Introduction: Feminist Thinking, Politics and Practice in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education

  • Louise Mansfield
  • Jayne Caudwell
  • Belinda Wheaton
  • Beccy Watson


In this first-of-its-kind Handbook we bring together close to 50 chapters of new and invited feminist writings on sport, leisure and physical education (PE). This has been an exciting and enjoyable endeavour for us as women working in different higher education institutions spread across north and south England, and New Zealand. Individually we all completed our gender-related PhDs in the late 1990s/early 2000s. We met each other at this time through conference attendance and other academic networks. Since then we have worked together in various settings as feminist academics and advocates. However, this is the first time we have all collaborated on one project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louise Mansfield
    • 1
  • Jayne Caudwell
    • 2
  • Belinda Wheaton
    • 3
  • Beccy Watson
    • 4
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK
  3. 3.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  4. 4.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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