By Colin Howell
Blood, Sweat, and Cheers seems to be on the contribution of activity to the making of the Canadian kingdom, concentrating on the sluggish transition from rural wearing practices to the emphasis on modern crew activities that observed the commercial and concrete transition. The publication 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 identification.
Intended as an creation to the best way social historians technique the historical past of game, instead of as an exhaustive narrative of our carrying history, Colin Howell introduces readers to a couple of vital concerns, together with amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the influence of British and American carrying traditions upon Canadian wearing existence, and the modern that means of game in a globalizing capitalist financial system. He additionally investigates discourses approximately respectability and the show of the physique, gender building and sexual identities, the altering nature of the carrying market through the years, in addition to the involvement of spectators, the media, and the nation within the construction of our nationwide wearing life.
While theoretical in procedure, Blood, Sweat and Cheers additionally seems to be 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