Marxism, Colonialism, And Cricket: C. L. R. Jamess Beyond A Boundary by David FeatherstoneMarxism, Colonialism, And Cricket: C. L. R. Jamess Beyond A Boundary by David Featherstone

Marxism, Colonialism, And Cricket: C. L. R. Jamess Beyond A Boundary

EditorDavid Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Hgsbjerg

Paperback | October 26, 2018

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Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sports books of all time, C. L. R. Jamess 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 Jamess classic text, the contributors to Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket investigate Beyond a Boundarys 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 Boundarys conclusion alongside contributions from Jamess key collaborator Selma James and from MichaelBrearley, former captain of the English Test cricket team, Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket provides a thorough and nuanced examination of Jamess groundbreaking work and its lasting impact.

Contributors. Anima Adjepong, David Austin, Hilary McD. Beckles, MichaelBrearley, Selwyn R. Cudjoe, David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Paget Henry, Christian Høgsbjerg, C. L. R. James, Selma James, Roy McCree, Minkah Makalani, Clem Seecharan, Andrew Smith, Neil Washbourne, Claire Westall
David Featherstone is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow. Christopher Gair is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. Christian Høgsbjerg is Lecturer in Critical History and Politics at the University of Brighton. Andrew Smith is Reader in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
Title:Marxism, Colonialism, And Cricket: C. L. R. Jamess Beyond A BoundaryFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:October 26, 2018Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:147800147X

ISBN - 13:9781478001478


Table of Contents

Foreword. Opening Up / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith vii
Introduction. Beyond a Boundary at Fifty / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith 1
Part I: Cricket, Empire, and the Caribbean
1. C. L. R. James: Plumbing His Caribbean Roots / Selwyn R. Cudjoe 35
2. C. L. R. Jamess "British Civilization"? Exploring the "Dark Unfathomed Caves" of Beyond a Boundary / Christian Høgsbjerg 51
3. The Boundaries of Publication: The Making of Beyond a Boundary / Roy McCree 72
4. "West Indian Through and Through, and Very British": C. L. R. Jamess Beyond a Boundary, Coloniality, and Theorizing Caribbean Independence / Minkah Makalani 88
5. Looking Beyond the Boundary, or Bondmen without the Bat: Modernism and Culture in the Worldview of C. L. R. James / David Austin 103
Part II. The Politics of Representation in Beyond a Boundary
6. "Periodically I Pondered over It": Reading he Absence/Presence of Women in Beyond a Boundary / Anima Adjepong 123
7. C. L. R. James, W. G. Grace, and the Representative Claim / Neil Washbourne 137
8. Shannonism: Learie Constantine and the Origins of C. L. R. Jamess Worrell Captaincy Campaign of 1959-60: A Preliminary Assessment / Clem Seecharan 153
Part III: Art, History, and Culture in C. L. R. James
9. C. L. R. James and the Arts of Beyond a Boundary: Literary Lessons, Cricketing Aesthetics, and World-Historical Heroes / Claire Westall 173
10. The Very Stuff of Human Life: C. L. R. James on Cricket, History, and Human Nature / Andrew Smith 191
11. C. L. R. James: Beyond the Boundaries of Culture / Paget Henry 204
Part IV: Reflections
12. Socrates and C. L. R. James / Michael Brearley 223
13. My Journey to James: Cricket, Caribbean Identity, and Cricket Writing / Hilary McD. Beckles 240
14. Confronting Imperial Boundaries / Selma James 254
Appendix. What Do They Know of England? / C. L. R. James 263
References 276
Contributors 283

Editorial Reviews

“With the publication of Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket we finally have a critical volume dedicated to C. L. R. Jamess seminal text worthy of the original. The stellar lineup of contributors is as broad and impressive as Beyond a Boundary itself. Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket will quickly become required reading for those not just interested in the intellectual and political life of C. L. R. James but, as importantly, in how we make sense of the contested political terrain of popular culture and sports in the twenty-first century.”