Dr Thomas Fletcher is a Lecturer in Events Management. Tom's PhD examined the construction and contestation of white and British Asian identities in Yorkshire cricket. Before joining UKCEM in January, 2011 he taught widely in sociology and socio-cultural aspects of sport and leisure at Leeds Metropolitan University. Tom's research interests relate to sport, social identities and issues of equity. His most recent work includes, Fletcher, T. (forthcoming) "All Yorkshiremen are from Yorkshire, but some are more 'Yorkshire' than Others": British Asians and the myths of Yorkshire cricket, to be published by Sport in Society, 2011; Fletcher, T. (forthcoming) 'Yorkshire, Cricket and Identity: An Ethnographic Analysis of Yorkshire Cricket's Imagined Community', in Hughson, J., Skillen, F. and Palmer, C. (eds.) Sport and Social Identity: Studies from the field, Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, to be published Summer 2011; Fletcher, T. (2011) "The Making of English Cricket Cultures": Empire, Globalisation and (post) Colonialism. Sport in Society, 14 (1): 17-36; Fletcher, T. (2010) "Being Inside and Outside the Field". An Exploration of Identity, Positionality and Reflexivity in Inter-racial Research, in D. Chatziefstathiou and L. Mansfield (eds) Leisure Identities and Authenticity, LSA Publication No. 107. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association; Spracklen, K., and Fletcher, T. (2009) '"They'll never play rugby league in Kazakhstan": expansion, community and identity in a globalised and globalising sport', in J. Caudwell (ed.) Tourism and Leisure: Local Communities and Local Cultures in the UK (LSA Publication No. 105). Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 121-142.
UK Centre for Events Management
Carnegie Faculty of Sport
Leisure and Education
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