The Imperial Game: Cricket, Culture and Society Brian Stoddart

ISBN: 9780719049781

Published: September 15th 1998

Hardcover

224 pages


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The Imperial Game: Cricket, Culture and Society  by  Brian Stoddart

The Imperial Game: Cricket, Culture and Society by Brian Stoddart
September 15th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780719049781 | 7.52 Mb

This anthology examines the fortunes of cricket in various colonies as the sport spread across the British Empire. It helps to explain why cricket was so successful, even in places like India, Pakistan and the West Indies where the Anglo-SaxonMoreThis anthology examines the fortunes of cricket in various colonies as the sport spread across the British Empire.

It helps to explain why cricket was so successful, even in places like India, Pakistan and the West Indies where the Anglo-Saxon element remained in a small minority. It demonstrates, perhaps better than any other single work, how awesome was the power of cultural imperialism. Even when former subjects threw off the political yoke of the Europeans, they still adhered tenaciously to the sporting and recreational models that the imperialists had introduced.



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