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Gender order through social censure: an examination of social exclusion in sport coaching


Zehntner, C and McMahon, J and McGannon, KR, Gender order through social censure: an examination of social exclusion in sport coaching, Sport Education and Society pp. 1-12. ISSN 1357-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13573322.2021.1979506


In this paper, findings from an investigation into the gender imbalance in swim coaching in Australia, particularly at the higher levels of accreditation, are reported. Stories of the experience of two elite female swim coaches were analysed with reference to the concept of hegemonic masculinity. Analysis found that some male coaches and attendants to the swimming culture use literal and ideological force, including differentiation, direct control, and trivialisation to enact hegemony and to (re)create a gendered order. The findings suggest that without intervention and (re)education, this ideology will remain uncontested, will continue to inform the practice of coaches in the field, and will remain deeply entrenched in the system of values of the sportís organising body and the federal funding organisation for sports in Australia.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sport culture, hegemony, masculinity, female coach, coaching practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Gender, sexuality and education
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Sport, exercise and recreation
Objective Field:Sport, exercise and recreation not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:McMahon, J (Associate Professor Jennifer McMahon)
ID Code:146755
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-09-24
Last Modified:2022-08-23

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