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ERIC Number: EJ1153401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Shared Responsibility and Issues of Injustice and Harm within Sport
Sartore-Baldwin, Melanie L.; McCullough, Brian; Quatman-Yates, Catherine
Quest, v69 n3 p366-383 2017
The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual model of shared responsibility within the sport context. Focusing on issues of harm and injustice, this model proposes that organized sport can exist as an oppressive social structure that endorses ignorance through the presence of asymmetrical power relations. This ignorance reinforces oppressive structures as well as fosters vulnerability, a byproduct that, in turn, also reinforces oppressive structures. Rather than assigning responsibility to any one entity specifically, however, this article proposes that each and every individual with a vested interest in sport possess some degree of responsibility in securing safe, fair, and just sport experiences. Thus, the concept of shared responsibility is offered as a moderating factor through which the processes that result from oppressive structures may be interrupted and the structures themselves broken down.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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