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Masculinity and betting shops – Rebecca Cassidy on Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’

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Thinking Allowed

Henrietta Moore, Sarah Franklin and Rebecca Cassidy with Laurie Taylor at the BBC studios

Masculinity and betting shops

Rebecca Cassidy recently joined Laurie Taylor on BBC Radio 4’s long-standing social science discussion programme ‘Thinking Allowed’ to discuss the male space of the ‘bookies’. Betting on horses and dogs has long been seen as a male pastime and the betting shop as a ‘man’s world’. Rebecca asks why this should be, interviewing both workers and customers in London betting shops. Find the podcast of the programme here.

Rebecca has guested on the show a couple of times before. In 2009 she described how the betting shops fit into London’s informal economy. Find the podcast of 2009’s programme here.

Way back in 2002 she talked about her fieldwork in the racing industry in Newmarket, the basis of her first book, Sport of Kings.

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Written by samkelly2014

August 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Posted in News

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