By Colin Howell
Blood, Sweat, and Cheers appears to be like on the contribution of activity to the making of the Canadian kingdom, targeting the sluggish transition from rural carrying practices to the emphasis on modern crew activities that followed the economic and concrete transition. The publication additionally analyzes sport's pre-eminent position in our modern consumer-oriented tradition, and the occasionally ambivalent contribution of activity to a feeling of Canadian identification.
Intended as an creation to the way social historians technique the heritage of recreation, instead of as an exhaustive narrative of our wearing background, Colin Howell introduces readers to a couple of very important concerns, together with amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the impression of British and American wearing traditions upon Canadian carrying lifestyles, and the modern that means of recreation in a globalizing capitalist economic climate. He additionally investigates discourses approximately respectability and the exhibit of the physique, gender building and sexual identities, the altering nature of the carrying market over the years, in addition to the involvement of spectators, the media, and the kingdom within the construction of our nationwide carrying life.
While theoretical in method, Blood, Sweat and Cheers additionally seems 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 big selection of actions from searching, rodeo, and local carrying traditions to these linked to the Olympic Games.
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Blood, Sweat, and Cheers: Sport and the Making of Modern Canada (Themes in Canadian History) by Colin Howell