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Gender Performances of Sports Organization Leaders: A Comparative (Re)Examination of Alice Milliat’s, Suzanne Lenglen’s and Marie-Thérèse Eyquem’s Trajectories

  • Florys Castan-Vicente
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics book series (PASSP)

Abstract

This chapter questions the process of involvement of three French personalities: Alice Milliat (1884–1957), Suzanne Lenglen (1899–1938) and Marie-Thérèse Eyquem (1913–1978). Two of them are known for their involvement in national and international women’s sport organizations, and one is well known for her competitive career, but was also the founder and director of a mixed tennis school in her late career (since 1936). What were their motives of involvement? Why did they decide to stop, or never develop, competitive sport for themselves, and turn to organization for others? Were they moved by militant, feminist motives? With an intersectional perspective, the answers to these questions take in consideration their social class, their sexualities, and the way that they appropriated, or rejected, gender norms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florys Castan-Vicente
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    • 2
  1. 1.University of Paris 1 Panthéon SorbonneParisFrance
  2. 2.University of Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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