Tackling the patriarchy: the football pitch as a transformative field for girls and women

dc.contributor.advisor Guerrero, Marion
dc.contributor.author Noben, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T14:54:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T14:54:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description Second semester University: University of Vienna en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this thesis is to investigate the transformative power of football for women and girls. It will first conceptualise football as a space for male hegemony and power, and hence of interest to feminists. This dissertation will expand upon the history of women’s football as a space of gendered discrimination, to the extent that this is still visible today. It will find that when girls and women play football there is extensive stereotyping deriving from social constructions determining gendered behaviour. It will find that precisely because of this male hegemony, football becomes a space for ‘empowerment’ or change for women. This thesis will subsequently draw upon empowerment theories as put forward by prominent feminist scholars within development. These theories will be extensively applied to the case study of this thesis, a grassroots girls’ football team based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was founded to raise gender awareness within a patriarchal society. It will be argued that football can be a useful tool for transformative change for girls and women on a personal and relational level even though there is remaining structural bias impeding social change. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/1123
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/global-campus/29
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2018/2019;
dc.subject sports en_US
dc.subject gender discrimination en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject Bosnia and Herzegovina en_US
dc.subject patriarchy en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.title Tackling the patriarchy: the football pitch as a transformative field for girls and women en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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