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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Understanding race and sports

Ben Carrington

Ben Carrington

In his new book, Ben Carrington, an associate sociology professor at The University of Texas at Austin, investigates how sports shapes racial discourse. He talked to Jessica Sinn, in the College of Liberal Arts, about the book, “Race, Sport and Politics” on the Shelf Life blog.

Carrington, who played a bit of football (soccer, that is) in his native England, says sports is more than fun and games. He challenges sociologists to take sports seriously and take a closer look at the subject.
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