The three-volume International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports is the largest and most comprehensive work about women’s sports ever published.
International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
The three-volume International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports is the largest and most comprehensive work about women’s sports ever published. It includes articles on individual sports, sports medicine and women’s health, societal and cultural issues, biographies, and historical country profiles. The work provides unique international and historical coverage of women’s sports from earliest recorded times to the dawn of the twenty-first century, as well as the geographical and cultural context necessary for a thorough understanding of this burgeoning topic.
In 430 A-Z articles, leading scholars and specialists cover numerous sports and sports figures, as well as health issues such as eating disorders, nutrition and bone density, and social issues such as body image, gender equity and Title IX legislation (which mandates equity in school funding for women’s sports programs). A number of organizations contributed to this project, including the Women’s Sports Foundation, the International Working Group on Women and Sport, Amateur Athletic Foundation, and others.
One of the American Library Association’s RUSA committee’s choice for Outstanding Reference Publications 2001.
Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, Allen Guttmann, Amherst College, Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen
Anne Bolin, Elon University, Barbara Drinkwater, Pacific Medical Center, Seattle, David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group, Jennifer Hargreaves, University of Brighton, Joan M. Chandler, University of Texas at Dallas