A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960

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Routledge, Apr 24, 2014 - Sports & Recreation - 408 pages

This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this text include: What are the fresh perspectives and newly available sources for the historian of women’s sport? How do these take forward established debates on women’s place in sporting culture and what novel approaches do they suggest? How can our appreciation of fashion, travel, food and medical history be advanced by looking at women’s involvement in sport? How can we use some of the current ideas and methodologies in the recent literature on the history and sociology of sport in order to look afresh at women’s participation? Jean Williams’s original research on these topics and more will be a useful resource for scholars in the fields of sports, women’s studies, history and sociology.

 

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Contents

Women and Sport or Womens Sport?
1
1 Victorian Sporting Variety Womens Education and Writing
29
2 The Olympic Games Popular Imperialism and the Woman Question
64
3 An Age of Speed
91
4 Football Interconnections and Olympic Parallels
118
Womens Hockey Brooklands and Aspects of Empire
154
From the 1948 London Olympic Games to Rome 1960
197
Conclusion
252
Womens Participation in the Modern Olympic Summer Games 18962004
279
Schedule of International Federation of Womens Hockey Associations IFWHA Conferences 19301983
281
Scotland versus Ireland Programme 23 March 1935 at Glasgow High Schools Club Ground Old Anniesland
283
Wales versus England Programme 10 March 1935 Merton Abbey Wimbledon
287
South Africa National Womens Hockey Team taken from the England versus South Africa Programme 28 November 1936 Merton Abbey Wimbledon
291
The Brooklands Racing Careers of Some Prominent Women Drivers Between 19201938
293
Notes
295
Bibliography
357

Clubs Belonging to the All England Womens Hockey Association AEWHA in the 18991900 Season and Their Colours
263
Dorothy Gwyn Jeffreys Winifred Gwyn Jeffreys and Edith M Thomson Hockey Jottings unpublished Kensington London circa 1898
269

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About the author (2014)

Jean Williams is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester.

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