Sport in Canada

Sport in Canada

A History

Book - 2005
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Sport in Canada is as old as Aboriginal culture and as current as Hockey Night in Canada. In this comprehensive book, Don Morrow and Kevin B. Wamsley trace the history of sport from its earliest beginnings through to the creation of the first sporting clubs and into the form we recognizetoday. The perception of sports figures as celebrities and its impact on Canadian culture, from the marketing of Barbara ann Scott dolls to the shock and disappointment felt across Canada at the results of Ben Johnson's drug test results in 1988, is analyzed in detail. The authors provide ananalysis that demonstrates the centrality of sport to Canadian identity while also exploring the influence of factors such as race, class, and gender on the experience of sport in Canada.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780195419962
Branch Call Number: REF 796.0971 Mor 3558ad 1
Characteristics: ix, 318 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Wamsley, Kevin B.


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