Publication Date: 2012
Globalizing Cricket examines the global role of the sport - its key points of development, the diffusion of cricket through colonization, and its impact on the changing notions of English national identity.
Dominic Malcolm analyzes the game from a wide range of international contexts, and demonstrates how these cricketing cultures interact. 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.
Malcolm explores how this quintessential English game developed and spread around the world,and how cricket has come back to influence a now multicultural twenty-first century Britain.
Table of Contents
- Globalizing Sport Studies Series Editor's Preface
- The Emergence of Cricket
- The ‘National Game’
- The Imperial Game
- Cricket in America
- Cricket in the Caribbean
- Cricket and the Celtic Nations
- Cricket and Diasporic Identities in Post-Imperial Britain
- Cricket and Changing Conceptions of Englishness
- Cricket, the English and the Process of ‘Othering’