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Social Policy Review 20Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008$
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Tony Maltby, Patricia Kennett, and Kirstein Rummery

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420763

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.001.0001

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Policy from the pitch? Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate

Policy from the pitch? Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate

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(p.173) Nine Policy from the pitch? Soccer and young refugee women in a shifting policy climate
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Social Policy Review 20
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Catherine Palmer

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0010

This chapter explores some of the issues and challenges faced by a social researcher working in an Australian policy context. It is particularly concerned with the process and politics that underpinned an action research project conducted with a group of young Muslim, refugee women who play together in a ‘New Arrivals’ soccer team in Adelaide, South Australia. Although the chapter is concerned with sport, the issues it raises are considered as well. In addition, the chapter focuses not only on the findings of the research, but on the processes that underpin the research. The chapter begins with an overview of the soccer programme and its underlying preventive health agenda. The chapter ends by considering the key issues of research transfer and the governance of knowledge.

Keywords:   social researcher, Australian policy context, politics, action research project, New Arrivals, soccer programme, preventive health agenda, research transfer, governance of knowledge

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