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Football, Ethnicity and Community

The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club

Lang, Peter Bern,
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This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean founded football club, the Meadebrook Cavaliers. The book examines the club’s growth from 1970 to 2010 and shows how studies of minority ethnic and local football clubs can shed light on the changing social identities and cultural dynamics of the communities that constitute them. In addition, it also sheds light on the relationship between «race» and local-level football.

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Titel: Football, Ethnicity and Community
Autoren/Herausgeber: Paul Ian Campbell
Aus der Reihe: Sport, History and Culture
Ausgabe: Neuausgabe

ISBN/EAN: 9783034319058

Seitenzahl: 272
Format: 22 x 15 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 390 g
Sprache: Englisch

Paul Ian Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Sport Culture, Media and Development, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and Education at the University of Wolverhampton. His work focuses on race, ethnicity and identity from a historical, sociological and cultural studies viewpoint.

This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to 2010, it seeks to address the paucity of research on the British African-Caribbean male experience in leisure and sport as well as on the relationship between «race» and local-level football. The development of the club was intimately connected to wider changes in the social and sporting terrain. Based on a mix of archival and ethnographic research, the book examines the club’s growth over four decades, exploring the attitudes, social realities and identity politics of its African-Caribbean membership and the varying demands and expectations of the wider black community. In doing so, it shows how studies of minority ethnic and local football clubs can shed light on the changing social identities and cultural dynamics of the communities that constitute them.

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