Sport and the Emancipation of European Women: The Struggle for Self-fulfilment

1st Edition

Gigliola Gori, J.A. Mangan

Routledge
Published August 23, 2018
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138377967 - CAT# K398116
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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Summary

Sport and the Emancipation of European Women: the Struggle for Self-fulfilment explores the contributions of European women to the emancipation of women worldwide. It expands understanding of the need for their attitudes and actions and celebrates their achievements in freeing the female body from unwarranted political, cultural and social restraint in the courageous pursuit of the Enlightenment 's ' secular value system: ‘the unity of mankind and basic personal freedoms and {a} world of tolerance, knowledge, education and opportunity' (from Roy Porter, Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World, 2004).

The Collection records the pulling down of European barriers via sport to women’s realisation of ability and release of talent and their conquest of crushing inhibitions, inexcusable irrationality, intolerable prejudice and denial of opportunity : no barriers came down without confrontation.

The struggle to overthrow prejudice set for the first time in the context of recent European history and the recent evolution of European sport, is described in this pioneering Collection. It is the first publication to focus specifically on European women and their struggle for emancipation via sport.

This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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