Woman and Beach Volleyball: memories of Tia Leah
AbstractFrom the memory of the pioneers and from the remembrance of those who had experienced the Beach Volley for leisure, the study tried to outline Aunt Leah’s profile in the management, disclosure and visibility of the Beach Volley in Rio de Janeiro, through interviews and newspaper cuts found in the literature. The retrieval of the testimonies of eight pioneers of that modality at that time has in the approach to the Oral History its theoretical and methodological contribution. From the reorganization of the past, it was possible to show a socio-cultural identity of the Beach Volley from its very beginning. The sociability among the players was critical to the relationship of several generations. Aunt Leah's management of the net at Posto Seis in Copacabana was a milestone of the Beach Volley as it promoted equal roles among men and women who participated in the games in that net.