Exploring the Potential for Changing Gender Norms Among Cricket Coaches and Athletes in India

Elizabeth Miller, Madhumita Das, Ravi Verma, Brian O’Connor, Sancheeta Ghosh, Maria Catrina D Jaime, Heather L. McCauley

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Abstract

This study explored gender norms with cricket coaches and athletes in India to adapt a coach-delivered gender violence prevention program from the United States for the urban Indian context. Interviews and focus groups conducted among coaches and adolescent cricketers highlight the extent to which coaches and athletes articulate prevailing inequitable notions about gender and recognition of the power coaches wield. Adapting a violence prevention program that emphasizes gender norms change may be feasible with Indian cricket coaches but is likely to require attention to defining gender equity and challenging cultural assumptions with coaches prior to implementing the program with athletes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-205
Number of pages18
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gender norms
  • gender-based violence
  • violence prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Medicine(all)

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    Miller, E., Das, M., Verma, R., O’Connor, B., Ghosh, S., Jaime, M. C. D., & McCauley, H. L. (2015). Exploring the Potential for Changing Gender Norms Among Cricket Coaches and Athletes in India. Violence Against Women, 21(2), 188-205. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801214564688