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The Resource Creative subversions : whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary, Margot Francis

Creative subversions : whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary, Margot Francis

Label
Creative subversions : whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary
Title
Creative subversions
Title remainder
whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary
Statement of responsibility
Margot Francis
Title variation
Whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Creative Subversions explores how whiteness and Indigeneity are articulated through iconic images of Canadian identity -- and the contradictory and contested meanings they evoke. These benign, even kitschy, images, she argues, are haunted by ideas about race, masculinity, and sexuality that circulated during the formative years of Anglo-Canadian nationhood
  • In this richly illustrated book, Margot Francis shows how national symbols such as the beaver, the railway, the wilderness of Banff National Park, and ideas about "Indianness" evoke nostalgic versions of a past that cannot be expelled or assimilated. As Canadians consume versions of a past that does not nourish, the living themselves become ghostly. Juxtaposing historical images with material by contemporary artists, Francis shows how artists are giving taken-for-granted symbols new and suggestive meanings. From director Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry to the work of Indigenous artists Jeff Thomas and Kent Monkman and to Shauna Dempsey and Lorri Milan's performance work Lesbian Park Rangers, this book explores how banal objects can be re-imagined in ways that offer the possibility of moving from an unproblematized possession by the past to an imaginative reconsideration of it."--pub. desc
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, Margot
Dewey number
971.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1034.2
LC item number
.F73 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nationalism
  • Patriotism
  • National characteristics, Canadian
  • Emblems, National
  • Canada
Label
Creative subversions : whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary, Margot Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: "Ghosts Trying to Find Their Clothes" -- 2 The Strange Career of the Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourse and Imperial History -- 3 Things Not Named: Bachelors, Dirty Laundry, and the Canadian Pacific Railway -- 4 Banff National Park: Rangers on the Mountain Frontier -- 5 Playing Indian: Indigenous Responses to "Indianness" -- 6 Conclusion: Living in "Haunted Places"
Control code
744332340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780774820257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744332340
Label
Creative subversions : whiteness, indigeneity and the national imaginary, Margot Francis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Introduction: "Ghosts Trying to Find Their Clothes" -- 2 The Strange Career of the Beaver: Anthropomorphic Discourse and Imperial History -- 3 Things Not Named: Bachelors, Dirty Laundry, and the Canadian Pacific Railway -- 4 Banff National Park: Rangers on the Mountain Frontier -- 5 Playing Indian: Indigenous Responses to "Indianness" -- 6 Conclusion: Living in "Haunted Places"
Control code
744332340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780774820257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)744332340

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