The Development of West Indies Cricket: The Age of Globalization v. 2

The Development of West Indies Cricket: The Age of Globalization v. 2

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The second of two volumes providing an analysis of the ebb and flow of West Indies cricket fortunes, this volume covers the "third rising" of West Indies cricket. As the sport becomes more commercialized, large amounts of money have established sponsorship and support systems to give cricketers around the world every possible advantage. The book assesses what impact the globalization of cricket has had on the cricketers of the Caribbean. It also describes the emergence of what it argues is a debilitating sub-nationalism in the West Indies, and the effect this has had on the game, and the prospect for integrating West Indian nationhood in the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 19.05mm | 476g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 19 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0745314775
  • 9780745314778

Table of contents

Theorising the third paradigm - crisis of sovereignty at the end of the 20th-century; when Kensington looked like Lords - from nationalism to globalization in West Indies cricket; nationalism abandoned - losing the Frank Worrell trophy in 1995; the Rousseau revolution - capital versus culture; the third rising - integrating West Indian nationhood for the 21th century. Appendices: history, the king, the crown prince, and I; Lara and the acquisition of knowledge; debating postcolonial West Indies cricket - C.L.R. James and Michael Manley; UWI and WICB joint press release inaugurating the Vice Chancellor's XI match; UWI press release after the Vice Chancellor's XI inaugural game; establishing an academy for West Indies cricket; establishing a hall of fame for West Indies cricket; cricket in the classroom at UWI.
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About Professor Hilary McD. Beckles

Hilary Beckles is Professor of History at the University of the West Indies, director of the Centre for Cricket Research at the Cave Hill campus in Barbados, and has recently been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He has written extensively on history and cricket.
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