Up Front and Beyond the Centre Line: Australian Aborigines in Elite Australian Rules Football

Hallinan, Christopher J, Bruce, Toni and Coram, Stella (1999) Up Front and Beyond the Centre Line: Australian Aborigines in Elite Australian Rules Football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 34. pp. 369-383. ISSN 1012-6902

Abstract

Although there has been a substantial growth in the number of Aboriginal players in the Australian Football League over the past decade, issues of structural and institutional racism have not been explored. This investigation of the assignment of players by position revealed marked patterns of difference, which tend to reflect stereotypes about Aboriginal athletes. The results are similar to research conducted in the USA and the UK but suggest even stronger patterns of differentiation.

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Published as Hallinan, Christopher J and Bruce, Toni and Coram, Stella (1999) Up Front and Beyond the Centre Line: Australian Aborigines in Elite Australian Rules Football. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 34. pp.369 to 383.

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/351
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/101269099034004005
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts-General
Historical > RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
Keywords Aborigines; Australia; football; racism; segregation; stereotypes
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