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2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Media, Fandom, and Soccer’s Biggest Stage

Editors: Yanity, Molly, Sarver Coombs, Danielle (Eds.)

  • Explores media exposure, television audiences and live spectatorship of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Offers international, interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women’s soccer, gender in sports media and fandom.
  • Looks to the future of women’s football and its scholarship
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About this book

This book examines the most prolific international women’s football tournament—the FIFA Women’s World Cup—through media, fandom and how mediated women’s soccer can improve on a global scale. Women’s soccer has exploded in terms of media exposure, television audiences and live spectatorship. This book explores those macro-level issues, while also digging into micro-level topics such as Megan Rapinoe’s celebrations and political activism, VAR reviews, LGBTQ imagery, and cultural obstacles for women’s football in Central-Eastern Europe and Nigeria. Using an interdisciplinary approach, scholars look at issues through the lenses of feminist theory, cultural studies, rhetorical criticism, political economy, performative sport fandom, autoethnography, and more. Thus, the book is important reading for students, researchers and media practitioners with interests in women’s soccer, gender in sports media, coverage of women’s sport, and sport fandom.

About the authors

Molly Yanity is an associate professor of Journalism, as well as the director of the Sports Journalism and Journalism Master’s Degree Programs at Quinnipiac University.
Danielle Sarver Coombs is a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University.


Reviews

 
 “It was a pleasure to read this comprehensive and insightful work by leading scholars on gender and football about the 2019 Women’s World Cup. With discussions from post-colonial lenses of Women of Color, fan appreciation and adoration, to queer relationships and even the legendary statuesque pose by World Champion Megan Rapinoe, this book interrogates the many layers of complexity in an intelligent and generous manner. From an in-depth analysis of media representation, lingering sexism, and complex discussions about racial inequities in the sport, this is a necessary read for journalists, pundits, academics, and fans interested in critical discussions that are embedded into women’s football.” -Shireen Ahmad, Writer and award-winning sports activist focusing on Muslim women in sports
“2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is a welcome addition to the critical assessment of women athletes and the growth of women’s sport. This collection provides readers with new insights into media representation, athlete agency, and fan communities for women in the world’s most popular game. From the dominance of the United States and Golden Boot winner Megan Rapinoe to the gendered politics of playing football in Nigeria, from media frames to ethnographic field studies, the assembled authors examine an array of topics and theoretical influences to assess the state of the Women’s World Cup as a distinctive cultural phenomenon. Grounded primarily in communication and media studies, the book will also appeal to scholars and students in cultural studies, kinesiology, sociology, and related fields.”- Michael L. Butterworth, Director, Center for Sports Communication & Media

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-75400-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Book Subtitle
Media, Fandom, and Soccer’s Biggest Stage
Editors
  • Molly Yanity
  • Danielle Sarver Coombs
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75401-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75401-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75400-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 312
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