Women and sport in interwar Britain

Carol Osborne, Fiona Skillen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Abstract

    Book abstract: All sports focus on the physical body, with images of speed and power, agility, skilfulness and achievement. Throughout the history of sports, gender divisions and stereotypes have been intrinsic to their structure and culture, while sexuality has been inseparable from the gendered character of sports. In other words, gender and sexuality have been fundamental to the understanding and practice of all sports and physical cultures, and lie at the centre of the growing field of sport studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
    EditorsJ. Hargreaves, E. Anderson
    PublisherRoutledge
    ISBN (Print)9780415522533
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • women
    • sport
    • gender
    • sexuality
    • history

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