Charismatic cops, patriarchs and a few good women : leadership, club culture and young peoples' drinking

Kelly, Peter, Hickey, Christopher, Cormack, Susan, Harrison, Lyn and Lindsay, Jo 2011, Charismatic cops, patriarchs and a few good women : leadership, club culture and young peoples' drinking, Sport, education and society, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 467-484.

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Title Charismatic cops, patriarchs and a few good women : leadership, club culture and young peoples' drinking
Author(s) Kelly, Peter
Hickey, ChristopherORCID iD for Hickey, Christopher
Cormack, Susan
Harrison, Lyn
Lindsay, Jo
Journal name Sport, education and society
Volume number 16
Issue number 4
Start page 467
End page 484
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2011-08
ISSN 1357-3322
Keyword(s) community sporting clubs
young people
alcohol practices
club culture
complex adaptive systems
complexity science
Summary The paper reports on key findings of a research project that examined the roles that communitybased
sporting clubs in the Australian state of Victoria play in shaping young people’s understandings and uses of alcohol. Our research imagined clubs as community hubs that are located in complex networks that impact on the ways that clubs understand their locations in communities, and which have unpredictable influences and consequences on club histories, culture and orientations to issues such as young people and alcohol use. The paper focuses on understanding the key roles played by club leaders in facilitating change and transformation in these contexts, particularly in terms of alcohol-related practices and the potential impact of these on young people’s uses and understanding of alcohol. We situate these findings in a framework that draws on the literature of complexity science and complex adaptive systems (CAS) to suggest that these practices and changes need to be understood in ways that allow for complexity, uncertainty, emergent behaviours and adaptive change.
Language eng
Field of Research 160805 Social Change
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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