Rankin-Wright, A.J. and Hylton, K. and Norman, L. (2019) 'Negotiating the coaching landscape : experiences of Black men and women coaches in the United Kingdom.', International review for the sociology of sport., 54 (5). pp. 603-621.
The current article provides a critical examination of the racialised and gendered processes that reinforce disparities in sport coaching by exploring the experiences of Black men and women coaches in the United Kingdom. The findings are based on in-depth qualitative interviews with coaches from two national governing bodies of sport. Using a Critical Race Theory approach and Black feminist lens, the coaches’ narratives illuminate the complex, multifaceted and dynamic ways in which ‘race’, ethnicity and gender are experienced and negotiated by sport coaches. The coaches’ reflections are discussed under three themes: negotiating identities; privilege and blind spots; and systemic discrimination. The narratives from the coaches’ experiences emphasise the need for key stakeholders in sport to recognise the intersectional, structural and relational experiences that facilitate, as well as constrain, the progression of Black coaches in order to challenge racialised and gendered inequalities.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690217724879|
|Publisher statement:||Rankin-Wright, A.J., Hylton, K. & Norman, L. (2019). Negotiating the coaching landscape: Experiences of Black men and women coaches in the United Kingdom. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 54(5): 603-621. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.|
|Date accepted:||14 July 2017|
|Date deposited:||24 August 2018|
|Date of first online publication:||29 August 2017|
|Date first made open access:||24 August 2018|
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