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Creative Subversions: Whiteness, Indigeneity and the National Imaginary (Hardback)

Margot Francis

Edité par University of British Columbia Press, Canada, 2011
ISBN 10: 077482025X / ISBN 13: 9780774820257
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Titre : Creative Subversions: Whiteness, Indigeneity...

Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In this richly illustrated book, Margot Francis explores how whiteness and Indigeneity are articulated through four icons of Canadian identity -- the beaver, the railway, the wilderness of Banff National Park, and Indianness -- and the contradictory and contested meanings they evoke. These seemingly benign, even kitschy, images, she argues, are haunted by ideas about race, masculinity, and sexuality that circulated during the formative years of Anglo-Canadian nationhood. Juxtaposing these nostalgic images with the work of contemporary Canadian artists, she investigates how everyday objects can be re-imagined to challenge ideas about history, memory, and national identity. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774820257

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Synopsis : In this richly illustrated book, Margot Francis explores how whiteness and Indigeneity are articulated through four icons of Canadian identity - the beaver, the railway, the wilderness of Banff National Park, and "Indianness" - and the contradictory and contested meanings they evoke. These seemingly benign, even kitschy, images, she argues, are haunted by ideas about race, masculinity, and sexuality that circulated during the formative years of Anglo-Canadian nationhood. Juxtaposing these nostalgic images with the work of contemporary Canadian artists, she investigates how everyday objects can be re-imagined to challenge ideas about history, memory, and national identity.

Critique: This book is both timely and of broad appeal. Its exploration of artistic forms that speak back to and re-flesh cultures rendered into ghosts makes a significant addition to the debate on Canadian national memory and identity. - Beverley Haun, author of Inventing 'Easter Island'

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