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The Aboriginal football ethic: where the rules get flexible


Butcher, T and Judd, B, The Aboriginal football ethic: where the rules get flexible, Griffith Review, 53 pp. 167-176. ISSN 1839-2954 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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In his highly influential history of Australian rules football, Geoffrey Blainey promoted the idea that the sport constituted a 'game of our own'. In making this claim, Blainey suggested the sport was the outcome of Anglo-Australian cultural innovations. In raising the prospect of an Aboriginal football ethic we question this assertion and ask who is really taking this indigenous sport forward today.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:social ethics, organised sports, Aboriginal Australians, community
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Social ethics
UTAS Author:Butcher, T (Associate Professor Tim Butcher)
ID Code:138540
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2020-04-14
Last Modified:2022-10-14
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