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date: 30 May 2024


A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

A view, or understanding, of a group or a category of people based on the generalization of some perceived or alleged characteristic or distinctive feature. The term has an established pedigree in psychology, and was employed in studies of prejudice, showing in mid-20th-century research in the USA how stereotyping of particular ethnic groups was deeply rooted, and stubbornly resistant to correction by evidence and proof. Stereotypes of sportsmen and -women have contributed significantly to the reproduction of inequality and discrimination in sport. The ... ...

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