Black and Asian Athletes in British Sport and Society

A Sporting Chance?

  • Authors
  • Patrick Ismond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. ‘Race’ and Male Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-22
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      Pages 55-90
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      Pages 91-124
  3. ‘Race’, Gender and Sport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
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      Pages 127-142
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      Pages 143-182
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      Pages 183-187
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 188-204

About this book


In this innovative study, Patrick Ismond provides an analysis of the issue of racism within British sport. It presents a number of theoretical positions regarding race, racism and sport, before providing a background history of the involvement of minority ethnic communities. Much detailed primary research is used to inform interesting discussions concerning racism in sport and its relationship to ethnicity, identity and notions of Englishness and Britishness. The study also includes a valuable analysis of sexism in sport, and the discrimination suffered by minority ethnic sportswomen.


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