Histories of Women's Work in Global Sport: A Man's World?

Georgia Cervin (Editor), Claire Nicolas (Editor)

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Sport has never been a man’s world. As this volume shows, women have served key roles not only as athletes and spectators, but as administrators, workers, decision-makers, and leaders in sporting organizations around the world. Contributors excavate scarce archival material to uncover histories of women’s work in sport, from swimming teachers in nineteenth-century England to national sports administrators in twentieth-century Côte d’Ivoire, and many places in between. Their work has been varied, holding roles as teachers, wives, and secretaries in sporting contexts around the world, often with diplomatic functions—including at the 1968 and 1992 Olympic Games. Finally, this collection shows how gender initiatives have developed in sporting institutions in Europe and international sport federations today. With a foreword by Grégory Quin and afterword by Anaïs Bohuon, this is a pioneering study into gender and women’s work in global sport.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-26909-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-26908-1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2019


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