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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:09:03Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:09:03Z
dc.date.created2014-10-08T06:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.submitted2014-10-08
dc.identifier.citationMoore, P. 2009. Soccer in the West: the World game in Australia's western periphery. Soccer and Society. 10 (1): pp. 84-95.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/28996
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14660970802472684
dc.description.abstract

This study examines aspects of the history of soccer (Association Football) in Perth, Western Australia. The game was introduced in the late nineteenth century but it did not become central in the local sporting calendar. The game was reborn with the arrival of the ‘new Australians’ after the Second World War yet it remained marginal. Soccer’s place in Perth has often been represented as being due to the overwhelming ethnic involvement in the sport, as in other parts of Australia, but there is more to the story than such a reductionist explanation. Adopting a figurational approach this study examines established and outsider relations in the development of the game in Western Australian society. The account that emerges is of a complex organizational struggle over control of the sport. The focus on established and outsider relationships in a figurational context provides a useful way of accounting for this history.

dc.publisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
dc.titleSoccer in the West: the World game in Australia's western periphery
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.dateSubmitted2014-10-08
dcterms.source.volume10
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.startPage84
dcterms.source.endPage95
dcterms.source.issn14660970
dcterms.source.titleSoccer and Society
curtin.digitool.pid202289
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.departmentSchool of Social Sciences and Asian Languages
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-HUM-SSA-SLH-53578
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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