The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies

This collection of essays from various disciplines paints an interesting and timely portrait of sports and their function in and effect on Caribbean society.


Author: Michael A. Malec

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 2884491341

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 251

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For the first time, a single book looks at the political, social, economic and cultural effect that sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, and cricket have on today's modern Caribbean society. This collection of essays from various disciplines paints an interesting and timely portrait of sports and their function in and effect on Caribbean society. The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies discusses not only the cultural aspects of Caribbean sports but their economic and political impact as well. Overall, the volume provides an in-depth exploration of the very powerful effect that sports has on society in general and the Caribbean in particular.

Social Roles Of Sport In Carib

Little has been written about sports in the Caribbean from the perspectives of the social sciences. In this volume, scholars from the fields of anthropology, economics, government, and sociology cast their critical eyes on the social ...


Author: Michael A Malec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136823312

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 669

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Sport

866 Sugden, J., Tomlinson, A. and McCartan, E., 'The Making and Remaking of White Lightening in Cuba: Politics, Sport and Physical Education Thirty Years After the Revolution', in M. Malec (ed.), The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean ...


Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652603

Category: Reference

Page: 202

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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

The Contemporary Caribbean

5 Christine Cummings , “ Ideologies of West Indian Cricket , in The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies . 6 Maurice St Pierre , ' West Indian Cricket as Cultural Resistance ' , in The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean ...


Author: Olwyn M. Blouet

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861893132

Category: History

Page: 159

View: 341

When Americans seek an escape from the worries and dilemmas of everyday life, the crystal blue waters and white sands of the Caribbean islands seem like the answer to a prayer. Yet this image of a tourist’s paradise hides a tumultuous history marked by strife and division over race, political power, and economic inequality. Olwyn Blouet explores the story of “the Caribbean” over the last 50 years, revealing it to be a region positioned at the heart of some the most prominent geopolitical issues of modern times. Navigating a rich mélange of cultures and histories, Blouet unearths a complex narrative that is frequently overlooked in histories of the Americas. In stark contrast to widely-read guidebooks, this chronicle unflinchingly probes two strikingly different worlds in the Caribbean islands—those of the haves and the have-nots—created by the volatile mixture of colonial politics, racial segregation, and economic upheaval. The strategic political relations between Caribbean nations, Cuba in particular, and the world powers during the Cold War; the economic transformations instigated by tourism; and the modernizing efforts of Caribbean nations in order to meet the demands of a globalizing twenty-first century market are among the numerous issues explored by Blouet in her efforts to redress the historical record’s imbalance. The Contemporary Caribbean also explores the proud histories of the region's many nations in sports such as cricket and baseball, as well as their famed cuisines, and the uneasy balance today between local traditions and the vestiges of colonial influence.

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

Dialectical Anthropology, 1–2, 119–130. Klein, A. M. (1995). Headcase, headstrong, and head-of-theclass: Resocialization and labelling in Dominican baseball. In M. Malec (Ed.), The social roles of sport in Caribbean societies (pp.


Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412957380

Category: Social Science

Page: 1099

View: 989

Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters,' the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Anthropology will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Routledge Companion to Sports History

18 John Mitrano and Robbin Smith, 'And They're Off: Sport and the Maintenance of Community in 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 St Croix', in Malec, ed., The Social Roles ofSport in Caribbean Societies, chapter 11, 229–51.


Author: S. W. Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135978136

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 559

The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 1 Michael Malec, The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies (Psychology Press, 1995) 7. 2 Ibid 3. 3 European Commission, 'White Paper on Sport' (COM(2007) 391 final). 4 Ibid 14.


Author: Jason Haynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351127028

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 836

Sports Law has quickly developed into an accepted area of academic study and practice in the legal profession globally. In Europe and North America, Sports Law has been very much a part of the legal landscape for about four decades, while in more recent times, it has blossomed in other geographic regions, including the Commonwealth Caribbean. This book recognizes the rapid evolution of Sports Law and seeks to embrace its relevance to the region. This book offers guidance, instruction and legal perspectives to students, athletes, those responsible for the administration of sport, the adjudication of sports-related disputes and the representation of athletes in the Caribbean. It addresses numerous important themes from a doctrinal, socio-legal and comparative perspective, including sports governance, sports contracts, intellectual property rights and doping in sport, among other thought-provoking issues which touch and concern sport in the Commonwealth Caribbean. As part of the well-established Routledge Commonwealth Caribbean Law Series, this book adds to the Caribbean-centric jurisprudence that has been a welcome development across the region. With this new book, the authors assimilate the applicable case law and legislation into one location in order to facilitate an easier consumption of the legal scholarship in this increasingly important area of law.

Ethnicity Sport Identity

3—84; K.Yelvington, 'Cricket, Colonialism, and the Culture of Caribbean Politics', in Malec (ed), The Social Roles of Sport, pp. 13—51; James takes the point even further suggesting that: 'A great West Indies cricketer in his play ...


Author: J. A. Mangan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714655741

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 102

The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal the global role of sport in this advance. The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of social cohesion and political assertion within sport, and it illustrates the manner in which sport has served to project ethnicity in various, often contradictory ways. It depicts sport as an agent of conservatism and radicalism, superiority and subordination, confidence and lack of confidence, and as a source of disenfranchisement and enfranchisement. That sport has been, and continues to be, a potent means of both ethnic restriction and release can no longer be ignored.

Latin American Sport

One cannot be optimistic about the experience of current or potential Afro / Caribbean soccer or rugby union players " in Britain , the majority of whom are the sons of Afro ... 1-12 in The Social Roles of Sport in Caribbean Societies .


Author: Joseph Arbena

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313296111

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 982

Provides access to the impressive amount of literature on Latin American sport published in the past decade.