Race, Place and the Seaside

Postcards from the Edge

Authors: Burdsey, Daniel

  • Explores issues of race, ethnicity and multiculture in relation to the English seaside for the first time
  • Emphasises the interlinked importance of recognising the racialised nature of this environment
  • Advances the literature on racial formations and politics outside urban contexts, and the sociology of the English seaside
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This is the first academic monograph to focus exclusively on issues of race, ethnicity, whiteness and multiculture at the English seaside. The book calls for acknowledgement of the racialised nature of this environment, and proposes that its distinctive spaces, places, traditions and narratives should be included within broader analyses of race in contemporary Britain. Introducing the concept of ‘coastal liquidity’ to explain shifting ethno-racial demographics, migratory politics and spatial dynamics at the edge of the sea, along with the relative im/mobilities of the minority ethnic communities who move and reside there, the author provides a relational exploration of seaside experiences: both as a locus of racialised categorisation, exclusion and subjugation, and one of resistance, conviviality and intercultural exchange. Combining theoretical insight and empirical fieldwork, the book disrupts dominant thinking that fixes ontologically minority ethnic bodies to urban spaces, and overcomes their erasure and silencing from the seaside landscapes of the popular imagination.

About the authors

Daniel Burdsey is a Reader at the University of Brighton, UK. He is Assistant Head of School (Research) in the School for Sport and Service Management, and co-leads the ‘Spaces, Power and Justice’ cluster in the university’s Centre for Research on Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Race, Place and the Seaside

    Burdsey, Daniel

    Pages 3-34

  • Shifting Sands? Theories and Concepts of Contemporary Life at the Water’s Edge

    Burdsey, Daniel

    Pages 35-77

  • Between the City and the Sea: Race, Ethnicity, and Space at the Periphery

    Burdsey, Daniel

    Pages 79-110

  • Race, Whiteness, and the Spaces and Places of Seaside Leisure

    Burdsey, Daniel

    Pages 111-147

  • “It Still Felt Like I Was Going to the End of the Earth”: Race, Identity, and Community Formation in a Seaside Town

    Burdsey, Daniel

    Pages 151-184

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45012-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45011-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Place and the Seaside
Book Subtitle
Postcards from the Edge
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45012-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45012-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45011-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 295
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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