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Globalising Women''s Football : Europe, Migration and Professionalization

By: Williams, Jean.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Bern : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2013Description: 1 online resource (199 p.).ISBN: 9783035202052.Subject(s): Soccer for women -- Europe -- History | Women soccer players -- Europe -- History | Women soccer players -- Europe -- Interviews | Women soccer players -- Europe -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Globalising Women''s Football : Europe, Migration and ProfessionalizationDDC classification: 796.334082094 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of contents; Introduction: Europe, patterns of migration and the professionalization of women's football 1; 1. Post-war Europe and the rise of women's football 1; 2. UEFA, European competitions and the growth of women's football 17; 3. Conclusion 34; Sources and Methods 37; 1. The academic literature on women's football, professional leagues and migration 37; 2. Labour markets and women's football 42; 3. Conclusion 48; Micro, Meso and Macro Professionalism 53; 1. Introduction 53; 2. Micro Professionalism: Pioneering Individual Women Football Players 56
Case study one: Sue Lopez, the temporary fooball migrant 57Case study two: Rose Reilly-Peralta, the long term migrant 62; Case study three: Vera Pauw, the European internationalist 64; Case study four: Gao Hong, the elite retired-player migrating in Europe 65; 3. Meso Professionalism: Club Football, Growing Internationalism and World Championships 68; 4. Macro Professionalism: Women's Champions' League and Women's World Cups 74; The UEFA Women's Champions' League 74; The Women's Super League: the English model of professionalism 78
5. Conclusion: From FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 to Canada 2012 84Conclusion: Mobility, Professionalism and Football's Changing Cultural Values 89; Appendix I: Some Key Dates of European Union integration and expansion 103; Appendix II: Some Key Dates for European Association Football 109; Appendix III: Summary of the European-wide growth in women's football 1996-2003, by national association 119; Appendix IV: How UEFA has grown: newly affiliated full members since 1954 167; References 169
Summary: With an estimated 26 million female players globally (6 million based in Europe), the evolution of football has been dramatic. Growth in the women''s game has led to more widespread player migration as new forms of professionalism emerge. This work explores those patterns of movement into, and out of, Europe using new archival evidence and player interviews.
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Cover; Table of contents; Introduction: Europe, patterns of migration and the professionalization of women's football 1; 1. Post-war Europe and the rise of women's football 1; 2. UEFA, European competitions and the growth of women's football 17; 3. Conclusion 34; Sources and Methods 37; 1. The academic literature on women's football, professional leagues and migration 37; 2. Labour markets and women's football 42; 3. Conclusion 48; Micro, Meso and Macro Professionalism 53; 1. Introduction 53; 2. Micro Professionalism: Pioneering Individual Women Football Players 56

Case study one: Sue Lopez, the temporary fooball migrant 57Case study two: Rose Reilly-Peralta, the long term migrant 62; Case study three: Vera Pauw, the European internationalist 64; Case study four: Gao Hong, the elite retired-player migrating in Europe 65; 3. Meso Professionalism: Club Football, Growing Internationalism and World Championships 68; 4. Macro Professionalism: Women's Champions' League and Women's World Cups 74; The UEFA Women's Champions' League 74; The Women's Super League: the English model of professionalism 78

5. Conclusion: From FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 to Canada 2012 84Conclusion: Mobility, Professionalism and Football's Changing Cultural Values 89; Appendix I: Some Key Dates of European Union integration and expansion 103; Appendix II: Some Key Dates for European Association Football 109; Appendix III: Summary of the European-wide growth in women's football 1996-2003, by national association 119; Appendix IV: How UEFA has grown: newly affiliated full members since 1954 167; References 169

With an estimated 26 million female players globally (6 million based in Europe), the evolution of football has been dramatic. Growth in the women''s game has led to more widespread player migration as new forms of professionalism emerge. This work explores those patterns of movement into, and out of, Europe using new archival evidence and player interviews.

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Jean Williams has written extensively on the history of women's football since publishing A Game For Rough Girls in 2003. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Monfort University Leicester. She is currently completing a history of British women Olympians.

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