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Making 'Mr. Hockey': Race, Gender, Class, and Nation in Media Representations of Gordie Howe
In this dissertation I study media representations of Gordie Howe, also known as ‘Mr. Hockey,’ who has been an idealized image of a hockey player and a ‘true’ Canadian during the Canadian postwar era. By taking Howe as ...
HEALTH, APPEARANCE AND FITNESS PRACTICES: HOW CLASS AND GENDER ARE REPRESENTED IN FOUR YOUNG WOMEN’S UNDERSTANDINGS OF THEIR FITNESS PRACTICES
This thesis presents results from a qualitative study of how young women make sense of their fitness practices. Fitness practices related to diet and exercise are culturally linked to both appearance and health and tend ...