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The Resource Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan

Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan

Label
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture
Title
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture
Statement of responsibility
Renée Hulan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Northern Experience and the Myths of Canadian Culture Renee Hulan disputes the notion that the north is a source of distinct collective identity for Canadians. Through a synthesis of critical, historical, and theoretical approaches to northern subjects in literary studies, she challenges the epistemology used to support this idea." "By investigating mutually dependent categories of identity in literature that depicts northern peoples and places, Hulan provides a descriptive account of representative genres in which the north figures as a central theme - including autobiography, adventure narrative, ethnography, fiction, poetry, and travel writing. She considers each of these diverse genres in terms of the way it explains the cultural identity of a nation formed from the settlement of immigrant peoples on the lands of dispossessed indigenous peoples. Reading against the background of contemporary ethnographic, literary, and cultural theory, Hulan maintains that the collective Canadian identity idealized in many works representing the north does not occur naturally but is artificially constructed in terms of characteristics inflected by historically contingent ideas of gender and race, such as self-sufficiency, independence, and endurance, and that these characteristics are evoked to justify the nationhood of the Canadian state."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulan, Renée
Dewey number
C810.9/32719
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9185.2
LC item number
.H85 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
McGill-Queen's native and northern series
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Inuit in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Canada, Northern
  • Arctic regions
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian literature
  • Inuit in literature
  • Literature
  • Myth in literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Arctic Regions
  • Northern Canada
  • Het Noorden
  • Mythevorming
  • Culturele identiteit
  • Letterkunde
  • Mythos
  • Literatur
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Kanada
  • Kanada <Nord, Motiv>
  • Eskimo
Label
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-234) and index
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
Introduction: A northern nation? -- Speaking man to man : ethnography and the representation of the north -- "Everybody likes the Inuit" : Inuit revision and representations of the north -- "To fight, defeat, and dominate" : from adventure to mastery -- Lovers and strangers : reimagining the mythic north -- Epilogue: Unsettling the northern nation
Control code
560140000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773569447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z6j8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560140000
Label
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-234) and index
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
Introduction: A northern nation? -- Speaking man to man : ethnography and the representation of the north -- "Everybody likes the Inuit" : Inuit revision and representations of the north -- "To fight, defeat, and dominate" : from adventure to mastery -- Lovers and strangers : reimagining the mythic north -- Epilogue: Unsettling the northern nation
Control code
560140000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773569447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6z6j8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560140000

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