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

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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.

Students will appreciate the more descriptive chapter titles and the restructuring of the book into easily digestible sections. Fifty-two images complement Hall's lively narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442634145
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 05/25/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

M. Ann Hall is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, where she taught for over 30 years. She is the author of several books, including The Grads Are Playing Tonight!: The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club (2011).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface and Acknowledgements


1. Aboriginals, Colonialism, and Early Victorian Sport

2. Athleticism and the "New Woman"

3. Women Take Control

4. Pushing the Boundaries

5. Competing Images

6. Media Darlings and Overlooked Champions

7. Feminist Activism for Equality

8. The Present Reflecting the Past



What People are Saying About This

L. Donald Morrow

"This new edition of The Girl and the Game is the single most comprehensive book on Canadian sport to date. Characteristic of the author's scholarship, the content is meticulously well-researched and inclusive, and the illustrations reflect her textual analyses and storytelling. This is a superb history from any perspective."

Hayley Wickenheiser

"The significance and role of women in sport in Canada has been examined over the years through many perspectives, including my own. However, Hall's insights, extensive research, and compelling stories leave little doubt about the impact and legacy of so many of my peers. It is an honour to be included in such great documentation."

Mary Louise Adams

"For a decade and a half, The Girl and the Game has been the book on women's sport history in Canada. My own copy of the original edition is dog-earred and heavily annotated—I can't count the number of times I have passed it on to students. Hall's narratives are built on a strong and persuasive foundation of contemporary feminist thought, which make the book especially useful for teaching. It is an excellent book for demonstrating—by way of women's experiences in sport—the value of feminism and of what has come of collective efforts to challenge social limitations and constraints."

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