The Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin presents Race and Sport after Empire: Rethinking the politics of sporting multiculturalism after 7/7
Dr Ben Carrington
The Department of Sociology, UT-Austin
Wednesday, November 29th from 11 - 12
In this short talk Dr Carrington will map some of the changes within racial discourse in Britain over the past two decades. More specifically, he will examine how questions of national identity and multiculturalism have significantly altered since the terrorist attacks on London on July 7th 2005: '7/7'-and how sport has been one of the modalities through which Britain, and more specifically England, has come to terms with its post-Empire world position. Sport continues to act as a signifier that simultaneously includes and excludes Britain's racialized minorities, demonstrating both the success and limits to what some have labeled 'Britain's convivial multiculturalism'.