Female Football Players and Fans

Doing gender on and off the pitch: The world of female football players. Sociological Research Online, 12(1). Hills, M. (2002). Fan cultures. London: Routledge. Jenkins, H. (2006). Fans, bloggers, and gamers: Exploring participatory ...

Author: Gertrud Pfister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137590251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

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This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of women’s football and female fans. It gives an in-depth analysis of the development of the women’s game in different European countries and examines the experiences of female fans. An overview about women’s football in Europe shows the rise and development of the game and the increasing inclusion of girls and women in football and fan communities. To date, there has been a lack of research on female participation in football, but drawing on research studies from various European countries, the volume explores a range of issues, including how girls and women become football fans and players, how women combine football with their everyday lives, and how they may encounter stereotypes and barriers when they challenge male dominance by entering this traditionally male sport. This collection will be of interest to students and scholars in a range of fields, including sports sociology, sport sciences, gender studies, leisure studies, women’s studies as well as fandom and cultural studies.
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Female Football Players and Fans

This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of women’s football and female fans.

Author: Gertrud Pfister

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137590246

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 319

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This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of women’s football and female fans. It gives an in-depth analysis of the development of the women’s game in different European countries and examines the experiences of female fans. An overview about women’s football in Europe shows the rise and development of the game and the increasing inclusion of girls and women in football and fan communities. To date, there has been a lack of research on female participation in football, but drawing on research studies from various European countries, the volume explores a range of issues, including how girls and women become football fans and players, how women combine football with their everyday lives, and how they may encounter stereotypes and barriers when they challenge male dominance by entering this traditionally male sport. This collection will be of interest to students and scholars in a range of fields, including sports sociology, sport sciences, gender studies, leisure studies, women’s studies as well as fandom and cultural studies.
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Sport and Its Female Fans

In Chapter 6 ' “Oh Yes, He Is Hot”: Female Football Fans and the Sexual Objectification of Sportsmen's Bodies,' the ... the authors explain how some women sports fans, who enjoy actively looking at football players in sexually desiring ...

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415883818

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being conducted internationally across the social sciences and humanities on this emerging and topical field. While sports spectatorship is a popular and well-respected site of analysis, no book-length, scholarly contribution documents women's experiences of sports fandom. For this reason, there is an obvious need for a book that offers researchers, students and non-professional readers an authoritative introduction to women's modes of sport support. Sport and Its Female Fans will be a landmark contribution in the field of sport research and in studies of sports fandom, making an original contribution to the growing, yet under-researched, area of female sports spectators.
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Female Football Fans

This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.

Author: C. Dunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137398239

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the experience of men, and it usually talks about alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.
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A Sociology of Football in a Global Context

as the experience of athletes as well as the influence of fellow players, the fans and the media (Anderson 2009a; ... In their research on the identity of female football players, Scraton, Fasting, Pfister and Bunuel (1999) discuss how ...

Author: Jamie Cleland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135007621

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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Association football is now the global sport, consumed in various ways by millions of people across the world. Throughout its history, football has been a catalyst as much for social cohesion, unity, excitement and integration as it can be for division, exclusion and discrimination. A Sociology of Football in a Global Context examines the historical, political, economic, social and cultural complexities of the game across Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America. It analyses the key developments and sociological debates within football through a topic-based approach that concentrates on the history of football and its global diffusion; the role of violence; the global governance of the game by FIFA; race, racism and whiteness; gender and homophobia; the changing nature of fans; the media and football’s financial revolution; the transformation of players into global celebrities; and the growth of football leagues across the world. Using a range of examples from all over the world, each chapter highlights the different social and cultural changes football has seen, most notably since the 1990s, when its relationship with the mass media and other transnational networks became more important and financially lucrative.
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Female Fans of the NFL

woman was wearing short shorts, thigh-high sport socks, pony tails and eye-black. Her look was akin to a Halloween costume a woman would wear of a football player. Also present were the Crown Royal girls and Miller Lite girls ̄ (Field ...

Author: Anne Cunningham Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317663782

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

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In the past, sport, particularly football, has been defined as a male domain. Women’s interest stereotypically ranges from gentle tolerance to active resistance. But increasingly, women are proudly identifying themselves as supporters of their teams, and have become highly desirable audiences for sport organizations and merchandisers. Football provides a unique site at which to examine the complex interplay between three theoretical areas: identity formation and maintenance, commercialization of cultural practices, and gender hegemony. This book explores how women experience their fandom, and what barriers exist for the female fan.
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A Game for Rough Girls

A History of Women's Football in Britain Jean Williams ... The majority of self-confessed football fans could not name a female player. Such differences clearly pose a challenge to any assumption about football being either England's ...

Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135136147

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Can we truly call football England's 'national' game? How have we arrived at this point of such clear inequality between men's and women's football? Between 1921 and 1972, women were banned from playing in football League grounds in the UK. Yet in 1998 FIFA declared that "the future is feminine" and that football was the fastest growing sport for women globally. The result of several years of original research, the book traces the continuities in women's participation since the beginnings of the game, and highlights the significant moments that have influenced current practice. The text provides: *insight into the communities and individual experiences of players, fans, investors, administrators and coaches *examination of the attitudes and role of national and international associations *analysis of the development of the professional game *comparisons with women's football in mainland Europe, the USA and Africa. A Game for Rough Girls is the first text to properly theorize the development of the game. Examining recreational and elite levels, the author provides a thorough critique, placing women's experience in the context of broader cultural and sports studies debates on social change, gender, power and global economics.
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Women Sport Fans

Research on women's use of online sport message boards is scant, though Deirdre Hynes' work on women football (soccer) fans in the UK is ... who use digital media to bring greater visibility to women in sport, as both players and fans.

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317280781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Women worldwide are making their presence felt as sport fans in rapidly increasing numbers. This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the study of sport fandom by exploring the growing visibility and interest in women who follow sport. It presents the latest data on women’s sport spectatorship in different regions of the world, posing new theoretical paradigms to study the globalised nature of female sport fandom. This book goes beyond conventional approaches to analysing the practices of women sport fans. By using a critical feminist perspective to investigate cultural conditions and social contexts (including globalisation, digital networked technologies, consumerism, neoliberalism and postfeminism), it brings into view a diversity of women’s voices and experiences as sport fans. It sheds new light on the power dynamics of gender, ethnicity and sexuality influencing women’s participation in sport spectatorship and interrogates the ways female sport fandom is made visible through transnational media networks. Women Sport Fans: Identification, Participation, Representation is fascinating reading for all those interested in sport and gender, the sociology of sport, or women’s studies.
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The Feminization of Sports Fandom

The attitude of many male interviewees towards younger female fans was often that female ice hockey followers are ... Certainly, English Premier League football is now marketed as part of the entertainment industry and top players are ...

Author: Stacey Pope

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317425397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Women fans have entered the traditionally male domain of the sports stadium in growing numbers in recent years. Watching professional sport is important for women for so many reasons, but their expectations and experiences have been largely ignored by academics. This book tackles these shortcomings in the literature and sheds new light on the many ways in which women become sports fans. This groundbreaking study is the first to focus on the phenomenon of the feminization of sports fandom. Including original research on football and rugby union in the UK, it looks at the increasing opportunities for women to become sports fans in contemporary society and critically examines the way this form of leisure is valued by women. Drawing upon feminist thinking and intersectionality, it shows how women from different social classes and age groups consume the spectacle of sport. This book is fascinating reading for any student or scholar interested in sport and leisure studies, sociology and gender or women’s studies.
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Futbolera

WOMEN FANS AND THE MARIA-CHUTEIRAS Brazilian women were ardent fans of football. Although there might have been significant overlap between players and fans, they were not interchangeable groups. One of the earliest celebrity female ...

Author: Brenda Elsey

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477310427

Category: History

Page: 368

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Latin American athletes have achieved iconic status in global popular culture, but what do we know about the communities of women in sport? Futbolera is the first monograph on women’s sports in Latin America. Because sports evoke such passion, they are fertile ground for understanding the formation of social classes, national and racial identities, sexuality, and gender roles. Futbolera tells the stories of women athletes and fans as they navigated the pressures and possibilities within organized sports. Futbolera charts the rise of physical education programs for girls, often driven by ideas of eugenics and proper motherhood, that laid the groundwork for women’s sports clubs, which began to thrive beyond the confines of school systems. Futbolera examines how women challenged both their exclusion from national pastimes and their lack of access to leisure, bodily integrity, and public space. This vibrant history also examines women’s sports through comparative case studies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and others. Special attention is given to women’s sports during military dictatorships of the 1970s and 80s as well as the feminist and democratic movements that followed. The book culminates by exploring recent shifts in mindset towards women’s football and dynamic social movements of players across Latin America.
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