Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Mobilization of ‘Common Sense’ in Sports

The Mobilization of ‘Common Sense’ in Sports Marty Clark For my first Left Hook entry I’m resisting the urge to wax philosophical about the Blue Jays or the Jets – although there might be the odd hockey metaphor.  Instead, I’m … Continue reading

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‘Big Babe Tennis’ and the Pitfalls of Liberal Feminism

‘Big Babe Tennis’ and the Pitfalls of Liberal Feminism Ellie Gordon-Moershel Taking in coverage of women’s professional tennis is a little bit like watching “Sex and the City” for a feminist.  On the one hand, there are occasional moments worth … Continue reading

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Soccer, Imperialism, and Resistance in Honduras

Soccer, Imperialism, and Resistance in Honduras Tyler Shipley Never let them tell you it’s ‘just a game.’  Much is on the line, as the Canadian and Honduran national soccer teams prepare for their World Cup Qualifying match on June 12 … Continue reading

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Launching a Left Hook

Launching a Left Hook Tyler Shipley The idea came to me during an otherwise routine teaching session in a first year social science class, some years ago.  Having read, but only partially understood, a few sections from Karl Polanyi’s The … Continue reading

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