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Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain.

By: Skillen, Fiona.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2013Description: 1 online resource (288 p.).ISBN: 9783035305241.Subject(s): Literature and society -- England --History --20th century | Modernism (Literature) -- Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar BritainDDC classification: 820.9 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; List of tables ; List of figures ; List of illustrations ; Acronyms and abbreviations ; Introduction ; Chapter One 'A sound system of physical training'; Chapter Two 'We all wanted to win, but we were nice to each other'; Chapter Three 'To make them men or women of character and worthy citizens of our great Empire'; Chapter Four 'Brightening the lives and making less monotonous the daily toil of the workers'; Chapter Five 'Women and sport: a change in taste'; Conclusion ; Appendix Oral History Interviews ; Bibliography ; Index
Summary: This book offers a unique examination of women''s increasing involvement in sport during the period 1919-1939. Focusing primarily on sites of participation, it analyses where and how women accessed sport and their participation across class, age and marital groups. It also demonstrates the diverse ways in which sport was incorporated into women''s everyday lives, with particular emphasis on the important and yet often neglected area of informal participation, so fundamental to understandings of women''s sport. The unique combination of in-depth studies, drawing on the voices of the women themselves through oral testimonies, and the tracing of broad national and international trends, contributes to an innovative and comprehensive exploration of the evolution of women''s sports participation across Britain during this significant period.
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Cover; Contents ; Acknowledgements ; List of tables ; List of figures ; List of illustrations ; Acronyms and abbreviations ; Introduction ; Chapter One 'A sound system of physical training'; Chapter Two 'We all wanted to win, but we were nice to each other'; Chapter Three 'To make them men or women of character and worthy citizens of our great Empire'; Chapter Four 'Brightening the lives and making less monotonous the daily toil of the workers'; Chapter Five 'Women and sport: a change in taste'; Conclusion ; Appendix Oral History Interviews ; Bibliography ; Index

This book offers a unique examination of women''s increasing involvement in sport during the period 1919-1939. Focusing primarily on sites of participation, it analyses where and how women accessed sport and their participation across class, age and marital groups. It also demonstrates the diverse ways in which sport was incorporated into women''s everyday lives, with particular emphasis on the important and yet often neglected area of informal participation, so fundamental to understandings of women''s sport. The unique combination of in-depth studies, drawing on the voices of the women themselves through oral testimonies, and the tracing of broad national and international trends, contributes to an innovative and comprehensive exploration of the evolution of women''s sports participation across Britain during this significant period.

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Fiona Skillen completed her PhD in the department of Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. She is currently a lecturer in Sport Management, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University.

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