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Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture

Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture (Hardback)

By Ransom, Amy

A wide-ranging study that examines everything from the blockbuster movie franchise Les Boys to the sovereigntist hip hop group Loco Locass, Hockey, PQ explores how Canada's national sport has been used to signify a specific Quebecois identity. Amy J. Ransom analyzes how Quebecois... writers, filmmakers, and musicians have appropriated symbols like the Montreal Forum, Maurice Richard, or the 1972 Summit Series to construct or critique images of the Quebecois male.Close analyses of hockey-themed narratives consider the soap opera Lance et compte ('He shoots, he scores'), the music of former pro player Bob Bisonnette, folk band Mes Aieux, rock group Les Dales Hawerchuk, and the fiction of Francois Barcelo. Through these examinations of the role hockey plays in contemporary francophone popular culture, Ransom shows how Quebec's popular culture uses hockey to distinguish French-Canadians from the French and to rally them against their English-speaking counterparts. In the end, however, this study illuminates how the sport of hockey unites the two solitudes.
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ISBN 9781442648135
Released NZ 12 Jun 2014
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781442648135
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Imprint University of Toronto Press
Released 12 Jun 2014
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ransom, Amy
Category Sociology: Leisure
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 306.48309714
Weight 550g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Hockey - Social aspects - Quaebec Province, Sports in popular culture - Quaebec Province, Nationalism and sports - Quaebec Province
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly