Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics

Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910–1971

From Union to Isolation

Editors: Murray, Bruce, Parry, Richard, Winch, Jonty (Eds.)

  • Explores Southern Africa’s sporting image, grounding it in analyses of the subaltern class that have been hitherto marginalised or ignored
  • Traces imperial networks beyond the UK as mediator of empire, and brings women’s role in the sporting politics of Empire into clearer focus
  • Challenges the dominant narrative of Imperial sports history by interrogating and filling in the gaps and silences in the record of the excluded
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This book explores how cricket in South Africa was shaped by society and society by cricket.  It demonstrates the centrality of cricket in the evolving relationship between culture, sport and politics starting with South Africa as the beating heart of the imperial project and ending with the country as an international pariah.   The contributors explore the tensions between fragmentation and unity, on and off the pitch, in the context of the racist ideology of empire, its ‘arrested development’ and the reliance of South Africa on a racially based exploitative labour system. This edited collection uncovers the hidden history of cricket, society, and empire in defining a multiplicity of South African identities, and recognises the achievements of forgotten players and their impact.    

About the authors

Bruce Murray is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Previous publications include The People’s Budget: Lloyd George and Liberal Politics, 1909-10 (1980), Wits: The Early Years (1982) and Wits: The ‘Open’ Years (1997).  He is co-author of Caught Behind: Race and Politics in Springbok Cricket (2004), and co-editor of Empire and Cricket: The South African Experience 1884-1914 (2009).  Richard Parry has a Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada, and written variously on resistance to colonialism, South African cricket and social history, and international taaxation. He was a contributor to Empire and Cricket: The South African Experience 1884-1914 (2009). Jonty Winch received his Ph.D. from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and has written six books including England’s Youngest Captain: The Life and Times of Monty Bowden (2003).  He also contributed to Empire and Cricket: The South African Experience 1884-1914 and co-authored Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold (2016). 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Landscape, Players and Politics

    Parry, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

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  • Eclipse of the Summerbok: Percy Sherwell, Paul Roos and the Competition for a National Game for South Africa

    Levett, Geoffrey

    Pages 29-47

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  • ‘Not the Same Thing as on Grass’: Political Conservatism, Cultural Pessimism, Vested Interests and Technical Inhibition—Factors in South African Cricket’s Commitment to Matting, 1876–1935

    Slater, Dale

    Pages 49-98

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  • African Cricket on the Rand: Piet Gwele, Frank Roro and the Shaping of a Community

    Parry, Richard

    Pages 101-136

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  • Rhodes, Cricket and the Scholarship Legacy: A Southern African Perspective, 1903–1971

    Winch, Jonty

    Pages 137-166

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910–1971
Book Subtitle
From Union to Isolation
Editors
  • Bruce Murray
  • Richard Parry
  • Jonty Winch
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93608-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93608-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93607-9
Series ISSN
2365-998X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 383
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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