The Girl and the Game: A History of Women's Sport in Canada

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Broadview Press, 2002 - History - 284 pages
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The Girl and the Game traces the history of women's organized sport in Canada from its early, informal roots in the late nineteenth century through the formation of amateur and professional teams to today's tendency to market women athletes, especially Olympians, as both athletic and sexual. When women actively participate in the symbols, practices, and institutions of sport, what they do is often not considered "real" sport, nor in some cases are they viewed as "real" women. What follows from this notion of sport as a site of cultural struggle is that the history of women in sport is also a history of cultural resistance.

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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 Feminism and Sporting Bodies: Essays on Theory and Practice, and co-author of Sport in Canadian Society, as well as Honoring the Legacy: Fifty Years of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women.

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