Indigenous studies and race relations in Australian sports

Chris Hallinan, Barry Judd

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The relatively young area of Indigenous sports studies in Australia has developed from some key foundational studies and expanded through a variety of approaches conducted primarily by non-Indigenous academics and journalists. More recently, the release of publications by Indigenous authors has unlocked a much-needed reflexive scholarship in which the collective and individual experiences of Indigenous people become a central feature of the research. We highlight some of the stages, the shift in methodologies and blossoming of a viable Indigenous Sports Studies field to the extent that an entire volume of current work can be called on. Such a volume draws on a wide group of academics all housed within Indigenous Studies units at universities across Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-921
Number of pages7
JournalSport in Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


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