Race, Ethnicity and Football
Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues
As the first edited collection dedicated specifically to race, ethnicity and British football, this book brings together a range of academics, comprising both established commentators and up-and-coming voices. Combining theoretical and empirical contributions, the volume addresses a wide variety of topics such as the experiences of Muslims, the recruitment of African players, devolution and national identities, case studies of minority ethnic clubs, "mixed-race" players, multiculturalism and anti-racism, sectarianism, education, and cosmopolitan fan cultures. Covering the amateur and professional spheres, and focusing on both players and supporters, the book elucidates the linkages between race, ethnicity, gender and masculinity.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. They Think It’s All Over...It Isn’t Yet! The Persistence of Structural Racism and Racialised Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Football Daniel Burdsey Racialised Exclusions and ‘Glocal’ Im/mobilities 2. ‘Dark Town’ and ‘A Game for Britishers’: Some Notes on History, Football and ‘Race’ in Liverpool John Williams 3. Is Football the New African Slave Trade? Colin King 4. Football, Racism and the Irish David Hassan and Ken McCue Contested Fields and Cultural Resistance 5. Racisms, Resistance and New Youth Inclusions: The Socio-Historical Development and Shifting Focus of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Football Clubs in Leicester Steven Bradbury 6. What is Rangers Resisting Now? ‘Race’, Resistance and Shifting notions of Blackness in Local Football in Leicester Paul Campbell 7. British Muslim Female Experiences in Football: Islam, Identity and the Hijab Aisha Ahmad ‘New’ Ethnicities and Emergent Communities 8. Flying the Flag for England? National Identities and British Asian Female Footballers Aarti Ratna 9. Mixing Up the Game: Social and Historical Contours of Black Mixed Heritage Players in British Football Mark Christian 10. ‘Tough Talk’, Muscular Islam and Football: Young British Pakistani Muslim Masculinities Samaya Farooq The Cultural Politics of Fandom 11. The Limits to Cosmopolitanism: English Football Fans at Euro 2008 Peter Millward 12. ‘Wot, No Asians?’: West Ham United Fandom, the Cockney Diaspora and the ‘New’ East Enders Jack Fawbert 13. ‘They Sing That Song’: Sectarianism and Conduct in the Informalised Spaces of Scottish Football John Flint and Ryan Powell Equity, Anti-Racism and the Politics of Campaigning 14. Negative Equity? Amateurist Responses to Race Equality Initiatives in English Grass-Roots Football Jim Lusted 15. Football, Racism and the Limits of ‘Colour Blind’ Law: Revisited Simon Gardiner and Roger Welch 16. Marrying Passion with Professionalism: Examining the Future of British Asian Football Kuljit Randhawa
Daniel Burdsey is Principal Lecturer at the University of Brighton.