Dr William Tantam

Contact details

Dr William Tantam
BA, MRes, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrated Caribbean Studies
Institute of Latin American Studies
225 Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
0207 6642004
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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
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.



Spoken Written
French Intermediate Intermediate
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
29-Aug-2018 Higgler Tactics: Techniques of Intermediary Market Traders in Jamaica

Journal articles

 Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, American Anthropological Association, 10.1111/jlca.12360

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


 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


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