RUNNING OFF-TACKLE THROUGH THE LAST BASTION: WOMEN, RESISTANCE, AND PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL

@article{Packard2009RUNNINGOT,
  title={RUNNING OFF-TACKLE THROUGH THE LAST BASTION: WOMEN, RESISTANCE, AND PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL},
  author={Josh Packard},
  journal={Sociological Spectrum},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={321 - 345}
}
  • Josh Packard
  • Published 20 March 2009
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Spectrum
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