Marxism, colonialism, and cricket : C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary / edited by David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith.

Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.
1 online resource (305 pages).
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James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989. Beyond a boundary.
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Widely regarded as one of the most important and influential sports books of all time, C. L. R. James's 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 James's classic text, the contributors to Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket investigate Beyond a Boundary's 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 Boundary's conclusion alongside contributions from James's key collaborator Selma James and from Michael Brearley, former captain of the English Test cricket team, Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket provides a thorough and nuanced examination of James's groundbreaking work and its lasting impact.Contributors. Anima Adjepong, David Austin, Hilary McD. Beckles, Michael Brearley, 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
Foreword: opening up / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith
Introduction: beyond a boundary at fifty / David Featherstone, Christopher Gair, Christian Høgsbjerg, and Andrew Smith
Cricket, empire, and the caribbean
C.L.R. James: plumbing his caribbean roots / Selwyn R. Cudjoe
C.L.R. James' "British civilization": exploring the "dark unfathomed caves" of beyond a boundary / Christian Høgsbjerg
The boundaries of publication: the making of beyond a boundary / Roy McCree
"West Indian through and through, and very British": C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary, coloniality, and theorizing Caribbean independence / Minkah Makalani
Looking beyond the boundary, or bondman without the bat: modernism and culture in the worldview of C.L.R. James / David Austin
The politics of representation in Beyond a Boundary
"Periodically I pondered over it": reading the absence/presence of women in Beyond a Boundary / Anima Adjepong
C.L.R. James, W.G. Grace, and the representative claim / Neil Washbourne
Shannonism: Learie Constantine and the origins of C.L.R. James's Worrell captaincy campaign of 1959-60: a preliminary assessment / Clem Seecharan
Art, history, and culture in C.L.R. James
C.L.R. James and the arts of Beyond a Boundary: literary lessons, cricketing aesthetics, and world-historical heroes / Claire Westall
The very stuff of human life: C.L.R. James on cricket, history, and human nature / Andrew Smith
C.L.R. James: beyond the boundaries of culture / Paget Henry
Socrates and C.L.R. James / Mike Brearley
My journey to James: cricket, Caribbean identity, and cricket writing / Hilary McD. Beckles
Confronting imperial boundaries / Selma James
Appendix: what do they know of England: Beyond a Boundary's original concluding chapter / C.L.R. James.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Featherstone, David, 1974- editor.
Gair, Christopher, 1961- editor.
Høgsbjerg, Christian, editor.
Smith, Andrew, 1974- editor.
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781478002550 doi