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Women and Sport or Women’s Sport?
This is the introductory chapter to the book and sets out the terminology to be used such as women's sport, contemporary history and the changing etymology of the word sport.
Women, Sport and Culture: From The 1948 Olympic Games to Rome 1960
The chapter has two sections. The first looks at the expansion of the Olympic programme for women between 1948 and 1960 and the changing cultural values of Olympism during this time. The second section argues that Olympic ...
The Olympic Games, Popular Imperialism and The Woman Question
This chapter looks at the early International Olympic Committee versions of the Olympic Games from 1896-1912 and female access to a range of competitive opportunities. The chapter focuses on sports stars like Lottie Dod, ...