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This book explores the key issues of racism, anti-racism and identity in British football. It relates the history of black players in the game, analyses the racism they have experienced, and evaluates the efficacy of anti-racist campaigns. The efficacy of the policing of racism is also assessed. The nationalism and xenophobia evident in much of the media's coverage of major tournaments is highlighted in the context of the way that English, Scottish and Welsh identities are constructed within British football.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333730799
ISBN-10: 0333730798
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 231
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon Garland

JON GARLAND is a Research Fellow at the Scarman Centre, University of Leicester. He has published widely on issues of racism, ethnicity and identity, racism and antiracism in British football, policing, and football-related disorder. MICHAEL ROWE lectures in policing at the Scarman Centre, University of Leicester. He has written widely on the politics of racism and urban unrest in British society, the policing of football, and racism and anti-racism in British football.

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