Rugby union football in Australian society: an unintended consequence of intended actions1

  title={Rugby union football in Australian society: an unintended consequence of intended actions1},
  author={P. Horton},
  journal={Sport in Society},
  pages={967 - 985}
  • P. Horton
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • Sport in Society
The place of rugby union football in Australian society presents a rich context to play and display critical social issues, particularly, identity formations and contestations. This essay examines the development of elite rugby union in Australia from its inception to professionalization. In its amateur development, the processes of colonization and cultural impositions created its culture and legacy. With the overlapping of sporting and economic networks, rugby union entered the professional… Expand
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