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The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work

Steven M. Ortiz


Male professional athletes captivate fans and profoundly influence today’s society as part of the $1.3 trillion global sport industry. Although these athletes’ lives and careers are widely reported, scholarly knowledge about the women who support them—their wives—is extremely limited. Because these women’s voices have historically been stifled, their marriages are shockingly misunderstood. Based on findings from the first and only longitudinal study on the sport marriage, this book corrects the abundance of misinformation reported by all forms of media, dispels undeserved stereotypes, and addr ... More

Keywords: career-dominated marriage, groupies, infidelity, longitudinal study, power and control, professional athletes, professional sports, sport marriage, sport wives, unwritten rules

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043161
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven M. Ortiz, author
Oregon State University