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    Sexism, racism and swimming at the London 2012 Olympics

    Keenan, Sarah (2012) Sexism, racism and swimming at the London 2012 Olympics. Racialicious ,

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    Abstract

    I’ve been a little taken aback this week at the level of racism against China in the British and US media, and on longer-than-usual comment threads on various friends’ Facebook walls. I mean, I know that racism in sport and in the media is nothing new, and I know that being mixed-race white-Chinese, I’m taking the various swipes being thrown at Chinese athletes particularly personally. But still, the obsessive furor that has surrounded the 16 year-old swimmer Ye Shiwen has brought out so many hackneyed Orientalist stereotypes, it would be boring if it wasn’t so hurtful and infuriating.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 13:58
    Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 13:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14841

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