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The Resource Divided highways : road narrative and nationhood in Canada, by Heather Macfarlane

Divided highways : road narrative and nationhood in Canada, by Heather Macfarlane

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Divided highways : road narrative and nationhood in Canada
Title
Divided highways
Title remainder
road narrative and nationhood in Canada
Statement of responsibility
by Heather Macfarlane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book establishes the existence of a road trip genre in the literatures of Canada. Geography describes the land, and history peoples it, just as memories connect you to place. This is why road trips are such a feature of Anglophone, Québécois and Indigenous writing in Canada, allowing the travelers to claim, at least symbolically, the terrain they have traversed. It is the intersection of history and geography that makes a journey so significant, nourishing a sense of place or revealing the lack of it. Examining the road trips undertaken therefore tells us much about the specific interests of the three general groups at the centre of this study. Their desire, and, in some cases, necessity to travel, the traveling companions and destinations they choose, and the histories they create on the land they are covering are indicative of their particular sense of place and nationhood within the country. In order to demonstrate this phenomenon, the book examines works by a variety of Anglophone, Québécois and Indigenous writers, including Gilles Archambault, Jeannette Armstrong, Jill Frayne, Tomson Highway, Linda Hogan, Scott Gardiner, Claude Jasmin, Robert Kroetsch, Lee Maracle, Jacques Poulin, Aritha van Herk and Paul Villeneuve. A comparative approach to literatures in Canada is the logical continuation of postcolonial studies in that it reveals the intricacies and specificities of various communities, contributing to a more complete understanding of multiple national collectivities. It also offers an important counternarrative to transnational studies."--
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1968-
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Macfarlane, Heather
Dewey number
C810.9/3214
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9185.5.T73
LC item number
M33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Canadian literature collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Canadian literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian
  • Canadian literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Canada
Label
Divided highways : road narrative and nationhood in Canada, by Heather Macfarlane
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road narrative and national literatures -- Home and away -- Sexual conquest on the road -- Travelling companions -- Conclusion : changing lanes
Control code
1100768910
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780776627748
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvkn02ts
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100768910
Label
Divided highways : road narrative and nationhood in Canada, by Heather Macfarlane
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The road narrative and national literatures -- Home and away -- Sexual conquest on the road -- Travelling companions -- Conclusion : changing lanes
Control code
1100768910
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780776627748
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvkn02ts
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1100768910

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