Research Case Studies: Sociology and Anthropology

Pick-up ball: researching amateur football in Jamaica

Dr William Tantam, a postdoctoral fellow in Caribbean Studies, spent more than a year in Jamaica studying how amateur football or ‘pick-up ball’ frames the relationship between younger and older men in one of the country’s rural communities.

Shaping the global past and future of knowledge: the LAGLOBAL project

Professor Mark Thurner, who leads the Leverhulme Trust-supported LAGLOBAL international research network based at the Institute of Latin American Studies, talks about the project and its goals.