Hockey and Canadian Indentity
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In this paper, the reviewer analyzes Patricia Hughes Fuller's article "'Am I Canadian?': Hockey as 'National' Culture" to highlight the differences between American and Canadian culture. The concept that Canada is very similar to America, in fact described as a "little America" is challenged through the Canadian attitude toward hockey. Hockey is described in the article as defining Canada's national identity. The reviewer further suggests that hockey is also seen as a symbol of Canada's own values. The paper concludes by citing the importance of the Canadian media in promoting hockey as a national sport, and by quoting Fuller, who suggests that hockey is the prime venue by which to see how Canadians and Americans differ.
From the Paper:"Both Canadians and Americans have become painfully aware of the fact that many see both nations as sharing similar cultures and heritages, although Fuller points out that this is most definitely not the case. While Americans are often seen as power-hungry, know-it-alls who want to idealize Canada as a little America, Canadians see the two countries as coming from completely different cultures. Fuller uses Canadian media to strengthen the argument that hockey highlights the differences between the two countries."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hughes-Fuller, Patricia. "Am I Canadian?: Hockey as a "National" Culture." Library and Archives of Canada. (2005): 25-39.
- Gruneau, Richard and Whitson, David. Hockey Night in Canada. Toronto: Garmond,
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