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Slippery pastimes : reading the popular in Canadian culture

Author: Joan Nicks; Jeannette Sloniowski
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2002.
Series: Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.)
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Sixteen essays, written by specialists from many fields, grapple with the problem of a popular culture that is not very popular - but is seen by most as vital to the body politic, whether endangered  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slippery pastimes.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Nicks; Jeannette Sloniowski
ISBN: 0889203881 9780889203884
OCLC Number: 50386367
Description: viii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "The pleasure is exquisite but violent": the imaginary geography of Niagara Falls in the nineteenth century / Karen Dubinsky --
Aboriginal cultural tourism in Canada / Valda Blundell --
Laura Secord meets the candyman: the image of Laura Secord in popular culture / Christine Boyko-Head --
Canada Post's Le petite liseur (The young reader): framing a reproduction / Loretta Czernis --
Dilemmas of definition / Will Straw --
Reading Canadian "popular" television: the case of E.N.G. / Jim Leach --
Two lawyers and an issue: reconstructing Quebec's "nation" in A nous deux! / Sheila Petty --
Straight up and youth television: navigating dreams without nationhood / Joan Nicks --
Popularizing history: the valour and the horror / Jeannette Sloniowski. In the great midwestern hardware store: the seventies triumph in English-Canadian rock music / Bart Testa and Jim Shedden --
Reelin' 'n' rockin': genre-bending and boundary-crossing in Canada's "east coast sound" / Nick Baxter-Moore --
Forceful nuance and Stompin' Tom / William Echard --
"It's my nature": the discourse of experience and black Canadian music / Rinaldo Walcott --
"Cowboyography": matter and manner in the songs of Ian Tyson / Terrance Cox --
Canada, the Olympics and the Ray-Ban Man / Andrew Wernick --
Hockey as Canadian popular culture: team Canada 1972, television and the Canadian identity / Neil Earle.
Series Title: Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.)
Responsibility: edited by Joan Nicks and Jeanette Sloniowski.


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``[T]he scope of the book is impressive...[and] promises to stimulate discussion about the `slippery' nature of communication.'' -- Michael Dawson, University of Northern British Columbia, Historical Read more...

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