Sport development programmes for Indigenous Australians : innovation, inclusion and development, or a product of ‘white guilt’?
Rossi, Tony & Rynne, Steven (2014) Sport development programmes for Indigenous Australians : innovation, inclusion and development, or a product of ‘white guilt’? Sport in Society, 17(8), pp. 1030-1045.
Under the legacy of neoliberalism, it is important to consider how the indigenous people, in this case of Australia, are to advance, develop and achieve some approximation of parity with broader societies in terms of health, educational outcomes and economic participation. In this paper, we explore the relationships between welfare dependency, individualism, responsibility, rights, liberty and the role of the state in the provision of Government-funded programmes of sport to Indigenous communities. We consider whether such programmes are a product of ‘white guilt’ and therefore encourage dependency and weaken the capacity for independence within communities and individuals, or whether programmes to increase rates of participation in sport are better viewed as good investments to bring about changes in physical activity as (albeit a small) part of a broader social policy aimed at reducing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in health, education and employment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Development, Sports programs, White Guilt, Welfare, Indigeneous|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy (160501)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Sport in Society, 18 Oct 2013, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17430437.2013.838355|
|Deposited On:||03 Feb 2015 23:40|
|Last Modified:||05 Feb 2015 21:51|
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