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Roller Girl

Author : Victoria Jamieson
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Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for a summer camp, she's sure Nicole will be right by her side - until Nicole signs up for ballet camp instead, with Astrid's biggest rival. So begins the hardest summer of Astrid's life, as she struggles to stay on her skates, to learn who she is without Nicole . . . and to find out what it takes to be a strong, tough, awesome roller girl.

Roller Girls Hell s Belles

Author : Megan Sparks
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Annie’s roller derby team is finally on a winning streak. They plan a special Halloween bout with their arch rivals, the High Rollers. But Annie sprains her ankle. Will it heal in time for the bout?

Roller Girls Falling Hard

Author : Megan Sparks
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When Annie moves from London to small town Illinois, the last thing she expects to do is to join the Roller Derby team.


Author : Melissa Joulwan
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The 1950s phenomenon of Roller Derby is back in full force, and it's definitely not your grandma's game anymore. With leagues in more than one hundred cities across the country, a national tournament, and major sponsors, the new wave of the sport has gone mainstream. No one is better qualified to tell the story of Flat Track Derby's astronomic rise than Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan. As a founding member of the Texas Rollergirls -- the league that launched the sport and the reigning national champions -- she has helped redefine what it means to be stylish, sporty, and sexy. With her mouthy, tough-as-nails style, Melicious recounts her best tales from the track: her fierce rivalries with The Wrench and Ivanna S. Pankin, the scene at the annual national tournament, the thrill of a bout, and the infractions that so often bring her to the penalty box. From the minute she first laced up her skates and wrapped herself in her alter ego, Roller Derby has given her a confidence boost, and she shares the positive impact the sport has also had on girls -- young and not-so-young -- who tack posters of her on their bedroom walls and lace up their own skates. Complete with photos and suggestions on how to develop a Rollergirl name and persona, this unprecedented tell-all comes from the woman who's watched the sport evolve from an underground Friday-night event to a bona fide national phenomenon.

Identity Belonging and Community in Men s Roller Derby

Author : Dawn Fletcher
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Modern roller derby has been theorised as a gendered leisure context, offering women opportunities for empowerment and growth, and enabling them to carve a space for themselves in sport. No longer a women-only sport, roller derby is now played by all genders and has been heralded as a model of inclusivity within sport. Identity, Belonging, and Community in Men’s Roller Derby offers an insight into how men’s roller derby culture is created and maintained, how members forge an identity for themselves and their team, and how they create feelings of belonging and inclusivity. Through in-depth ethnographic study of a specific, localised roller derby community, this book examines how practices of skills capital intersect with different configurations of masculinity in a continual struggle between traditional and inclusive models of sport. An interrogation of the ways a DIY sport can be seen to be achieved, experienced, and understood in everyday practice, this book will appeal to scholars of men, masculinities, and sport. Additionally, the methodological discussions will be of value to ethnographers and researchers who have had to deal with a disruptive presence.

Zombie Roller Derby Chicks from Hell

Author : Steven Farkas
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Zombie Roller Derby Chicks From Hell is set in a New Jersey Seaside town. During a local roller derby bout a man comes in looking very sick. A violent shove sends one of the derby girls into the crowd and in contact with the fan who will set the town on fire and fill it with rabid flesh eating zombies

Lights Out Lucy Roller Derby 101

Author : Elicia Hyder
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“Filled with humor, likable characters, strong female friendships, a sweet romance, and women challenging themselves to discover what they’re made of, it’s kept me smiling from the get-go. I don’t know how many books Hyder has planned for this series but I’ll be buying them all.” —The Romance Dish “Counted myself as one of your hardcore Soul Summoner fans then started Lights Out Lucy. Now I count myself as someone that recognizes a wonderful writer. Thank you for sharing your stories with the rest of us.” —HYDERNATION reviewer "I loved this book so much, I just went online and found our local roller derby team. There’s a bout this weekend, and my friends and I are going!” —HYDERNATION reviewer

Seriousness and Women s Roller Derby

Author : Maddie Breeze
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This book explores seriousness in practice in the unique sports context of contemporary women's flat track roller derby. The author presents a stimulating argument for a sociology of seriousness as a productive contribution to understandings of gender, organization and the mid-ranges of agency between dichotomies of voluntarism and determinism.

Roller Derby Diaries How I Saw Jesus on the Flat Track

Author : John T. Tarrant
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A unique perspective comparing a local roller derby team to the life and ministry of Jesus. This book shows how we can find Christ-like behavior in the strangest of places. As in roller derby, the book contains some colorful language that might not be appropriate for some readers.

Bay Area Roller Derby

Author : Jerry Seltzer
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Roller Derby found a home in the San Francisco Bay Area following its Depression-era Chicago origins. An early television sensation, it faded to a modest existence in Los Angeles during the 1950s. Creator Leo Seltzer turned the game over to his son Jerry, who repositioned the traveling Bay Bombers from their home terrain of San Francisco to Fresno and everywhere in-between. He shined television camera lights on skaters who became the zenith in Roller Derby, including Charlie O'Connell, Annis Jensen, Joanie Weston, and more. Syndicated television games seen by millions yielded sellout crowds in every major arena in the country. However, economic and cultural changes closed Roller Derby in 1973. Passionate fans clung tenaciously to its memory. In the 21st century, the game made an astonishing return not only in Northern California but also worldwide.

The Roller Derby Athlete

Author : Ellen Parnavelas
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Roller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwide - in the USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Asia - with new adherents coming to the sport all the time. As the popularity of roller derby has grown, the demand for information about the sport and how to play it has grown too. As leagues become more experienced, and players more advance, tactics and game play have grown in sophistication. There are many online forums and social networking sites devoted to training, tactics, fitness and nutrition, but up till now, no single source which gathered all the information together. This new book is the first to cover roller derby from a practical sports perspective and offer advice on tactics, fitness, training, injury-prevention and nutrition. Chapters include: ? An introduction to the game, its history and rules. ? How to play the game - strategy and tactics ? Fitness requirements - strength, endurance, and plyometric exercises for balance ? Training - practical training programmes both on and off skates ? Nutrition - what to eat before and after training, meal suggestions and supplements ? The female athlete - specific training advice for women ? Profiles of well-known roller derby players who share their top tips in all the above categories. The introduction has been written by Suzy Hotrod, one of roller derby's most renowned players and there is plentiful advice from many of the sports leading players.

Gender Sport and the Role of Alter Ego in Roller Derby

Author : Colleen Arendt
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Gender, Sport and the Role of the Alter Ego in Roller Derby focuses on the resurgence of roller derby by examining the appeal and dedication to a sport that combines the masculine aggression and physicality of sport with a more feminine, or alternative, style of organizing and community building. No longer a scripted sport filled with fake fighting and hair pulling, derby, though still dangerous, has nevertheless exploded in popularity around the world. Drawing on data from in-depth interviews with women players, Colleen Arendt reveals how derby has come to serve as a site of gender rebellion and emancipation that empowers participants. She demonstrates how players find roller derby a place to build friendships and support networks, while giving back to their community. The book also analyzes the adoption of derby personas, or alter egos, which many players use. While many players derive joy and other benefits from their derby personas, others argue that personas and alter egos detract from the athleticism and legitimacy of the sport. Finally, by considering the relationship between gender, sport, society, and power, this book tries to answer the question: Why derby? Why now?

Robbery at the Roller Derby

Author : Ellen Jacobson
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When Mollie joined a roller derby team, she thought she only needed to worry about bumps and bruises. But when something valuable is stolen from the locker room, she decides to investigate and find the culprit. In between identifying suspects, working at a mind-numbing temp job, and skating practice, she also meets a guy who just might change her view on blind dates. As Mollie pursues her investigation, not everyone is thrilled when she starts asking one too many questions. Can Mollie skate her way out of danger? Or will her nosiness be the death of her? Robbery at the Roller Derby is a prequel novella to the hilarious Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mysteries, a whimsical series with a nautical twist. Grab your copy today and laugh out loud from the first page to the last. The Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mysteries Prequel—Robbery at the Roller Derby #1—Murder at the Marina #2—Bodies in the Boatyard #3—Poisoned by the Pier #3.5—Buried by the Beach #4—Dead in the Dinghy #5—Shooting by the Sea #6—Overboard on the Ocean

The Last True Roller Derby

Author : Larry Smith
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Larry Smith got some strange looks as a boy when he told everyone he wanted to join the Roller Derby, but he’d go on to have the time of his life living out his dream. As a member of the International Roller Derby League, he engaged in a style of play that gave the fans what they wanted: fights, hard skating, and great athletic ability combined with a fast-paced game. As a member of Roller Derby, he and his teammates welcomed minorities in the 1960s when racial tension was at its peak. Whites and blacks skated together, roomed together, and stuck together like brothers and sisters. Smith and his teammates sold out everywhere they played: Madison Square Garden, the Chicago Coliseum, San Francisco’s Cow Palace, White Sox Park, the Montreal Forum, and hundreds of smaller venues. While the quality of the game ultimately declined, Smith was there for its glory years, and he remembers it all as if it were yesterday. He looks back on his many adventures—some of them almost unbelievable—in The Last “True” Roller Derby.

Rolling On A Roller Derby League Surivial Guide

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Sportswomen s Apparel Around the World

Author : Linda K. Fuller
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Roller Girl

Author : Vanessa North
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Recently divorced Tina Durham is trying to be self-sufficient, but her personal-training career is floundering, her closest friends are swept up in new relationships, and her washing machine has just flooded her kitchen. It's enough to make a girl cry. Instead, she calls a plumbing service, and Joanne "Joe Mama" Delario comes to the rescue. Joe is sweet, funny, and good at fixing things. She also sees something special in Tina and invites her to try out for the roller derby team she coaches. Derby offers Tina an outlet for her frustrations, a chance to excel, and the female friendships she's never had before. And as Tina starts to thrive at derby, the tension between her and Joe cranks up. Despite their player/coach relationship, they give in to their mutual attraction. Sex in secret is hot, but Tina can't help but want more. With work still on the rocks and her relationship in the closet, Tina is forced to reevaluate her life. Can she be content with a secret lover? Or with being dependent on someone else again? It's time for Tina to tackle her fears, both on and off the track.

Sport Gender and Power

Author : Adele Pavlidis
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As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ’derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized women’s sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores the manner in which roller derby has emerged as a gendered space for self-transformation, belonging and embodied contest, in which women are invited to experience their emotions differently, embrace pain and overcome limits. Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby presents detailed interview, ethnographic and autoethnographic material, together with a range of media texts to shed new light on the complex relationships of power experienced by women in derby as a sport culture, whilst also examining the darker relationships that characterise the sport, including those of inclusion and exclusion, difference and identity, and competition and participation. A contemporary feminist study of empowerment, sexual difference, gender and affect, this book will appeal to scholars of gender and sexuality, embodiment, feminist thought and the sociology of sport and leisure.

Down and Derby

Author : Alex Cohen
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“Part manifesto, part how-to-guide . . . required reading for anyone who’s searching for new ways to be fearless.” —Carrie Brownstein When most Americans hear the words “roller derby” today, they think of the kitschy sport once popular on weekend television during the seventies and eighties. Originally an endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York, roller derby gradually evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting, and a kitschy weekend-television staple during the seventies and eighties. But in recent decades it’s come back strong, with more than 17,000 skaters in more than four hundred leagues around the world, and countless die-hard fans. Down and Derby will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the sport. Written by veteran skaters as both a history and a how-to, it’s a brassy celebration of every aspect of the sport, from its origins in the late 1800s, to the rules of a modern bout, to the science of picking an alias, to the many ways you can get involved off skates. Informative, entertaining, and executed with the same tough, sassy, DIY attitude—leavened with plenty of humor—that the sport is known for, Down and Derby is a great read for both skaters and spectators.

Roller Derby Notebook

Author : Skaterpress
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Roller Derby NotebookCool & Funky Roller Girl Derby Notebook by SkaterPress Perfect Journal for Roller Derby Girls to write down anything 'Derby' or for a Coach or Trainer to make notes, write logs for practice or plan strategies and concepts. If you love Roller Derby and skate just for fun at school or play professionally in the top leagues, this notepad is for you. Whether you consider yourself a Roller Girl, Chick, Lady, Woman.. or just a Badass or Kickass Roller Chick, then this hot design suits you just fine. Makes a great gift or present idea for yourself, or someone you know that lives and breathes roller derby. If they can't get enough, then maybe you can get them this for their Birthday or a Christmas gift. Or just treat yourself and go get 'em! Design A cool pair of quad skates in bright sky blue with peachy pink stripes and a grungy word 'Derby'. The signature letter B depicts the Derby Bum (or ass) on the floor cos this game is rough as hell, and you likely have the black and blue bruises to prove it. A few little twinkling stars also thrown in for good measure.. cos.. stars are cool. Features Gorgeous Glossy Cover 6x9" Trim Size 150 Pages printed on white paper College Ruled - No margin