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Race, Ethnicity and Football Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues

Edited By Daniel Burdsey Copyright 2011
    304 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    by Routledge

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    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.

    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.