Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910-1971: From Union to Isolation - Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics (Paperback)
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Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910-1971: From Union to Isolation - Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics (Paperback)

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Paperback 383 Pages / Published: 13/12/2018
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This book explores how cricket in South Africa was shaped by society and society by cricket. It demonstrates the centrality of cricket in the evolving relationship between culture, sport and politics starting with South Africa as the beating heart of the imperial project and ending with the country as an international pariah. The contributors explore the tensions between fragmentation and unity, on and off the pitch, in the context of the racist ideology of empire, its 'arrested development' and the reliance of South Africa on a racially based exploitative labour system. This edited collection uncovers the hidden history of cricket, society, and empire in defining a multiplicity of South African identities, and recognises the achievements of forgotten players and their impact.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030066925
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


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"What is revealed in this highly stimulating grand sweep of history from Rhodes to Richards is far more than a chronology of events, rather a hidden history of a fractured society and a tribute to forgotten players and administrators and their impact on an evolving sport that possessed an extraordinary richness and diversity of talent." (Russell Holden, idrottsforum.org, June 4, 2020)

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