Desiring Canada: CBC Contests, Hockey Violence and Other Stately Pleasures (BOK)

James Cosgrave, Patricia Cormack

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What do Tim Hortons, Hockey Night in Canada, and Rick Mercer have in common? Each is a popular symbol of Canadian identity, seen across the country -- and beyond -- on television and in other forms of media. But whose definition of 'Canadian' do they represent? What does it mean to be Canadian? Do we create our own impressions of Canadian identity, or are they created for us? In Desiring Canada, Patricia Cormack and James F. Cosgrave delve into these questions, exploring the connections between popular culture, media, and the Canadian state.Taking as their examples the popular CBC contests, Tim Hortons advertising campaigns, NHL hockey violence, television comedy, and the business of gambling, this lively, engaging book investigates the relationship between some of our more beloved popular expressions of national identity and the extent to which the interests of the state appeal in various ways through the popular media to the pleasures of citizens, thus shaping our understanding of what it means to be Canadian.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James Cosgrave, Patricia Cormack
Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9781442613911
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 400 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Media studies, Cultural studies