Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book is both timely and of broad appeal. Its exploration of artistic forms that speak back to and re-flesh cultures rendered into ghosts makes a significant addition to the debate on Canadian national memory and identity.- Beverley Haun, author of Inventing 'Easter Island' Through the concept of haunting, Francis provides a new and sophisticated way of thinking about the circulation of images of nationhood, showing how ideas about whiteness, aboriginality, race, and sexuality that were formative in the development of Anglo-Canadian nationhood continue to haunt its contemporary representations.- Anne Whitelaw, Department of Art History, Concordia University. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Creative Subversions explores how whiteness and Indigeneity
are articulated through iconic images of Canadian identity -- and the
contradictory and contested meanings they evoke. These benign, even
kitschy, images, she argues, are haunted by ideas about race,
masculinity, and sexuality that circulated during the formative years
of Anglo-Canadian nationhood.
In this richly illustrated book, Margot Francis shows how national
symbols such as the beaver, the railway, the wilderness of Banff
National Park, and ideas about "Indianness" evoke nostalgic
versions of a past that cannot be expelled or assimilated. As
Canadians consume versions of a past that does not nourish,
the living themselves become ghostly. Juxtaposing historical images
with material by contemporary artists, Francis shows how artists are
giving taken-for-granted symbols new and suggestive meanings. From
director Richard Fung's Dirty Laundry to the work of
Indigenous artists Jeff Thomas and Kent Monkman and to Shauna Dempsey
and Lorri Milan's performance work Lesbian Park Rangers, this
book explores how banal objects can be re-imagined in ways that offer
the possibility of moving from an unproblematized possession by the
past to an imaginative reconsideration of it.
Margot Francis is an associate professor of
women's studies and sociology at Brock University.
In this richly illustrated book, Margot Francis explores how whiteness and Indigeneity are articulated through four icons of Canadian identity - the beaver, the railway, the wilderness of Banff National Park, and "Indianness" - and the contradictory and contested meanings they evoke. These seemingly benign, even kitschy, images, she argues, are haunted by ideas about race, masculinity, and sexuality that circulated during the formative years of Anglo-Canadian nationhood. Juxtaposing these nostalgic images with the work of contemporary Canadian artists, she investigates how everyday objects can be re-imagined to challenge ideas about history, memory, and national identity.
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