British Asians and Football

28 Aug 2007 / News

A new book has been published called 'British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity and Exclusion' by Daniel Burdsey, and can be borrowed from the Football Unites library. Based on original  research, the book examines the real-life experiences of British Asians in football, and considers the reasons for their marginal place in the British national game. Issues explored include stereotyping and cultural assumptions, racism in English football, the impact of 9/11 and rising Islamophobia, and the experiences of British Asian professional players - life, lifestyle and identity. The author is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton.

The book is published by Routledge who kindly donated a copy to our library.