Coast to Coast: Hockey in Canada to the Second World War
Published: July 2009© 2009
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 256 Pages
Dimensions: 6.04 x 9.00
256 Pages, 6.04 x 9.00 x 0.64 in
As an institution that helps bind Canadians to an imagined community, hockey has long been associated with an essential Canadian identity. However, this reductionism ignores the ways Canadians consume hockey differently based on their socio-economic background, gender, ethnicity, and location. Moreover, Canadian culture is not static, and hockey's place in it has evolved and changed.
In Coast to Coast, a wide range of contributors examine the historical development of hockey across Canada, in both rural and urban settings, to ask how ideas about hockey have changed. Conceptually broad, the essays explore identity formation by investigating what hockey meant to Canadians from the nineteenth century to the Second World War, as well as the role of government, entrepreneurs, and voluntary associations in supporting and promoting the game. Coast to Coast is an intriguing look at the development of a national sport, a must-read for hockey fans and historians alike.
Class, Community, and Commercialism': Hockey in Industrial Cape Breton, 1917-1937 Daniel Macdonald
Scientific Aggression: Commercialization, Class, Irishness, and Manliness in the Shamrock Hockey Club of Montreal, 1895-1901 John Matthew Barlow
Arenas of Debate: The Continuance of Professional Hockey in the Second World War J. Andrew Ross
Organizing Hockey for Women: The Ladies Ontario Hockey Association and the Fight for Legitimacy, 1922-1940 Carly Adams
Brutal Butchery, Strenuous Spectacle: Hockey Violence, Manhood, and the 1907 Season Stacy L. Lorenz and Geraint B. Osborne
Chinook Country Hockey: The Emergence of Hockey in Pre-World War II Southern Alberta Robert S. Kossuth
Boomtown Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires John Wong