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More than a Game: The Culture of Footy
We’re very quick to celebrate our sporting culture as a reflection of the very qualities we think of as Australian. But isn’t football sexist? Isn’t it racist? Isn’t it homophobic? This is a footy town, but how well does the game foster attitudes of tolerance, of diversity and inclusiveness?
Caroline Wilson, Finn Bradshaw, Chris McAuliffe, Daniel Jackson and Pippa Grange explore how football responds to and influences our cultural identity.
They ask whether players are obligated to be role models, examine the way sexual and racial politics are played out on and off the field, and consider how sport can be a socially progressive force.