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Laying with femininity: ethnographic study on an indoor soccer team from Porto Alegre

This study approaches the sporting associativism of women. It is an ethnographic investigation developed in the context of a female indoor soccer team, in which we seek to understand the reason why women associate to practice a so-called masculine sport, and the way this practice is inserted in their lives. After one year of participating observations (field diaries) and interviews (17), we identified that the practice of indoor soccer extrapolates the sport per se, being strongly attached to issues of gender and sexuality present inside and outside the court. In the relation with the sport that they chose to practice, these issues are interlaced in the players' everyday heterogeneously: if on the one hand we can identify a transgression of dominant standards, on the other we can see a reproduction of these values.

Gender; sexuality; indoor soccer; women

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