1st Edition

Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation Kicking off a New Era

By Fan Hong, J.A. Mangan Copyright 2004
    302 Pages
    by Routledge

    298 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is the first in-depth global study of women's football across the world. This collection considers women's football, in fifteen countries worldwide, in a global context, and analyzes its progress, challenges and problems it has faced.

    It shows how women's football has made a significant contribution to the emancipation of women's football in many countries. It also traces the evolution of women's football in face of resistance, rejection and prejudice and describes women footballer's struggle for equal rights in a male dominated football world.

    Chapter 1 Women’s Soccer in the United States: Yet Another American ‘Exceptionalism’, Andrei S Markovits, Steven L Markovits; Chapter 2 The Game of Choice: Girls’ and Women’s Soccer in Canada, M.Ann Hall; Chapter 3 Will the ‘Iron Roses’ Bloom Forever? Women’s Football in China: Changes and Challenges, Fan Hong, J.A. Mangan; Chapter 4 Chains, Challenges and Changes: The Making of Women’s Football in Korea, Eunha Koh; Chapter 5 Forwards and Backwards: Women’s Soccer in Twentieth-Century India, Boria Majumdar; Chapter 6 Asserting the Right to Play—Women’s Football in Denmark, Anne Brus, Else Trangbæk; Chapter 7 The Fastest Growing Sport? Women’s Football in England, Jean Williams; Chapter 8 The Challenges of Women’s Football in East and West Germany: A Comparative Study, Gertrud Pfister; Chapter 9 Small Country—big Results: Women’s Football in Norway, Kari Fasting; Chapter 10 Women’s Football in the Republic of Ireland: Past Events and Future Prospects, Ann Bourke; Chapter 11 A Breakthrough: Women’s Football in Sweden, Jonny Hjelm, Eva Olofsson; Chapter 12 From Heydays to Struggles: Women’s Soccer in New Zealand, Barbara Cox, Shona Thompson; Chapter 13 Football Feminine—Development of the African Game: Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa, Martha Saavedra; Chapter 14 Women’s Football in Brazil: Progress and Problems, Sebasti ão Votre, Ludmila Mour ão;


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