From coast to coast, hockey is played, watched, loved, and detested, but it means something differ- ent in Quebec. Although much of English Canada believes that hockey is a fanatically followed social unifier in the French-speaking province, in reality it has always been politicized, divided, and troubled by religion, class, gender, and language. In The Same but Different, writers from inside and outside Quebec assess the game’s history and culture in the province from the nineteenth century to the present. This volume surveys the past and present uses of hockey and how it has been repre- sented in literature, drama, television, and autobi- ography. While the legendary Montreal Canadiens loom throughout the book’s chapters, the collec- tion also discusses Quebecers’ favourite sport be- yond the team’s shadow. Employing a broad range of approaches including study of gender, memory, and culture, the authors examine how hockey has become a lightning rod for discussions about Québécois identity. Hockey reveals much about Quebec and its relationship with the rest of Canada. The Same but Different brings new insights into the celebrated game as a site for community engagement, social conflict, and national expression. Jason Blake is professor of English literature at the University of Ljubljana. Andrew C. Holman is professor of history and director of the Canadian Studies Program at Bridgewater State University, and editor of Canada’s Game: Hockey and Identity. 1 7 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 S P O R T S • C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S The Same but Different Hockey in Quebec edited by jason blake and andrew c. holman Canada may be all about hockey, but how much does the rest of Canada know about the game in Quebec? S P E C I F I C AT I O N S August 2017 978-0-7735-5055-1 $32.95A CDN, $32.95A US, £27.99 paper 978-0-7735-5054-4 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 352pp 3 tables eBook available