Cricket and England: A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars / Edition 1

Cricket and England: A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars / Edition 1

by Mr Jack Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714644188

ISBN-13: 9780714644189

Pub. Date: 08/30/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the 1920s and 1930s, cricket had a vital role in how the English imagined themselves and their social world. Assumptions attached to the high level of sportsmanship within cricket and the associations of cricket with the Church, respect for tradition, the Empire, the public schools and reverence for pastoralism meant that cricket was represented as expressing a…  See more details below

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In the 1920s and 1930s, cricket had a vital role in how the English imagined themselves and their social world. Assumptions attached to the high level of sportsmanship within cricket and the associations of cricket with the Church, respect for tradition, the Empire, the public schools and reverence for pastoralism meant that cricket was represented as expressing a distinctively English form of moral worth.. "The structures of authority in cricket indicate much about attitudes underlying the exercise of power. The images of cricket and how far the world of cricket conformed to them are essential for understanding English culture and society between the wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714644189
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/30/2003
Series:
Sport in the Global Society Series, #10
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Foreword
Introduction
1Images of Cricket1
2The Structure and Control of Cricket20
3Interest in Cricket45
4Cricket and Sportsmanship74
5Cricket and Gender92
6Cricket, Hierarchy and Class114
7Cricket and Christianity142
8Cricket and Commercialisation161
Conclusion183
Bibliography193
Index213

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