Rugby Island Style: Paradise, Pacific People, and the Racialisation of Athletic Performance

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Andrew Grainger

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Andrew Grainger, Liverpool Hope University

Andy Grainger is a senior lecturer at Liverpool Hope University, UK. Broadly interested in the relationship between globalisation, immigration, and identity, Grainger’s recent work examines the cultural politics of race and nation as played out through physical culture, and the sport of rugby in particular. Despite the nature of this research, and in a classic case of Orwellian doublethink, he remains a fan of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.