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dc.contributor.authorMalcolm, Dominic
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:52:33Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:52:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781849665612_51
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58720
dc.description.abstractThis book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGlobalizing Sport Studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBS Sociology: sport & leisure
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNS Service industries::KNSP Sport & leisure industries
dc.subject.otherSociology: sport and leisure
dc.subject.otherCricket
dc.subject.otherGlobalization
dc.titleGlobalizing Cricket
dc.title.alternativeEnglishness, Empire and Identity
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781849665605
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781849665612
oapen.relation.isbn9781849665599
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages208
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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