Becoming Native in a Foreign Land: Visual Culture, Sport and Spectacle in the Construction of National Identity in Montreal, 1840-1885

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Title
Becoming Native in a Foreign Land: Visual Culture, Sport and Spectacle in the Construction of National Identity in Montreal, 1840-1885
Abstract
A study of the ways in which British colonists represented themselves as native Canadians in sport, visual culture and public spectacles in order to construct and define a national identity which would distinguish them from both British and Americans. The author argues that Aboriginal and French-Canadian cultural and sports activities, such as snowshoeing, tobogganing, lacrosse and hunting, were appropriated by the professional and commercial middle-classes in mid-Victorian Anglophone Montreal, and transformed by imposing on these activities British ideologies of order, discipline and fair play.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
York University
Place
Toronto
Date
1999
Language
en
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Citation
Poulter, Gillian. “Becoming Native in a Foreign Land: Visual Culture, Sport and Spectacle in the Construction of National Identity in Montreal, 1840-1885.” PhD dissertation, York University, 1999. http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/NQ56261.pdf.
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