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Marxism, colonialism, and cricket : C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith, editors.

Contributor(s): Featherstone, David, 1974- [editor.] | Gair, Christopher, 1961- [editor.] | Høgsbjerg, Christian [editor.] | Smith, Andrew, 1974- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.C.L.R. James Archives (Series): Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (viii, 295 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781478002550; 1478002557.Subject(s): James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989. Beyond a boundary | Cricket -- West Indies | Sports and state -- West Indies | West Indies -- Social conditions | GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays | SPORTS & RECREATION -- History | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports | Cricket | Social conditions | Sports and state | West Indies | SPORTS & RECREATION / CricketGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Marxism, colonialism, and cricket.DDC classification: 796.35809729 LOC classification: GV928.W47 | J3536 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword: opening up / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith -- Introduction: Beyond a Boundary at fifty / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith -- C.L.R. James: plumbing his Caribbean roots / Selwyn R. Cudjoe -- C.L.R. James' "British civilization"?: exploring the "dark unfathomed caves" of Beyond a Boundary / Christian Høgsbjerg -- The boundaries of publication: the making of Beyond a Boundary / Roy McCree -- "West Indian through and through, and very British": C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary, coloniality, and theorizing Caribbean independence / Minkah Makalani -- Looking beyond the boundary, or bondman without the bat: modernism and culture in the worldview of C.L.R. James / David Austin -- "Periodically I pondered over it": reading the absence/presence of women in Beyond a Boundary / Anima Adjepong -- C.L.R. James, W.G. Grace, and the representative claim / Neil Washbourne -- Shannonism: Learie Constantine and the origins of C.L.R. James's Worrell captaincy campaign of 1959-60: a preliminary assessment / Clem Seecharan -- C.L.R. James and the arts of Beyond a Boundary: literary lessons, cricketing aesthetics, and world-historical heroes / Claire Westall -- The very stuff of human life: C.L.R. James on cricket, history, and human nature / Andrew Smith -- C.L.R. James: beyond the boundaries of culture / Paget Henry -- Socrates and C.L.R. James / Mike Brearley -- My journey to James: cricket, Caribbean identity, and cricket writing / Hilary McD. Beckles -- Confronting imperial boundaries / Selma James -- Appendix: what do they know of England? / C.L.R. James.
Summary: Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sports books of all time, C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary is--among other things--a pioneering study of popular culture, an analysis of resistance to empire and racism, and a personal reflection on the history of colonialism and its effects in the Caribbean. More than fifty years after the publication of James's classic text, the contributors to Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket investigate Beyond a Boundary's production and reception and its implication for debates about sports, gender, aesthetics, race, popular culture, politics, imperialism, and English and Caribbean identity. Including a previously unseen first draft of Beyond a Boundary's conclusion alongside contributions from James's key collaborator Selma James and from Michael Brearley, former captain of the English Test cricket team, Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket provides a thorough and nuanced examination of James's groundbreaking work and its lasting impact.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword: opening up / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith -- Introduction: Beyond a Boundary at fifty / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith -- C.L.R. James: plumbing his Caribbean roots / Selwyn R. Cudjoe -- C.L.R. James' "British civilization"?: exploring the "dark unfathomed caves" of Beyond a Boundary / Christian Høgsbjerg -- The boundaries of publication: the making of Beyond a Boundary / Roy McCree -- "West Indian through and through, and very British": C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary, coloniality, and theorizing Caribbean independence / Minkah Makalani -- Looking beyond the boundary, or bondman without the bat: modernism and culture in the worldview of C.L.R. James / David Austin -- "Periodically I pondered over it": reading the absence/presence of women in Beyond a Boundary / Anima Adjepong -- C.L.R. James, W.G. Grace, and the representative claim / Neil Washbourne -- Shannonism: Learie Constantine and the origins of C.L.R. James's Worrell captaincy campaign of 1959-60: a preliminary assessment / Clem Seecharan -- C.L.R. James and the arts of Beyond a Boundary: literary lessons, cricketing aesthetics, and world-historical heroes / Claire Westall -- The very stuff of human life: C.L.R. James on cricket, history, and human nature / Andrew Smith -- C.L.R. James: beyond the boundaries of culture / Paget Henry -- Socrates and C.L.R. James / Mike Brearley -- My journey to James: cricket, Caribbean identity, and cricket writing / Hilary McD. Beckles -- Confronting imperial boundaries / Selma James -- Appendix: what do they know of England? / C.L.R. James.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sports books of all time, C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary is--among other things--a pioneering study of popular culture, an analysis of resistance to empire and racism, and a personal reflection on the history of colonialism and its effects in the Caribbean. More than fifty years after the publication of James's classic text, the contributors to Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket investigate Beyond a Boundary's production and reception and its implication for debates about sports, gender, aesthetics, race, popular culture, politics, imperialism, and English and Caribbean identity. Including a previously unseen first draft of Beyond a Boundary's conclusion alongside contributions from James's key collaborator Selma James and from Michael Brearley, former captain of the English Test cricket team, Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket provides a thorough and nuanced examination of James's groundbreaking work and its lasting impact.

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Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket is a collection of essays that engage with C.L.R. James's book Beyond A Boundary (1962). In the introduction to the volume, the editors provide an overview of the context, themes, and reception of Beyond a Boundary, explaining how James interrogated his personal experiences with cricket to illuminate broader patterns of injustice in the British empire, particularly for black subjects. Thereafter, the volume explores the historical and contemporary relevance of Beyond a Boundary from diverse perspectives. It is divided into four substantive sections. The essays in the first section converge on the theme of cricket as an arm of the British empire in the Caribbean. The second section offers critiques of representation in James's work. The third section features ruminations on James's employment of history, culture, and arts. The final section highlights the personal reflections on Beyond a Boundary by prominent figures in cricket, Caribbean intellectual culture, and politics. The volume ends with an appendix that reproduces the concluding chapter of James's original work. This volume will likely be most appealing to specialists in British Caribbean cultural studies, and will also contribute to scholarly explorations of sport. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers, faculty, and professionals. --Bonnie A. Lucero, Tulane University

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David Featherstone is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow.<br> <br> Christopher Gair is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow.<br> <br> Christian Høgsbjerg is Lecturer in Critical History and Politics at the University of Brighton.<br> <br> Andrew Smith is Reader in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.

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