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The Politics of South African Cricket

1st Edition

By Jon Gemmell

Routledge

280 pages

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Description

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.

About the Author/Editors

Jon Gemmell received his BA in Social and Economic History and his PhD in Politics from Leicester University and currently teaches sociology and history at Kennet School, Thatcham, UK.

About the Series

Sport in the Global Society

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO054000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Cricket