Masculine Hegemony, the State and the Incorporation of Gender Equity Discourse: The Case of Australian Sport

McKay J. (1994) Masculine Hegemony, the State and the Incorporation of Gender Equity Discourse: The Case of Australian Sport. Australian Journal of Political Science, 29 1: 82-95. doi:10.1080/00323269408402281


Author McKay J.
Title Masculine Hegemony, the State and the Incorporation of Gender Equity Discourse: The Case of Australian Sport
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-030X
Publication date 1994-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00323269408402281
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 82
End page 95
Total pages 14
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract Although the impact of affirmative action, equal opportunity and gender equity programs on the lives of Australian women have been explored in a number of areas, state interventions related to sport have received scant attention from public policy analysts. This paper examines how the Australian Sports Commission has framed its gender equity policy in the mutually reinforcing hegemonic discourses of masculinity and corporate managerialism. It is argued that the Commission's articulation of gender equity policy in terms of ‘market-oriented individualism’ is both constituted by, and constitutive of, the shift from a ‘patriarchal-welfare state’ to a ‘patriarchal-managerial state’ in Australia. The paper also provides an example of the tensions between bureaucratic and feminist discourses in the state sphere.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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