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Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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How do we make culture and how does culture make us?

Canadian Cultural Poesis takes a comprehensive approach toward Canadian culture from a variety of provocative perspectives. Centred on the notion of culture as social identity, it offers original essays on cultural issues of urgent concern to Canadians: gender, technology, cultural ethnicity, and regionalism. From a broad range of disciplines, contributors consider these issues in the contexts of media, individual and national identity, language, and cultural dissent.

Providing an excellent introduction to current debates in Canadian culture, Canadian Cultural Poesis will appeal not only to readers looking for an overview of Canadian culture but also to those interested in cultural studies and interdisciplinarity, as well as scholars in film, art, literature, sociology, communication, and womens studies. This book offers new insights into how we make and are made by Canadian culture, each essay contributing to this poetics, inventing new ways to welcome cultural differences of all kinds fo the Canadian cultural community.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: A Poetics of Canadian Culture
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. I: Media and Its (Dis) Contents
  2. pp. 25-25
  1. Frances Dorsey, My Grandmother's Violin
  2. pp. 26-30
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  1. 1. (Im)Possible Exchanges: The Arts of Counter-Surveillance
  2. pp. 31-50
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  1. 2. Canadian Humour and National Culture: Move Over, Mr. Leacock
  2. pp. 51-66
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  1. 3. Collective Memory on the Airwaves: The Negotiation of Unity and Diversity in a Troubled Canadian Nationalism
  2. pp. 67-84
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  1. 4. Framing the Local: Canadian Film Policy and the Problem of Place
  2. pp. 85-98
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  1. 5. Framing Culture, Talking Race: Race, Gender, and Violence in the News Media
  2. pp. 99-114
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  1. II: Performing and Disrupting Identities
  2. pp. 115-115
  1. Joanne Bristol, 20-minute visualization: Sandee, Lee, Sandra, Seema
  2. pp. 116-120
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  1. 6. Marketing Ambivalence: Molson Breweries Go Postcolonial
  2. pp. 121-142
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  1. 7. "The North" : Intersecting Worlds and World Views
  2. pp. 143-174
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  1. 8. Dressed to Thrill: Costume, Body, and Dress in Canadian Performative Art
  2. pp. 175-194
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  1. 9. Figures of Otherness in Canadian Video
  2. pp. 195-210
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  1. 10. Queerly Canadian: "Perversion Chic"; Cinema and (Queer) Nationalism in English Canada
  2. pp. 211-226
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  1. III: (Dis) Locating Language
  2. pp. 227-227
  1. Rachelle Viader Knowles, Pull/Apart
  2. pp. 228-230
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  1. 11. Out of Psychoanalysis: A Ficto-Criticism Monologue
  2. pp. 231-248
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  1. 12. Some Imaginary Geographies in Quebec Fiction
  2. pp. 249-270
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  1. 13. L.M. Montgomery on Television: The Romance and Industry of the Adaptation Process
  2. pp. 271-288
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  1. 14. The Use of "Fisher" in a Nova Scotian Fishing Community: A Theory of Hegemony for a Complex Canadian Culture
  2. pp. 289-304
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  1. 15. Thinking the Wonderful: After Rudolf Komorous, beside the Reveries
  2. pp. 305-322
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  1. 16. Maitrez Chez Nous: Public Art and Linguistic Identity in Quebec
  2. pp. 323-340
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  1. IV: Cultural Dissidence
  2. pp. 341-341
  1. Lori Blondeau, Belle Sauvage
  2. pp. 342-344
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  1. 17. Black History and Culture in Canada: A Celebration of Essence or Presence
  2. pp. 345-360
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  1. 18. Decolonizing Interpretation at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  2. pp. 361-380
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  1. 19. Culture and an Aboriginal Charter of Rights
  2. pp. 381-398
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  1. 20. Canadian Gothic: Multiculturalism, Indigeneity, and Gender in Prairie Cinema
  2. pp. 399-420
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  1. 21. Through a Canadian Lens: Discourses of Nationalism and Aboriginal Representation in Governmental Photographs
  2. pp. 421-442
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 443-486
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  1. Biographical Notes
  2. pp. 487-492
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 493-526
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