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Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place

Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place

Benita Anitta Heiskanen, Ph.D.

“Fighting Identities: The Body in Space and Place” combines a historical, a theoretical, and an ethnographic approach in examining the occupational culture of professional boxing as a locus for ethnoracial, class, and gender formations.

The Evolution of Women’s Judo, 1900-1945

The Evolution of Women’s Judo, 1900-1945

Joseph R. Svinth

Full of names, pictures, dates, quotes, and anecdotes, this is a brief but thorough history of women in judo starting from about 1900, including sections on Japan, the U.S., England, and Europe.