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

Zehntner, C, McMahon, J ORCID: 0000-0002-1079-8939 and McGannon, KR 2021 , 'Gender order through social censure: an examination of social exclusion in sport coaching' , Sport Education and Society , pp. 1-12 , doi: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1979506.

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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 sport’s organising body and the federal funding organisation for sports in Australia.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Zehntner, C and McMahon, J and McGannon, KR
Keywords: sport culture, hegemony, masculinity, female coach, coaching practice
Journal or Publication Title: Sport Education and Society
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1357-3322
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1979506
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