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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Cricket — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Coaching Cultures

    Edited by Neil Carter

    Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession. This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It uses a number of sports as case studies that includes: cricket,...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. New Directions in Sport History

    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Biomechanics of Batting, Swinging, and Hitting

    Edited by Glenn Fleisig, Young-Hoo Kwon

    In the movie Bull Durham, frustrated manager Joe Riggins stresses to his team, "This is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball." This simplification works well for biomechanists too, as sports can be broken down into specific physical tasks like throwing, hitting,...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport, Literature, Society

    Cultural Historical Studies

    Edited by Alexis Tadié, J.A. Mangan, Supriya Chaudhuri

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport studies and sports history have witnessed a recent substantial increase in publications. However, the relationship between literature and sport has been little explored. Sport, Literature, Society looks at a wide variety of case studies ranging from Japan to England, from India to...

    Published July 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket

    Edited by Chris Rumford

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    Cricket is a sport which is currently undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. Traditionally thought of as an English summer game, limited in appeal to Britain and its Commonwealth, cricket has, in the past a few years, achieved a global profile. This is largely due to the development of a...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Changing Face of Cricket

    From Imperial to Global Game

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Jon Gemmell, Nalin Mehta

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    For cricket enthusiasts there is nothing to match the meaningful contests and excitement generated by the game’s subtle shifts in play. Conversely, huge swathes of the world’s population find cricket the most obscure and bafflingly impenetrable of sports. The Changing Face of Cricket attempts to...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection...

    Published February 20th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Changing Face of Cricket: From Imperial to Global Game
    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Jon Gemmell
    To Be Published June 12th 2015
  2. Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities
    Edited by Thomas Fletcher
    To Be Published July 27th 2015
  3. Twenty20 and the Future of Cricket
    Edited by Chris Rumford
    To Be Published November 14th 2015

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