Social Inclusion in Community Sport: A Case Study of Muslim Women in Australia

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Hazel Maxwell University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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Carmel Foley University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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Tracy Taylor University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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Christine Burton University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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This paper considers how organizational practices facilitate and inhibit the social inclusion of Muslim women in a community sport setting. A case study of social inclusion practices in an Australian community sport organization (CSO) was built through interviews, focus groups, secondary data, and documentary evidence. Drawing on the work of Bailey (2005, 2008) the analysis employed a social inclusion framework comprised of spatial, functional, relational, and power dimensions. Findings indicated that there are a range of practices which facilitate social inclusion. Paradoxically, some of the practices that contributed to social inclusion at the club for Muslim women resulted in social exclusion for non-Muslim women. Examining each practice from multiple perspectives provided by the social inclusion framework allowed a thorough analysis to be made of the significance of each practice to the social inclusion of Muslim women at the club. Implications for social inclusion research and sport management practice are discussed.

Hazel Maxwell, Carmel Foley, Tracy Taylor, and Christine Burton are with the University of Technology Sydney- Business School, Sydney, Australia.

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