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Title: Female football fans or football fangirls? : A study on how female football fans in Singapore negotiate their identity as women and as fans through their social experiences.
Authors: Nur Syahirah Jasni.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Individualism, differentiation and struggle
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: This thesis explored how female football fans in Singapore, being marginalized and excluded from the male dominated football arena, negotiated their identity as both a woman and a fan. Based on these women’s experiences, I embarked on a micro-sociological study to unravel and discover the ways in which these women struggled to identify as a woman and a fan, and I suggested framing female football fans in Singapore as a subcultural group and how there is an importance of having a clear identification of the difference between a female football fan and a football fangirl. The social experiences of these women were not isolated experiences, in fact, they later pointed out towards the existing larger social phenomena of gender discrimination in football.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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