"Från det att jag var liten har det alltid varit boll." Om konstruktionen av femininitet bland elitsatsande fotbollstjejer
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This article deals with the construction of femininity among female football players. The issue focuses on how girls, competing in a typically male sports, talk about and look upon themselves. The data has been derived from participant observations of a Swedish female football team, as well as from open-ended interviews with seven of the players, between 15 and 18 years old. The following aspects are discussed: Why the girls originally began to play football; their present motivation for continuing to play, their talk about the differences between women’s and men’s football; and how playing football influences the construction of femininity. I argue that the way these girls conduct themselves both physically and mentally, destabilises the feminine norm, thereby allowing a shift to occur. Rather than remaining objects for other’s gazes, they are transformed into acting subjects.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Translated title of the contribution||”Ever since I was a kid, it’s always been football.” About the Construction of Femininity Among Girls Aiming to Compete at the Highest Level of Football|
|Journal||Idrottsforum.Org / Nordic Sport Science Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|