Cricket and the Law: The Man in White is Always Right

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Routledge, 2004 - Law - 460 pages
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Cricket, law and the meaning of life ...

In a readable, informed and absorbing discussion of cricket’s defining controversies – bodyline, chucking, ball-tampering, sledging, walking and the use of technology, among many others – David Fraser explores the ambiguities of law and social order in cricket.

Cricket and the Law charts the interrelationship between cricket and legal theory – between the law of the game and the law of our lives – and demonstrates how cricket’s cultural conventions can escape the confines of the game to carry far broader social meanings.

This engaging study will be enjoyed by lawyers, students of culture and cricket lovers everywhere.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 The legal theory of cricket
14
3 Lord Denning cricket law and the meaning of life
20
4 Dante cricket law and the meaning of life
24
5 Laws not rules or cricket as adjudication
28
6 Law codes and the spirit of the game
37
7 More law and the spirit of the game
48
umpires judges and the rule of law
64
terror and the rule of law in cricket
186
18 Balltampering and the rule of law
200
19 The little master balltampering and the rule of law
238
temporality and the meaning of cricket
247
21 Ethical discourse legal narrative and the meaning of cricket
255
22 Yousledging and cricket as ethical discourse
258
23 Walking the judicial function and the meaning of law
273
24 Other stories about cricket law and the meaning of life
282

9 Umpires decisions and the rule of law
78
10 The man in white is always right but he is not always neutral
99
11 Technology adjudication and law
104
12 Leg before wicket causation and the rule of law
116
13 Mankad Javed Hilditch Sarfraz and the rule of law
124
underarm bowling legality and the meaning of life
138
15 The chucker as outlawlegality morality and exclusion in cricket
145
16 Murali Shoaib and the jurisprudence of chucking
152
25 Capitalism and the meaning of cricket
309
26 Class struggle old school tie and the meaning of cricket
317
the crowd as subtext
321
28 Bodyline postmodernism law and the meaning of life
330
on life law and cricket
335
Notes
337
Index
402
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David Fraser teaches in the Faculty of Law, the University of Sydney.

Judith Grbich teaches in the School of Law and Legal Studies, La Trobe Univ

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