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Scholarly biography

I have taken the long way round to come to Brighton. I came from the frozen lakes and pines of North America, lived in the arid, mountains of the Desert Southwest of the United States only to move to the tropics along the equator and then the glorious Caribbean coast before finally landing the green and verdant land of England, by way of Ulster and Cymru.

Research interests

My research interests are informed by a strong sense of ethical social justice that focuses on the human body, human movement and the control of space. The topics in which I am interested in are all informed by an anthropological sensibility centred upon what it means to be human. I principally do this through conducting intensive long-term ethnographic fieldwork, having done so in Cuba, Northern Ireland, Ecuador, the USA, and Wales. I research on the relationships between the individual and the state, the movement, migrations, and mobilities of various peoples, the politics of spectacle, and the dialectic relations spatialized embodiment.

Approach to teaching

I do not teach students what to think, I teach them how to think critically. I combine an Aristotlean method of enquiry with anthropological holism to encourage students to consider the underpinnings of their basic assumptions about the way the world is and works and what they might consider doing to change their world if they find it not to their liking.

This happens through an active engagement, often in a conversational style, between my students and myself and amongst students in seminars and on the web. I do this by getting them to engage with their world, their interests, and their core beliefs and encouraging them to consistently ask what is actually going on around them. Students pursue their interests making their education more vibrant and taking me on a journey with them where I learn from them as well.

Students’ success after they graduate is the proof of how well this works as numerous students have gone on to do fully-funded research degrees, had successful early careers in their chosen fields, and completely reassessed their life goals and pursued what truly is important to them rather than what they have been told is important.

Keywords

  • GN Anthropology
  • Sport
  • Labor Migration
  • State
  • International Development
  • Ethnography
  • Political Economy
  • Transnationalism
  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • Cuba
  • Colombia

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Research Output 2001 2018

Antropología del Deporte: Emociones, Poder, y Negocios en el Mundo Contemporáneo

Carter, T. F., Besnier, N. & Brownell, S. Oct 2018 Buenos Aires. 360 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

In Whose Humanity?

Carter, T. 25 Jan 2018 Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures. Burdsey, D., Carter, T. & Doidge, M. (eds.). Abingdon, p. 107-120 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sports
coach
fan
athlete
community

On Running and Becoming Human: An Anthropological Perspective

Carter, T. 6 May 2018 New York. 92 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Mind-body
Anthropology
Perceptual Learning
Locomotion
Neuroscience

Something has got to be done about this: Transforming Sport, Selves, and Scholarship

Burdsey, D., Carter, T. & Doidge, M. 30 Jan 2018 Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices and Structures. Carter, T., Burdsey, D. & Doidge, M. (eds.). Abingdon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Sports

Transforming Sport: Knowledges, Practices, Structures

Carter, T. (ed.), Burdsey, D. (ed.) & Doidge, M. (ed.) 30 Jan 2018 UK. 296 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited

Sports
sociology
sociology of sports
journalism
feminism