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The FA Super League: women’s football goes professional
The article gives an overview of the eight-team Super League launched in 2011/12 season and argues the case of a US-based franchise model but centrally funded by the Football Association (FA).
‘One time he could-‘a’ been, the champion of the world’: Bob Dylan's ‘Hurricane’ as protest song
(Sport in Society Special Edition: Sport Music and Identities, 2013-07-04)
This article focuses on ‘Hurricane’, a song co-written by Bob Dylan (born 24 May 1941) and released in November 1975 on the Columbia Records label. The song details the imprisonment of an African-Amercian middleweight ...
Representing Self, Community and Nation: The Empire and Commonwealth Games Careers of Influential British Women Athletes 1930–1966
(Taylor and Francis, 2014-06-04)
The beginnings of British Empire sports in 1911 were soon followed by the increased recognition of female athletes at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games with the swimming gold medal won by the British 4 × 100 metres freestyle ...
Rise like a phoenix: the history of women’s football and the Women’s World Cup, 1869-2015
When Panini stickers issued its first edition for the Women’s World Cup in 2011 in Germany, it was hailed by many as progress and an important innovation. Like Hope Solo appearing on Dancing with the Stars, the Panini range ...
Given the Boot: Reading the Ambiguities of British and Continental Football Boot Design
The robust design of the mass-produced British football boot from the late nineteenth century onwards appeared to evolve rather slowly compared with subsequent lightweight, flexible ‘continental’ fabrication. However, with ...
A game for rough girls? A history of women's football in England
'From the first soccer Women's World Championship in 1991 to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008: how capacity-building in small-scale tournaments can help win mega-even bids'
Event management is competitive as well as co operative. How do smaller nations or those without a track record of hosting major events build the human capacity to win larger bids. Through a case study of the 1991 women's ...
'Soccer Matters Very Much, Every Day': Player Migration and Motivation in Professional Women's Soccer.
Using elite interviews with PR China women's national team goalkeeper Gao Hong, Australia's Alison Forman and Irish-Canadian Ciara McCormack, this chapter explores the role of movement, migration and assimilation in ...