Family matters: football playing daughters, gender and bonding

Pielichaty, Hanya (2014) Family matters: football playing daughters, gender and bonding. In: Sporting Females: Past, Present and Future, 4th September 2014, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Since the 1990s, scholarly work surrounding women’s football has focused on sexualities (Caudwell, 1999), gender identity development (Jeanes, 2006; 2011), international perspectives (Ben-Porat, 2011) and sexualisation through the media (Jones and Greer, 2011). Up until now the relationships between footballer and family have yet to be explored and analysed. Furthermore, research on youth studies has overlooked the importance of family relationships to young people over the past two decades (Wyn, Lantz & Harris, 2011). This paper will focus on one element from the Researcher’s current PhD thesis, namely the relationship between parents and football playing daughters. A sport feminist lens was used to explore the spoken conversations shared with players and parents respectively during a season-long ethnographic study. Early findings indicate that the match-day car journey is an important transitional space needed to create, recreate and negotiate family relationships in connection to football.

Additional Information:A conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Jennifer Hargreaves’ book: Sporting females: critical issues in the history and sociology of women’s sport
Keywords:Family, Football, Girls, Bonding, Identity, Gender
Subjects:L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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ID Code:14851
Deposited On:10 Sep 2014 09:06

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