LSA exec. member Dr. Stefan Lawrence’s paper from LSA2014
This piece is an edited extract from my PhD thesis and appears in the introductory chapter. Throughout the thesis I used Critical Race Theory and poststructuralism as guiding frameworks and begun by utilising a technique termed by Critical Race Theorists as counter-narrative storytelling (see Bell, 1992; Crenshaw et al., 1995; Delgado and Stefancic, 2000; Dunbar Jr., 2008; Williams Jr, 2000). I did this to locate myself from the very beginning as a social actor, a researcher and an activist-scholar as well as to offer some insight into how I came to be interested in racialised representation, racism(s), masculinities and (sport and leisure)media. The following narrative then provides a very brief overview of how I have come to experience the world, and the bodies in it, as a ‘white man’ and thus how I have come to understand matters of ‘race’ through my own interpositionality.
The day started like any other. Our primary…
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