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Parallel Encounters: Culture and the Canada-US Border

Roberts, Gillian and Stirrup, David F., eds. (2013) Parallel Encounters: Culture and the Canada-US Border. Cultural Studies (Wilfrid Laurier) . Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, CA, 314 pp. ISBN 978-1-55458-984-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40642)

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The essays collected in offer close analysis of an array of cultural representations of the Canada-US border, in both site-specificity and in the ways in which they reveal and conceal cultural similarities and differences. Contributors focus on a range of regional sites along the border and examine a rich variety of expressive forms, including poetry, fiction, drama, visual art, television, and cinema produced on both sides of the 49th parallel. The field of border studies has hitherto neglected the Canada-US border as a site of cultural interest, tending to examine only its role in transnational policy, economic cycles, and legal and political frameworks. Border studies has long been rooted in the US-Mexico divide; shifting the locus of that discussion north to the 49th parallel, the contributors ask what added complications a site-specific analysis of culture at the Canada-US border can bring to the conversation. In so doing, this collection responds to the demands of Hemispheric American Studies to broaden considerations of the significance of American culture to the Americas as a whole -- bringing Canadian Studies into dialogue with the dominantly US-centric critical theory in questions of citizenship, globalisation, Indigenous mobilisation, hemispheric exchange, and transnationalism.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: Book co-edited by Stirrup and Gillian Roberts, and containins Stirrup's chapter: ‘Bridging the Third Bank: Indigeneity and Installation Art at the Canada-US Border’;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: David Stirrup
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:15 UTC
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