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Kicking Center By Rachel Allison

Kicking Center by Rachel Allison

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Investigates a women's soccer league seeking to break into the male-dominated centre of US professional sport. Through an examination of the challenges and opportunities identified by those working for and with this league, she demonstrates how gender inequality is both constructed and contested in professional sport.

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Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer by Rachel Allison

Girls and young women participate in soccer at record levels and the Women's National Team regularly draws media, corporate, and popular attention. Yet despite increased representation and visibility, gender disparities in opportunity, compensation, training resources, and media airtime persist in soccer, and two professional leagues for women have failed since 2000.

In Kicking Center, Rachel Allison investigates a women's soccer league seeking to break into the male-dominated center of U.S. professional sport. Through an examination of the challenges and opportunities identified by those working for and with this league, she demonstrates how gender inequality is both constructed and contested in professional sport. Allison details the complex constructions of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the selling and marketing of women's soccer in a half-changed sports landscape characterized by both progress and backlash, and where professional sports are still understood to be men's territory.

About Rachel Allison

Rachel Allison is an assistant professor of sociology and faculty affiliate of gender studies at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

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GOR011597978
9780813586786
081358678X
Kicking Center: Gender and the Selling of Women's Professional Soccer by Rachel Allison
Used - Like New
Hardback
Rutgers University Press
20180830
220
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