By Damien Cox, Gord Stellick
In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs gained the Stanley Cup in a gorgeous defeat of the strong Montreal Canadiens. No different Leafs group has been in a position to do it back. because the years cross, the legend grows. the boys who have been the Leafs in 1967—a scrappy crew of getting older gamers and unsung youngsters—were the kings of the hockey universe. in spite of the fact that, inside of 5 years of that victory issues had replaced vastly for lots of contributors of the group: key contributors of the workforce, Tim Horton and Terry Sawchuk, have been lifeless because of alcohol and drug-related matters, and Harold Ballard, the fellow who had succeeded Smythe as King of Carlton road, was once in penitentiary. Sixty-Seven isn't just one other hockey ebook approximately that mythical crew; it's a special and overall examine the contradictions, the legends, the disgrace and the consideration of '67, telling formerly untold tales from within that unforgettable dressing room and much past it.
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Indeed, my ethnography of the settler culminates in its final pages with a description of practical ties to land and local community life, arguing that senses of belonging spring from and are refreshed by such entanglements. A sense of settler belonging may, at certain times in Chukotka’s history, have seemed more a discursive than practical characteristic – and is thus better examined in the light of those works on community emphasizing relational positioning, boundary marking, and hostility to the outsider (such as Cohen 1987; Vidich and Bensman 1968; Elias and Scotson 1965).
Protection was also afforded at the informal level by circles of acquaintance. Nielsen maps privilege and poverty within geographies of intimate and unmediated interaction, revealing an “archipelago” of social islands, each surrounded by a limbo of material scarcity impoverished of productive human intercourse. Nielsen (2007, 97) writes, “the whole country is segregated into Islands, enclosed by more massive Barriers the more benefits they give. One cannot simply move to Leningrad. ” Nielsen’s allegorical language of “islands,” “barriers,” and “hunters” finds a close relative in Alena Ledeneva’s (1998) account of informal network exchange, shaped by the rules of Russian blat (pull, or connections).
But caution is required, for the concept of “identity” can be so rich in meaning that it can seem at the same time meaningless. If the very term is to serve as anything more than, in the words of Roger Brubacker (2004, 61), a “suggestive oxymoron,” some qualifications are in order. Let us start with the observation that people are usually busy characterizing and categorizing themselves, and are doing so in response to the efforts of others to project characterizations upon them. Settlers in Chukotka are the original products of the modernizing cycle, and their identities were in part produced and upheld by the structures of cultural and material privilege inherent to Soviet-era osvoenie.