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    Call for Participation | Book Launch Webinar by the Sport and Politics Research International Network Group (SPRING) | May 23, 2022, at 5PM, UK time (6PM, CET)

    During this Zoom book launch the following books will be presented: Cricket and contemporary society in Britain: Crises and Continuity by Russell Holden; Football, Place and National Identity: Transferring Allegiance by David Storey; and La disneyització del futbol by Xavier Ginesta.

    Call for Papers | Playing for Nations and/or States: Cricket and Politics in South Asia | Webinar, September 14, 2022. Call ends June 15, 2022

    Cricket like Bollywood is eulogized like a religion in South Asia and regarded as one of the most popular sports played in the region. Despite the popularity of the game and its ubiquitous relevance for the nation-states of South Asia, there has been a dearth of scholarly works to understand the game’s inexorable relationship with politics. This webinar is an effort to put the sports-politics nexus in South Asia on the global academic map.

    Call for Participation | Book Launch Webinar by by the Sport and Politics Research International Network Group (SPRING) | April 7, 2022, at 6PM, UK time (7PM, CET)

    During this Zoom book launch the following books will be presented: Cricket and contemporary society in Britain: Crises and Continuity by Russell Holden; Football, Place and National Identity: Transferring Allegiance by David Storey; and La disneyització del futbol by Xavier Ginesta.

    Sport in Society Volume 18, Issue 9, November 2015

    The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. Special Issue: The Other Side of the Don: Episodes in a Life.

    Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power Special issue: “Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities”

    Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power explores the formation and transformation of racial, ethnic, national, transnational and postcolonial identities in the contemporary world. It locates culture, representations and identities as key sites for processes of domination, struggle and resistance, recognising their intersection with other forms of social division and identification.

    Theme of the Month from Routledge in December: Cricket

    Welcome to the final theme of the month where we take a look at cricket in the midst of the 2013-14 Ashes, offering free access to selected articles and a 20% discount on related Routledge books. This campaign spotlights aspects specific to cricket, such as Coaching and Psychology, History and Philosophy, Science and Technology, Sociology and Culture, and Tourism and Events. And what's more...

    Sport Scholar Profile | Russell Holden, Southampton Solent University

    Russell Holden is a lecturer, writer, researcher and broadcaster having written and taught widely on the sociology of sport, with a particular interest in the role and value of cricket in contemporary life. He launched In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy, an organization based in Wales, working both in the UK and overseas, which is dedicated to exploring the many and varied interconnections between sport and politics, straddling issues of identity, nationalism, human rights, gender and reconciliation.

    Sport in Society Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2013

    Introduction  Reflections on World Cup 2011 Jon Gemmell Pages: 1-4 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.762296 Articles  ‘Everyone seemed to be “with it”’: cricket politics and the coming of the one-day game, 1940–1970 Stephen Wagg Pages: 5-18 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.762302 Cricket as nationalist obsession: ICC World Cup 2011 and Bangladesh as a host nation Kausik Bandyopadhyay Pages: 19-32 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.762301 Sachin almighty Shamya Dasgupta Pages: 33-44 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.762303 Australian cricket: the diminishing light Binoy Kampmark Pages: 45-55 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.762299 Jayanti – a cricketing anachronism as Zimbabwe's...

    Sport in Society Volume 15, Issue 8, October 2012

    Special Issue: The Ashes series: local, national, international and ethnic perspectives Introduction Keith Laybourn Pages: 1035-1037 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.730689 ‘Ashes that leave no regrets’. Anglo-Australian cricket and English society, c 1880–1939 Dave Russell Pages: 1038-1054 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.730690 Class, status and ‘Poms’: social distinction, masculinity and The Ashes, 1930–1980 Stephen Wagg Pages: 1055-1069 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.730691 Figuring Freddie: Andrew Flintoff, the Ashes and English national identity Dominic Malcolm Pages: 1070-1085 DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2012.730692 ‘Wales says G'Day’: National identity, Glamorgan CCC, and...
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