Artificial Ice: Hockey, Commerce and Cultural Identity

Artificial Ice: Hockey, Commerce and Cultural Identity

by David Whitson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551930552

ISBN-13: 9781551930558

Pub. Date: 05/18/2006

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

Artificial Ice explores how hockey has moved from popular pastime to commercial entertainment product, and one struggling to maintain its stature in the North American entertainment market. Contributors to Artificial Ice discuss the changing character of "major league" sports in North America, the strategic mistakes of the NHL in trying to enlarge its

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Artificial Ice explores how hockey has moved from popular pastime to commercial entertainment product, and one struggling to maintain its stature in the North American entertainment market. Contributors to Artificial Ice discuss the changing character of "major league" sports in North America, the strategic mistakes of the NHL in trying to enlarge its US presence, the importance of television to the economics of sports today, and the role of luxury sports facilities in the new "downtown" economy. The book highlights profound social and cultural changes within hockey, as well as in the global market for sporting spectacles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551930558
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
05/18/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword,
Roy MacGregor

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I: Hockey in Contemporary Canadian Culture

1. Whose Sweater Is This? The Changing Meanings of Hockey in Quebec

Jean Harvey

2. Selective Memory in a Global Culture: Reconsidering Links between Youth, Hockey, and Canadian Identity

Brian Wilson

3. The Game of Whose Lives? Gender, Race, and Entitlement in Canada's "National" Game

Mary Louise Adams

4. Women's Hockey in Canada: After the "Gold Rush"

Julie Stevens

5. Hockey Canada and the Bodychecking Debate in Minor Hockey

Michael Robidoux and Pierre Trudel

6. Racialization and Hockey in Canada: From Personal Troubles to a Canadian Challenge

Robert Pitter

Part II: The Political Economy of Hockey

7. Playing with the Big Boys: Smaller Markets, Competitive Balance, and the Hope for a Championship Team

Mark Rosentraub

8. Hockey Night in the United States? The NHL, Major League Sports, and the Evolving Television/Media Marketplace

Robert Bellamy and Kelly Shultz

9. Expanding the Footprint? Questioning the NHL's Expansion and Relocation Strategy

Dan Mason

10. From Maple Leaf Gardens to the Air Canada Centre: The Downtown Entertainment Economy in "World Class" Toronto

John Hannigan

11. Have Skates, Will Travel: Canada, International Hockey, and the Changing Hockey Labour Market

Hart Cantelon

12. Globalization in Professional Sport: Comparisons and Contrasts between Hockey and European Football

Julian Ammirante

Contributors

Index

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