New Release Books by Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is the author of Which Sport is Right for You?. (2001), Sexual Generations (1999), Careers for Women who Love Sports (2000), Anne McCaffrey (1996) and other 50 books.

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Which Sport is Right for You?.

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Which Sport is Right for You?.
Helps potential athletes determine sports that match their skills, interests, and desire to play as a team or as an individual.

Sexual Generations

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Sexual Generations
Boldly going where no one has gone before, Robin Roberts forges intriguing links between feminist politics and theory and the second Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. This lively discussion shows how science fiction's ability to make the familiar strange allows Star Trek to expose and comment on entrenched attitudes toward gender roles and feminist issues. By having aliens or sexually neutral beings enact female dominance or passivity, experience pregnancy or maternity, or suffer rape or abortion, Star Trek provides viewers with a new perspective on these experiences and an antidote to explicit and implicit cultural biases. Roberts maintains that the relevance of Star Trek: The Next Generation to feminist issues accounts as no other factor can for the program's huge following of female fans. The incisive and innovative readings in Sexual Generations provide food for thought about how the final frontier can clarify pressing questions of our own space and time.

Careers for Women who Love Sports

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Careers for Women who Love Sports
Eight women discuss their work in various sports-related careers, including referee, athletic trainer, agent, writer, and nutritionist, and describe the skills and education needed.

Anne McCaffrey

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Anne McCaffrey
The first complete critical study of the work of award-winning science fiction writer Anne McCaffrey.

A New Species

release date: Jan 01, 1993
A New Species
This fascinating study is the first to examine the history of gender and science fiction and the first to discuss science fiction pulp magazines' images of women as well as postmodernism and feminist science fiction. Robin Roberts begins with Shelley's Frankenstein, in which a female alien appears, and continues through H.G. Wells, the 1950s pulp SF magazines, Doris Lessing and feminist utopias, and the new generation of science fiction writers, including Joan Vinge, Sheila Finch and many others.

Basketball for Women

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Basketball for Women
Provides coaching information for amateur and professional players, including improving strength, flexibility, and individual and team skills

Downtown Mardi Gras

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Downtown Mardi Gras
"After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New Orleans's recovery certainly has resulted from a complex of factors, but the city's unique cultural life--perhaps its greatest capital--has been instrumental in bringing the city back from the brink of extinction. Voicing a civic fervor, local writer Chris Rose spoke for the importance of Carnival when he argued to carry on with the celebration of Mardi Gras following Katrina: "We are still New Orleans. We are the soul of America. We embody the triumph of the human spirit. Hell, we ARE Mardi Gras." Since 2006, a number of new Mardi Gras practices have gained prominence. The new parade organizations or krewes, as they are called, interpret and revise the city's Carnival traditions but bring innovative practices to Mardi Gras. The history of each parade reveals the convergence of race, class, age, and gender dynamics in these new Carnival organizations. Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans examines six unique, offbeat, Downtown celebrations. Using ethnography, folklore, cultural, and performance studies, the authors analyze new Mardi Gras's connection to traditional Mardi Gras. The narrative of each krewe's development is fascinating and unique, illustrating participants' shared desire to contribute to New Orleans's rich and vibrant culture." -- Provided by publisher.

Dilemmas with Dinner

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Dilemmas with Dinner
Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. While frantically getting ready, Brooke and her husband discover that the hired help is coincidentally the boss' ex-daughter-in-law. Just when it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, Brooke's boss has an unfortunate announcement to make -- though not as unfortunate as the candlestick attack, appetizer toss, and general chaos that then ensues...

The Whiz Kids and the 1950 Pennant

release date: Jan 01, 1996

Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," Gender, and Science Fiction

Navigating the Labyrinth. The Connection between the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act and the Job Training Partnership Act

release date: Jan 01, 1987
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