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HK authors integral to new Title IX DVD set



Human Kinetics’ authors were influential in the creation and content in a new 3-disc DVD set, Title IX: Implications for Women in Sport and Education. The set is a great tool for instructors in courses that address sport in society and gender issues, as well as scholars who conduct research on Title IX. But others who are simply interested in gender equity in sport settings will find this a dynamic resource with insights from key individuals and experts on how Title IX has been so instrumental in changing U.S. sport.


Title IX is one of the most significant legislative events in the sports world. Its almost 40-year history has been marked by controversy and misunderstanding, but also has helped make it commonplace for girls and women in the United States to compete in interscholastic and intercollegiate sport.


The DVD set is a partnership between WBGU-PBS, Bowling Green State University, and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). It was co-produced and written by Janet Parks, co-editor of the widely adopted textbook Contemporary Sport Management that is now in its third edition. Pamela Noakes and Ketra Armstrong of NAGWS also co-produced the DVD project, which contains 14 separate, 15-20 minute chapters featuring interviews with more than 30 women and men. Linda J. Carpenter and R. Vivian Acosta, authors of the Human Kinetics book Title IX , are among the experts who discuss topics such as the requirements of Title IX, its legislative history, the social context from which Title IX emerged, the impact of sport on the lives of women, experiences of pre-Title IX female athletes, and the intended and unintended consequences of Title IX. Others interviewed include Stephen J. Langendorfer (co-author of the Human Kinetics’ book Aquatic Readiness), Vikki Krane (former editor of The Sport Psychologist journal) , Don Sabo (co-editor of the out-of-print HK book Sport, Men, and the Gender Order); and Parks. The names of some other interviewees are well-known to sports fans and sport studies scholars, including Christine Brennan, Mariah Burton Nelson, Birch Bayh, Lucinda Williams Adams, Doris Corbett, Donna Lopiano, and others.


Human Kinetics also provided some images that were used in the multimedia instructional resource. At the end of each chapter are questions that enable students to explore the topic in more detail.


If you are interested in purchasing the 3-disc DVD set or viewing an introductory video clip, go to For an annotated table of contents, a complete list of speakers, and ordering information go to You can also order the set through the AAHPERD bookstore at

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