"Blackfellas" Basketball: Aboriginal Identity and Anglo-Australian Race Relations in Regional Basketball

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Hallinan, Christopher J and Judd, Barry (2007) "Blackfellas" Basketball: Aboriginal Identity and Anglo-Australian Race Relations in Regional Basketball. Sociology of Sport Journal, 24 (4). pp. 421-436. ISSN 0741-1235


This article is a study of an Aboriginal men’s sport team in an Australian regional community and their experiences with non-Aboriginal teams and their players. The data were drawn from interviews and conversations with the players of the Ballarat Wanderers men’s basketball team and the analysis is grounded in the inferential racism work of Hall (1995). Investigation of the Wanderers revealed that participation provided the players an uncommon opportunity to participate in an Aboriginal team of players, coaches, and managers. The findings, however, indicate that even though the Wanderers achieved some success as a social, political, and sporting group, they do so in an environment which is inferentially racist.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3296
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 ResPubID12831, Australia, Ballarat Wanderers, mens basketball, racism, non-Aboriginal players
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