Please join us for the book launch of "The Biggest Game in Town: An analysis of the AFL’s Vilification Policy" on Wednesday 25th May.
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You are invited to the book launch of "The Biggest Game in Town: An analysis of the AFL’s Vilification Policy"
This book is the first multidisciplinary, systematic study of the AFL’s Rule 35 – the first code of conduct introduced by an elite sporting organization in the world to deal with racial, religious and sexual vilification. 

The book discusses Australian social and sport history to contextualize the importance of the research, and then presents case studies of nine complete AFL clubs. Using innovative social network analysis (SNA) and in-depth interview techniques, the book details players’ and coaches’ personal views on the efficacy of the AFL’s Vilification Laws, plus gives novel and significant insights into the broader club cultures of these nine AFL clubs with regards to Rule 35. 

This book serves as a unique and incredibly detailed account of the current state of issues of vilification within the context of the AFL.
MC    John Harms
Writer & Founder, The Footy Almanac
Opening Remarks  Chin Tan
Director of Multicultural Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology
Book Summary    Sean Gorman (Author)
Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University
AFL Club Cultures  Dean Lusher (Author)
Senior Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
Implications Brett Johnson
General Manager – Player Development, AFL Players Association
Book Launch   Chin Tan
Former Chairperson and Commissioner, Victorian Multicultural Commission

Copies of the book will be on sale at the event for $25.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sean Gorman
Dean Lusher
Keir Reeves
Event Details
Wednesday 25th May 2016
Arrivals from 10:15 AM for a 10:30 AM start.
Registrations are essential.
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Deakin Edge, Federation Square - MAP Enquiries: Mitchell Adams
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