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Cricket's Changing Ethos


Cricket's Changing Ethos

Nobles, Nationalists and the IPL
Global Culture and Sport Series

von: Jon Gemmell

Fr. 121.00

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 28.04.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319763392
Sprache: englisch

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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.
1. Introduction.2. The Noble Sport: The Role of the Aristocracy in the Early History of Cricket.3. The Construction of Ethos: The Spirit of Cricket.4. The Spread of Ethos: Cricket and Empire.5. The Reality of Ethos: Segregation. 6. Challenging Ethos: Nationalism. 7. The Decline of Ethos: Cricket in a Contemporary Age.8. The New Ethos: The Rise of India.9. Conclusion: Test Matches, Globalisation and Superpowers. ?
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. 
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 marketisation 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.
Identifies and analyses the spirit of cricket to show how this has been used in a cultural and political wayFocuses on "ethos" as a crucial element of sporting identityDiscusses social issues such as race, class, religion, imperialism in relation to cricket

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