Liberation Cricket: West Indies Cricket Culture

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Manchester University Press, 1995 - Cricket - 403 pages
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Of the global community of cricketers, the West Indians are, arguably, the most well-known and feared. This book shows how this tradition of cricketing excellence and leadership emerged, and how it contributed to the rise of West Indian nationalism and independence.
 

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Contents

Introduction Hilary McD Beckles
1
a study in colonial
44
Cricket carnival and street culture in the Caribbean
89
a sociohistorical appraisal
107
an aspect of creolisation
125
The ritual of cricket Orlando Patterson
141
The political ideology of West Indies cricket culture
148
How cricket is West Indian cricket? Class racial and color conflict
165
the Indian cricket tour of the West Indies
205
womens cricket in West Indies cricket
222
the role of sport in emerging smallnation
239
Cricket and the politics of West Indies integration June Soomer
256
the symbolic construction of Caribbean
269
The proof of the pudding C L R James
290
Philosophy art and literature
313
Neil Lazarus
342

cricket and nationalism Hubert Devonish
179
The making of the first West Indian teams 18861906
192

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