Sport in History Podcast 51 – BSSH Conference 2020 Sporting Inequalities

Sporting Inequalities is the subject of the fifth instalment from the BSSH 2020 Conference with a panel chaired by Dr Lisa Taylor which features three young researchers looking into women’s sport, representations of women in manga, and disability sport.

In Women’s Rugby: the relationship between women’s sport and the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain Lydia Furse of De Montfort University provokes a debate about the nature of feminism and the complex interaction between researcher and subject when using oral history.

Tom Weir, also of De Montfort University, in Disability Sport, opens with a thought-provoking question to the audience before going on to discuss his research with practitioners of sport with intellectual disabilities, and the way in which sport can integrate people into or exclude them from so-called mainstream sport and by extension wider society.

Dr Yann Descamps, of Université de Franche-Comté, in From Olympic Win to Olympic Dreams? Attacker You!, the Olympics and Women’s Sports from Japan to France looks at the way in which portrayals of female athletes in manga reflect the construction of gender ideals in Japanese society, and how this changes in the translation of manga from a Japanese to a French context.


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