University Cricket And Emerging Adulthood: Days In The Dirt

December 21, 2018|
University Cricket And Emerging Adulthood: Days In The Dirt by Harry C. R. Bowles
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This book provides a detailed ethnographic account of the lives and experiences of a group of male, university-based academy cricketers transitioning into (and away from) professional sport. Set in one of the six university centres of cricket excellence established by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2000 as a pathway into professional cricket, the study examines the nature of the university cricket experience in relation to a process of occupational identity-exploration and development. Through a series of empirical insights, the author illustrates the tension between aspiration and reality players encountered in deciding whether cricket, as an occupation and future identity-commitment, was right for them.  In so doing, the book reveals the questions of identity generated by players' interactions with their cricketing environment relating to their lives as student-cricketers and as young people.

University Cricket and Emerging Adulthoodwill be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, sport coaching, sport policy and leisure studies.

Harry C. R. Bowles is Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Sport in the School of Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University
Title:University Cricket And Emerging Adulthood: Days In The DirtFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inShipping dimensions:232 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 inPublished:December 21, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030094510

ISBN - 13:9783030094515

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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