Cultural diversity and social class issues in junior elite basketball

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Mendoza, Gina, Hallinan, Christopher J and Burke, Michael (2007) Cultural diversity and social class issues in junior elite basketball. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2 (1-2). pp. 59-68. ISSN 1475-8962


Sport migration research has tended to focus upon international labour market transactions involving adults. The sport of junior basketball is an unlikely site but actually offers the most liberal sport access and opportunities for young women. In this research we studied the factors associated with migration among the youth sport marketplace. Furthermore, we investigated issues associated with class difference and the role of parents in player mobility. An analysis of factors is provided based around cultural diversity and social class. Our findings reveal that social class differences had a bearing on the outcome. Furthermore, parents act as player-agents throughout the entire process.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9502 Communication
Keywords ResPubID12791, ResPubID22457. cultural diversity, player migration, parents, social class, basketball, junior sport, sport management, youth sport
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