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Brown Bag Seminar May 5, 2022 - Dr. Stanley Griffin

Thursday, 5 May 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
via Zoom

ABSTRACT: This seminar will explore the spatial and cultural dynamics that occur when immigrants from the Dominican Republic play their ‘home sport’ Baseball on playing fields, designed primarily for the game of Cricket, in Antigua and Barbuda. Landscapes are inextricably linked to national and cultural identities and are impacted by political decisions and policies, including immigration laws. When baseball diamonds decentres cricket pitches, there is a culture clash at play. This presentation will reflect on the impact of history, culture and sport on the politics of playing field usage in Antigua and Barbuda today.

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