Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910

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Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910
Abstract
Spectacular, scientific, and educational cultural practices were used to establish and define public identities in the British colonies of nineteenth-century Canada. The author argues that visual representations were the era's primary mode of expressing identity, and shows how the citizenry of Quebec and Ontario was - or was not - represented in the visual culture of the time. Through nine case studies, each representing key moments of identity formation and contestation, the author investigates how a broad range of cultural phenomena, from fine arts to institutional histories to public spectacles, were used to order, resist, and articulate identities within specific social and economic contexts.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date
2014
Language
en
Citation
Stanworth, Karen. Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.
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