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Game Misconduct
Game Misconduct

Game Misconduct

Hockey's Toxic Culture and How to Fix It
By Evan F. Moore, By Jashvina Shah, Foreword by Renee Hess

SPORTS & RECREATION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

ISBN 9781629379203

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2021)

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Overview

A bracing call to arms for hockey fans, players, and coaches everywhere
Those who have been lured by the sound of skate blades slicing into fresh ice, by the incomparable speed, split-second decisions, and everything-or-nothing attitude of the game know that hockey can seem like its own world. It's all-consuming and exhilarating, boasting its own language and complex morality code. Yet in another light, that tight community can turn insular; the values of teamwork and humility can manifest as collective silence in the face of abuse and discrimination, issues which have been brought to the forefront of the sport as many share their stories for the first time. In Game Misconduct, reporters Evan Moore and Jashvina Shah reveal hockey's toxic undercurrent which has permeated the sport throughout the junior, college, and professional levels. They address the topic with a level of passion that comes from being rabid hockey fans themselves, and from experiencing its exclusivity first-hand. With a sensitive yet incisive approach, this necessary book lays bare the issues of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, bullying, sexism, and violence on and off the ice. Readers will learn about notable players and activists fighting for transformation as well as those beyond the spotlight who are nonetheless deeply affected by hockey's culture of inaction.Both a reckoning and a roadmap, Game Misconduct is an essential read for modern hockey fans, showing the truth of the sport's past and present while offering the tools to fight for a better future.

Author Biography

Evan F. Moore covers culture and entertainment for the Chicago Sun-Times. He has also written for outlets including Rolling Stone, ESPN's The Undefeated, Huffington Post, and Ebony.Jashvina Shah is a multimedia reporter covering college hockey and social issues in sports. Her work has appeared in outlets including College Hockey News, espnW, The Globe and Mail, and The Athletic.Renee Hess is the founder and executive director of Black Girl Hockey Club, a nonprofit organization advocating for Black women in hockey.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Oct
15
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
5:00pm
Join author Evan F. Moore at Haymarket Pub & Brewery where he'll be signing copies of his new book, "Game Misconduct." <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3BfrHeL<br /> <br />
Oct
20
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
6:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah for a virtual event for their new book, "Game Misconduct," hosted by Barbara's Bookstore. <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3mRSKXF
Nov
22
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
7:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah for a virtual event for their new book, "Game Misconduct," hosted by The Book Cellar. <br />
Past Events


Oct
13
Game Misconduct ›
Chicago, IL
7:00pm
Join authors Evan F. Moore and Jashvina Shah at Madison Street Books where they'll be signing copies of their new book, "Game Misconduct." <br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/2WwC8eQ