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Female Football Fans: Community, Identity and Sexism Carrie Dunn

Female Football Fans: Community, Identity and Sexism

Carrie Dunn

Published April 18th 2014
ISBN : 9781137398192
Hardcover
146 pages
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 About the Book 

Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the malestream, i.e. the experience of men, and it usually talks about socially deviant behaviours, such as alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism.Yet there have always been female fansMoreMost sociological work on football fandom has focused on the malestream, i.e. the experience of men, and it usually talks about socially deviant behaviours, such as alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism.Yet there have always been female fans of football – even if they have been ignored or written out of the literature. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience, including a strong engagement with the new cooperative supporters trust movement, and fascinating negotiations of identity within this male-dominated world. It draws upon in-depth responsive interviews to put together a broad picture of womens experiences of mens professional football in England.