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Female Football Players and Fans : Intruding into a Man's World.

By: Pfister, Gertrud.
Contributor(s): Pope, Stacey.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Football Research in an Enlarged Europe Ser: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (323 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137590251.Subject(s): Soccer for women-Europe-History | Soccer-Social aspects-Europe | Women soccer fans-Europe | Women soccer players-Europe-HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Female Football Players and Fans : Intruding into a Man's WorldDDC classification: 796.334082094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Tables -- 1: Introduction -- Introduction -- References -- Part I: Women's Football and Female Players -- 2: It's Still a Man's Game? The Experiences of Top-Level European Women Footballers -- Introduction -- Sporting Women: From Equity to Diversity -- Women in Football -- Methods -- Results -- Becoming a Footballer -- Kicking About with the Lads -- Only Boys Can Play -- Gendered Sporting Identities -- A 'Female World'? -- Conclusion -- References -- 3: Women, Football and European Integration: Aims, Questions, Methodological and Theoretical Approaches -- Introduction1 -- Theoretical Approaches, Main Questions and Methods -- Football Research in an Enlarged Europe: The FREE Project and the Subproject: Feminization -- Gender, Sport and Trans/national Identities: Theoretical Considerations -- Results of and Approaches in Available Studies -- Football and Gendered Fan Communities -- Transnational Fandom -- Female Fans in a Men's World -- Women's Football Still a Contested Issue? -- Women's Teams and Their Fans -- Conclusions and Perspectives -- References -- 4: The Beginnings of Women's Football in South-Western Germany: From a Spectacle to a Sport Event -- Introduction -- 1954: The 'Miracle of Berne' and the Initial Euphoria for Women's Football -- Pioneers in the South-West Ignore the Ban -- From Amusement for Men to a Competitive Sport -- DFB Officials and Politicians as Pacemakers for Women's Football -- Support from the Mass Media -- Motives, Sexual Orientation and Social Life -- Spectator Numbers, Ticket Sales and Finances -- Conclusions -- References -- 5: Women's Football Leagues in Europe: Organizational and Economic Perspectives -- Introduction -- The Current Situation of Elite Women's Football Leagues and Clubs in Europe -- Attendance -- Club Budgets.
The Football Associations' Strategies for Furthering Women's Football Leagues -- League Formats -- Competition Formats -- Numbers of League Levels, Divisions and Teams -- Seasons -- Regulation -- Club Licensing Systems -- Player Market Regulations -- Revenue Sharing/Redistribution -- League Marketing -- Conclusion -- References -- 6: Outsiders on the Inside: Integrating Women's and Men's Football Clubs in England -- Introduction -- Integration and Separation in Women's Sports -- The Integration of Men's and Women's Football in England -- Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Categorizing Club Relationships -- Examining Club Relationships -- Financial Arrangements -- Club Development -- Perceived Status -- Conclusion -- Endnote: Looking to the Future -- References -- 7: 'Who Could Name an England Women's Footballer?': Female Fans of Men's Football and Their Views of Women's Football in England -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- A Brief History of Women's Football  and Spectatorship in England -- Research on Female Fans -- The Marginalization of Women's Sport in the Media: An Overview of the Existing Literature -- Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Positive Attitudes Towards Women's Football -- Lack of Media Coverage and Its Impact on Fans -- Negative Perceptions of Women's Football and Women's Sport and the Influence of the Media -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Female Football Fans and their Experiences -- 8: A Socio-Historical Account of Female Experiences of Football's Golden Age in England -- Introduction -- Sports Fan Research -- Context and Methodology -- Findings -- English Football and a Sense of Well-Being: 'It Was Safe' -- Styles of Support: 'Everybody Was in Tune' -- Women's Relationships with Football Players:  'They Were Just Like One of Us' -- Conclusion -- References.
9: Is There a Life Beyond Football? How Female Fans Integrate Football into Their Everyday Lives -- Introduction -- Aims and Questions -- Theoretical Considerations -- Sources and Methods -- Findings -- The Meaning of Fandom -- A 'Real' Fan Is a Fan Forever -- The Rewards of Being a Fan -- Everyday Life as a Fan -- Living According to a 'Football Calendar' -- Fandom and Work-Life Integration -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 10: 'One Is Not Born, But Rather Becomes a Fan': The Socialization of Female Football Fans-A Case Study in Denmark -- Introduction and Background Information: Football and Fandom-A Male Domain? -- Aims and Questions -- Fans and Fandom: Theoretical Considerations -- Methods and Interviewees -- Findings -- The Interviewees: Fans of Men's Football -- Becoming a Fan: Processes and Influences -- Family Members and Their Roles in Football Socialization -- Significant Actions and Events -- Playing Football -- Personal Experience: Watching Football on TV and at the Stadium -- Female Fans in a Community of Male Supporters -- Passing Football Enthusiasm on to Others -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 11: Women's Football Supporter Culture in Sweden -- Introduction -- The Swedish Football Context -- Previous Research -- Methods -- Women's Football Fandom in a Swedish Context -- Restrictions -- Negotiating Respect -- Freedom -- Summary and Conclusion -- References -- 12: Challenging or Accommodating the Football System? A Case Study of Female Football Supporter Communities in Spain -- Introduction -- Background Information -- Methods -- Main Characteristics of Women's Peñas -- Reasons for Establishing Women's Peñas -- Discrimination and Naturalizations -- Conclusions -- References -- 13: Gender, Play and Identity: A Longitudinal Study of Structure and Agency in Female Football Fandom.
A History of Female Football Spectatorship -- Broadcasting and Female Spectorship -- Fandom, Family and Identity -- Fans and Fan Objects: Body, Gender and Identification -- Performing, Gender and Hegemony -- Concluding Discussion -- References -- Index.
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Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Tables -- 1: Introduction -- Introduction -- References -- Part I: Women's Football and Female Players -- 2: It's Still a Man's Game? The Experiences of Top-Level European Women Footballers -- Introduction -- Sporting Women: From Equity to Diversity -- Women in Football -- Methods -- Results -- Becoming a Footballer -- Kicking About with the Lads -- Only Boys Can Play -- Gendered Sporting Identities -- A 'Female World'? -- Conclusion -- References -- 3: Women, Football and European Integration: Aims, Questions, Methodological and Theoretical Approaches -- Introduction1 -- Theoretical Approaches, Main Questions and Methods -- Football Research in an Enlarged Europe: The FREE Project and the Subproject: Feminization -- Gender, Sport and Trans/national Identities: Theoretical Considerations -- Results of and Approaches in Available Studies -- Football and Gendered Fan Communities -- Transnational Fandom -- Female Fans in a Men's World -- Women's Football Still a Contested Issue? -- Women's Teams and Their Fans -- Conclusions and Perspectives -- References -- 4: The Beginnings of Women's Football in South-Western Germany: From a Spectacle to a Sport Event -- Introduction -- 1954: The 'Miracle of Berne' and the Initial Euphoria for Women's Football -- Pioneers in the South-West Ignore the Ban -- From Amusement for Men to a Competitive Sport -- DFB Officials and Politicians as Pacemakers for Women's Football -- Support from the Mass Media -- Motives, Sexual Orientation and Social Life -- Spectator Numbers, Ticket Sales and Finances -- Conclusions -- References -- 5: Women's Football Leagues in Europe: Organizational and Economic Perspectives -- Introduction -- The Current Situation of Elite Women's Football Leagues and Clubs in Europe -- Attendance -- Club Budgets.

The Football Associations' Strategies for Furthering Women's Football Leagues -- League Formats -- Competition Formats -- Numbers of League Levels, Divisions and Teams -- Seasons -- Regulation -- Club Licensing Systems -- Player Market Regulations -- Revenue Sharing/Redistribution -- League Marketing -- Conclusion -- References -- 6: Outsiders on the Inside: Integrating Women's and Men's Football Clubs in England -- Introduction -- Integration and Separation in Women's Sports -- The Integration of Men's and Women's Football in England -- Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Categorizing Club Relationships -- Examining Club Relationships -- Financial Arrangements -- Club Development -- Perceived Status -- Conclusion -- Endnote: Looking to the Future -- References -- 7: 'Who Could Name an England Women's Footballer?': Female Fans of Men's Football and Their Views of Women's Football in England -- Introduction -- Literature Review -- A Brief History of Women's Football  and Spectatorship in England -- Research on Female Fans -- The Marginalization of Women's Sport in the Media: An Overview of the Existing Literature -- Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Positive Attitudes Towards Women's Football -- Lack of Media Coverage and Its Impact on Fans -- Negative Perceptions of Women's Football and Women's Sport and the Influence of the Media -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Female Football Fans and their Experiences -- 8: A Socio-Historical Account of Female Experiences of Football's Golden Age in England -- Introduction -- Sports Fan Research -- Context and Methodology -- Findings -- English Football and a Sense of Well-Being: 'It Was Safe' -- Styles of Support: 'Everybody Was in Tune' -- Women's Relationships with Football Players:  'They Were Just Like One of Us' -- Conclusion -- References.

9: Is There a Life Beyond Football? How Female Fans Integrate Football into Their Everyday Lives -- Introduction -- Aims and Questions -- Theoretical Considerations -- Sources and Methods -- Findings -- The Meaning of Fandom -- A 'Real' Fan Is a Fan Forever -- The Rewards of Being a Fan -- Everyday Life as a Fan -- Living According to a 'Football Calendar' -- Fandom and Work-Life Integration -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 10: 'One Is Not Born, But Rather Becomes a Fan': The Socialization of Female Football Fans-A Case Study in Denmark -- Introduction and Background Information: Football and Fandom-A Male Domain? -- Aims and Questions -- Fans and Fandom: Theoretical Considerations -- Methods and Interviewees -- Findings -- The Interviewees: Fans of Men's Football -- Becoming a Fan: Processes and Influences -- Family Members and Their Roles in Football Socialization -- Significant Actions and Events -- Playing Football -- Personal Experience: Watching Football on TV and at the Stadium -- Female Fans in a Community of Male Supporters -- Passing Football Enthusiasm on to Others -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- 11: Women's Football Supporter Culture in Sweden -- Introduction -- The Swedish Football Context -- Previous Research -- Methods -- Women's Football Fandom in a Swedish Context -- Restrictions -- Negotiating Respect -- Freedom -- Summary and Conclusion -- References -- 12: Challenging or Accommodating the Football System? A Case Study of Female Football Supporter Communities in Spain -- Introduction -- Background Information -- Methods -- Main Characteristics of Women's Peñas -- Reasons for Establishing Women's Peñas -- Discrimination and Naturalizations -- Conclusions -- References -- 13: Gender, Play and Identity: A Longitudinal Study of Structure and Agency in Female Football Fandom.

A History of Female Football Spectatorship -- Broadcasting and Female Spectorship -- Fandom, Family and Identity -- Fans and Fan Objects: Body, Gender and Identification -- Performing, Gender and Hegemony -- Concluding Discussion -- References -- Index.

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