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.

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.

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Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15401
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Keywords Aboriginal Australians, athletes, football players, Australian football, Australian society, class structure, discrimination, disadvantage, prejudice, social mobility, sports
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