Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize

Peter Lang is pleased to announce that Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize. We congratulate our author! More information on the title can be found here. The book has previously been named the winner of the British … Continue reading

Paul Campbell interviewed on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’

Paul Ian Campbell, winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for his book Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club, was interviewed about his research on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ in a broadcast on ‘Sport and Philosophy – Inside an African-Caribbean Football Club’. Click here to listen to the … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community wins the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017 – Congratulations @drpaulcampbell1!

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has won the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! Read more about the award here. This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! 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 … Continue reading

Building Europe with the Ball published

Since 1990, football history has become increasingly important within the field of sport science, yet few studies have centred on the Europeanization of the game from the interwar period onwards. This period saw the creation of a sovereign institution dedicated to European football, the establishment of specific rules about players’ transfers and contracts and, in … Continue reading

New publication: Football, Ethnicity and Community

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 … Continue reading

A History of Football in North and South Korea c.1910–2002 published

For the Koreans, no sport has surpassed football in terms of its popularity and national importance, from the Japanese colonization era onwards. However, its importance has developed over time as a result of unusual and agonizing historical events, including the tragic split between North and South Korea. This volume attempts to assess football’s changing political … Continue reading

Cultures of Boxing published

Bringing together boxing writers from different cultural and disciplinary perspectives, this book offers a vital and original contribution to the understanding of this enduringly fascinating and controversial sport. This collected volume investigates what is at stake in boxing in the modern world by exploring different aspects of boxing culture and problematic concepts attached to the … Continue reading

Review of Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World

David Snowdon’s Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World was recently reviewed by the author and sports journalist Luke G. Williams on his blog. Click here to read the review. This book focuses on the literary contribution made by the pugilistic writing of Pierce Egan (c. 1772-1849), identifying the elements that rendered Egan’s style distinctive … Continue reading

Writing the Prizefight by David Snowdon wins the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History

We are delighted to announce that David Snowdon’s book Writing the Prizefight: Pierce Egan’s Boxiana World has been chosen as the winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History (2013), awarded annually by the British Society of Sports History. Congratulations to Dr Snowdon, who  has been invited to deliver the prestigious Aberdare Lecture … Continue reading

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