Congratulations to Paul Ian Campbell, for winning the 2017 British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. His prize-winning publication Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to 2010, it seeks to address the paucity of research on the British African-Caribbean male experience in leisure and sport as well as on the relationship between «race» and local-level football. This volume is in the Sport, History and Culture series, edited by Richard Holt and Matthew Taylor.
Paul Ian Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Sport Culture, Media and Development, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and Education at the University of Wolverhampton. His work focuses on race, ethnicity and identity from a historical, sociological and cultural studies viewpoint.