher and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-08 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern roller derby has been theorised as a gendered leisure context, offering women opportunities for empowerment and growth, and enabling them to carve a space for themselves in sport. No longer a women-only sport, roller derby is now played by all genders and has been heralded as a model of inclusivity within sport. Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby offers an insight into how men’s roller derby culture is created and maintained, how members forge an identity for themselves and their team, and how they create feelings of belonging and inclusivity. Through in-depth ethnographic study of a specific, localised roller derby community, this book examines how practices of skills capital intersect with different configurations of masculinity in a continual struggle between traditional and inclusive models of sport. An interrogation of the ways a DIY sport can be seen to be achieved, experienced, and understood in everyday practice, this book will appeal to scholars of men, masculinities, and sport. Additionally, the methodological discussions will be of value to ethnographers and researchers who have had to deal with a disruptive presence.
Summary Book Review Roller Derby by Michella M. Marino:
Download or read book Roller Derby written by Michella M. Marino and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2021-10-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1935, roller derby has thrilled fans and skaters with its constant action, hard hits, and edgy attitude. However, though its participants’ athleticism is undeniable, roller derby has never been accepted as a “real” sport. Michella M. Marino, herself a former skater, tackles the history of a sport that has long been a cultural mainstay for one reason both utterly simple and infinitely complex: roller derby has always been coed. Richly illustrated and drawing on oral histories, archival materials, media coverage, and personal experiences, Roller Derby is the first comprehensive history of this cultural phenomenon, one enjoyed by millions yet spurned by mainstream gatekeepers. Amid the social constraints of the mid-twentieth century, roller derby’s emphasis on gender equality attracted male and female athletes alike, producing gender relations and gender politics unlike those of traditional sex-segregated sports. In an enlightening feminist critique, Marino considers how the promotion of pregnancy and motherhood by roller derby management has simultaneously challenged and conformed to social norms. Finally, Marino assesses the sport’s present and future after its resurgence in the 2000s.
Summary Book Review San Francisco Bay Area Sports by Rita Liberti:
Download or read book San Francisco Bay Area Sports written by Rita Liberti and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 2017-03-15 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: San Francisco Bay Area Sports brings together fifteen essays covering the issues, controversies, and personalities that have emerged as northern Californians recreated and competed over the last 150 years. The area’s diversity, anti-establishment leanings, and unique and beautiful natural surroundings are explored in the context of a dynamic sporting past that includes events broadcast to millions or activities engaged in by just a few. Professional and college events are covered along with lesser-known entities such as Oakland’s public parks, tennis player and Bay Area native Rosie Casals, environmentalism and hiking in Marin County, and the origins of the Gay Games. Taken as a whole, this book clarifies how sport is connected to identities based on sexuality, gender, race, and ethnicity. Just as crucial, the stories here illuminate how sport and recreation can potentially create transgressive spaces, particularity in a place known for its nonconformity.
Summary Book Review Vegas Girl by Katie Kenyhercz:
Download or read book Vegas Girl written by Katie Kenyhercz and published by Katie Kenyhercz. This book was released on 2020-01-04 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Melody Hanson was born to be a professional dancer and she’s so close to achieving it. But when her best friend Miranda leaves their intramural hockey team and the dance team captaincies to Mel, it’s an honor. It’s also a ton more responsibility right before she’s set to graduate with her dream job. She can juggle everything for half a season, right? It might have been possible if Miranda’s older brother hadn’t taken over coaching their hockey team, reigniting the major crush Melody’s had on him for as long as she can remember. They’d always been star-crossed, but now those stars are aligning. Following her heart and her dream had always been the same path. Until now. Spencer Evans breathes hockey. Assistant coaching for UNLV’s Aces has been fulfilling, but the head coach spot is opening up, and it’s his. If he can get a little outside experience first. When the Lady Sinners offer him that chance, he can’t say no, especially not when his little sister Miranda begs him to save her team. It’s not ideal, but along with the experience, it also puts him in daily contact with Melody, the girl he’d spent the better part of his teen years secretly in love with. The more he’s with her, the stronger the sparks until a full-out fire blazes between them hot enough to melt the ice. But she’s about to graduate and leave Las Vegas—and him—in the dust. Asking her to stay would mean asking her to give up her dream, but he’s not about to give up on her.
Summary Book Review Dorothy's Derby Chronicles: Woe of Jade Doe by Meghan Dougherty:
Download or read book Dorothy's Derby Chronicles: Woe of Jade Doe written by Meghan Dougherty and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2015-08-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When times get tough, just keep skating... Ever since Dorothy joined the Slugs & Hisses Derby team, her life has been one adventure after another. Dorothy's onetime enemy Alex is now a friend, while her friend Jade keeps missing practices. Then the skating rink shuts down, and Dorothy's life becomes as jumbled as a derby jam. And that's not to mention the bizarre things happening to anyone who enters the rink (maybe it's haunted?)... Can Dorothy restore order to the new life she's finally settling into, or will her world become a crazy mess she can't skate away from?
Summary Book Review Dorothy's Derby Chronicles: Rise of the Undead Redhead by Meghan Dougherty:
Download or read book Dorothy's Derby Chronicles: Rise of the Undead Redhead written by Meghan Dougherty and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-07-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Skating in circles doesn't exactly make you Miss Popular...or does it? Dorothy Moore has never been outgoing. In fact, she's downright shy. So when she and her sister Sam are forced to move in with their pink-haired, hearse-driving grandma, Dorothy's not sure she can survive as the new kid in school. When she reaches into her gym bag to find her sweats replaced with a sequined spandex body suit courtesy of Grandma Sally, she's sure she won't. Dorothy just wants to fit in at school, and learning how to skate from Grandma Sally seems like the wrong way to go. But meeting new friends Jade and Gigi—who save Dorothy from super embarrassment—makes all the difference, and Dorothy finds that skating in circles might be the path to happiness and adventure.
Summary Book Review Roller Girls: Hell's Belles by Megan Sparks:
Download or read book Roller Girls: Hell's Belles written by Megan Sparks and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annie’s roller derby team is finally on a winning streak. They plan a special Halloween bout with their arch rivals, the High Rollers. But Annie sprains her ankle. Will it heal in time for the bout?
Summary Book Review Sportswomen’s Apparel in the United States by Linda K. Fuller:
Download or read book Sportswomen’s Apparel in the United States written by Linda K. Fuller and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents a collection of essays that explore the relationship between sporting clothing and gender. Drawing on uniform and sports apparel as a means of exploring the socio-sexual politics of contemporary US society, the contributions analyse the historical, political-economic, socio-cultural and sport-specific dimensions of gendered clothing in sport. Part of a two-volume series (the other discussing this phenomenon in a global context), contributors cover topics such as WNBA uniform politics, military promotion, female sportscaster clothing, magazine depictions, plus-size exercise apparel, FloJo, the Skirt Chaser 5k race, and the socio-politics of the LPGA, CrossFit, roller derby, rock climbing, and more. As the first single compendium to discuss American sportswomen’s apparel, this collection will be of interest to practitioners and scholars of sports history, the sociology of sport, and gender/media studies.
Summary Book Review Bay Area Roller Derby by Jerry Seltzer:
Download or read book Bay Area Roller Derby written by Jerry Seltzer and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roller Derby found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area following its Depression-era Chicago origins. An early television sensation, it faded to a modest existence in Los Angeles during the 1950s. Creator Leo Seltzer turned the game over to his son Jerry, who repositioned the traveling Bay Bombers from their home terrain of San Francisco to Fresno and everywhere in-between. He shined television camera lights on skaters who became the zenith in Roller Derby, including Charlie O'Connell, Annis Jensen, Joanie Weston, and more. Syndicated television games seen by millions yielded sellout crowds in every major arena in the country. However, economic and cultural changes closed Roller Derby in 1973. Passionate fans clung tenaciously to its memory. In the 21st century, the game made an astonishing return not only in Northern California but also worldwide.
Summary Book Review Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood:
Download or read book Geekomancy written by Michael R. Underwood and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-07-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clerks meets Buffy the Vampire the Slayer in this original urban fantasy ebook about Geekomancers—humans that derive supernatural powers from pop culture. Ree Reyes’s life was easier when all she had to worry about was scraping together tips from her gig as a barista and comic shop slave to pursue her ambitions as a screenwriter. When a scruffy-looking guy storms into the shop looking for a comic like his life depends on it, Ree writes it off as just another day in the land of the geeks. Until a gigantic “BOOM!” echoes from the alley a minute later, and Ree follows the rabbit hole down into her town’s magical flip-side. Here, astral cowboy hackers fight trolls, rubber-suited werewolves, and elegant Gothic Lolita witches while wielding nostalgia-powered props. Ree joins Eastwood (aka Scruffy Guy), investigating a mysterious string of teen suicides as she tries to recover from her own drag-your-heart-through-jagged-glass breakup. But as she digs deeper, Ree discovers Eastwood may not be the knight-in-cardboard armor she thought. Will Ree be able to stop the suicides, save Eastwood from himself, and somehow keep her job?
Summary Book Review Lifestyle Sports and Identities by Tyler Dupont:
Download or read book Lifestyle Sports and Identities written by Tyler Dupont and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-06 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how different stages of adult life affect participation in lifestyle sports and in the construction of identity. Drawing on multi-disciplinary perspectives, it explores how gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and location, in conjunction with age and stage in career, affect lifestyle sport practices and meanings. Tracing engagement with lifestyle sport across the lifecourse, from young adult to older age, the book examines the concepts of authenticity and identity in subcultural and alternative sports, exploring how individuals develop lifestyle sport identities, maintain authentic identities, and how they manage those identities as older adults. It presents a range of fascinating, cutting-edge case studies from around the world, covering sports as diverse as climbing, surfing, mountain biking, skateboarding and roller derby, and considers key contemporary issues such as professionalisation, sports labor, and digital technology. It also highlights political tensions and shifts that shape the identities of lifestyle sport communities. This is essential reading for anybody with a serious interest in alternative or lifestyle sports, the relationships between sport and wider society, or the development of subcultures and cultural identity.
Summary Book Review Sport, Gender and Power by Adele Pavlidis:
Download or read book Sport, Gender and Power written by Adele Pavlidis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ’derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized women’s sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores the manner in which roller derby has emerged as a gendered space for self-transformation, belonging and embodied contest, in which women are invited to experience their emotions differently, embrace pain and overcome limits. Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby presents detailed interview, ethnographic and autoethnographic material, together with a range of media texts to shed new light on the complex relationships of power experienced by women in derby as a sport culture, whilst also examining the darker relationships that characterise the sport, including those of inclusion and exclusion, difference and identity, and competition and participation. A contemporary feminist study of empowerment, sexual difference, gender and affect, this book will appeal to scholars of gender and sexuality, embodiment, feminist thought and the sociology of sport and leisure.