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Beyond bend it like Beckham : the global phenomenon of women's soccer

Author: Timothy F Grainey
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
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Though it burst into public consciousness only with the 1999 World Cup, women's soccer has been around almost as long as its male counterpart. Beyond ""Bend It Like Beckham"" presents the first  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grainey, Timothy F.
Beyond bend it like Beckham.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011047387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy F Grainey
OCLC Number: 872147844
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xix, 279 p.)
Contents: List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Rapid Growth in the United States1. Title IX, Soccer Moms, and Pioneering Players 2. U.S. National Team, 19961999: "Welcome to Our Party" 3. Professional Women's Soccer and the wusa: "The Best Three Years of My Life" 4. Women's Professional Soccer Part Two: Challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America5. The State of the Game in the Middle East 6. Challenges and Successes in Africa 7. Latin America: Fighting Machismo Attitudes 8. Women Athletes: Objects versus Wholesome Role Models Part Three: Building Leagues and National Team Programs9. Ancestral Roots: Leveraging the Diaspora to Build the Game Abroad 10. National Leagues around the World 11. Overcoming a Fifty-Year Ban in England 12. Canada's Youthful Road to Success Conclusion: "The Future of Football Is Feminine" Afterword: 2011 Women's World Cup Appendix of Tables Selected Bibliography
Responsibility: Timothy F. Grainey ; foreword by Brittany Timko.


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"As a longtime journalist and organizer, Tim draws upon decades of experience in the sport. The story he tells is encouraging, showing how the profile of women's soccer has grown."-Bruce Berglund, Read more...

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