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
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
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulan, Renée
Dewey number
810.932719
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR9185.2
  • PS8101 .N6 H85 2002
LC item number
.H85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • Canada, Northern
  • Arctic regions
  • Inuit in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Littérature canadienne
  • Canada (Nord) dans la littérature
  • Caractéristiques nationales
  • Identité (Psychologie) dans la littérature
Label
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-234) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780773522282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002437307
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2513232-01umb_inst
  • 2535236
  • (Sirsi) i9780773522282
  • (OCoLC)47161940
Label
Northern experience and the myths of Canadian culture, Renée Hulan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-234) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 p.
Isbn
9780773522282
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002437307
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2513232-01umb_inst
  • 2535236
  • (Sirsi) i9780773522282
  • (OCoLC)47161940

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