The power, politics and potential of feminist sports history: a multi-generational dialogue

Thorpe, H. and Olive, R. (2012) The power, politics and potential of feminist sports history: a multi-generational dialogue. Journal of Sport History, 39 3: 379-394. doi:10.1353/sph.2012.0105

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Author Thorpe, H.
Olive, R.
Title The power, politics and potential of feminist sports history: a multi-generational dialogue
Journal name Journal of Sport History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0094-1700
2155-8455
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1353/sph.2012.0105
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 379
End page 394
Total pages 6
Editor Holly Thorpe
Rebecca Olive
Place of publication Lemont, PA, United States
Publisher North American Society for Sport History
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This article considers the role that feminism has played in the development of sport history. More than writing “women’s sport history,” “feminist sport history” critically (re)engages issues of theory, method, and representation in the ways we approach historical scholarship. However, feminism remains a diverse area of thought that includes both political and personal aspects, which creates differences in the perspectives that feminist scholars bring to the field. After an overview of the development and contributions of feminism to sport history, this article reveals some of the diverse feminist perspectives in the field by constructing a dialogue using comments from interviews and literature from three “generations” of feminist sport historians. Exploring differences in feminist approaches helps to reveal the ways that each historian has found feminism to be both challenging and productive. In so doing, this article attempts to begin a new discussion of the potential for feminism to contribute to future developments in sport history.
Keyword Women’s history
Feminist history
Sport
Multi-generational dialogue
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Forum Feminist Sport History in the Past, Present, and Future

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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