University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood

"Days in the Dirt"

Authors: Bowles, H.C.R.

  • Examines the developmental experiences of university-based cricketers transitioning into (and away from) professional sport
  • Uses a collegiate-sport context to analyse youth transitionFocuses on an interactionist and post-modern perspective of identity-formation
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This book provides a detailed ethnographic account of the lives and experiences of a group of male, university-based academy cricketers transitioning into (and away from) professional sport. Set in one of the six university centres of cricket excellence established by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2000 as a pathway into professional cricket, the study examines the nature of the university cricket experience in relation to a process of occupational identity-exploration and development. Through a series of empirical insights, the author illustrates the tension between aspiration and reality players encountered in deciding whether cricket, as an occupation and future identity-commitment, was right for them.  In so doing, the book reveals the questions of identity generated by players’ interactions with their cricketing environment relating to their lives as student-cricketers and as young people.

University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, sport coaching, sport policy and leisure studies.

About the authors

Harry C. R. Bowles is Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Sport in the School of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Day in the Dirt

    Bowles, Harry C. R.

    Pages 1-37

  • Mr Cricket: The Story of a Cricket Aficionado

    Bowles, Harry C. R.

    Pages 39-66

  • The Cricket Bubble: Notes on a Cricketing Lifestyle

    Bowles, Harry C. R.

    Pages 67-116

  • Lady Cricket: From Flirtation to Cohabitation

    Bowles, Harry C. R.

    Pages 117-145

  • Finding Their Level: Trial and Repudiation of a Cricketing Identity

    Bowles, Harry C. R.

    Pages 147-186

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76282-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76281-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
University Cricket and Emerging Adulthood
Book Subtitle
"Days in the Dirt"
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76282-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76282-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76281-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 232
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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