0008305137
Hardback:No win race : a story of belonging, Britishness and sport / Derek A. Bardowell.:2019 Hardback No win race : a story of belonging, Britishness and sport / Derek A. Bardowell.
No win race : a story of belonging, Britishness and sport / Derek A. Bardowell.
Author: Bardowell, Derek A.,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Mudlark,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008305130 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Few people watch sport for its politics. Yet what happens on the field of play often reflects the problems in our society. Such was the case in the eighties, when black footballers emerged from the dressing room to find bananas being hurled from the stands, and racially motivated attacks and police harassment were the norm. Today, things have improved. Crowds are less hostile and stars like Anthony Joshua and Sir Mohamed Farah are among our most revered sporting heroes. But for athletes of colour, success on the field seldom converts to power away from it. Prejudice and abuse may be less overt, but they remain - often in front of our eyes. The same can be said of British society: things are better, yet we continue to be in denial of racism. This book is a personal exploration of the complexities and biases implicit in being black in Britain, told through the prism of sport.
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