The Game Planners

Transforming Canada's Sport System


Author: Donald Macintosh,David Whitson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773512115

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Ben Johnson's performance at the 1988 Olympics and the Dubin Inquiry are engrained in the memory of all Canadians. A common public reaction to the news that some athletes had taken steroids was that they had had to do so to remain competitive in a system where such things are the norm. But how has the Canadian sports system once a strong promoter of the amateur ideal of sport for sport's sake fallen to the point where this is considered the norm? Donald Macintosh and David Whitson address these and other questions regarding policy making in Canadian amateur sport.

Continental Order?

Integrating North America for Cybercapitalism


Author: Vincent Mosco,Dan Schiller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742509542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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This study examines the converging culture, telecommunications and new media industries in North America. With a broadly political-economic perspective, this work the goes on to provide an account of changes in the aftermath of trade agreements, and sets these changes in a global context.

Gender and Sport

A Reader


Author: Sheila Scraton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415259521

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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With contributions from many of the world's leading experts on the sociology of sport, this volume brings together influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sexuality in sport.

Fields of Play

An Ethnography of Children's Sports


Author: Noel Dyck

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604174

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Thousands of children participate in community sports every year, enjoying recreation time with their peers, getting healthy exercise, and learning a variety of personal and group skills. At the same time, children's sports are not without controversy: parents can be overly invested in their children's exploits, competitive success is often the focus, and rising costs can limit participation. Consider, too, that these activities, billed as being for the kids, are often overlaid with other agendas by the adults who volunteer, work, and generally support children's sports. Noel Dyck incorporates nearly two decades of ethnographic field research into this anthropologically informed account that illustrates how all those involved in children's sports—boys and girls, parents, coaches, and sport officials—shape these complex, vibrant fields of play. In the process, he explores larger questions and debates about contemporary family and community and the shaping of childhood, youth, and adulthood. Bridging anthropology, sport studies, and childhood studies, Fields of Play offers a rich understanding of an area that has, to date, gained relatively little attention by social scientists.

Northern exposures

scholarship on Canada in the United States


Author: Karen Gould,Joseph T. Jockel,William Metcalfe,Association for Canadian Studies in the United States

Publisher: Assn for Canadian Studies in the

ISBN: 9781883027001

Category: Travel

Page: 419

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Coaches Report


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Coaching (Athletics)

Page: N.A

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Sport in Canada

A History


Author: Don Morrow,Kevin B. Wamsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 381

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The second edition of Sport in Canada: A History examines the place of sports and games in Canadian life, mainly from a historical perspective, but also in view of contemporary society. Chapters explore how people have related to one another through sports, games, and pastimes throughout Canada's history. Assessing the broader social context within which particular sports emerged or disappeared and the forces that have shaped them, Sport in Canada is an indispensible volume for those studying the history of sport in this country.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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Youth in Transition

Perspectives on Research and Policy


Author: Burt Galaway,Joe Hudson

Publisher: Thompson Educational Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 4055

Youth in Transition looks at the myriad of issues associated with the transition from school to work and adulthood. Part I of the book examines the international context; Part II looks at issues associated with facilitating the transition to adulthood; Part III considers preparation for the world of work; Part IV looks at the preparation for Intimacy and family life; Part V examines the preparation for responsible community living; and Part VI outlines an agenda for future research in the area.