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dc.contributor.authorWensing, Emma H.
dc.contributor.authorBruce, Toni
dc.contributor.authorPope, Clive C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-18T04:18:50Z
dc.date.available2012-04-18T04:18:50Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationWensing, E.H., Bruce, T. & Pope, C. (2004). Playing to win or trying your best: Media representations of national anxieties over the role of sport participation during the 2002 commonwealth games. Waikato Journal of Education, 10, 203-219.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6226
dc.description.abstractIn the last few years, growing concern has emerged in New Zealand sport about the shift towards a more commercial or professionalised model of sport and away from a mass participation-based model. In the midst of a relatively intense period of debate and concern over this change in direction, the 2002 Commonwealth Games took place in Manchester, England. In this article, we analyse how media coverage of the Games articulated with the broader public debate over the direction of New Zealand sport. Grounded in the assumption that the media both reflects and impacts on public understandings of cultural issues, we believe this analysis of coverage of the Games reveals a profound ambivalence over a more profess ionalised model of sport and points to an unwillingness to give up traditional values of sports participation in order to win. We explore how this debate articulates with current tensions in the realm of Physical Education and suggest that health and physical educators have an important role to play in challenging current pressures towards a win-at-all-costs approach to sport.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://edlinked.soe.waikato.ac.nz/research/journal/index.php?id=8en_NZ
dc.rights© 2004 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
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dc.titlePlaying to win or trying your best: Media representations of national anxieties over the role of sport participation during the 2002 commonwealth games.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page203en_NZ
pubs.elements-id30726
pubs.end-page219en_NZ
pubs.volume10en_NZ


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