Football, Family, Gender and Identity: The Football Self

Pielichaty, Hanya (2021) Football, Family, Gender and Identity: The Football Self. Routledge. ISBN 9780367352356

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This book presents a cross-disciplinary examination of the lived experiences of girls and women football players using theoretical insights from sports studies, psychology, sociology and gender studies.
It examines the concept of ‘the football self’ - your own, personal football identity that encapsulates the importance of football to our everyday live – and what that can tell us about the complex relationships between sport, family, gender and identity. The book draws on in-depth ethnographic research involving players and family members, and offers important new insights into the everyday experiences of those girls and women who play. It breaks new ground in focusing on the significant relationships between player and family with a particular focus on parenting through football. The book brings to the fore key debates around gender identity, barriers to participation, cultural gaps and discrimination. The author also brings a personal perspective to bear, drawing on experience gained over twenty years as a player, adding an extra critical layer to her important empirical research.
This is essential reading for all researchers and students with an interest in football, sport studies or issues around gender, inclusion or the family in sport, and fascinating reading for anybody with a general interest in football.

Keywords:Football;, Gender, Identity, Family
Subjects:L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:43986
Deposited On:23 Feb 2021 15:59

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