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Settling and unsettling memories : essays in Canadian public history

Author: Nicole Neatby; Peter Hodgins
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online. This cohesive collection introduces readers to overarching themes of Canadian memory studies and brings them up-to-date on the latest advances in the field. With increasing debates surrounding how societies should  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Neatby; Peter Hodgins
ISBN: 9780802038937 080203893X 9780802038166 0802038166
OCLC Number: 768534845
Description: xii, 652 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Remembering the heroic past. Commemorating the woman warrior of New France: Madeleine de Verchères, 1690s-1920s / Colin M. Coates --
'Of slender frame and delicate appearance': the placing of Laura Secord in the narratives of Canadian Loyalist tradition / Cecilia Morgan --
Dugua vs Champlain: the construction of heroes in Atlantic Canada, 1904-2004 / Jason F. Kovacs and Brian S. Osborne --
Pedagogies of nation. 'If I'm going to be a cop, why do I have to learn religion and history?': schools, citizenship and the teaching of Canadian History / Ken Osborne --
Saving the nation through national history: the case of Canada, a people's history / Lyle Dick --
Playing with 'Nitro': the racialization of Chinese Canadians in public memory / Timothy J. Stanley --
Democratizing the past? Canada's history on the World Wide Web / Sasha Mullally --
Visualizing and revising the past. The art of nation building: Canadian history painting, 1880-1914 / H.V. Nelles --
Tricky myths: settler pasts and landscapes of innocence / Eva Mackey --
Settler monuments, indigenous memory: dis-membering and re-membering Canadian art history / Ruth B. Phillips --
Ethnic minorities and wartime injustices: redress campaigns and historical narratives in late twentieth-century Canada / Ian Radforth --
Cashing in on the past. 'The Normandy of the new world': Canada steamship lines, antimodernism and the selling of old Quebec / James Murton --
Cashing in on antiquity: tourism and the uses of history in Nova Scotia, 1890-1960 / Ian McKay --
'Leaving the past behind': from old Quebec to 'La Belle Province' / Nicole Neatby --
Peace, order and good banking: repackaging history and memory in Canadian commercial advertising / Ira Wagman --
Entertaining the past. Why must Halifax keep exploding?: English-Canadian nationalism and the search for a usable disaster / Peter Hodgins --
The past is an imagined country: reading Canadian historical fiction written in English / Renée Hulan.
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