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Women, Sport and Modernity in Interwar Britain

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Fiona Skillen

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.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
      • History: earliest times to present day (HBL)
        • Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900 (HBLL)
      • History: specific events & topics (HBT)
        • Social & cultural history (HBTB)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JF)
      • Social groups (JFS)
        • Gender studies, gender groups (JFSJ)
          • Gender studies: women (JFSJ1)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
        • Sociology: sport & leisure (JHBS)
  • Lifestyle, sport & leisure (W)
    • Sports & outdoor recreation (WS)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / General (HIS000000)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain (HIS015000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • Sociology (SOC026)
      • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General (SOC026000)
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies (SOC028000)
  • Sports & Recreation (SPO)
    • SPORTS & RECREATION / General (SPO000000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Society & culture: general (JB)
      • Social groups (JBS)
        • Gender studies, gender groups (JBSF)
          • Gender studies: women & girls (JBSF1)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
      • Sociology (JHB)
        • Sociology: sport & leisure (JHBS)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)
      • History: specific events & topics (NHT)
        • Social & cultural history (NHTB)
        • National liberation & independence, post-colonialism (NHTR)
  • Sports & Active outdoor recreation (S)
    • Sport: general (SC)
      • Sports training & coaching (SCG)
        • Sport science, physical education (SCGF)
        • Sports psychology (SCGP)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Western Europe (1DD)
        • Ireland (1DDR)
  • Time period qualifiers (3)
    • c 1500 onwards to present day (3M)
      • 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899 (3MN)
        • Later 19th century c 1850 to c 1899 (3MNQ)
          • Victorian Britain (3MNQ-GB-V)
      • 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999 (3MP)
      • 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100 (3MR)
  • Interest qualifiers (5)
    • Intended for specific groups (5J)
      • Intended specifically for women and/or girls (5JA)