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French Cycling: A Social and Cultural History

Hugh Dauncey


This book aims to provide a balanced and detailed analytical survey of the complex leisure activity, sport, and industry that is cycling in France. Identifying key events, practices, stakeholders and institutions in the history of French cycling, it presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how cycling has been significant in French society and culture since the late nineteenth century. Cycling as leisure is considered through reference to the adoption of the bicycle as an instrument of tourism and emancipation by women in the 1880s, for example, or by study of the development in the 1990s of ... More

Keywords: leisure activity, sport, industry, cycling, France, stakeholders, French cycling, French society, late nineteenth century, bicycle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318351
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317859


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugh Dauncey, author