Dr William Tantam

Contact details

Name:
Dr William Tantam
Qualifications:
BA, MRes, PhD
Position:
Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrated Caribbean Studies
Institute:
Institute of Latin American Studies
Location:
225 Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Phone:
0207 6642004
Email address:
william.tantam@sas.ac.uk

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Civil Rights, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Cultural memory, Gender studies, Social Sciences
Research keywords:
football, sports, embodiment, colonialism, empire, the Caribbean, masculinities, gender, everyday acts of resistance
Regions:
Caribbean, United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:

In my work I am interested in everyday acts of resistance in Caribbean societies. Drawing on the research conducted for my thesis, I study how football offers an insight into the contemporary experiences of race, class, and wealth inequalities in Jamaica. As well as a lens onto regional articulations of hierarchy, I am also interested in how sports spectatorship (particularly of the English Premier League) locates people within global flows of capital in locally specific ways.

 

 

Languages:
Spoken Written
French Intermediate Intermediate
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
15-May-2016 Football field, bar, and street corner: sports, space, and masculinities in rural Jamaica

Chapters

 in Cornwall, A., Karioris, F.G., and Lindisfarned, N. (eds.), Masculinities under Neoliberalism, London: Zed Books, pp.213-226

28-Jan-2014 Visibility as concealment: Informal football matches and wealth disparities in rural Jamaica

Articles

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