Date of Award

1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Paraschak, Victoria,

Keywords

Recreation.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The processes of globalization exhibit the countertendency to foster local particularities (Harvey et al., 1996). This study sought to examine how local particularities and global identities were constructed and manipulated by specific power blocs in terms of the value of the Winnipeg Jets from 1972--1996. This question was divided into three sub-problems to assist the research process. The three sub-problems were: (1) What are the constructions of global identities and local particularities surrounding the value of the Winnipeg Jets from 1972 to 1996? (2) What individuals/groups promoted or discouraged the various constructions of global images and local particularities surrounding the importance of the Winnipeg Jets? (3) How did those individuals/groups promote or discourage such constructions? A qualitative methodology was developed to investigate these sub-problems. A comprehensive newspaper analysis of the Winnipeg Free Press from 1972 to 1996 was initially undertaken. In addition, semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals involved with the Save the Jets campaign from 1994--1995. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1999 .S35. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0398. Adviser: Victoria Paraschak. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1999.

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