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Regional Cricket Identities: The construction of class narratives and their relationship to contemporary supporters.

By Duncan Stone

Abstract

Cricket in the North and South of England, has historically been attributed or ‘imagined’ in diametrically opposite and stereotyped terms. As the above quote from a display at the Bradman Museum at Bowral in NSW, Australia implies; namely a ‘competitive’ professional North and a ‘genteel’ amateur South. This paper will examine the ‘invention’ of these regionalised narratives, identify sources, and question the extent to which these opposing identities exist

Topics: BF, GN
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:5430

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