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Sport in the Black Atlantic : Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora (Hardcover) (Janelle Joseph)
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This book outlines the ways sport helps create transnational social fields that interconnect migrants dispersed across a region known as the Black Atlantic: England, North America and the Caribbean. Many Caribbean men's stories about their experiences migrating to Canada, settling in Toronto, finding jobs, and travelling involved some contact with a cricket and social club. This book offers a unique contribution to black diaspora studies through showing sport as a means of allaying the pain of ageing in the diaspora, creating transnational social networks, and marking ethnic boundaries on a local scale. The book also brings black diaspora analysis to sport research, and through a close look at what goes on before, during, and after cricket matches provides insights into the dis-unities, contradictions and complexities of Afro-diasporic identity in multicultural Canada. It will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology, sport studies, and black diaspora studies.
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Cricket, Sports
Series Title: Globalizing Sport Studies
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Janelle Joseph
Street Date: February 23, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-1148
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