'Race', Sport and British Society

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Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life.
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Overview

Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life.
Looking at a range of sports, including football, rugby league and cricket, this book covers key topics such as:
* British nationalism and nationalist ideology
* racial science and the images of Asian and black physicality
* sport, racism and the law
* black feminism and the issues of race, gender and sport
* the role of the media in perpetuating and challenging racial stereotypes.
Challenging the prevailing liberal view that sport is one area of society where 'good race-relations' are developed, this book offers a wealth of research material, and a strong theoretical perspective on contemporary British sport. It will therefore be of vital interest to sociologists, sports studies students, sport policy-makers and anyone with an interest in contemporary British sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415246293
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: 'Race', sport and British society 1
Pt. I Research into current levels and forms of sports racism: Some empirical explorations 27
2 Racism, national identity and Scottish football 29
3 Whose game is it anyway? Racism in local league cricket 49
4 'Black Pearl, Black Diamonds': Exploring racial identities in rugby league 70
5 'Lions and black skins': Race, nation and local patriotism in football 83
Pt. II Public controversies over 'race' and sport: Science, media and the law 103
6 Racial science and South Asian and black physicality 105
7 In search of the unequivocal Englishman: The coundrum of race and nation in English cricket 121
8 Sport, racism and the limits of 'colour blind' law 133
Pt. III Challenging discourses/Contesting identities 151
9 Playing their own game: A South Asian football experience 153
10 Reconceptualizing race, gender and sport: The contribution of black feminism 170
11 Notes from the sports desk: Reflections on race, class and gender in British sports journalism 188
12 Pitch of life: Re-reading C. L. R. James' beyond a Boundary 199
Bibliography 215
Author index 217
Subject index 223
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