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Author Bouchier, Nancy Barbara, 1958-

Title For the love of the game : amateur sport in small-town Ontario, 1838-1895 / Nancy B. Bouchier
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations
Series CEL - Canadian Publishers Collection
Contents Tory elites to middle-class men: changing political, economic, and social landscapes -- The 24th of May is the Queen's birthday: civil holidays, locality, and sport -- From holidays to every day: the amateur ascendancy in local sport -- Cricket and local culture: from centre stage to the margins -- Baseball, boosters, and the amateur not-for-profit apprach to community sport -- Lacrosse: idealized middle-class sport for youth -- A respectable man's world: amateurism and local culture
Summary "Exploring the complex issues of class and gender relations, community-building, and sport reform, For the Love of the Game analyses how local culture shapes the meanings of sport and examines the tensions created when athletes and sports teams become important symbols for the community. Focusing on civic holiday celebrations, the establishment of organized clubs for cricket, baseball, and lacrosse, and the rise of spirited urban sports rivalries, Bouchier shows that small towns did much more than mimic the sporting life of Canada's major urban centres."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Sports -- Social aspects -- Ontario -- Ingersoll -- History -- 19th century
Sports -- Social aspects -- Ontario -- Woodstock -- History -- 19th century
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Sociology of Sports.
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
Manners and customs.
Sports -- Social aspects.
SUBJECT Ingersoll (Ont.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Woodstock (Ont.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Subject Ontario -- Ingersoll.
Ontario -- Woodstock.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003501348
ISBN 9780773570702