Bodies Out of Bounds

Fatness and Transgression

Author: Jana Evans Braziel,Kathleen LeBesco

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225855

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 5595

"This is an exceptional collection--the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides."--Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America ". . . A valuable contribution to scholarly debates on the place of excessive bodies in contemporary culture. This book promises to enrich all areas of inquiry related to the politics of bodies."--Carole Spitzack, author of Confessing Excess: Women and the Politics of Body Reduction "This anthology includes a wide range of perceptive and original essays, which explore and analyze the underlying ideologies that have made fat "incorrect." Echoing the spirit of the nineteenth-century adage about children who should be neither seen nor heard, some of the authors powerfully remind us that we keep "bodies out of bound" silenced and unseen-unless, of course, we need to peek at the comic or grotesque."--Raquel Salgado Scherr, co-author of Face Value: The Politics of Beauty "Through textual analyses, video/film analyses, television theory, and literary theory, this collection demonstrates the various ways in which dominant representations of fat and corpulence have been both demonized and rendered invisible. . . . This volume will be a crucial corollary to work on the tyranny of slenderness; a collection of different perspectives on the fat body is sorely missing in women's studies, communication, and media studies."--Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity

Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802127266

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6642

"First published in Great Britain [in] 2016 by Little, Brown."

Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete

Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399387

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 7528

This collection of essays highlights the controversies surrounding racism in sports and African American athletes, examining the racial discrimination that exists in one of the most public arenas in the 21st century. • Enables readers to comprehend how sports influence—and are influenced by—society, and grasp that both race and sports are powerful social constructions • Contains contributions from sociologist and social theorist Joe Feagin, a highly respected authority on the subject of race • Identifies and discusses the institutional barriers and personal practices regarding African Americans that perpetuate racism in sports and our society at large

Out of Bounds

Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope

Author: Beverley Naidoo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062007882

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2998

We are the young people, We will not be broken! We demand freedom And say "Away with slavery In our land of Africa!" For almost fifty years apartheid forced the young people of South Africa to live apart as Blacks, Whites, Indians, and "Coloreds." This unique and dramatic collection of stories -- by native South African and Carnegie Medalist Beverley Naidoo -- is about young people's choices in a beautiful country made ugly by injustice. Each story is set in a different decade during the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, and features fictional characters caught up in very real events. Included is a Timeline Across Apartheid, which recounts some of the restrictive laws passed during this era, the events leading up to South Africa's first free democratic elections, and the establishment of a new "rainbow government" that leads the country today. A Junior Library Guild Selection

Out of Bounds

Sports, Media, and the Politics of Identity

Author: Aaron Baker,Todd Boyd

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253210951

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 5992

Out of Bounds is a collection of essays that regards the media representation of professional sports through the lens of cultural studies. Editors Aaron Baker and Todd Boyd contend that the popularity of sports derives not simply from their appeal as leisure entertainment but from their contribution to discussion of larger issues of class, race, gender, and masculinity. Essays in the collection challenge media wisdom about the apolitical nature of sports by examining how they contribute to the contested process of defining social identities. Included within a broad range of works are "'Never Trust a Snake': WWF Wrestling as Masculine Melodrama," (Henry Jenkins), "Mike Tyson and the Perils of Discursive Constraints: Boxing, Race and The Assumption of Guilt" (John Sloop), and "Visible Difference and Flex Appeal: The Body, Sex, Sexuality, and Race in the Pumping Iron Films" (Christine Holmlund).

Out of Bounds

Legendary Tales From the 19th Hole

Author: Sam Torrance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849837236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7343

Sam Torrance is British golf's greatest personality and in Out of Bounds he has drawn together his favourite golfing stories. Well known and loved for his insights and anecdotes in his commentary, he divulges tall tales from the great, the good and the not-so-good in the world of golf, from Ryder Cup-clinching moments to what really goes on in the clubhouse bar. Torrance's book will have golf fans reminiscing and guffawing from one moment to the next. Packed with some of the best and funniest stories Torrance has heard over the past 40 years in the game, featuring contributions from stars such as Arnold Palmer, Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood, this book is the perfect gift for all golf fans.

Postcolonial Witnessing

Trauma Out of Bounds

Author: Stef Craps

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137292113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

View: 7433

Postcolonial Witnessing argues that the suffering engendered by colonialism needs to be acknowledged more fully, on its own terms, in its own terms, and in relation to traumatic First World histories if trauma theory is to have any hope of redeeming its promise of cross-cultural ethical engagement.

Out of Bounds

Author: Sylvia Gunnery

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1552776808

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 9922

When his home is damaged by fire, Jay and his family move in with his grandfather in a rival school district, where Jay must decide whether to play against his former teammates or sit out the season.

Out of Bounds

Author: John R. Corrigan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655855

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

View: 7050

Jack Austin investigates the possible use of steroids in professional golf

Lucy Out of Bounds

Author: Nancy N. Rue

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310567874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3277

In Lucy Out of Bounds, Mora’s gone boy-crazy for Lucy’s best friend, and the town might sell the soccer field Lucy plays on. Lucy feels betrayed by everyone, but in the book of Ruth she just might find a role model for perseverance ... and forgiveness.

Out of Bounds

Women, Sport, and Sexuality

Author: Helen Lenskyj

Publisher: Womens Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 5489

In Out of Bounds, feminist Helen Lenskyj presents an insightful examination of the links between women's participation in sports and the control of their reproductive capacity and sexuality. She identifies the female frailty myth, the illusion of male athletic superiority and the concept of compulsory heterosexuality as powerful determinants of "masculinity" and "femininity" in the realm of sport. Looking at developments from the 1880's to the 1980's, Lenskyj discusses medical views of women's health and physical potential and examines the social attitudes and practices that keep girls and women from participating in the full range of sports and physical activities. Topics include contact sports, self-defence, fitness, bodybuilding and women-only sport. Photographs, memorabilia and eye-opening information covering 100 years reveals the missing links between women, sport and sexuality.

Out of Bounds

Author: Annie Bryant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 578

Can the Beacon Street Girls' magic act bring the house down at Abigail Adams Junior High's talent show? Maeve, Avery, Katani, Isabel, and Charlotte face their toughest challenges yet -- keeping the Movie House from going out of business and helping Isabel deal with too many demands from the Queens of Mean. Plus, Maeve's relationship with Dillon is shaky, and Marty has a crush on a pink poodle owned by the fascinating Ms. Razzberry Pink. The BSG feel like they're dealing with a juggling act, not a magic act. Can they pull everything off and save the theater?

Out of bounds

Author: Lori Boatright

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449700280

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 7797

Julie faces many problems when whe makes the boys' basketball team at her new high school.

Out of Bounds

Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean

Author: Dara E. Goldman

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838756775

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 842

Out of Bounds teases out the intricacies of a territorial conception of nationhood in the context of a global reorganization that ostensibly renders historical boundaries irrelevant. Hispanic Caribbean writers have traditionally pointed toward the supposed perfect equivalence of island and nation and have explained local culture as a direct consequence of that equation. The major social, political, and demographic shifts of the twentieth century increasingly call this equation into question, yet authors continue to assert its existence and its centrality in the evolution of Caribbean identity. The author contends that traditional forms of identification have not been eviscerated by globalization; instead, they have persisted and, in some cases, have been intensified by recent geopolitical shifts. Out of Bounds underscores the ongoing role of the nation as the site of identity formation. In this manner, the book presents Hispanic Caribbean cultural production as a case study that acutely dramatizes the paradoxical status of traditional demarcations of self-definition in an increasingly globalized context.

Out of Bounds

Boys of Fall

Author: Erin Nicholas

Publisher: Erin Nicholas

ISBN: 0991557980

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4790

As star running back for his high school team, Jackson Brady led a charmed life—until the wild child pushed a little too far. And thanks to snitching goody two-shoes Annabelle Hartington, Jackson endured scandal, shame, and suspension from the team before the championship game. His ensuing downward spiral would have been far worse if not for Nicholas Carr, his high school coach and mentor. Now, twelve years later, Jackson doesn’t think twice about returning to Quinn, Texas, to help out when Coach suffers a heart attack. It’s an opportunity to atone for past sins and prove he’s ready to give back to the close-knit community. And he knows just the person to help him—the same woman who brought him down all those years ago. A respected and beloved teacher, if Annabelle is willing to take a chance on him, everyone will know Jackson’s a new man. But he’s not the only one who’s changed. Though she’s just as smart as he remembers, Annabelle is also sweet, kind, loyal—and hiding a surprisingly passionate woman behind her staid schoolteacher clothes. Suddenly proving himself to the town might be more difficult than he’d thought. Because while Jackson may have shed most of his wild ways, turns out nothing stirs his inner bad boy quite like Annabelle.

Out of Bounds

Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism

Author: Laura P. Claridge,Elizabeth Langland

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870237355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 8710

Until recently, "masculinity" and its impact on literary production and reception have received scant attention in the field of literary criticism. Although critics certainly have been interested in examining gender, they have tended to be far more concerned with the "feminine" side of the equation than with the "masculine." This book is an attempt to redress that imbalance. Positing that patriarchy victimizes men as well as women, the fifteen original essays in Out of Bounds explore how certain male writers from the American and British canon have responded to the confines of the masculine code. The contributors apply a wide range of critical approaches and probe the gendered perspective in a variety of telling ways.

Life Out of Bounds

Bioinvasion in a Borderless World

Author: Chris Bright

Publisher: Earthscan Publications

ISBN: 9781853835919

Category: Alien plants

Page: 287

View: 2852

Conservation biologists are raising the alarm about a global threat to biodiversity that is unfolding largely unnoticed - bioinvasion, the spread of alien, exotic organisms. There has been little public recognition of the dangers posed by these invading species, but exotic species are injuring our biological wealth on virtually every level - from the genetic (when exotics interbreed with native species) to the wholesale transformation of landscapes. This text shows that this biological pollution is now beginning to corrode the world's economies and outlines the social and economic implications if these invasions are allowed to continue unchecked.

Out of Bounds

When Scholarship Athletes Become Academic Scholars

Author: Jabari Mahiri,Derek Van Rheenen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105685

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 496

Out of Bounds explores the trajectories and challenges of exceptional men and women athletes who later became outstanding academic scholars. The book reports findings from participatory, qualitative research, and problematizes ways we have come to think about the separation and integration of athletic and academic practices – embodied in both institutions and individuals, and reflected through intersecting categories and experiences of race, gender, and social class. Through the provocative and surprising narratives of gifted athletes who became prolific scholars, this book offers significantly new ways of thinking about the connections, contradictions, and possibilities of sports and schools.

Out of Bounds, Out of Control

Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA

Author: James V. DeLong

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781930865303

Category: Law

Page: 111

View: 7284

Out of Bounds, Out of Control measures the enforcement activities of the Environmental Protection Agency against that standard and finds them disturbingly deficient.

Living out of Bounds: The Male Athlete's Everyday Life

The Male Athlete's Everyday Life

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313346690

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7556

Despite some enormous differences in salary among professional athletes, most aspects of their daily lives remain surprisingly constant across sports and income levels. In Living out of Bounds author Steven J. Overman mines a wide array of sports biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and diaries to construct a representative picture of the athlete's life. In the course of the work a portrait emerges that transcends the individual lives lived. The shared experiences of devoted training, of travel and hotels, and of tension within and beyond the clubhouse or gym, force us to appreciate the often oppressive reality of the sporting life, at the same time that the individual lives lived also provide us with a glimpse of the rewards that make sports so compelling to audiences and athletes across America. .