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Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Hardback)

Edité par University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2012
ISBN 10: 0774824204 / ISBN 13: 9780774824200
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Titre : Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: ...

Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2012

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada uses sport as a lens through which to examine issues such as individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this groundbreaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations influence the ability of Aboriginal people in Canada to implement their own visions for sport. The diverse analyses illuminate how Aboriginal people employ sport as a venue through which to assert their cultural identities and find a positive space for themselves and upcoming generations in contemporary Canadian society. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774824200

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Synopsis : Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada uses sport as a lens through which to examine issues such as individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this groundbreaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations influence the ability of Aboriginal people in Canada to implement their own visions for sport. The diverse analyses illuminate how Aboriginal people employ sport as a venue through which to assert their cultural identities and find a positive space for themselves and upcoming generations in contemporary Canadian society.

Critique: "This leading-edge volume challenges widespread views of Aboriginal sport. With great vision and breadth, it presents dynamic and nuanced discussions on the broader topic of Aboriginal peoples and sport in Canada."
- Nancy Bouchier, Associate Professor of History, McMaster University

"This is an important and novel study that will assist in the development of a more respectful and informed relationship between the Aboriginal and Canadian sport systems. It will help shape future initiatives in the area of competition, physical education, meaningful recreation, and the social well-being of Aboriginal athletes." - Colin Howell, Director, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health, Saint Mary's University

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