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On Bradmanís bat: Australian sporting heroes

Citation

Donoghue, J and Tranter, B, On Bradman's bat: Australian sporting heroes, National Identities pp. 1-14. ISSN 1460-8944 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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© 2016 Informa

DOI: doi:10.1080/14608944.2016.1168792

Abstract

The Australian way of life is claimed to be a celebration of sporting rather than intellectual achievement. The influence of sport for contemporary Australians is examined by asking a nationally representative sample of Australian adults to identify their most Ďinfluentialí sporting heroes. Men are far more likely than women to view male sporting heroes as influential with a similar pattern apparent for Liberal/National Party identifiers over other party supporters, although younger people are less likely than their older counterparts to nominate male sports stars. Cricket legend Donald Bradmanís iconic status transcends sport, signifying conservative, white, masculine elements of national identity

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, national identity, sport, heroes, politics, race
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Citizenship and National Identity
Author:Donoghue, J (Dr Jed Donoghue)
Author:Tranter, B (Professor Bruce Tranter)
ID Code:108929
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-05-11
Last Modified:2017-10-12
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