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Challenging addiction in Canadian literature and classrooms

Author: Cara Fabre
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the richly interdisciplinary study, Challenging Addiction in Canadian Literature and Classrooms, Cara Fabre argues that popular culture in its many forms contributes to common assumptions about the causes, and personal and social implications, of addiction. Recent fictional depictions of addiction significantly refute the idea that addiction is caused by poor individual choices or solely by disease through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Fabre, Cara, 1978-
Challenging addiction in Canadian literature and classrooms.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016478581
(OCoLC)1037279046
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cara Fabre
ISBN: 9781442624443 1442624442
OCLC Number: 965482294
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Reading and Teaching Addiction as Social Suffering; 1. Ideological Tropes of Contemporary Addiction Narratives; 2. Poverty, Individualism, and the Meaningful Uses of Alcohol and Drugs in Christy Ann Conlin's Heave and Heather O'Neill's lullabies for little criminals; 3. Anorexia and the Production of Economically Oriented Subjects in Ibi Kaslik's Skinny and Kevin Patterson's Consumption; 4. Dismantling the Myth of the "Drunken Indian" through Beatrice Culleton Mosionier's In Search of April Raintree and Eden Robinson's Monkey Beach; Conclusion: Beyond the Classroom: From Innocence to Accountability; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Cara Fabre.
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In the richly interdisciplinary study, Challenging Addiction in Canadian Literature and Classrooms, Cara Fabre argues that popular culture in its many forms contributes to common assumptions about  Read more...

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"Fabre's analyses of [six Canadian novels from 1983 to 2007] are challenging and thought-provoking, especially her detailed considerations of the roles social class and consumer capitalism play in Read more...

 
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