Expecting too much? Can Indigenous sport programs in Australia deliver development and social outcomes?
Rossi, Tony (2015) Expecting too much? Can Indigenous sport programs in Australia deliver development and social outcomes? International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 7(2), pp. 181-195.
Sport holds a special place in the national psyche of many nations with claims for sport being far reaching. More recently sport has been identified as a development and an educational tool in the areas of health and behaviour modification. Against the backdrop of the Close the Gap blueprint for Indigenous Australians and within the context of competing claims for sport, this paper discusses whether sport can genuinely contribute to community development in Indigenous Australian communities. Drawing on cases from sports-based programmes that spanned a 5-year research programme and informed by a theoretical framework inspired by Sen’s notion of ‘Development as Freedom’, this paper makes the case that sport can be a robust developmental tool capable of delivering social outcomes to marginalized communities.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Sport for Development, Australia, Indigenous Communities, Development|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Australian Government and Politics (160601)|
|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 2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||21 Mar 2016 23:21|
|Last Modified:||12 May 2016 23:34|
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