`This is one of the most important books on race, representation and politics to come along in a decade…. Sarita Malik's book is a brilliant contribution to the literature on race, cultural studies and public pedagogy' - Henry Giroux, Penn State University Representing Black Britain offers a critical history of Black and Asian representation on British television from the earliest days of broadcasting to the present day. Working through programs as wide-ranging as the early documentaries to `ethnic sitcoms' and youth television, this book provides a detailed analysis of shifting institutional contexts, images of `race' and ethnic-minority cultural politics in modern Britain.

Reflections on Black Masculinities and British Sporting Culture on Television

Reflections on Black Masculinities and British Sporting Culture on Television

Reflections on black masculinities and british sporting culture on television

As the 2000 Sydney Olympics demonstrated, we are now quite used to seeing the televisual image of Black-British gold-medal winning athletes draped in a Union Jack. On the one hand, this vision of success marks a public confirmation that we have explicitly arrived at being Black-British; on the other, it is a reminder of the stubborn forms of resistance which still deny Black people as ‘authentic’ members of the nation in other areas of public life and, moreover, often in the sporting arena itself. Televised sport, the first port of call where we watch sport as a nation, brings the contradictory and ambivalent relations of Black ...

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