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Dr Thomas Fletcher


Dr Thomas Fletcher
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Dr Thomas Fletcher

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School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

0113 81 23515 T.E.Fletcher@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Thomas Fletcher

Dr Thomas Fletcher is a Senior Lecturer within Carnegie Faculty. Thomas's current research interests are broadly related to the sociology of sport and leisure and include: "race" / ethnicity, social identities, heritage, and equity and diversity.

Tom specialises in the social and cultural aspects of sport, leisure and events. His current research interests relate to families and fatherhood, race, ethnicity and whiteness and social justice within the context of sport, leisure and events. Tom has undertaken research and consultancy projects for a number of organisations, including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Higher Education Academy, England and Wales Cricket Board, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Sport Wales, Public Health England and Meetings Professional International (MPI)

Tom is a School Research Ethics Coordinator and an active member of the Access and Widening Participation Group and Race Equality and Diversity Forum. Beyond Leeds Beckett, Thomas is Secretary to the Leisure Studies Association.

Thomas is editor of Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Sport, Leisure and Social Justice (Routledge, 2017); Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture (Routledge, 2017) Sports Events, Society and Culture (Routledge 2014); and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Sport and Leisure (Routledge 2014). He has published his work in a range of peer review journals including Ethnic and Racial Studies, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Leisure Studies, Social and Cultural Geography and Sociological Research Online.

Tom is an Associate Editor of Palgrave Communications and Editorial Board member of Leisure Studies, Sociological Research Online, Sport in Society and Soccer & Society.

Tom is currently supervising a number of PhD students in the areas of Tourism Mobilities, Educational Mobilities, Community Events and Sports Events. He invites enquiries from prospective students in the area of sport, leisure and events.

Current Teaching

  • Level 4
    • Sports Events in Society
  • Level 5
    • Sport, Media and Culture
    • Applied Sports Events Research
  • Level 6
    • Politics of Sports Events
    • Research Methods
    • Dissertation supervision
  • Level 7
    • Sports Events, Impacts and Policy
    • Research Methods
    • Dissertation supervision

Research Interests

Tom is currently working on a number of research projects including a monograph on sport and family practices (Palgrave), cricket and ageing, ethics and event hosting, Twenty20 cricket, sport and social cohesion, hospitality and diasporic identities and work identities. He is also co-Chair of the Organising Committee for the Leisure Studies Association annual conference (2017).

Selected Publications

Journal articles (28)

Books (6)

  • Fletcher TE (2019) Negotiating fatherhood: Sport and family practices. . Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ; Fletcher T (2017) Sex Integration in Sport and Physical Culture Promises and Pitfalls. . Routledge.
  • Long JA; Fletcher T; Watson R ed. (2017) Sport, Leisure and Social Justice.. . .
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660356
  • Fletcher TE ed. (2015) Cricket, migration and diasporic communities. . .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K (2014) Diversity, equity and inclusion in sport and leisure. Sport in a global society . London: Routledge.
  • Dashper K; Fletcher TE; McCullough N ed. (2014) Sports Events, Society and Culture. Routledge: Advances in Events Research . Routledge.

Chapters (20)

  • Long J; Fletcher T; Watson B (2017) Introducing sport, leisure and social justice. In: Long J; Fletcher T; Watson B Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660356
  • Fletcher TE; Piggott D; North J (2017) Problems at the boundary'? South Asians, Coaching and Cricket. In: Fletcher TE; Piggott D; North J Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : , pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315660356
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Matzani R (2017) Gender justice? Muslim women's experiences of sport and physical activity in the UK. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Matzani R Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Malcolm DE (2017) The International Cricket Council World Cup: A "Second Class" MegaMediaSport Event?. In: Fletcher TE; Malcolm DE Sport, Media and Mega-Events. : Routledge, pp. 115-130.
  • Fletcher TE; Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ (2017) The promises and pitfalls of sex integration in sport and physical culture. In: Fletcher TE; Channon A; Dashper K; Lake RJ Sex integration in sport and physical culture: Promises and pitfalls. : , pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Lusted J (2017) Connecting 'Englishness', Black and minoritised ethnic communities and sport: a conceptual framework. In: Fletcher TE; Lusted J Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom'. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 95-110.
  • (2016) Cricket, migration and diasporic communities. In: . London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; carrington B; McDonald I (2016) The politics of 'race' and sports policy in the United Kingdom. In: Fletcher TE; carrington B; McDonald I Sport and Society. London: Sage, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Hylton K (2016) 'Race', 'whiteness' and sport. In: Fletcher TE; Hylton K Routledge Handbook of Race, Ethnicity and Sport. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N (2014) Introduction: Sports events, society and culture. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N (2014) This is just the beginning.... In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; McCullough N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Russell KA; O'Connor N (2014) Sporting mega-events and Islam: An introduction. In: Fletcher TE; Dashper K; Russell KA; O'Connor N Sports events, society and culture. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE (2014) Who do 'they' cheer for? Cricket, diaspora, hybridity and divided loyalties among British Asians. In: Fletcher TE Beyond C.L.R. James: Shifting boundaries of race and ethnicity in sport. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press., pp. 293-312.
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  • Fletcher T (2012) Sport and 'Race' in the British Isles. In: Fletcher T Sports around the World: History, Culture and Practice. : ABC-CLIO, pp. .
  • Fletcher T (2012) 'Imran Khan'. In: Fletcher T Sports around the World: History, Culture and Practice. : ABC-CLIO, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE (2012) Yorkshire, Cricket and Identity: An Ethnographic Analysis of Yorkshire Cricket's Imagined Community. In: Fletcher TE The Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities. : The Edwin Mellen Press, pp. .
  • Fletcher TE (2012) Cricket, Identity and Community: British Asians and the Magical Recovery of 'Yorkshireness'?. In: Fletcher TE Sport and Leisure Ethics, Rights and Relationships. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 113-138.
  • Fletcher T (2011) Common Cricket Cultures? The British Empire, Homogenisation and Post-Colonial Reinventions. In: Fletcher T Delivering Equality in Sport and Leisure. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 49-68.
  • Fletcher TE (2010) "Being Inside and Outside the Field". An Exploration of Identity, Positionality and Reflexivity in Inter-racial Research. In: Fletcher TE Leisure Identities and Authenticity. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 77-96.
  • Spracklen K; Fletcher T (2009) They'll Never Play Rugby League in Kazakhstan: Expansion, Community and Identity in a Globalised and Globalising Sport. In: Spracklen K; Fletcher T Local Communities and Local Cultures in the UK. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 121-141.

Conference contributions (16)

  • Fletcher TE (2015) Cricket, whiteness and British Muslims Leuven, Belgium 20151207. : .
  • Piggott D; Fletcher T (2015) Exploring the barriers to South Asian cricket players' entry and progression in coaching Durham University 20150106. : .
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  • Fletcher TE (2013) 'It's like having Crufts at the Olympics': Dressage, Class and London 2012. Salford University 20130709. : .
  • Fletcher TE (2013) 'Bring on the Dancing Horses': Social class and Dressage Events at the London 2012 Olympic Games Vancouver 20130613. : .
  • Fletcher TE (2012) Cricket, Ethnic Identities and Whiteness Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK . : .
  • Fletcher T; Spracklen K (2012) Cricket, the Post-Match Drink and Exclusion of British Asian Communities Leeds, UK 20120411. : .
  • Fletcher T (2012) Playing it White Rose: Cricket, Ethnic Identities and British Asians' Racial Subjectivities . Northern Ireland: .
  • Fletcher T (2012) Cricket and Exclusion Manchester Metropolitan University, UK . : .
  • Fletcher T (2011) Aye, but it were wasted on thee: Yorkshireness, cricket, ethnic identities, and the 'magical recovery of community' Southampton Solent University, UK . UK: .
  • Fletcher TE (2010) 'Who do they Cheer for?' Cricket, British Asians and Divided Loyalty The University of the West Indies: Barbados 20100715. : .
  • Fletcher TE (2010) 'Common Cricket Culture?' Cricket, Homogenisation and Globalisation . Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK: .
  • Fletcher TE (2010) 'Clearing the Boundary': British Asians, Yorkshire Cricket and Exclusion Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds 20100226. Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds: .
  • Fletcher TE (2010) 'Doing Away with Indigenous Cricket Cultures? Playing Styles, Rationalisation and Homogenisation' . Huddersfield: .
  • Fletcher TE (2009) 'Three Lions on your [Imagined] Shirt?' Fandom and Diasporic Identities . Huddersfield: .
  • Spracklen K; Fletcher TE (2009) "They'll never play rugby league in Kazakhstan": expansion, community and identity in a globalised and globalising sport Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool 20090709. : .
  • Fletcher TE (2009) "Being Inside and Outside the Field". An Exploration of Identity, Positionality and Reflexivity in Inter-racial Research Canterbury Christchurch University, Canterbury, UK 20090707. : .

Internet publications (3)

  • Fletcher TE (2019), Men's Cricket World Cup: diversity must be one of the rewards of a successful tournament
  • Fletcher TE; Malcolm D (2017), Cricket: more Twenty20 may sow seeds of demise for the quintessential English game
  • Fletcher TE; Platt L (2017), What 'walkies' says about your relationship with your dog

Reports (8)

  • Fletcher TE; Dowse S (2017) Sports events and community development: Mutual understanding, peace and security. . .
  • Didymus FF; Norman L; Fletcher T (2017) A systematic review of the Sport Wales elements of engagement. . Sport Wales.
  • Fletcher TE; Snape B; Carnicelli S; Lawrence S (2015) Teaching and Learning Issues in the Disciplines: Leisure Studies. . Higher Education Academy.
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  • Mulligan J; Kitchen E; Ormerod N; Dashper K; Fletcher T; Wood E (2015) Evaluation of the social and economic value of participation in meetings and conferences. Research Report, Meetings Professional International (MPI). . Meetings Professional International (MPI).
  • Hylton K; Long J; Fletcher TE; Ormerod N (2015) South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds). . Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.
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  • Long JA; Dashper K; Fletcher T; Ormerod N (2015) Understanding participation and non-participation in sport amongst Black and minority ethnic groups in Wales. . Cardiff: Report to Sport Wales from the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure.
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  • Parsons D; Thomas R; Fletcher TE; Kachel U (2014) Evaluation of the Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability and Sustainable Society (BRASS). . ESRC.
  • Fletcher TE; Piggott D; North J; Hylton K; Gilbert S; Norman L (2014) Exploring the barriers to South Asian cricket players' entry and progression in coaching. . England and Wales Cricket Board.
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