In the second edition of this groundbreaking social history, M. Ann Hall begins with an important new chapter on Aboriginal women and early sport and ends with a new chapter tying today's trends and issues in Canadian women's sport to their origins in the past. Students will appreciate the more descriptive chapter titles and the restructuring of the book into easily digestible sections. Fifty-two images complement Hall's lively narrative.
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 several books, including The Grads Are Playing Tonight!: The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club (2011).
List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Aboriginals, Colonialism, and Early Victorian Sport 2. Athleticism and the "New Woman" 3. Women Take Control 4. Pushing the Boundaries 5. Competing Images 6. Media Darlings and Overlooked Champions 7. Feminist Activism for Equality 8. The Present Reflecting the Past Sources Index