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Women of steel : female bodybuilders and the struggle for self-definition / Maria R. Lowe.

Author/Creator:
Lowe, Maria R., 1964-
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c1998.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 206 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Bodybuilding for women -- Social aspects -- United States.
Femininity -- United States.
Self-perception in women -- United States.
Women bodybuilders -- United States.
Contents:
Introduction : growing pains
Muscle bound
The few, the powerful, the social gatekeepers
The dialectic of female bodybuilding : steroids, femininity, and muscularity
Contested terrain : corporal judgment
Profitable physiques, precarious hegemonies
Countering hegemony, coopting the resistance, and the future of female bodybuilding.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-199) and index.
ISBN:
0814750931 (cloth : acid-free paper)
081475094X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC:
37341210
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