New PDF release: A Game for Rough Girls?: A History of Women's Football in

By Jean Williams

Can we actually name soccer England's 'national' game?
How have we arrived at this aspect of such transparent inequality among men's and women's football?

Between 1921 and 1972, ladies have been banned from enjoying in soccer League grounds within the united kingdom. but in 1998 FIFA declared that "the destiny is feminine" and that soccer was once the quickest starting to be recreation for ladies globally.

The results of a number of years of unique examine, the publication lines the continuities in women's participation because the beginnings of the sport, and highlights the numerous moments that experience motivated present perform. The textual content provides:

*insight into the groups and person studies of gamers, enthusiasts, traders, directors and coaches
*examination of the attitudes and position of nationwide and overseas associations
*analysis of the advance of the pro game
*comparisons with women's soccer in mainland Europe, the us and Africa.

A video game for tough women is the 1st textual content to correctly theorize the improvement of the sport. interpreting leisure and elite degrees, the writer presents an intensive critique, putting women's adventure within the context of broader cultural and activities reports debates on social swap, gender, energy and international economics.

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