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The Politics of South African Cricket : Sport in the Global Society - Jon Gemmell

The Politics of South African Cricket

Sport in the Global Society

Paperback Published: 6th May 2004
ISBN: 9780714682846
Number Of Pages: 263

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The Politics of South African Cricket analyses the relationship between politics and sport, in particular cricket, in South Africa. South African Cricket embraces an ethos that is symbolic of a wider held belief system and as such has distinctive political connotations in the region.
Sport in South Africa is certainly influenced by forces beyond the playing field, but politics too can be influenced by the social and economic force of sport.
Focusing on the sports boycott as a political strategy, Jon Gemmell analyses the relationship between sport and politics through a historical analysis of South African cricket. He employs case studies to explore the relationship between politics and South African cricket and argues convincingly that cricket assisted the reform process by undermining the legitimacy of the apartheid regime.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Series Editor's Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Problems of Defining 'Political Science'p. 6
The Ties That Bind: the Relationship Between Sport and Politicsp. 20
On a Sticky Wicket: the Ethos of Cricketp. 35
Programme and Practice: Apartheid and Sportp. 51
Banishing Tradition, or Prejudice? Politics and the Winding Road to Multiracial Cricketp. 77
'No Normal Sport in an Abnormal Society'p. 106
Isolating the Disease: International Politics and the Arguments for Sanctions Against South Africap. 119
Isolation (Of Sorts): South Africa's Withdrawal from the Commonwealthp. 140
A Defining Moment: the Basil D'Oliveira Affairp. 146
Cricket and the Actual Institution of Politics: the 1970 South African Tour to Englandp. 155
Treachery and Despair: the Rebel Toursp. 163
Conclusion: the Role of Sport in Influencing Change in South Africap. 179
Postscript: Constructing the Rainbow Nationp. 205
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780714682846
ISBN-10: 0714682845
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 6th May 2004
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.0  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1