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Solid grounding on race in sport issues

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Volume 19, Issue 1

May, 2013

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Mason, Ed (2013). Solid grounding on race in sport issues. Pacific Journalism Review, 19(1): 296-298. Review of:Race, Racism and Sports Journalism, by Neil Farrington, Daniel Kilvington, John Price and Amir Saeed. London and New York: Routledge, 2012. 172 pp. ISBN: 9780415676403 (pbk)
Author(s): Ed Mason
Reviewed book by Neil Farrington, Daniel Kilvington, John Price and Amir Saeed
Publication date: 
May, 2013

This slim volume is in the Routledge tradition of highly current but also academically reputable overviews of important media studies and political issues. Overall it lives up to expectations as a useful guide to theory. Recent racial issues in European sport, particularly football, have highlighted the need to think more deeply about the problem and overcome the widely-held notion that racism is somehow now behind us.