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ERIC Number: EJ1021429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
The Australian Situation: Not So Touchy?
Scott, Catherine
Sport, Education and Society, v18 n5 p599-614 2013
Fear of unmediated touch between adults and children has become a feature of life in Anglophone countries, including Australia. Previous research has shown that this fear has had an impact on interactions between adults and children, particularly in education and early years care contexts. To assess the extent to which these fears have influenced Australians' willing to participate or allow their children to participate in junior sport 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted with sports administrators, parents, junior sports officials and young sportspeople. Results suggest that Australians are aware of the prevailing discourses of risk but see these as irrelevant to their own contexts. As a result, junior sport in Australia continues to thrive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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