Observations in the national baseball hall of fame and museum: Doing gender in cooperstown
This study explored the extent and type of men and women’s relationship to baseball at the end of the 20th century. Unobtrusive observations of the behaviors and comments of visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, were undertaken during a 7-day period to explore how men and women related to baseball. The “doing of gender” by visitors was observed in several areas: (a) historical and personal connection to baseball, (b) ability to experience a bond with others through baseball, and (c) approach to touring the Hall of Fame and Museum. Women generally were seen as outsiders and peripheral to baseball and often connected to the sport in a manner different from men.
Observational analysis, Women and baseball, Women and sport
Blinde, Elaine M., and Sarah G. McCallister. "Observations in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: doing gender in Cooperstown." Research quarterly for exercise and sport 74, no. 3 (2003): 301-312.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport