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Artifical ice : hockey, cultural and commerce / edited by David Whitson, Richard Gruneau.

Contributor(s): Whitson, David, 1945- | Gruneau, Richard S, 1948-
Publisher: Toronto, ON. : Broadview Press, 2006Description: xi, 283 p. : maps ; 23 cmISBN: 1551930552Subject(s): Hockey -- Social aspects -- Canada | Hockey -- Economic aspects -- CanadaLOC classification: GV848.4.C2 | A78 2006
Contents:
Foreword / Roy MacGregor. PART I: HOCKEY IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN CULTURE : 1. Whose Sweater Is This? The Changing Meanings of Hockey in Quebec / Jean Harvey -- 2. Selective Memory in a Global Culture: Reconsidering Links between Youth, Hockey, and Canadian Identity / Brian Wilson -- 3. The Game of Whose Lives? Gender, Race, and Entitlement in Canada's "National" Game Mary Louise Adams -- 4. Women's Hockey in Canada: After the "Gold Rush" / Julie Stevens -- 5. Hockey Canada and the Bodychecking Debate in Minor Hockey / Michael Robidoux and Pierre Trudel -- 6. Racialization and Hockey in Canada: From Personal Troubles to a Canadian Challenge Robert Pitter. PART II: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HOCKEY : 7. Playing with the Big Boys: Smaller Markets, Competitive Balance, and the Hope for a Championship Team / Mark Rosentraub 8. Hockey Night in the United States? The NHL, Major League Sports, and the Evolving Television/Media Marketplace / Robert Bellamy and Kelly Shultz 9. Expanding the Footprint? Questioning the NHL's Expansion and Relocation Strategy / Dan Mason 10. From Maple Leaf Gardens to the Air Canada Centre: The Downtown Entertainment Economy in "World Class" Toronto / John Hannigan -- 11. Have Skates, Will Travel: Canada, International Hockey, and the Changing Hockey Labour Market / Hart Cantelon -- 12. Globalization in Professional Sport: Comparisons and Contrasts between Hockey and European Football / Julian Ammirante.
Summary: Publisher description: Artificial Ice explores how hockey has moved from popular pastime to commercial entertainment product, and one struggling to maintain its stature in the North American entertainment market. Contributors to Artificial Ice discuss the changing character of "major league" sports in North America, the strategic mistakes of the NHL in trying to enlarge its US presence, the importance of television to the economics of sports today, and the role of luxury sports facilities in the new "downtown" economy. The book highlights profound social and cultural changes within hockey, as well as in the global market for sporting spectacles.
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Stacks GV848.4 .C2 A78 2006 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 33039000987924

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / Roy MacGregor. PART I: HOCKEY IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN CULTURE : 1. Whose Sweater Is This? The Changing Meanings of Hockey in Quebec / Jean Harvey -- 2. Selective Memory in a Global Culture: Reconsidering Links between Youth, Hockey, and Canadian Identity / Brian Wilson -- 3. The Game of Whose Lives? Gender, Race, and Entitlement in Canada's "National" Game Mary Louise Adams -- 4. Women's Hockey in Canada: After the "Gold Rush" / Julie Stevens -- 5. Hockey Canada and the Bodychecking Debate in Minor Hockey / Michael Robidoux and Pierre Trudel -- 6. Racialization and Hockey in Canada: From Personal Troubles to a Canadian Challenge Robert Pitter. PART II: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HOCKEY : 7. Playing with the Big Boys: Smaller Markets, Competitive Balance, and the Hope for a Championship Team / Mark Rosentraub 8. Hockey Night in the United States? The NHL, Major League Sports, and the Evolving Television/Media Marketplace / Robert Bellamy and Kelly Shultz 9. Expanding the Footprint? Questioning the NHL's Expansion and Relocation Strategy / Dan Mason 10. From Maple Leaf Gardens to the Air Canada Centre: The Downtown Entertainment Economy in "World Class" Toronto / John Hannigan -- 11. Have Skates, Will Travel: Canada, International Hockey, and the Changing Hockey Labour Market / Hart Cantelon -- 12. Globalization in Professional Sport: Comparisons and Contrasts between Hockey and European Football / Julian Ammirante.

Publisher description: Artificial Ice explores how hockey has moved from popular pastime to commercial entertainment product, and one struggling to maintain its stature in the North American entertainment market. Contributors to Artificial Ice discuss the changing character of "major league" sports in North America, the strategic mistakes of the NHL in trying to enlarge its US presence, the importance of television to the economics of sports today, and the role of luxury sports facilities in the new "downtown" economy. The book highlights profound social and cultural changes within hockey, as well as in the global market for sporting spectacles.

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