Why are female athletes so often seen as spectacle? Skimpy Coverage delves into Sports Illustrated’s treatment of female athletes since the iconic magazine’s founding in 1954. 

The first book-length study of its kind, Hagerman’s accessible account charts the ways in which Sports Illustrated—arguably the leading sports publication in postwar America—engaged with the social and cultural changes affecting women’s athletics and the conversations about gender and identity they spawned. Bonnie Hagerman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of Virginia.

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