Write 3 pages on the Joan Ryan Book Little Girl in Pretty Boxes: The making and breaking of elite gymnasts and figure skaters.
- What are the significant arguments or themes in Ryan’s book? How does the author explain these arguments / themes
- What key concepts from the course are exemplified in the book? As part of your response, substantially discuss at least 3 key concepts (for example, power/knowledge; subjectivity; the contradictory female athlete, etc.)
- How the book, which was originally published in 1995, help us better understand the gender and social politics of women’s sport? Is the book still relevant to contemporary issues in women’s sport?
- Include a strong conclusion