Liberation Cricket

West Indies Cricket Culture

Author: Hilary Beckles

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719043154

Category: Cricket

Page: 403

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Of the global community of cricketers, the West Indians are, arguably, the most well-known and feared. This book shows how this tradition of cricketing excellence and leadership emerged, and how it contributed to the rise of West Indian nationalism and independence.
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Ethnicity, Sport, Identity

Struggles for Status

Author: Andrew Ritchie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135755884

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal the global role of sport in this advance. The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of social cohesion and political assertion within sport, and it illustrates the manner in which sport has served to project ethnicity in various, often contradictory ways. It depicts sport as an agent of conservatism and radicalism, superiority and subordination, confidence and lack of confidence, and as a source of disenfranchisement and enfranchisement. That sport has been, and continues to be, a potent means of both ethnic restriction and release can no longer be ignored.
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Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket

C. L. R. James's Beyond a Boundary

Author: David Featherstone,Christopher Gair,Christian Høgsbjerg,Andrew Smith

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 1478002557

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sports books of all time, C. L. R. James's Beyond a Boundary is—among other things—a pioneering study of popular culture, an analysis of resistance to empire and racism, and a personal reflection on the history of colonialism and its effects in the Caribbean. More than fifty years after the publication of James's classic text, the contributors to Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket investigate Beyond a Boundary's production and reception and its implication for debates about sports, gender, aesthetics, race, popular culture, politics, imperialism, and English and Caribbean identity. Including a previously unseen first draft of Beyond a Boundary's conclusion alongside contributions from James's key collaborator Selma James and from Michael Brearley, former captain of the English Test cricket team, Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket provides a thorough and nuanced examination of James's groundbreaking work and its lasting impact. Contributors. Anima Adjepong, David Austin, Hilary McD. Beckles, Michael Brearley, Selwyn R. Cudjoe, David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Paget Henry, Christian Høgsbjerg, C. L. R. James, Selma James, Roy McCree, Minkah Makalani, Clem Seecharan, Andrew Smith, Neil Washbourne, Claire Westall
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Globalizing Cricket

Englishness, Empire and Identity

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849665613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Globalizing Cricket examines the global role of the sport - how it developed and spread around the world. The book explores the origins of cricket in the eighteenth century, its establishment as England's national game in the nineteenth, the successful (Caribbean) and unsuccessful (American) diffusion of cricket as part of the development of the British Empire and its role in structuring contemporary identities amongst and between the English, the British and postcolonial communities. Whilst empirically focused on the sport itself, the book addresses broader issues such as social development, imperialism, race, diaspora and national identities. Tracing the beginnings of cricket as a 'folk game' through to the present, it draws together these different strands to examine the meaning and social significance of the modern game. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the role of sport in both colonial and post-colonial periods; the history and peculiarities of English national identity; or simply intrigued by the game and its history.
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Land, Water, Language and Politics in Andhra

Regional Evolution in India Since 1850

Author: Brian Stoddart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317809750

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

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This book explains how access to and use of land, water and language helped shape Andhra politics in India from 1850 down to the present day. After independence, the debate over land reform and policies on irrigation has shaped the fortunes of various governments, while the debate over the make-up of the language-based state has stimulated separatist movements like the one in support of Telangana. The book discusses how British innovations in irrigation in coastal Andhra in the mid-nineteenth century transformed the economy there from food crops to cash crops, and created new markets for local entrepreneurs. This stimulated increased education and social reform in the region, which in turn supported new politics in search of constitutional concessions. The drive for a Telugu language-based province then arose in concert, and those political resources were then used to determine local patterns down to independence. The 1930s ruse of the socialists, then the communist organisations, was an extension of land and water tax debates, which impacted the political nature of development — both before and after — independence. This is one of the first books on Andhra that recounts this story and is based on extensive archival research exploring the deep relationships between land, water, language and politics. It would be of primary interest to those studying modern nationalism in India, natural resource management, Indian politics and economic growth.
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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2596

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Sport and Society Reader

Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415772495

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

View: 9940

'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.
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Colonialism

An International, Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia

Author: Melvin Eugene Page,Penny M. Sonnenburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576073353

Category: Colonies

Page: 1208

View: 9500

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Cricket and Race

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859733042

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1308

Nominated for Cricket Society Book of the Year Award 2002. Winner of the 2001 Lord Aberdare Prize for Sports History. Any attempt to understand the nature of social relations and cultural identities in modern Britain must consider the significance of sport. Sports have had a crucial role in sustaining national consciousness. Because cricket has so often been regarded as a symbol of Englishness, especially amongst those with economic and political influence, the role of race in the sport provides penetrating insights into English national identity, from the belief in racial superiority underlying imperial expansion through to more recent debates about sporting links with South Africa, and racial animosities at test matches. This book examines cricket and race in England over the past century and a half. The author considers how far and in what respects cricket has reflected the racist assumptions of whites, and its role as an arena for ethnic conflict as well as understanding and harmony in England. In the first half of the twentieth century, commentary on the playing abilities of West Indian cricketers was often superficially laudatory but condescending in tone, and argued that racial characteristics would limit their achievements as players. More recently, campaigns to combat racism in the sport and the contributions of African-Caribbeans and Asians to recreational cricket show how central cricket is to appraisals of the cultural factors that have shaped ethnic relations. This absorbing book provides an incisive overview of the interconnections among cricket, race and culture.
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American Sociological Review

Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 1541

Includes sections "Book reviews" and "Periodical literature."
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Midfielder's Moment

Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa

Author: Grant Farred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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In Midfielder’s Moment, South African-born scholar Grant Farred explores the ways in which ideological differences and political fissures are being articulated in the “new” South Africa. By examining the politics, literature, and culture of an disenfranchised constituency—the colored community—this collection of essays sheds critical light on the current debates ragging within the new post-apartheid state.From an essay explicating the colored vote in the Western Cape, to a critical rethinking of the 1960s Protest Writers (how Richard Rive, Arthur Nortje, and Jennifer Davids can be understood in view of recent events), to an in-depth analysis of the way sports delineate the racial and class tensions underpinning the society, the book gives voice to a uniquely embattled people.The title of this project is taken only in part from the sports focus of three of the book’s essays—a midfielder refers to the intermediary but crucial position on a football team, one which links the defense to the attack. Midfielder’s Moment refers, more saliently, to the ambiguous location the colored community occupies on the South African political landscape. By identifying the precarious middle ground that colored South Africans occupy—between a newly enfranchised black majority and a historically empowered white minority— Midfielder’s Moment is a timely exploration of and intervention into the South African ideological landscape from the perspective of the colored community.
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Sport and the Irish

Histories, Identities, Issues

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Press

ISBN: 9781904558330

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 994

Brings together the work of a number of scholars who have an interest in the historical, social and political significance of sport in Ireland. It contributes not only to wider debates about Irish history, society and politics and but also to the steadily growing body of work devoted to understanding the role of sport in the shaping of modern societies. In terms of history, the book takes the reader from the late nineteenth century and the origins of modern sport, through the formation of the Irish Free State to the divisions that have so adversely affected Northern Ireland since the late 1960s. The book also allows readers to consider the relationship between sport, national identities and gender in a contemporary Irish context together with the role that sport can play in terms of conflict and conflict resolution.
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Caught Behind

Race And Politics In Springbok Cricket

Author: Bruce K. Murray,Christopher Edmond Merrett

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 9781869140595

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 4289

South Africa’s participation in international cricket has been bedeviled by racism and the political intervention of governments virtually from the beginning. This book is a compulsively readable account of the events and political machinations that led to South Africa’s cricket isolation in the apartheid era and its ultimate readmission.
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