Canadas of the Mind: The Making and Unmaking of Canadian Nationalisms in the Twentieth Century

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-11
  • Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr
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Not since Peter Russell's indispensable but now many decades old Nationalism in Canada has a collection provided such a comprehensive exploration of the mythologies and paradoxes of the Canadian experience. Canadas of the Mind explores how the country's abundant nationalisms have made and unmade traditional understandings of Canada. From the vantage point of a new century, the volume reconstructs and re-evaluates dimensions of twentieth-century Canadian nationalisms - their meanings, their uses, their contradictions, and the forces that push them toward and away from one another. A diverse group of experts analyse these nationalisms from a range of cultural, economic, intellectual, technological, political, international, and military perspectives. By probing deeply into Canada's multiple allegiances and identities, Canadas of the Mind offers visions of the nation that will define the country and its constituent parts in the early twenty-first century and beyond.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: An Abundance of Nationalismsp. 3
Comparing Mythologies: Twentieth-Century Canadian Constructions of Sir John Franklinp. 15
The All-Red Dream: Technological Nationalism and the Trans-Canada Telephone Systemp. 46
Foreign Investment and the Paradox of Economic Nationalismp. 63
Canada's Nationalist Internationalism: From the League of Nations to the United Nationsp. 89
The Nationalization of Military History: Scholarship, Politics, and the Canadian War Museump. 110
Branding Canada: Consumer Culture and the Development of Popular Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 134
Lest We Forget: Two Solitudes in War and Memoryp. 159
"The Real Discoverers and Master-Builders of This Nation": Lorne Pierce of Ryerson Press and Nationalism in Canadian Art, 1920-1950p. 174
John Buchan and the British Imperial Origins of Canadian Multiculturalismp. 191
Prairie Commemorations and the Nation: The Golden Jubilees of Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1955p. 214
Provincialism and Nationalism: A British Columbia Case Studyp. 234
Aboriginal Nationalism in the Ascendancy: The Assembly of First Nations' First Campaign for the Inherent Right to Self-Government, 1968-1987p. 260
Aboriginal Identities and the New Indian Problemp. 287
The Peculiarity of Eracism: Mixed Race and Nonbelonging in the Multicultural Nationp. 300
Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 313
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