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Cricket and Race

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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 sy
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Jul 25, 2011 Malcolm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cricket crosses class and regonal boundaries to be, arguably, England's national sport. Jack Williams subjects the sport a close and critical reading to explore the interwoven links between class, region, nation and 'race' to argue that while this claim may be true, it is also much more complex. Williams' depth and breadth of knowledge is exceptional, and as a historian he works from the ground up amassing detailed evidence from which to begin to draw conclusions. But more to the point, he wears ...more
Sep 16, 2014 Noirfifre rated it it was ok
Shelves: history
If you are interested in reading on how race influence the game of cricket, this book will help. I used this book when I research the history of cricket in the West indies. Since the game came from England, this book helped put into perspective the way whites dominance in society influence the way the game played on the field.
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Nov 18, 2013 Dave Wilson rated it really liked it
I read this when I was researching my piece on the 1868 Aboriginal tour of England, though there wasn't much on that subject. Well researched.
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