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Filling an Information Void: Using Wikipedia to Document the State of and Promote Women’s Soccer in Africa
Abstract In many parts of Africa, the development oIn many parts of Africa, the development of women’s national soccer teams has been limited by a variety of local conditions including political instability, historic societal discrimination against women, sport institutions focused on the men’s game, and economic issues. For English language researchers based outside of Africa, researching African women’s soccer is difficult because of language issues, the lack of Internet sport infrastructure inside Africa, and other factors that create source limitations. Drawing attention to women’s sport, and women’s soccer in particular, is important because sport reflects on broader women’s health, human rights and education issues. One of the most visible public spaces to address this topic with sustained attention and longevity is Wikipedia. Efforts were made to systematically improve the quality of African national team articles on Wikipedia. This paper will explore the issues of using Wikipedia to promote women’s soccer in Africa by working to document the above issues in articles about African women’s national teams.cles about African women’s national teams.
Abstractsub In many parts of Africa, the development oIn many parts of Africa, the development of women’s national soccer teams has been limited by a variety of local conditions including political instability, historic societal discrimination against women, sport institutions focused on the men’s game, and economic issues. For English language researchers based outside of Africa, researching African women’s soccer is difficult because of language issues, the lack of Internet sport infrastructure inside Africa, and other factors that create source limitations. Drawing attention to women’s sport, and women’s soccer in particular, is important because sport reflects on broader women’s health, human rights and education issues. One of the most visible public spaces to address this topic with sustained attention and longevity is Wikipedia. Efforts were made to systematically improve the quality of African national team articles on Wikipedia. This paper will explore the issues of using Wikipedia to promote women’s soccer in Africa by working to document the above issues in articles about African women’s national teams.cles about African women’s national teams.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Laura Hale +
Has keyword Information quality + , Topic Coverage + , Wikipedia + , Scholars +
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Published in World of Football II, Melbourne +
Title Filling an Information Void: Using Wikipedia to Document the State of and Promote Women’s Soccer in Africa +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 September 2014 16:56:54  +
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