Sport and Its Female Fans

Sport and Its Female Fans

by Kim Toffoletti
     
 

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Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being conducted internationally across the social sciences and humanities on this

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Why do women follow sports? How do they participate from the sidelines and what is the significance of this contribution? What can female fandom tell us about gender relations in sport? This book explores these and related questions by bringing together the varied strands of research being conducted internationally across the social sciences and humanities on this emerging and topical field.

While sports spectatorship is a popular and well-respected site of analysis, no book-length, scholarly contribution documents women's experiences of sports fandom. For this reason, there is an obvious need for a book that offers researchers, students and non-professional readers an authoritative introduction to women's modes of sport support. Sport and Its Female Fans will be a landmark contribution in the field of sport research and in studies of sports fandom, making an original contribution to the growing, yet under-researched, area of female sports spectators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415883818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Series:
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society Series, #17
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Kim Toffoletti is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Mewett is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

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