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Ethnography Award winner, Transcultural football

The winner of the 2016 British Sociological Association and Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award, Maxim Bolt, talks to Laurie Taylor. Plus a look at transcultural football.

The winner of the 2016 British Sociological Association & Thinking Allowed Ethnography award, Maxim Bolt, Lecturer in Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Birmingham, talks to Laurie Taylor about his groundbreaking study of insecure lives on the border farms between Zimbabwe and South Africa. How do people create homes and stability in times of mass unemployment and uncertainty? Also, transcultural sport: Max Mauro, Associate Lecturer in Sports Studies at Southampton Solent University, considers young Congolese migrants establishing a sense of belonging in a Dublin football team.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes


Max Mauro at the University of Southampton Solent University and the Open University

Maxim Bolt at the University of Birmingham


Maxim Bolt, Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms: The Roots of Impermanence, (Cambridge University Press, 2015)


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