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Social mobility, Australian rules football and the Aboriginal athlete : a contemporary perspective

McAree, Andrew James (1995) Social mobility, Australian rules football and the Aboriginal athlete : a contemporary perspective. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

Aboriginal Australians clearly occupy a marginal position within the class structure of Australian society. They experience discrimination in all public forums and have differential access to health care and education. As such, it appears that Aborigines are disadvantaged in relation to opportunities for achieving upward social mobility. International research into the relationship between race, ethnicity and sport has suggested that professional sports participation may positively assist members of minority groups to achieve upward social mobility.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Arts

Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal Australians, athletes, football players, Australian football, Australian society, class structure, discrimination, disadvantage, prejudice, social mobility, sports
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2010 06:00
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15401
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