Cricket and Empire: The 1932-33 Bodyline Tour of Australia

1st Edition

Ric Sissons, Brian Stoddart

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138990463 - CAT# Y210225
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

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Summary

A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions. Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly seen as part of sport. This book offers a radical reappraisal of bodyline which challenges the official interpretations of the events, and places them in a unique social and political context.

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