Football Fans, Lesbians Memes and Liminality: Exploring the Media’s Mobilisation of Ritual at the 2019 Women’s World Cup
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was marketed as a transformative event for women’s sport and women’s empowerment more generally. Without the ability to attend the event itself in France, most people used traditional media and digital networks to watch and participate in the event. In a mediascape where digital networks allow anyone with a smartphone or internet access to challenge mainstream discourse, I ask how does traditional media mobilise liminal ritual events like the World Cup to...[Show more]
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