England Women's 2015 FIFA World Cup Campaign: Online Media Perspectives

Tracey Bourne, Charlie Pitkin

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Published conference proceedingChapter


    In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist.

    The chapter considers the Media responses to the 2015 FIFA World Cup campaign and the perceptions of journalists in terms of the players in the English squad.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLGBT Athletes in the Sports Media
    EditorsRory Magrath
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-00804-8
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2019


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