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Choosing to run: a history of gender and athletics in Kenya, c. 1940s - 1980s

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Choosing to Run: A History of Athletics and Gender in Kenya, c. 1940s – 1980s explores the history of gender and athletics in Kenya, with focus on the Rift Valley Province, from the onset of late colonial rule in the 1940s through the professionalisation of the sport during the last decades of the twentieth century.

The first two empirical chapters provide a history of athletics during the colonial period. The first highlights the continuity of ideas about sport and masculi...

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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Economic and Social History
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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Funding agency for:
Michelle Marie Sikes
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:27bf8bf4-6c93-4fa6-a729-ba6dc34ebd26
Local pid:
ora:11777

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