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Alessandro Baroncelli

The sporting news1 that received the most media attention in the summer

of 2006 was not the Italian victory at the World Cup but rather the

Calciopoli scandal2 that shook the world of calcio (soccer). A distinctive

characteristic of the scandal was that it involved principally the

major clubs, in particular, Juventus, the richest and most successful

club in Italian soccer. Although not the first crisis in its history, it was

undoubtedly treated as one of the most serious catastrophes ever

recorded in Italian soccer, portending the end of the credibility and

sustainability of a model of business that, with its rules and its system

of consolidated relations among its main actors, had until then characterized

Italian professional soccer.

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

necessary to gain a certain capability, which can then be transformed into a functioning if the person so wishes. For example, a girl has the capability of kicking a soccer ball if she knows how to, is in a physical and mental state to do so, is not

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

traditions with secular practices, for example, praying in the synagogue on Sabbath mornings and then driving to a soccer (European football) match (see Buzaglo 2009 ; Fischer, this issue; Yadgar and Leibman 2009 ). 5 However, the Mizrahim’s malleable

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Guiding Girls

Neoliberal Governance and Government Educational Resource Manuals in Canada

Lisa Smith and Stephanie Paterson

soccer league to enjoy feeling strong. There are lots of fun options” (NSACSW 2008: 33). Similarly, 4 Girls Only! suggests, “Build your self-confidence the healthy way. Did you know? Girls who eat healthy foods and exercise have more than strong bodies

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“Going vertical” in times of insecurity

Constructing proximity and distance through a Kenyan gated high-rise

Zoë Goodman

is hallowed community ground, regardless of the fact that cricket now lags well behind Facebook and soccer as a source of urban amusement. When completed, the pitch will be hemmed in by a host of high-rise buildings, including three residential towers

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

and empowerment through accessories, outfits, furniture, and even films. American Girl invites girls to imagine their dolls as soccer champions, talented musicians, animal enthusiasts, fashion gurus, and masterful chefs. While many AGTube videos

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

is notable that when individual characters have opportunities to take internships, be on the radio, or star in a film or television advert, try out for a soccer team, or where there are opportunities to make money the individual concerned can overcome

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Editorial

Situating Screen Bodies

Brian Bergen-Aurand

Simelane is an example of the type of gender-based violence that it targets (3). Simelane was a midfielder on the South African women’s national soccer team and a vocal LGBT-rights activist who was gang-raped and murdered in her hometown of KwaThema

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Impatient Accumulation, Immediate Consumption

Problems with Money and Hope in Central Kenya

Peter Lockwood

the fore. Cash and Iregi provide the main cases I explore in this article, their voices and perspectives echoed in the words of Henry (21), Gaku (22), and Mwathi (27), a member of the youth football (soccer) team I played for throughout my fieldwork

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A Social Negotiation of Hope

Male West African Youth, ‘Waithood’ and the Pursuit of Social Becoming through Football

Christian Ungruhe and James Esson

(accessed 6 February 2017 ). Poli , Raffaele . 2006 . “ Africans’ Status in the European Football Players’ Labour Market .” Soccer and Society 7 ( 2-3 ): 278 – 291 . Poli , Raffaele . 2010 . “ African Migrants in Asian and European Football: Hopes