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Title: Working together through sport? Local authority provision for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom
Authors: Cleland, Jamie
Keywords: Race
Ethnicity
Sport
Participation
Racial inequalities
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: CLELAND, J.A., 2013. Working together through sport? Local authority provision for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom. Sport in Society, 17 (1), pp. 38-51.
Abstract: Ethnic minority participation in sport or physical activity has been the subject of recent sociological debate but has received relatively limited empirical analysis. This article assesses the extent to which two local authorities in the United Kingdom, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council, had developed strategies to increase participation rates for ethnic minorities. It draws on sixteen semi-structured interviews with ethnic minority community leaders, local authority employees and a selection of active ethnic minority participants involved in projects in both areas. The results highlight projects established by both local authorities to engage with ethnic minorities and although this is acknowledged as a step forward, racial inequalities and other barriers to participation remain. The article concludes by suggesting that there are still many opportunities for local authorities to work more closely with ethnic minorities to reduce racial inequalities and barriers to participation.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Sport in Society [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.690411
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.690411
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12126
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2012.690411
ISSN: 1743-0437
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