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Canada's game : hockey and identity

Author: Andrew C Holman; Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
Publisher: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2009
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Almost every Canadian can hum the original Hockey Night in Canada theme - even those who don't think of themselves as hockey fans. For more than a century, Canadians have seen something of themselves  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew C Holman; Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
ISBN: 9780773575912 077357591X
OCLC Number: 713186348
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 236 p. : ill.)
Contents: Introduction: Canada's game? Hockey and the problem of identity / Andrew C. Holman --
I: Community, region, nation: hockey and the contexts of identity --
Big liners and beer gardens: the Port Arthur Bear Cats, Shamateurism, and the selection controversy surrounding Canada's 1936 Olympic Hockey Team / Greg Gillespie --
Are American's really hockey villains? A new perspective on the American influence on Canada's national game / Craig Hyatt and Julie Stevens --
Confronting a compelling other: the summit series and the nostalgic (trans)formation of Canadian identity / Brian Kennedy --
II: Forging identity through fiction --
"Just part of the game": depictions of violence in hockey prose / Jason Blake --
Win Orr lose: searching for the good Canadian kid in Canadian hockey fiction / Jamie Dopp --
The mystery of a Canadian father of hockey stories: Leslie McFarlane's break away from the Hardy Boys / Karen E.H. Skinazi --
III: Buying and selling identities: hockey as commodity --
"There's more people here tonight than at a first night of the metropolitan": professional hockey spectatorship in the 1920s and 1930s in New York and Toronto / Russell Field --
Between a puck and a showpiece: spectator sport and the differing responses to hockey (and its absence) in Canada and the United States --
a Canadian poet looks at the fate of the game / Richard Harrison --
Forever proud? The Montreal Canadiens' transition from the forum to the Molson Centre / Robert Dennis --
Manufacturing players and controlling sports: an interpretation of the political economy of hockey and the 2004 NHL lockout / Julian Ammirante.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew C. Holman.
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