A reflection on contemporary myths of woman's football: A historical analysis

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Abstract / Description of output

This study aims to provide a social accounting of early women's football as a form of consciousness raising, and to provide a platform to raise questions about the path of the future of the women's game.

Newspaper archival materials supplemented by books and journal articles.

British woman's football was repressed for 50 years by the football association.

Research limitations/implications
This is a discussion paper, rather than a full academic manuscript.

Practical implications
This paper is designed to enable questions to be raised about equality, and what that means in 2022.

Social implications
There is an opportunity to reconsider a “feminine” version of the field of football.

There is an opportunity to use feminist theories to consider the past and future of women's football.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAccounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
Early online date28 Mar 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Mar 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • social accounting
  • patriarchy
  • women's football


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