Are our seaside towns free from racism?

Seaside towns are venues for fun, frivolity and escapism – but are they also places where racism flourishes?

Photo of Daniel Burdsey smiling in a checked shirtDr Daniel Burdsey will explore how and why the English seaside is often mistakenly seen as a discrimination-free zone “ignoring the experiences of minority ethnic seaside communities”.

Dr Burdsey, Reader and Deputy Head (Research) of the University of Brighton’s School of Sport and Service Management, is giving a public lecture at the National Maritime Museum in London on 12 July as part the Great British Seaside exhibition.

Dr Burdsey has spent a decade investigating race, whiteness and the English seaside, culminating in his second monograph, Race, Place and the Seaside: Postcards from the Edge (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

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