National Identity and the Conflict at Oka

National Identity and the Conflict at Oka : Native Belonging and Myths of Postcolonial Nationhood in Canada

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Through readings of literature, canonical history texts, studies of museum displays and media analysis, this work explores the historical formation of myths of Canadian national identity and then how these myths were challenged (and affirmed during the 1990 standoff at Oka. It draws upon history, literary criticism, anthropology, studies in nationalism and ethnicity and post-colonial theory.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.02mm | 589g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138994367
  • 9781138994362

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Golf Course Wars 2. Construction of Canadian Myths of Identity 3. Displacing the Native in Canadian Histories 4. Cultural Displays: Inside the Canadian Museum of Civilization 5. At the Barricades 6. Interventions Conclusion: Myths of Disappearance and Alternative Remembranceshow more