This volume examines the cultural meanings of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, the author analyzes English Canadian media narratives of Stanley Cup "challenge" games and championship series between 1896 and 1907. Newspaper coverage and telegraph reconstructions of Stanley Cup challenges contributed significantly to the growth of a mediated Canadian "hockey world" - and a broader "world of sport" - during this time period. By 1903, Stanley Cup hockey games had become national Canadian events, followed by audiences across the country. Hockey also played an important role in the construction of gender and class identities, and in debates about amateurism, professionalism, and community representation in sport.
The author also explores the connections between violence and masculinity in Canadian hockey by examining media descriptions of "brutal" and "strenuous" play. He analyzes how notions of civic identity changed as hockey clubs evolved from amateur teams represented by players who were members of their home community to professional aggregations that included paid imports from outside the town. As a result, this volume addresses important gaps in the study of sport history and the analysis of sport and popular culture.
This book was originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
Type 1 diabetes is a serious and common disease, afflicting one per 200 of the population worldwide. It is widely believed to cause harmful physical maldevelopment--congenital malformations--and other consequences in the unborn children of women with the disease. This book considers the history of the disease in pregnant women and this belief that it causes anomalies since the time of the discovery of insulin in 1921, and presents a profound and critical appraisal of the subject of its supposed prenatal harmfulness.
Following his child-hood dreams of playing hockey professionally, Canadian born super star, Steve Horn lands a deal to play for a team in Austria. It sounds like the perfect way to start his hockey career. That is until Steve realizes European hockey isn't quite the same as it is in his home country. Not only is his team ran by the mafia, but the dark holds secrets of its own. Steve has to watch his back on and off the ice. Strange people start following him home at night, and Steve tries to get to the bottom of it. When he finally realizes what he is facing it's too late. He has found out too much. His new discovery puts his life at risk, and they want him dead. Steve finds himself in the race of his life. If they catch him... Well, scoring goals will the least of his problems.
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