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Author Brian Kennedy explores the deep roots of Canada’s hockey obsession, which has become an integral piece of our national mythology. From the origins of the game in Mi'kmaq culture to Olympic gold, he delves into how the game explains who we are as Canadians. From Rocket Richard to Wayne Gretzky, our heroic ideals draw from hockey culture. Rivalries between regions, languages and cities are played out in the hockey arena, and our values and spirit of identity have been shaped by the toughness and teamwork on the ice.
For Canadians, hockey is the game. Shared experiences and memories—lacing up for the first time, shinny on an outdoor rink, Sidney Crosby’s historic goal, or the one scored by Maurice Richard—make hockey more than just a game. While the relationship between hockey and national identity has been studied, where does the game fit into our understanding of multiple, diverse Canadian identities today? This interdisciplinary book considers hockey, both as professional and amateur sport, and both in historical and contemporary context, in relation to larger themes in Canadian Studies, including gender, race/ethnicity, ability, sexuality, geography, and reflects upon all aspects of hockey in Canadian life: play, fandom, sports broadcasting, and community activism. This interdisciplinary scholarly collection is an extension of the “Hockey in Canada: More Than Just a Game” exhibition presented by the Canadian Museum of History. This book is published in English. Includes one chapter in French. - Le hockey est le sport des Canadiens Les expériences et les souvenirs que nous partageons – lacer ses patins pour la toute première fois, jouer une partie de hockey de rue, le but historique marqué par Sidney Crosby, ou celui de Maurice Richard – font du hockey bien plus qu’un sport. Bien que le lien entre hockey et identité nationale ait été étudié, il faut s’interroger sur la place qu’occupe ce sport dans notre compréhension des identités canadiennes diverses et multiples d’aujourd’hui. Cet ouvrage interdisciplinaire explore le hockey tant comme sport professionnel qu’amateur, depuis une approche tantôt historique, tantôt actuelle, en lien avec des problématiques en Études canadiennes, dont le genre, la race et l’ethnicité, la compétence, la sexualité, la géographique, et lance une réflexion sur les divers aspects du hockey dans la vie des Canadiens : le jeu, les supporters, la radiodiffusion, l’activisme communautaire. Cet ouvrage complète l’exposition de « Hockey : Plus qu’un simple jeu », présentée par le Musée canadien de l’histoire. Ce livre est publié en anglais. Comprend un chapitre en français.
With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul. The lyrical narrative of Hockey Dreams flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the globalization of hockey, and how Canadians react to the threat of foreigners beating us at "our" game. Part memoir, part essay on national identity, part hockey history, Hockey Dreams is a meditation by one of Canada's finest writers on the essence of the game that helps define our nation.
During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada, making Texas the place where many players learned their hockey skills. Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with a historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005–06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters. Amply illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.
Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. Stories are the surest way to know a place, and at a time when the fabric of the country seems daily more uncertain, Noah Richler looks to our authors for evidence of the true nature of Canada. He argues why fiction matters and seeks to discover — in the extra-ordinary diversity of communities these writers represent — what stories, if any, bind us as a nation. Over two years, Richler has criss-crossed the country and interviewed close to one hundred authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work. The result is a journey through the reality of Canada and its imagination at a critical point in the country’s evolution. Within thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of Disappointment” and considers the stories of our native peoples, the rise of the city, and how our history as a colony shapes our society and politics even today. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a vivid portrayal of our society, the work of Canadian authors, and the idea of writing itself. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is based on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of the same name originally broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas program in spring 2005.
Canadians like to think that they judge people on merit, not skin colour. But are we really colour-blind? Although Canada has an international reputation for welcoming cultural and ethnic diversity, race remains a profound influence in our society, affecting everything from self-perceptions to interpersonal relationships to interactions between the individual and the state. The Politics of Race in Canada deconstructs the myth of Canada's racelessness. Its 24 selections (among them two documents from the early twentieth century and several new essays, published here for the first time) explore the principles, practices, and polemics of race in this country from a broad range of perspectives, academic and otherwise. Designed specifically for courses in the sociology of race and ethnicity, this text will also enrich the study of race in history, anthropology, women's studies, and political science courses. New as well as previously published selections by specialists from many different disciplines offer students a multitude of perspectives on a complex topic. Concluding section focuses students' attention on resistance to traditional ways of thinking about race and ethnicity. Part introductions and study questions encourage critical thinking. Recommended websites and readings suggest new directions for research. Book jacket.
From the beginning, hockey has captured our imagination and fueled our dreams. It has given us heroes whose names are Gordie, Bobby, and Wayne, and it has left us with memories that will last forever. Now, this lavishly illustrated book, based on "The Hockey News' collector's edition magazine of the same name, gives readers the ultimate tribute to hockey in the twentieth century. "Century of Hockey features: - An illustrated, year-by-year overview of the NHL's 83 seasons, and a look back at hockey's early era - The 40 greatest individual single-season performances in NHL history, beginning with Bobby Orr's legendary 1969-1970 season, as chosen by a panel of 20 hockey experts - A foreword by Bobby Orr, and a tribute to Orr by "Hockey News associate editor Bob McKenzie - "The Hockey News' All-Modern Era Team, made up of the greatest players and role players since the centre-ice red line was introduced for the 1942-1943 season - "The Hockey News' All-World Team, composed of the greatest players of all time who played their best hockey (or their entire careers) outside the NHL - A celebration of hockey's 13 torch bearers - from Cyclone Taylor to Jaromir Jagr, hockey's most decorated and influential players at each stage in hockey's history Filled with fascinating photographs and stats, treatments and tributes, "Century of Hockey is a complete, fabulous celebration of hockey in the twentieth century.
In this newly revised edition, NHL sensation Brett Hull tells his own story and shares his troubles and triumphs. Archival photos throughout.
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