Women's leadership in junior girls' basketball in Victoria: foucault, feminism and disciplining women coaches

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Burke, Michael and Hallinan, Christopher J (2006) Women's leadership in junior girls' basketball in Victoria: foucault, feminism and disciplining women coaches. Sport in Society, 9 (1). pp. 19-31. ISSN 1743-0437

Abstract

The effect of the implementation of Title IX in American Intercollegiate sports has been one of increased opportunities for women to play sport accompanied by a substantial reduction in the number of female coaches and administrators. Whilst much of the literature dealing with Title IX in America implies that the preponderance of male coaches and administrators in women's sport is the result of the influx of additional funding for women's collegiate sport, our research would suggest that such a discrepancy in the gender of coaches occurs in a number of sporting settings that are not professional. We would suggest that the coaching discourse precedes the existence of monetary reward, and it is this discourse which limits the type of subject positions that women can appropriate. We analyze one such sports setting, elite junior basketball in Melbourne, Australia, and investigate the strategies used by both men and women coaches to improve their own situations and to broaden their margins of liberty in acting.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1767
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17430430500355758
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430430500355758
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords basketball, sport, leadership, Australia, female
Citations in Scopus 8 - View on Scopus
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