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

1st Edition

Amelia Kalant

Routledge
Published May 13, 2016
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781138994362 - CAT# Y210615
Series: Indigenous Peoples and Politics

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Summary

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.

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