Football Research in an Enlarged Europe

Female Football Players and Fans

Intruding into a Man's World

Editors: Pfister, Gertrud, Pope, Stacey (Eds.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pope, Stacey (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • It’s Still a Man’s Game? The Experiences of Top-Level European Women Footballers

    Scraton, Sheila (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Women, Football and European Integration: Aims, Questions, Methodological and Theoretical Approaches

    Pfister, Gertrud

    Pages 37-54

  • The Beginnings of Women’s Football in South-Western Germany: From a Spectacle to a Sport Event

    Herzog, Markwart

    Pages 55-75

  • Women’s Football Leagues in Europe: Organizational and Economic Perspectives

    Klein, Marie-Luise

    Pages 77-101

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59025-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59024-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
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
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59025-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59025-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59024-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 319
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