Gertrud Pfister receives EU grant
Gender, football, and trans/national identities
Gertrud Pfister has received 264 000 Euro for the project "Gender, football, and trans/national identities"
The project goes beyond the state-of-the-art in providing new knowledge about identification processes of women in European fan cultures dominated by men.
It will provide answers to the question if and how female fans adapt and/or resist to men's domination, how they use fandom for their own gender projects and if and how they position themselves in the European discursive field. Female fans of women's teams will be a specific concern because it can be assumed that same gender identification processes provide a specific opportunity for women to participate in European football dialogues.
This investigation of women's football as physical activity and performance as well as a spectacle for consumption offers various opportunities for producing new knowledge about the evolution of gender constructions in Europe and identify similarities and differences in the various countries.
This project will be conducted in the context of a collaborative research project funded by EU's Seventh Framework Program (FP7) with the topic "FREE. Football Research in an Enlarged Europe: Identity dynamics, perception patterns and cultural change in Europe's most prominent form of popular culture".
The project duration is three years.
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