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Marc Fletcher

Marc Fletcher
Name
Marc Fletcher
Address
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
UK: +44 (0)7737 034995 South Africa: +27 (0)71 255 2014
Email
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/people/phd_alumni/fletcher_marc

Research Topic

Race, national identity and football fandom in Johannesburg.

Current Degrees

2007 MSc by research, African Studies, University of Edinburgh

2006 MSc, African Studies (with distinction), University of Edinburgh

2003 BA, International History and International Politics, Keele University

Research Interests

Sport and identity on the African continent (especially Ghana, Togo and South Africa), race relations in South Africa, globalisation of sport, African sport in the media, sports ethnography and autoethnography

Institutional Affiliations

October 2010 - present day Honorary Research Fellow, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Feb 2010 - May 2010 Visiting PhD student, School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Jan 2008 - Aug 2009 Visiting PhD student, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Publications

"'You must support Chiefs; Pirates already have two white fans!': Race and racial discourse in South African football fandom", Soccer and Society (11:1-2, 79-94, Jan 2010).

Reprinted in South Africa and the Global Game: Football, Apartheid and Beyond, ed. P. Alegi & C. Bolsmann, 79-94, London: Routledge, 2010.

"Devi tifare per i Chiefs; i Pirates hanno giÀ due tifosi bianchi!": Razza e discorso sulla razza all'interno delle tifoserie del Sudafrica", Afriche e Orienti (Issue 1, 2010).

Conference Papers and Seminars

"Travelling with the Amakhosi: an English Researcher's perspective of South African Football Fandom", presented at the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria (South Africa, August 2010).

"An Englishman and his Vuvuzela: Perspectives of Johannesburg Football Fandom", presented at the Reproductive Health and Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2010).

"Soccer Fandom in Johannesburg: Emerging from the legacy of Apartheid", presented at the School of Physical Education, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand, April 2010).

"Remembering and Imagining Johannesburg: Race, Space and Football in the Post-Apartheid City", presented at Visualizing the Game: Global Perspectives on Football in Africa (Basel, Switzerland, January 2010).

"A Tale of (Football in) Two Cities: Discourses of Identities in Accra and LomÉ during the 2006 FIFA World Cup", presented at  the Conference on the History of Sport and Sports Studies in South Africa (Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 2008). 

Other

Media Articles

"The vuvuzela: I'm glad to sound a salute to a South African symbol", Edinburgh Evening News, June 18th, 2010.

"South Africa World Cup 2010 fan's preview: Home advantage our big hope", Guardian, June 7th, 2010.

Media Interviews

The significance of the World Cup in South Africa, Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, June 11th, 2010.

Other Media

Member of the Guardian's Fans' Network covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, May - Aug 2010.

For my coverage and analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, please visit my blog at http://onemanandhisfootball.blogspot.com/