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Female Football Fans

“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 fans of football – even if they have been ignored Screen shot 2014-05-19 at 12.38.15 PMor 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 women’s experiences of men’s professional football in England.”



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