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“Perhaps she only had a banana available to throw”: Habitus, racial prejudice, and whiteness on Australian Football League message boards.

Cleland, J., Parry, K. D. and Radford, D., 2019. “Perhaps she only had a banana available to throw”: Habitus, racial prejudice, and whiteness on Australian Football League message boards. Sociology of Sport Journal, 36 (4), 330-338.

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DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2018-0153

Abstract

This article presents the findings of 2,415 posts collected from two prominent Australian Football League message boards that responded to a racist incident involving a banana being thrown at Adelaide Crows player, Eddie Betts, in August 2016. It adopts Bourdieu’s concept of habitus to examine the online practice of fans for evidence of racist discourse and the extent to which this was supported or contested by fellow fans. The overall findings are that online debates about race in Australian Rules Football and wider Australian society remain divided, with some posters continuing to reflect racial prejudice and discrimination towards non-whites. However, for the vast majority, views deemed to have racist connotations are contested and challenged in a presentation centering on social change and racial equality.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0741-1235
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sport; Racism; Habitus; Australian Football; sport fandom; Sports fans; Discrimination; Netnography
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:34131
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Jun 2020 15:57
Last Modified:11 Jun 2020 15:57

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