Provides in-depth information on the development and the situation of women’s football in different European countries
Examines the experiences of female fans of men’s football
Explores the experiences of top-level European women footballers
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Table of contents (13 chapters)
Women’s Football and Female Players
Female Football Fans and their Experiences
About this book
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.
- Female Football
- Women's Football
- Female Football Players
- Female Football Fans
- Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
- Socialization of Female Football Fans
- Gender and Sport
- Relationship Between Women's and Men's Football
Editors and Affiliations
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
About the editors
Gertrud Pfister is Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the author and editor of 17 books and more than 250 articles. Her main research interest is in gender and sport.
Stacey Pope is Associate Professor at Durham University, UK. Her research interests include gender and sport, sports fandom and the sociology of football and rugby union.
Book Title: Female Football Players and Fans
Book Subtitle: Intruding into a Man's World
Editors: Gertrud Pfister, Stacey Pope
Series Title: Football Research in an Enlarged Europe
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-59024-4Published: 01 March 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-59025-1Published: 19 February 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 319
Topics: Sport Sociology, Sport Science, Sport Psychology, Gender Studies