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Sporting Cultures, 16501850:
Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850:
Edited by Daniel O’Quinn and Alexis Tadié

Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850 is a collection of essays that charts important developments in the study of sport in the eighteenth century.

Available Dec 2017
The Struggle for Canadian Sport
The Struggle for Canadian Sport
By Bruce Kidd

The Struggle for Canadian Sport adds to our understanding of the material and social conditions under which people created and elaborated sports and the contested ideological terrain on which sports were played and interpreted.

Published May 2017
Performance Anxiety: Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism
Performance Anxiety: Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism
By Michael Hau

Performance Anxiety analyses the efforts of German elites, from 1890 to 1945, to raise the productivity and psychological performance of workers through the promotion of mass sports.

Published Mar 2017
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada, Second Edition
By M. Ann Hall

In the second edition of this groundbreaking social history, M. Ann Hall begins with an important new chapter on Aboriginal women and early sport and ends with a new chapter tying today's trends and issues in Canadian women's sport to their origins in the past.

Published May 2016
Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation
Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation
Edited by Russell Field

This book provides wide-ranging examples of cutting-edge research in sports studies.

Published Dec 2015
The Montreal Canadiens: Rethinking a Legend
The Montreal Canadiens: Rethinking a Legend

Edited by Nicolas Moreau and Audrey Laurin-Lamothe with Marie-Pier Rivest
Translated by Howard Scott

Featuring a wide range of writing on Le Grand Club and its social significance, the book offers a fresh and fascinating perspective on one of Canada’s greatest sports teams.

Published Aug 2015
Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park
Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park
By Courtney W. Mason

Courtney W. Mason examines how the Nakoda peoples strategically used the Banff Indian Days festivals to gain access to their sacred lands and respond to colonial policies designed to repress their cultures.

Published Sep 2014
Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture
Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture
By Amy J. Ransom

Hockey, PQ explores how Canada’s national sport has been used to signify a specific Québécois identity.

Published Jun 2014
Fields of Play: An Ethnography of Children's Sports
Fields of Play: An Ethnography of Children's Sports
By Noel Dyck
Bridging anthropology, sport studies, and childhood studies, Fields of Play offers a rich understanding of an area that has, to date, garnered relatively little attention by social scientists.

Published Oct 2012
Stickhandling through the Margins: First Nations Hockey in Canada
Stickhandling through the Margins: First Nations Hockey in Canada
By Michael A. Robidoux

Robidoux's vivid description transports readers into the world of First Nations hockey, revealing it to be a highly social and at times even spiritual activity ripe with hidden layers of meaning that are often surprising to the outside observer.

Published Apr 2012