The Janus face of diversity in Australian sport

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Show simple item record Taylor, TL Lock, DJ Darcy, SA
dc.contributor.editor Toohey, K
dc.contributor.editor Taylor, T 2012-02-02T11:14:12Z 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Sport: Antipodean Waves of Change, 2011, 1st, pp. 25 - 39
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-415-44745-4
dc.identifier.other B2 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this essay, Janus is used as a metaphor for examining the nature of cultural diversity in Australian sport. It does so by firstly presenting a historical context for sport in Australia and the relative lack of cultural diversity found in sport. Within a country dominated by the running codes of football and cricket, the position of soccer in Australia was somewhat unique as it became a bastion for many non-Anglo migrant groups. However, in the I 980s and 1990s soccer's lack of organizational success at the slate and national level was negatively ascribed to the tensions between the ethnically affiliated clubs. the same clubs that were ironically the stalwarts driving the growing popularity of the sport. We examine the initiatives used to restructure the game in Australia to make football more appealing to mainstream (i.e. non-ethnically aligned) spectators. The contemporary situation is explored through secondary documentation and the results of a survey of 3,056 spectators undertaken during the first season of the new A-League are presented. The essay concludes with a discussion about the relative success of the restructure in terms of changing the face of Australian soccer.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.title The Janus face of diversity in Australian sport
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Australian Sport: Antipodean Waves of Change
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.publocation Los Angeles, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 39 en_US BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
dc.personcode 910031
dc.personcode 849054
dc.personcode 044786
dc.percentage 100 en_US Sport and Leisure Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1st en_US
dc.edition First
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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