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The Resource Inheriting a canoe paddle : the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism, Misao Dean, (electronic resource)

Inheriting a canoe paddle : the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism, Misao Dean, (electronic resource)

Label
Inheriting a canoe paddle : the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism
Title
Inheriting a canoe paddle
Title remainder
the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism
Statement of responsibility
Misao Dean
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "If the canoe is a symbol of Canada, what kind of Canada does it symbolize? Inheriting a Canoe Paddle looks at how the canoe has come to symbolize love of Canada for non-aboriginal Canadians and provides a critique of this identification's unintended consequences for First Nations. Written with an engaging, personal style, it is both a scholarly examination and a personal reflection, delving into representations of canoes and canoeing in museum displays, historical re-enactments, travel narratives, the history of wilderness expeditions, artwork, film, and popular literature
  • Misao Dean opens the book with the story of inheriting her father's canoe paddle and goes on to explore the canoe paddle as a national symbol - integral to historical tales of exploration and trade, central to Pierre Trudeau's patriotism, and unique to Canadians wanting to distance themselves from British and American national myths. Throughout, Inheriting a Canoe Paddle emphasizes the importance of self-consciously evaluating the meaning we give to canoes as objects and to canoeing as an activity."--pub. desc
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Misao
Dewey number
797.1220971
LC call number
GV776.15.A2
LC item number
D43 2013
Series statement
Cultural spaces
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Popular culture
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, Canadian
  • Canotage
  • Culture populaire
  • Nationalisme
  • Canadiens
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • National characteristics, Canadian
  • Nationalism
  • Popular culture
  • Nationalismus
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Symbol
  • Volkskultur
  • Canada
  • Kanada
Summary expansion
If the canoe is a symbol of Canada, what kind of Canada does it symbolize? Inheriting a Canoe Paddlenbsp;looks at how the canoe has come to symbolize love of Canada for non-aboriginal Canadians and provides a critique of this identification's unintended consequences for First Nations. Written with an engaging, personal style, it is both a scholarly examination and a personal reflection, delving into representations of canoes and canoeing in museum displays, historical re-enactments, travel narratives, the history of wilderness expeditions, artwork, film, and popular literature. Misao Dean opens the book with the story of inheriting her father's canoe paddle and goes on to explore the canoe paddle as a national symbol - integral to historical tales of exploration and trade, central to Pierre Trudeau's patriotism, and unique to Canadians wanting to distance themselves from British and American national myths. Throughout, Inheriting a Canoe Paddle emphasizes the importance of self-consciously evaluating the meaning we give to canoes as objects and to canoeing as an activity
Label
Inheriting a canoe paddle : the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism, Misao Dean, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter One: Paddling the Uncanny Canoe -- Chapter Two: Canada is a Canoe Route -- Chapter Three: The Anglo-Saxon Idea of Pleasure -- Chapter Four: The Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant -- Chapter Five: Reading/Writing the Wilderness Canoe Trip -- Chapter Six: Return to Eden -- Chapter Seven: Recapitulation: The Canadian Canoe Museum -- Chapter Eight: De-colonising the Canoe
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781442644809
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2013409054
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150967
Label
Inheriting a canoe paddle : the canoe in discourses of English-Canadian nationalism, Misao Dean, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Chapter One: Paddling the Uncanny Canoe -- Chapter Two: Canada is a Canoe Route -- Chapter Three: The Anglo-Saxon Idea of Pleasure -- Chapter Four: The Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant -- Chapter Five: Reading/Writing the Wilderness Canoe Trip -- Chapter Six: Return to Eden -- Chapter Seven: Recapitulation: The Canadian Canoe Museum -- Chapter Eight: De-colonising the Canoe
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001150967
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781442644809
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2013409054
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001150967

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