CONTESTING ‘RACE ’AND SPORT: SHAMING THE COLOUR LINE BY KEVIN HYLTON (2018)

“In this important new book, Hylton draws on original research in contemporary contexts, from sport coaching to cyberspace, to show once again that Critical Race Theory is an insightful and productive tool for interrogating problematic social phenomena. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ statement that “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line”, this book sheds a critical light on the way sport perpetuates racism, while identifying opportunities to challenge its insidious presence. Exploring and explaining the ways in which notions of ‘race’ are expressed and contested at individual, institutional and societal levels, it addresses key topics such as whiteness, diversity, colourblindness, unconscious bias, identity, leadership, humour and discourse to investigate how language can be used as a device for resistance against racism in sport. Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line is vital reading for all sport studies students, academics and those with an interest in race, ethnicity and society.” (Taylor & Francis Group)

Time-Limited FREE Access here

 

 

9 July-13 July 2018

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK – SLAY IN YOUR LANE: THE BLACK GIRL BIBLE

“Two friends explore what it means to be young, black and female in the UK today. Young black women are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. And these experiences are not necessarily the same in the UK as they are in the US. So, when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised there was nothing that specifically addressed being black, British, young and female – and you could add to that smart, ambitious and mostly invisible. Slay in Your Lane is the love child of exasperation and optimism – part guide, part history, part snapshot of the state of the nation. Examining aspects of life including education, work, health, and everyday racism, it’s an honest and provocative book offering advice alongside some startling statistics, as well as stories and anecdotes from interviewees including some of the most successful black women in Britain today. Written and read by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené with additional recorded interviews. Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed. Produced by Jill Waters.

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Related Event on 25 July 2018 at the Guardian: The Black Girl Bible: Empowering the next generation

 

 

14 July 2018

BOOK LAUNCH – ‘IN PURSUIT OF EMPIRE’ WITH DAVINDER TOOR & WILLIAM DALRYMPLE (SOAS, LONDON)

“Two centuries ago, the Sikh ruling elite of the kingdom of Punjab lavishly patronised skilled artisans to enhance the splendour of their empire. A sumptuous array of objects, fit for kings, queens, warriors and the saintly, were produced to reflect the vibrant and potent power of the Sikhs. Two wars with the East India Company resulted in the dramatic collapse of the Sikh Empire in 1849. Artistic production switched to serve the tastes of the new colonial rulers, thereby bringing to an end a unique cultural endeavour. Since then, Sikh artefacts have been dispersed across the globe as loot, official gifts and prized auction purchases. Through the remarkable achievements of one collector – who pursued his passion to create the world’s finest private collection of Sikh art – ‘In Pursuit of Empire’ reveals the lasting legacy of the Sikh Empire. This stunning book accompanies the major exhibition ‘Empire of the Sikhs’ at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, from 12 July to 23 September 2018 (FREE www.EmpireoftheSikhs.com).”

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17 July 2018

BOOK LAUNCH: RESISTING OCCUPATION IN KASHMIR (SOAS, LONDON)

“The Office of the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights recently released an extensive report on the human rights situation in Kashmir, urging both countries to take immediate measures to put an end to human rights violations and uphold the Kashmiri right to self-determination as protected under international law. The report has recentered international attention on Kashmir’s provisional accession to India and revived the UN’s stakes and responsibilities in resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with people’s aspirations. Our talk will discuss the larger political context that preceded the publication of the report by focusing on political events since 2016 and the shifting registers of occupation and resistance that have shaped the everyday lives of people and communities in Kashmir Valley and other regions of Kashmir. Our talk will build on our recently published edited book, “Resisting Occupation in Kashmir”, which analyzes the social and legal logic of India’s occupation of Kashmir in relation to colonialism, militarization, power, democracy, and sovereignty, focusing specifically on the years between 2010 and 2014. Foregrounding the voices of Kashmiri scholars, the book traces how Kashmiri youth used music, rap, art, and other modes of cultural production to reimagine the freedom struggle in the twenty-first century, and offered alternative ways of conceptualizing the past, present, and future of the region. In our talk, we will discuss how the intensification of state violence and repression since 2016 has transformed the nature of resistance in Kashmir and strengthened global civil society initiatives that challenge India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir.”

Speakers: Dr. Mona Bhan (Depauw University, USA) and Dr. Haley Duschinski (Ohio University, USA); Discussant: Dr. Goldie Osuri (University of Warwick, UK)

The event is free, but registration required. To register, please click here.

Organiser: SOAS South Asia Institute; Contact email: ssai@soas.ac.uk

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24 July 2018

THE HEART OF RACE BY SECOND HOME (LIBRERIA BOOKSHOP, LONDON)

“A discussion with the authors of “Heart of Race” in celebration of its re-release as part of Verso Feminist Classics series this summer. First published in 1985 and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, “Heart of the Race” is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism. The new edition includes an introduction by Lola Okolosie and an interview with the authors, chaired by Heidi Mirza, focusing on the impact of their book since publication, and its continuing relevance today.”

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Verso Publishers Link here

 

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