The Quebec Roxane describes to her best friend Sarah in these thirteen letters a territory fast taking on new shapes. Its geographical space extends from Montreal through the bucolic islands of the Saint Lawrence as far as New York; its cultural space is dominated by literary modernism and feminism. Most significantly, Roxane's map of artistic practices is given against a backdrop of the power relationships which sustain them: the tensions between small and large cultures, the inequalities of Quebec and English Canada, the subtle conflicts which mark the continued subordination of women in a supposedly emancipated society. Her letters address not only that persistent puzzle what is Quebec? But -- a question certainly as difficult -- what is culture today?
Publisher: Women's Press of Canada
Number of pages: 143
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 215 x 140 x 10 mm
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