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Sportista Female Fandom in the United States

ISBN-10: 1439909644
ISBN-13: 9781439909645
Edition: 2012
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Description: In this volume, Andrei S. Markovits and Emily Albertson examine the significant ways many women have become fully conversant with sports - acquiring a knowledge of and passion for them as a way of forging identities that until recently were quite  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

In this volume, Andrei S. Markovits and Emily Albertson examine the significant ways many women have become fully conversant with sports - acquiring a knowledge of and passion for them as a way of forging identities that until recently were quite alien to women.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Youth: The Origins of Gender Difference in Sport
Women in Men's Worlds: Process of Exclusion and Suppression of Females in Male-Dominated Realms Other Than Sport
Women as Sports Producers: Progress and Problems
Fandom and the Typical Female Sports Fan
Sportista I: Professional Women in the Contested Space of Sports Media: Issues of Entry and Acceptance
Sportista II: Following as a Hobby, the A-Typical Female Sports Fan: Superfans in Their Own Right, with Their Own Voice, and Speaking Their Own Language
Conclusion
Appendix: Lists of Interviewees
Index

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