Afterword: Doing History of Gender and Sport—A Feminist Perspective as a French Sports Historian and Practitioner

  • Anaïs Bohuon
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics book series (PASSP)


This concluding chapter sheds light on the sporting and academic trajectory of a French female Sport Historian. Anaïs Bohuon details how her sporting practice and her academic interests have been entangled, as she became a leading scholar in the field of sport history and gender history in France. Her experiences are situated in many of the discussions raised in the previous chapters, questioning gender as a major category of the organization of sport, and how this has been institutionalised by sporting bodies. Using the concept of ‘silences of history’ this afterword positions the findings of this collection in the historiography of women in sport, and particularly their absence in leadership.


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  • Anaïs Bohuon
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  1. 1.CIAMS, Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance

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