Hockey Night in Canada: Sports, Identities, and Cultural Politics

Written by Richard Gruneau and David Whitson

© 1994

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

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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  • Page Count: 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
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Hockey Night in Canada will appeal to all readers interested in the wider implications of sport in our society.

Hockey Night in Canada: Sports, Identities, and Cultural Politics

Written by Richard Gruneau and David Whitson

© 1994

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

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. 

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    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).

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    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

    Notes

    Index

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