Painting the Maple: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada
Veronica Strong-Boag, Sherrill Grace
UBC Press, 1999 - History - 290 pages
Painting the Maple explores the critical interplay of raceand gender in shaping Canadian culture, history, politics and healthcare. These interdisciplinary essays draw on feminist, postcolonial,and critical theory in a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses bothhigh and popular forms of culture, the deliberation of policy and itsexecution, and social movements as well as individual authors andtexts. The contributors establish connections among discourses of race,gender, and nation-building that have conditioned the formation ofCanada for more than one hundred years. At times provocative,Painting the Maple illuminates the challenges that lie aheadfor all Canadians who aspire to create a better future in a reimaginednation.