Cricket used to be played in Canada and the U.S.A, but was eventually rejected as a national sport in North America. It is a puzzling fact that this most quintessentially British of games has taken root in places like Pakistan, India and the West Indies, but not in a country like Canada, which is has much closer cultural, ethnic and political links to Britain.
New research Cross-National Cultural Diffusion and the Global Spread of Cricket is about to be published in the American Sociological Review.
Laurie Taylor is joined by the authors of the research, Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Jason Kaufman, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University to discuss why Americans and Canadians don't play cricket and to consider its appeal to other countries.
THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSEWIFE
Laurie Taylor talks to Dr Justine Lloyd, Visiting Fellow in the School of Sociology at the University of Lancaster and co-author of Sentenced to Everyday Life - Feminism and the Housewife which examines the history of the housewife in the 1940's and 1950's, and asks whether she was really more of a feminist than we might think.
Professor Orlando Patterson
John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University
American Sociological Review
Dr Justine Lloyd
Visiting Fellow in the School of Sociology at the University of Lancaster
Sentenced to Everyday Life - Feminism and the Housewife
Professor Lesley Johnson and Dr Justine Lloyd
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication Date: 25 October 2004
The Female Eunuch
by Germaine Greer
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