Hockey Night in Canada: Sport, Identities and Cultural Politics / Edition 2

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Hockey Night in Canada will appeal to all readers interested in the wider implications of sport in our society. The authors look at the roots of the modern game. They discuss such elements as the everyday working world of professional hockey, hockey in small communities, violence in professional and minor leagues, and issues of Canadian identity. The book examines the profound changes and pressures on hockey within a growing global marketplace for commercial spectacle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920059050
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 5/1/1994
  • Series: Culture and Communication in Canada Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,556,691
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Gruneau is a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. In addition to co-authoring Hockey Night in Canada, he is the author of Class, Sports, and Social Development (University of Massachusetts Press, 1983).

David Whitson is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is co-author, with Richard Gruneau, of the widely acclaimed Hockey Night in Canada: Sport, Identities, and Cultural Politics (Garamond Press, 1993).

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Table of Contents



Part One: Hockey, Culture, and Social Development

1. Hockey and the Politics of Culture

2. Origins of the Modern Game

3. The Making of Early Professional Hockey

4. Media, Audiences, and the NHL Monopoly

Part Two: Exploring the Post-War Hockey Subculture

5. The Work World of Pro Hockey

6. Careers, Myths, and Dreams

7. The Game Beyond the Pros

8. Violence, Fighting, and Masculinity

Part Three: Hockey and the Remaking of Community

9. Communities, Civic Boosterism, and Fans

10. Hockey and the New Politics of Accumulation

11. International Hockey: Patriotism, Profits and Shifting Identities

12. Conclusion: Hockey and Canadian Culture in the Age of Globalization



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