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Lived fictions : unity and exclusion in Canadian politics

Lived fictions : unity and exclusion in Canadian politics

Author: John Grant
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2018]. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The idea of political unity contains its own opposite, because a political community can never guarantee the equal status of all its members. The price of belonging is an entrenched social stratification within the political unit itself. This book explores how the desire for political unity generates a collective commitment to certain lived fictions--the citizen-state, the market economy, and so forth--that shape  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Grant
ISBN: 0774836474 9780774836470 9780774836487 0774836482
OCLC Number: 1089548187
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Becoming one : visions of political unity --
On the critique of political imaginaries --
A people without sovereignty : Canada's constituent power problem --
The Crown and the Aboriginal : imaginaries of sovereignty and control --
Embedded neoliberalism : a new imaginary for the welfare state --
Canada's multiverse : the dis/unity of cultures --
Institutions and actions : a vision of democratization --
Conclusion : critique and politics --
or, what makes a birthday party memorable.
Responsibility: John Grant.


Bringing big thinking back to Canadian politics, Lived Fictions demonstrates how theories of political unity always exclude and shows why our comfortable assumptions about the promises of Canadian  Read more...


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In this book, John Grant accomplishes several achievements, any of which would be impressive on their own. -- David Laycock, professor, political science, Simon Fraser University * Contemporary Read more...

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