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By Dominic Malcolm

Globalizing Cricket examines the worldwide position of the game - the way it built and unfold all over the world. The booklet explores the origins of cricket within the eighteenth century, its institution as England's nationwide online game within the 19th, the profitable (Caribbean) and unsuccessful (American) diffusion of cricket as a part of the advance of the British Empire and its function in structuring modern identities among and among the English, the British and postcolonial communities.

Whilst empirically excited about the game itself, the publication addresses broader concerns similar to social improvement, imperialism, race, diaspora and nationwide identities. Tracing the beginnings of cricket as a 'folk online game' via to the current, it attracts jointly those assorted strands to ascertain the that means and social value of the fashionable online game. This e-book is a must-read for somebody attracted to the position of recreation in either colonial and post-colonial classes; the heritage and peculiarities of English nationwide identification; or just intrigued via the sport and its history.

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