Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon Bruce Erickson

ISBN: 9781299619104

Published: July 8th 2013

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253 pages


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Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon  by  Bruce Erickson

Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon by Bruce Erickson
July 8th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 253 pages | ISBN: 9781299619104 | 4.64 Mb

More than an ancient means of transportation and trade, the canoe has come to be a symbol of Canada itself. In Canoe Nation, Bruce Erickson argues that the canoes sentimental power has come about through a set of narratives that attempt toMoreMore than an ancient means of transportation and trade, the canoe has come to be a symbol of Canada itself. In Canoe Nation, Bruce Erickson argues that the canoes sentimental power has come about through a set of narratives that attempt to legitimize a particular vision of Canada that overvalues the nations connection to nature.

From Alexander Mackenzie to Grey Owl to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the canoe authenticates Canadas reputation as a tolerant, environmentalist nation, even when there is abundant evidence to the contrary. Ultimately, the stories we tell about the canoe need to be understood as moments in the ever-contested field of cultural politics.



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