Painting the Maple: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada

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UBC Press, May 1, 1999 - History - 290 pages
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Painting the Maple explores the critical interplay of race and gender in shaping Canadian culture, history, politics and health care. These interdisciplinary essays draw on feminist, postcolonial, and critical theory in a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses both high and popular forms of culture, the deliberation of policy and its execution, and social movements as well as individual authors and texts. The contributors establish connections among discourses of race, gender, and nation-building that have conditioned the formation of Canada for more than one hundred years. At times provocative, Painting the Maple illuminates the challenges that lie ahead for all Canadians who aspire to create a better future in a reimagined nation.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
An Introduction
3
Parameters of the Nation
17
Constructions of Race and Gender
83
Toward a New Canada
171
Contributors
279
Index
283
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Veronica Strong-Boag, Sherrill Grace, Avigail Eisenberg, and Joan Anderson are professors at the University of British Columbia in the Departments of Education and Women's Studies, English, Political Science, and Nursing, respectively.

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