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Author Grainey, Timothy F

Title Beyond Bend It Like Beckham : the Global Phenomenon of Women's Soccer
Published Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska Paperback, 2012


Description 1 online resource (302 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; 10 National Leagues around the World; 11 Overcoming a Fifty-Year Banin England; 12 Canada's Youthful Road to Success; Conclusion: "The Future of FootballIs Feminine"; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART ONE Rapid Growth in the United States; 1 Title IX, Soccer Moms, andPioneering Players; 2 U.S. National Team, 1996-1999: "Welcome to Our Party"; 3 Professional Women's Soccer and the wusa:"The Best Three Years of My Life"; 4 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS)
PART TWO Challenges in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America5 The State of the Game in theMiddle East; 6 Challenges and Successes in Africa; 7 Latin America: Fighting MachismoAttitudes; 8 Women Athletes: Objects versusWholesome Role Models; PART THREE Building Leagues and National Team Programs; 9 Ancestral Roots: Leveraging the Diasporato Build the Game Abroad; Afterword: 2011 Women's World Cup; Appendix of Tables; Selected Bibliography
Summary 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, flourishing in England during and after World War I. From the rise of women's soccer following Title IX legislation in the early seventies to the watershed 1999 World Cup performance that turned the American team into instant celebrities, soccer is now the most popular sport for girls and women, with participation growing exponentially worldwide. Beyond "Bend It Like Beckham" presents the first in-depth global analysis of the women's game-both where it
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Subject Soccer for women -- Cross-cultural studies
Soccer -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies
Soccer for women
Soccer -- Social aspects
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780803240360