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week4

‘Blackwash’

Topics to discussed: dominance of the West Indies in 1970s and 80s, wider issues of race in cricket – film screening Fire in Babylon

Questions:

How had black players been treated in world cricket prior to 1970?

What impact did the 1976 WI tour of England have a) in England, b) in the Caribbean, and c) on world cricket?

How were the West Indies able to maintain their dominance?

TV - Cricket Calypso (1986 documentary) ; Viv Richards King of Cricket (1987 documentary); Race and Pace - The West Indians in East Lancashire (BBC 4 documentary)

Reading

Hilary Beckles, The development of West Indies Cricket (2 vols) (1998)
Hilary Beckles, An area of conquest: popular democracy and West Indies Cricket supremacy (1994)
Hilary Beckles and Brian Stoddary, Liberation Cricket: West Indies Cricket Culture (1995)

Hilary Beckles, The detachment of West Indian Cricket from the Nationalist Scaffold in Cambridge Companion of Cricket [library e-book]
Frank Birbalsingh The Rise of West Indian Cricket: from colony to nation (1996)
Frank Birbalsingh, Indo-Westindian Cricket (1988)

Brian Stoddart 'Caribbean Cricket: The Role of Sport in Emerging Small-Nation' Politics International Journal, Vol. 43, No. 4, Sport in World Politics (Autumn, 1988), pp. 618-642

MAURICE ST. PIERRE 'WEST INDIAN CRICKET — A Socio-Historical Appraisal: PART 1' Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 (JUNE 1973), pp. 7-27

MAURICE ST. PIERRE 'WEST INDIAN CRICKET PART II — AN ASPECT OF CREOLIZATION' Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 (SEPTEMBER 1973), pp. 20-35

WILLIAM H. WALCOTT 'CRICKET AND CARIBBEAN UNITY' Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1, THE WEST INDIAN COMMISSION (MARCH 1993), pp. 60-80