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Rugby culture, ethnicity and concussion

Hokowhitu, Brendan and Sullivan, S John and Williams, Les R. Tumoana (2008) Rugby culture, ethnicity and concussion. MAI Review, 1.

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Abstract: This paper provides the socio-historical background to a research project which includes the investigation of the relationship between school rugby culture, ethnicity and attitudes towards the reporting of a concussion. It examines rugby culture in relation to the reporting of concussion by senior secondary school rugby players. The concept of ‘Rugby culture' in the present research was defined as “the importance the school, staff, pupils and parents place on success in rugby” and is explored in-depth with respect to cultural, ethnic and historical parameters. In particular, the paper examines the inter-relationship of Māori culture and rugby culture in general.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Due to copyright restrictions this article is only able to be downloaded via the MAI Review website (which is provided on this page). To go to the article directly please use the following link: http://www.review.mai.ac.nz/index.php/MR/issue/view/9 It should also be noted that other staff and students of the University of Otago have contributed articles to this journal which may also be of interest.
Uncontrolled Keywords:rugby culture, secondary school, sports studies, Indigenous, Concussion, Maori, Rugby, Masculinity, Brendan Hokowhitu, Te Tumu, University of Otago
Publication Types:Article
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
ID Code:76
Deposited By:Karyn Paringatai
Deposited On:22 April 2009

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