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Global Culture and Sport Series

Cricket's Changing Ethos

Nobles, Nationalists and the IPL

Authors: Gemmell, Jon

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  • Identifies and analyses the spirit of cricket to show how this has been used in a cultural and political way
    Focuses on "ethos" as a crucial element of sporting identity
    Discusses social issues such as race, class, religion, imperialism in relation to cricket

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About this book

This book examines historically how cricket was codified out of its variant folk-forms and then marketed with certain lessons sought to reinforce the values of a declining landed interest. It goes on to show how such values were then adapted as part of the imperial experiment and were eventually rejected and replaced with an ethos that better reflected the interests of new dominant elites. The work examines the impact of globalisation and marketization on cricket and analyses the shift from an English dominance, on a sport that is ever-increasingly being shaped by Asian forces.

The book’s distinctiveness lies in trying to decode the spirit of the game, outlining a set of actual characteristics rather than a vague sense of values. An historical analysis shows how imperialism, nationalism, commercialism and globalisation have shaped and adapted these characteristics. As such it will be of interest to students and scholars of sport sociology, post-colonialism, globalisation as well as those with an interest in the game of cricket and sport more generally.

About the authors

Jon Gemmell is a teacher and private researcher who has written several academic books on the subject of cricket, as well as over 250 articles on cricket and politics. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76339-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76338-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09470-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cricket's Changing Ethos
Book Subtitle
Nobles, Nationalists and the IPL
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76339-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76339-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76338-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09470-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 307
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