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Softball and the female community: Pauline Perron, pro ball player, Outsider, 1926-1951

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dc.contributor.author Adams, Carly
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-14T21:25:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-14T21:25:16Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Adams, Carly (2006) "Softball and the Female Community: Pauline Perron, Pro Ball Player, Outsider, 1926-1951," Journal of Sport History 33(3): 323-343. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2560
dc.description Permission granted by Wray Vamplew en_US
dc.description.abstract In twentieth-century Canadian society, sport, leisure, and physical activities have been significant social venues where men and women learn to relate to one another, struggle for authority and power, and celebrate lifestyle and community values. However, the experiences of men and women in sport have been appreciably different, in terms of access to rewards, opportunities to participate, and the cultural norms associated with physical activity.In this sense, sport has reproduced a gender order through which men and women learn, appreciate, celebrate, and denigrate specific masculinities and femininities. The story of Pauline Perron and her personal reminiscences of growing up and playing sport in Quebec and later her recruitment by the London Supremes fastball club in Ontario offer a historically specific case study of one woman’s journeys between sport, work, and social life. When Perron joined the organized women’s softball community in the early 1940s, she found herself amidst an ongoing controversy over amateur values during the era of professional softball opportunities for women. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher LA84 Foundation en_US
dc.subject Softball for women -- History en_US
dc.subject Softball -- Canada -- History en_US
dc.subject Perron, Pauline en_US
dc.subject Softball -- Canada -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Women softball players -- Canada -- History en_US
dc.title Softball and the female community: Pauline Perron, pro ball player, Outsider, 1926-1951 en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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