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The development of female Muslim life-savers


Maxwell, H and Foley, C and Taylor, T and Burton, C, The development of female Muslim life-savers, Sport Management Review, 18, (1) pp. 139-151. ISSN 1441-3523 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.smr.2014.07.006


This teaching case illustrates the use of community development strategies to increase and enhance community sport participation of a targeted minority group. Royal Life Saving Society of Australia is presented here as an example of an organisation that embraced cultural change and developed a strategic approach to inclusive provision for individuals from marginalised population groups. The case is based on a community development framework that includes multiple facets: a shared concern about a social problem requiring action; encouraging the active participation of a marginalised group; forming public sector partnerships to pool resources and build political support; adopting collaborative principles of organising; collectively developing and implementing action plans; and re-conceptualising traditional ideas around accountability. The case facilitates the examination of the theoretical and practical considerations of adopting a community development approach in sport management

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Community development, inclusion, cultural change, Muslim women. stereotypes, community champions
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:102241
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-08-06
Last Modified:2016-02-09

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