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The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

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Anthony Bateman, Jeffrey Hill, Rob Light, David Frith, Jack Williams, Patrick F. McDevitt, Tom Heenan, David Dunstan, Richard Cashman, Greg Ryan, Kenneth Surin, Claire Westall, Hilary McD. Beckles, Boria Majumdar, Prashant Kidambi, Mihir Bose, Andre Odendaal, Rob Steen, Stephen Wagg, Jon Gemmell
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  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761291

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  • Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural heritage.

    • Presents a genuinely international perspective, with individual chapters covering the world's main cricket centres
    • Includes detailed profiles of some of cricket's iconic personalities, examining their impact on the game: Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar
    • Fosters a wider understanding of the social, economic and political contexts of sports
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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761291
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Cricket: a chronology
    Introduction Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill
    1. Cricket pastoral and Englishness Anthony Bateman
    2. Cricket in the eighteenth century Rob Light
    3. Cricket and corruption David Frith
    4. Broadcasting and cricket in England Jack Williams
    5. Bodyline, Jardine and masculinity Patrick F. McDevitt
    6. Don Bradman: just a boy from Bowral Tom Heenan and David Dunstan
    7. The Packer cricket war Richard Cashman
    8. New Zealand cricket and the colonial relationship Greg Ryan
    9. C. L. R. James and cricket Kenneth Surin
    10. Reading Brian Lara and the traditions of Caribbean cricket poetry Claire Westall
    11. The detachment of West Indies cricket from the nationalist scaffold Hilary McD. Beckles
    12. The Indian Premier League and world cricket Boria Majumdar
    13. Hero, celebrity and icon: Sachin Tendulkar and Indian public culture Prashant Kidambi
    14. Conflicting loyalties: nationalism and religion in India-Pakistan cricket relations Mihir Bose
    15. Cricket and representations of beauty: Newlands cricket ground and the roots of apartheid in South African cricket Andre Odendaal
    16. Writing the modern game Rob Steen
    17. Cricket and international politics Stephen Wagg and Jon Gemmell
    Further reading.

  • Editors

    Anthony Bateman, De Montfort University, Leicester
    Anthony Bateman is a freelance writer and editor and an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author of Cricket, Literature and Culture: Symbolising the Nation, Destabilising Empire (2009) and has contributed articles and chapters on cricket and its literature to a number of journals and books, as well as to the popular press. He is also co-editor of Sporting Sounds: Relationships Between Sport and Music (with John Bale, 2008). A former professional musician, he writes on music for The Guardian and other publications.

    Jeffrey Hill, De Montfort University, Leicester
    Jeffrey Hill is Emeritus Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, where from 2001 until 2007 he was Director of the International Centre for Sport, History and Culture. Recent work has been largely focused on literary representations of sport, with a book on sport novels (Sport and the Literary Imagination: Essays in History, Literature and Sport, 2006), an article on Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, and book chapters on the place of the comic book hero Alf Tupper in British post-war society. His Sport in History: An Introduction will appear in 2011.

    Contributors

    Anthony Bateman, Jeffrey Hill, Rob Light, David Frith, Jack Williams, Patrick F. McDevitt, Tom Heenan, David Dunstan, Richard Cashman, Greg Ryan, Kenneth Surin, Claire Westall, Hilary McD. Beckles, Boria Majumdar, Prashant Kidambi, Mihir Bose, Andre Odendaal, Rob Steen, Stephen Wagg, Jon Gemmell

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