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Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
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Histories of Women's Work in Global Sport

A Man’s World?

Editors: Cervin, Georgia, Nicolas, Claire (Eds.)

  • Analyses gender relations in the history of sporting organizations around the world
  • Foregrounds women’s work in sports administration, governance, and diplomacy
  • Features a diverse array of international case studies
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Georgia Cervin is an honorary research fellow at the University of Western Australia. Drawing on her experience as an international gymnast, her research has focused on women’s artistic gymnastics in terms of international politics, gender, governance, coaching and athlete rights.
Claire Nicolas is finishing her PhD at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the connections between sports, gender and nationalism in West Africa.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26909-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: January 9, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26908-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Histories of Women's Work in Global Sport
Book Subtitle
A Man’s World?
Editors
  • Georgia Cervin
  • Claire Nicolas
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26909-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26909-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26908-1
Series ISSN
2365-998X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 347
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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