In the Game pp 117-135 | Cite as

Reading and Rereading the Game

Reflections on West Indies Cricket
  • Michael Arthur
  • Jennifer Scanlon

Abstract

As with other sports under consideration in this volume, cricket is both a game and a source of entertainment and identity. Although largely absent in the American sports lineup, cricket occupies a central position in the consciousness of people who lived—or whose ancestors lived—under British colonial rule around the world. It has, as a result, always been tied to colonial and postcolonial struggles on and off the field; its fans have always found meaning in a broad social context. In this essay, two different voices emerge and then merge in an attempt to explore contemporary West Indian cricket and its discontents.

Keywords

Sugar Beach Trench Arena Argentina 

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  • Jennifer Scanlon

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