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List of Figures
Preface Chantal Machabee
Introduction Challenging Hockey Jenny Ellison and Jennifer Anderson, Editors More Than Just A Game Canada's Game? Challenging Hockey Bibliography
Hockey: More Than Just a Game Images from the Canadian Museum of History Exhibition, March-October 2017
PART I Debating Hockey's Origins
Chapter 1 A Flag of Tendons: Hockey and Canadian History Andrew C. Holman Hockey History A Metaphor for Canadian History A Source of Unity, a Mirror of Divisions Taking Hockey Seriously Bibliography
Chapter 2 Re-Imagining the Creation: Popular Mythology, the Mi'kmaq, and the Origins of Canadian Hockey Paul W. Bennett The Invented Tradition The "Family Squabble" over Hockey's Origins Origins of the Game--Widening the Lens The Mi'kmaw Claim--from Duwarken to Hurley on Ice The King's College Hockey Tradition--Real or Imagined? Passion for the Game--a Canadian Tradition The Wisdom of "Two-Eyed Seeing" Bibliography
Chapter 3 Imagining a Canadian Identity through Sport: An Historical Interpretation of Lacrosse and Hockey Michael A. Robidoux The Process of Modernization Resisting an Imported Canadian Identity Sport Sensibilities in Conflict Violence, Masculinism, and Canadian Identity Conclusion Bibliography
Document 1 Excerpts from The Survivors Speak: A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015) 1. Name Redacted, Key First Nation, Saskatchewan 2. Doug Beardy, Thunder Bay, Ontario 3. Mervin Mirasty, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 4. Robert Malcolm, Winnipeg, Manitoba 5. Christina Kimball, Winnipeg, Manitoba 6. Paul Andrew, Inuvik, Northwest Territories 7. John Kistabish, Montreal, Quebec 8. Albert Fiddler, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 9. Orval Commanda, Spanish, Ontario 10. William Antoine, Little Current, Ontario 11. Roddy Soosay, Hobbema, Alberta 12. Fred Sasakamoose
PART II Childhoods
Document 2 In the Beginning Was the Sweater: L'abominable feuille d'erable of Ste-Justine John Willis Sainte-Justine, Quebec Selling the NHL Sainte-Justine in the Late 1940s Bibliography
Chapter 4 Decolonizing the Hockey Novel: Ambivalence and Apotheosis in Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse Sam McKegney and Trevor J. Phillips Indigenous Ambivalence and Settler Belonging through Hockey The False Promise of Inclusion From Ambivalence to Apotheosis: Individual Achievement and Communal Resurgence Conclusion: To Transform a Game, Not an Individual Bibliography
Chapter 5 "Here they come! Look them over!": Youth, Citizenship, and the Emergence of Minor Hockey in Canada Carly Adams and Jason Laurendeau (Minor) Hockey Scholarship Children, Childhood, and Nation-Building The Development and Commercialization of Minor Hockey "Aiding the Youth of Our Nation" Conclusion Bibliography
Chapter 6 A Myth within a Myth: "Outdoor Shinny" as the Nursery for Canada's National Game Robert Rutherdale Placing Outdoor Hockey's Symbolic Appeal in Historical Context Assessments of the Outdoor Rink in Life, Writing and Memory Community Fatherhood and Memories of the "Zukeadome" The Symbolic Appeal of Outdoor Ice and Canada's National Game Bibliography
PART III Whose Game?
Document 3 Skating in the Drainage Ditches Hayley Wickenheiser
Document 4 Tyrone's Story Emily Sadler
Chapter 7 Thirty Years of "Going Global": Women's International Hockey, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Excellence Julie Stevens Introduction Cultural Relations, Cultural Diplomacy, and Hockey How Did We Get Here (2018) From There (1987)? Fran Rider Performing on the World Stage Carla MacLeod Sarah Murray Welcoming the World Shannon Miller Danielle Goyette From National Team to Hockey Programs Margot Page Laura Rollins Lindsay McAlpine Community and Competition within Women's International Hockey Hayley Wickenheiser Acknowledgements Bibliography
Chapter 8 Women's Recreational Hockey: A New Player Profile Denyse Lafrance Horning Review of Women's Hockey Literature Women's Recreational Hockey Player Profiles Key Influencers Benefits and Challenges of Play Interaction among Player Cohorts Recommendations Promote Women's Hockey Focus on Skill Development Improve Ice-Time Accessibility Restructure Leagues to Expand Participation Options Cultivate a Supportive Female Hockey Community Conclusions Bibliography
PART IV Reporting Hockey
Document 5 Hockey in New Media Joe Pelletier
Chapter 9 O Canada, We Stand On Guard For Thee: Representations of Canadian Hockey Players in the Swedish Press, 1920-2016 Tobias Stark Analytical Considerations The Pioneering Years, 1920-1939 The Cold War Era, 1945-1989 Curtain Fall, 1989-2016 Bibliography
Chapter 10 The Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi Broadcast: A Case Study in Ethnic Sports Media Courtney Szto and Richard Gruneau Hockey Night(s) in Canada Ethnic (Sports) Media Hockey Night Canada in Punjabi: From the Sidelines to Centre Stage "Bonino Bonino Bonino!" Ethnic Sports Media: Lessons Learned Conclusion Bibliography
Chapter 11 Taking Slap Shots at the House: When the Canadian Media Turn Curlers into Hockey Players Kristi A. Allain National Identity and the Reproduction of Canadian Hockey Masculinity Canadian Hockey Masculinity and the Transformation of Curling The Problem of Narrowing Canadian Sports Masculinities Bibliography
Chapter 12 Tweeting Sexism and Homophobia: Gender and Sexuality in the Digital Lives of Male Major Midget AAA Hockey Players in Canada Cheryl A. MacDonald The Broader Study The Social-Media Content Analysis Discussion Conclusion Bibliography
PART V Rethinking the Pros
Document 6 Maurice Richard : notre icone Benoit Melancon
Document 7 Joseph Cletus (Joe) Malone, 1890-1969 Marc Durand
Chapter 13 Trust and Antitrust: The Failure of the First National Hockey League Players' Association, 1956-1958 J. Andrew Ross More than a Game, a Business A Resurgence of Athlete Activism Not Out "to make trouble" Congress and the Courts "Union" The End Bibliography Legal citations
Chapitre 14 Eric Lindros et les Nordiques de Quebec : deux solitudes ? Laurent Turcot Un jeune prodige Le repechage de 1991 Un dossier qui se politise L'echange Bibliographie
Chapter 15 Whiteness and Hockey in Canada: Lessons from Semi-Structured Interviews with Retired Professional Players Nathan Kalman-Lamb Canada, Multiculturalism, and Whiteness Sport, Race, and Whiteness in Canada Methodology Hockey, Whiteness, and the Disavowal of Race(ism) Racism and Violence in Canadian Hockey Bibliography

About the Author

Jenny Ellison is a curator of the exhibition on hockey in Canada for the Canadian Museum of History and Curator of Sport and Leisure at the Canadian Museum of History. She is the co-editor of Obesity in Canada: Historical and Critical Perspectives (University of Toronto Press). Jennifer Anderson is a historian and Curator of the exhibition on hockey in Canada at the Canadian Museum of History and has written on the history of Canadian-Russian relations.


The opening section offers three outstanding essays about hockey's origin and history. (...)

The seven "documents," I thought, were a notable innovation. They consist of either experiential statements or brief historical materials. (...) Two last features of the book are worth noting. One is that the text is printed on glossy heavy-stock paper, which allows a sharp reproduction of many colour photographs, and adds a slightly coffee-table book-like feel-a nice touch for a volume that balances academic and popular concerns. The other is that a few of the texts are in French. This seems especially appropriate given the focus on diversity. (...)

Hockey: Challenging Canada's Game is an excellent interdisciplinary resource for people interested in taking hockey seriously as a topic for research.-- Jamie Dopp * Rethinking Hockey *

De maniere generale, on ne peut que saluer la demarche de Jenny Ellison et Jennifer Anderson qui ont rassemble un imposant contingent de specialistes du hockey issus d'horizons disciplinaires aussi varies que les aspects abordes. Alors que le hockey professionnel est habituellement le centre d'interet de bien des chercheur.e.s universitaires et detient une part importante des publications scientifiques sur le sport au Canada, les recherches sur le hockey amateur ou recreatif ainsi que sur le hockey feminin rassemblees ici sont un apport significatif a la connaissance. (...) L'impression qu'on retire de la lecture de Hockey : Challenging Canada's Game - Au-dela du sport national, c'est la volonte des codirectrices et des collaborateur.trice.s de decoloniser le savoir sur le hockey.

-- Etienne Lapointe

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