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Title Women, soccer and transnational migration / edited by Sine Agergaard and Nina Clara Tiesler
Published Hoboken : Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I Globalization, migration and women''s soccer: State of the art, history and current patterns; 1 Introduction: Globalization, sports labor migration and women''s mobilities; 2 ''Soccer matters very much, every day'': Player migration and motivation in professional women''s soccer; 3 Current fluxes in women''s soccer migration: Towards an understanding of the circularity of athletic mobility and skills-exchange
Part II Women''s soccer across the globe: Case studies of migratory flows and experiences4 The continental drift to a zone of prestige: Women''s soccer migration to the US NCAA Division I 2000-2010; 5 Student athletic migration from Trinidad and Tobago: The case of women''s soccer; 6 New frontiers: The transnational circulation of Brazil''s women soccer players; 7 Nadeshiko: International migration of Japanese women in world soccer; 8 Leaving the core: The emigration of Scandinavian women soccer players
9 Momentous spark or enduring enthusiasm? The 2011 FIFA Women''s World Cup and its impact on players'' mobility and on the popularity of women''s soccer in GermanyPart III Developing transnational perspectives on sports migration: A conceptual framework; 10 On mobility and visibility in women''s soccer: Theorizing an alternative approach to sport migration; 11 Bringing gender into sports labor migration research: Gendered geographies of power in African women''s soccer migration; 12 The typology of athletic migrants revisited: Transnational settlers, sojourners and mobiles; Index
Summary Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women's soccer countries. This has led to a situation where highly skilled sports women have to migrate from their homelands to find employment with a professional team. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration represents a substantial contribution to our knowledge on the development of women's soccer, to research into sports labor migration and spo
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Subject Soccer for women -- Cross-cultural studies
Women soccer players -- Social conditions
Emigration and immigration.
Migration period (Medieval culture or period)
migrations (events)
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Emigration and immigration
Soccer for women
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
Author Agergaard, Sine, 1972-
Tiesler, Nina Clara
ISBN 9781135939380