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By Colin Howell

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers seems on the contribution of recreation to the making of the Canadian country, concentrating on the slow transition from rural carrying practices to the emphasis on modern staff activities that followed the commercial and concrete transition. The ebook additionally analyzes sport's pre-eminent position in our modern consumer-oriented tradition, and the occasionally ambivalent contribution of game to a feeling of Canadian id.

Intended as an advent to the best way social historians method the background of game, instead of as an exhaustive narrative of our carrying background, Colin Howell introduces readers to a couple of vital concerns, together with amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the impression of British and American wearing traditions upon Canadian wearing lifestyles, and the modern which means of recreation in a globalizing capitalist economic climate. He additionally investigates discourses approximately respectability and the demonstrate of the physique, gender building and sexual identities, the altering nature of the wearing industry over the years, in addition to the involvement of spectators, the media, and the nation within the creation of our nationwide wearing life.

While theoretical in method, Blood, Sweat and Cheers additionally appears to be like on the accomplishments of person athletes, together with Ned Hanlan, Maurice Richard, Barbara Ann Scott, Wayne Gretzky, and Donovan Bailey, in addition to significant activities groups, and covers a wide range of actions from looking, rodeo, and local wearing traditions to these linked to the Olympic Games.

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