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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Tracyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLock, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorDarcy, Simonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:54:08Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:54:08Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2011-02-17T07:34:48Z
dc.identifier.issn1743-0437en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17430430903053083en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36409
dc.description.abstractIn 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 1980s and 1990s soccer's lack of organizational success at the state 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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAbingdonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom861en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto875en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport in Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSport and Leisure Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150404en_US
dc.titleThe Janus Face of diversity in Australian sporten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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