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View the PDF document Feminizing the future of football in Fiji? an investigation of social constructs and factors inhibiting and promoting female football players in Fiji
Author:Arzu, Khaleella
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.A.
Subject: Soccer for women | Social aspects | Fiji Women soccer players | Fiji, Soccer | Social aspects | Fiji Feminism and sports | Fiji
Date: 2018
Call No.: Pac GV 944 .5 .A79 2018
BRN: 1371772
Copyright:40-60% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: This study investigates the sociocultural inhibitors and promoters experienced by women who play football in Fiji. Using semi-structured interviews and observation, the study found that the women persevered through family support, team support, sport benefits, FFA support and promotion of soccer in schools. Despite these sources of support, the participants experienced numerous inhibitors: financial difficulties, poor media representation, discrimination and gender inequality, gender stereotypes, homophobia and labelling, lack of female leadership and role models and lacked few female friendly spaces to play the game.
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