Hockey: Challenging Canada’s Game – Au-delà du sport national
by Jenny Ellison, Jennifer Anderson
Mercury Series, History Paper 58
300 pp., 38 illustrations, 17 x 24 cm, paperback
For Canadians, hockey is the game. Shared experiences and memories — lacing up for the first time, shinny on an outdoor rink, historic goals, and heartbreaking losses — make hockey more than just a game.
Where does the game fit into our understanding of multiple, diverse Canadian identities today? Because hockey is so closely identified with Canada, asking questions about the gender and ethnic politics of the sport means troubling concepts of Canada. 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. Essays on gender, race/ethnicity, ability, sexuality, business, geography analyze all aspects of hockey in Canadian life.
This interdisciplinary scholarly collection is an extension of the exhibition Hockey: More Than Just a Game, presented by the Canadian Museum of History.