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A Culture of Trust: Engaging Muslim Women in Community Sport Organizations


Maxwell, H and Taylor, T, A Culture of Trust: Engaging Muslim Women in Community Sport Organizations, European Sport Management Quarterly, 10, (4) pp. 465- 483. ISSN 1746-031X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 European Association for Sport Management

DOI: doi:10.1080/16184742.2010.502745


This article examines the impetus for, and process of, engaging Muslim women in community sport. The research focuses on how and why a community sport organization, located in a large Australian city, embraced cultural change and developed a more inclusive community sport environment through social capital facilitation. The operation of the three types of social capital (bonding, bridging and linking) is considered alongside social capital attributes (networks, trust, reciprocity, volunteering and community building). The theoretical framework employed is derived from Linís framework of social capital. The research findings are analysed through an examination of the stages of investment, development, mobilization and reproduction of social capital. This research illustrates the potential for the development of trust, cooperation and community networks, leading to cultural awareness, and changes to the cultural profile and practices of community sport organizations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Social capital, Community sport organizations, sport, trust
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Sport, exercise and recreation
Objective Field:Organised sports
UTAS Author:Maxwell, H (Dr Hazel Maxwell)
ID Code:102192
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-08-04
Last Modified:2015-09-01

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