Globalizing cricket : Englishness, empire and identity
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London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
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9781849665599, 1849665591, 9781283853460, 1283853469, 9781849665612, 1849665613
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Published
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
Format
ONLINE
Language
English
ISBN
9781849665599, 1849665591, 9781283853460, 1283853469, 9781849665612, 1849665613

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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, race, diasporic and national identities and post-colonialism. This book traces the beginnings of cricket as a 'folk game' through to the present, drawing together strands of different theories to examine the meaning of modern day cricket"--Publisher's description.
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