Women in American Soccer and European Football

Dickinson-Moses Press is pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Andrei Markovits’ updated reissue of his 2019 volume, Women in American Soccer and European Football: Different Roads to Shared Glory, is now available for purchase. If one is looking for historical context, there can be no better, more relevant read ahead of this summer’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand. The women’s game stands at the frontier of global Association football. While soccer celebrates many firsts as the world’s most beloved sport, nothing in its current development rivals the social importance and cultural significance of the women’s game. Apart from the many million girls who became players and fans — often both — in the past three decades, the game’s association with half of the world’s population, which it excluded for one century, signifies a change in power relations and a shift in values, norms and attitudes that can safely be characterized as revolutionary. Dr. Andrei Markovits, the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has been researching and writing on the women’s game since his academic involvement with soccer began, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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