Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora (Globalizing Sport Studies)

Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora (Globalizing Sport Studies)

By: Janelle Joseph (author)Hardback

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This book outlines the ways sport helps to 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. It offers a unique contribution to black diaspora studies through showing sport in Canada as a means of contending with ageing in the diaspora, creating transnational relationships, 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. -- .

About Author

Janelle Joseph teaches in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto -- .


Introduction 1. Community 2. Routes 3. Nostalgia 4. Disjunctures 5. Diaspora space 6. Nationalisms Conclusion References Index -- .

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781784994075
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781784994075
  • ISBN10: 1784994073

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