No previous volume has collected as interesting and broad a collection of essays on Canadian discourse and culture. This volume of representative case studies reflects the Canadian experience in terms of discourse, society, and public culture, linking its discussions to larger political and social issues and theories. Topics include: *Constitutional controversies *Cultural sovereignty *Feminist voices *Globalization *Internet issues *Marginalized communities *Nationalism *Nativity Multidisciplinary perspectives from a mix of established and emerging Canadian studies scholars converge in a highly readable, engaging, and unique book that offers a distinctive portrait of a nation not nearly as well understood as its proximity to the United States might suggest.
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 459 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm
"One of Canada's contributions to the world is its embrace of diversity. Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics captures some of the key dimensions of that diversity."-Rowland Lorimer Director, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing
"Ferguson and Shade have assembled an outstanding collection of cries that echo across Canada's civic and cultural landscape. More of a cornucopia than a cacophony, each of these voices emerges clearly as it makes a distinct statement about a particular aspect of the Canadian social condition."-Marc Raboy Professor, Department of Communication University of Montreal