March 19, 2014

Offbeat

Out and About in the Imagined Community

In A Domestic Ghost, a blog on society, politics and cricket, Christian Drury writes about the "imagined communities" of cricket" and how transformations in the sport have had their impact on such communities formed through spectatorship and fandom. With the target audience now primarily those watching on TV, cricket matches are, Drury points out reflections of what French philosopher Guy Debord called "the society of the spectacle."

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