The role of physical education and other formative experiences of three generations of female football fans

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223801
Title:
The role of physical education and other formative experiences of three generations of female football fans
Authors:
Pope, Stacey; Kirk, David ( 0000-0001-9884-9106 )
Abstract:
The experiences of female sports fans have been largely marginalised in academic research to date and little research has examined the formative sporting experiences of female spectators. This article draws on 51 semi-structured interviews with three generations of female fans of one (men's) professional football club (Leicester City), to consider the extent to which sports participation at school and elsewhere influences female football fandom, and also explores the influence of the family in channelling young females into or away from sport. We begin by examining the extent to which women had opportunities to experience football at school and how the type of school they attended affected these opportunities. We consider continuities and discontinuities between each generation's experiences by examining the influence of sexist teachers, the ubiquity of what the women viewed as ‘body conscious girls’ and the effects of peer pressure. Finally, we examine the ways in which families obstructed or facilitated young females’ interest in football, and the importance of mainly male role models within and beyond the family. We conclude with some reflections on feminist praxis and its relevance for young people's formative sporting experiences.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Pope, S, and Kirk, D. (2012) 'The role of physical education and other formative experiences of three generations of female football fans', Sport, Education and Society, 2012:1
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Sport, Education and Society
Issue Date:
15-May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223801
DOI:
10.1080/13573322.2011.646982
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573322.2011.646982
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1357-3322; 1470-1243
Appears in Collections:
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPope, Staceyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirk, Daviden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T12:06:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-15T12:06:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-15-
dc.identifier.citationPope, S, and Kirk, D. (2012) 'The role of physical education and other formative experiences of three generations of female football fans', Sport, Education and Society, 2012:1en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1357-3322-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1243-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13573322.2011.646982-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/223801-
dc.description.abstractThe experiences of female sports fans have been largely marginalised in academic research to date and little research has examined the formative sporting experiences of female spectators. This article draws on 51 semi-structured interviews with three generations of female fans of one (men's) professional football club (Leicester City), to consider the extent to which sports participation at school and elsewhere influences female football fandom, and also explores the influence of the family in channelling young females into or away from sport. We begin by examining the extent to which women had opportunities to experience football at school and how the type of school they attended affected these opportunities. We consider continuities and discontinuities between each generation's experiences by examining the influence of sexist teachers, the ubiquity of what the women viewed as ‘body conscious girls’ and the effects of peer pressure. Finally, we examine the ways in which families obstructed or facilitated young females’ interest in football, and the importance of mainly male role models within and beyond the family. We conclude with some reflections on feminist praxis and its relevance for young people's formative sporting experiences.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13573322.2011.646982en_GB
dc.subjectsporten_GB
dc.subjectgenderen_GB
dc.subjectphysical educationen_GB
dc.subjectfootball fansen_GB
dc.subjectfandomen_GB
dc.titleThe role of physical education and other formative experiences of three generations of female football fansen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_GB
dc.identifier.journalSport, Education and Societyen_GB
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