Coast to Coast: Hockey in Canada to the Second World War by John Chi-Kit Wong

By John Chi-Kit Wong

As an establishment that is helping bind Canadians to an imagined group, hockey has lengthy been linked to a necessary Canadian identification. despite the fact that, this reductionism ignores the methods Canadians devour hockey another way according to their socio-economic heritage, gender, ethnicity, and site. in addition, Canadian tradition isn't static, and hockey's position in it has advanced and changed.

In Coast to Coast, quite a lot of participants research the historic improvement of hockey throughout Canada, in either rural and concrete settings, to invite how principles approximately hockey have replaced. Conceptually huge, the essays discover id formation by means of investigating what hockey intended to Canadians from the 19th century to the second one global battle, in addition to the function of presidency, marketers, and voluntary institutions in assisting and selling the sport. Coast to Coast is an fascinating examine the advance of a countrywide game, a must-read for hockey enthusiasts and historians alike.

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