Arne van Lienden | Televising Difference: Race and Ethnicity in Polish Televised Football | Overarching project: How Racist is Televised Football and do Audiences react | Erasmus University Rotterdam (ERMeCC) | Promoter, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Susanne Janssen (promotor) Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg (co-promotor) | Project dates: 1 February 2019 – 1 February 2023 | vanlienden[at]eshcc.eur.nl
This research focuses on the ways in which hegemonic and stereotypical racialized discourses get reproduced in the domain of professional mediatized sports. It does so by focusing on the interplay between the content, the production process, and the audience reception of televised football in Poland and is part of the NWO-funded research project How racist is televised football and do audiences react? where the same is done in three other European countries. The research question is thus as follows: How do discourses of race/ethnicity and whiteness play a role in televised football production and how are these discourses articulated at the nexus of televised football content and audience receptions in Poland?