'Dress as a man' New Zealand men's netball as contested terrain

Tagg, Brendon (2008) 'Dress as a man' New Zealand men's netball as contested terrain. Ethnography, 9 4: 457-475. doi:10.1177/1466138108096987


Author Tagg, Brendon
Title 'Dress as a man' New Zealand men's netball as contested terrain
Journal name Ethnography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1466-1381
1741-2714
Publication date 2008-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1466138108096987
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 457
End page 475
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article is based on 13 open-ended interviews with current and former executive council members of the New Zealand Men’s Netball Association (NZMNA). The article disputes the established view that regional women’s netball associations and New Zealand’s national netball association, Netball New Zealand (NNZ), fostered men’s netball competitions in the early 1980s. The article instead argues that men’s netball was developed by players prevented from participating in women’s competitions. The article also suggests that the limited existing literature relating to the NZMNA fails to acknowledge much of the detail and character of the early association, including the critical influences of gay and transgender players and the cultural influences of Māori (New Zealand’s indigenous people) and Pacific Islanders. Only more recently have flamboyant displays and marginalized masculinities been excluded, thereby rendering the NZMNA netball competitions a relatively hetero-normative domain.
Keyword Gender
Maori
Netball
New Zealand
Pacific Island
Transgender
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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