Cultural Studies

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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity

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Queen of the Maple Leaf reveals the role of beauty pageants in entrenching settler femininity and white heteropatriarchy at the heart of twentieth-century Canada.

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The Bomb in the Wilderness

Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada

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The Bomb in the Wilderness is an acutely perceptive analysis of Canada’s nuclear footprint through the medium of photography, revealing how we have represented, interpreted, and remembered nuclear activities since 1945.

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The Juggling Mother

Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety

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The Juggling Mother upends popular representations of the supermom, showing her to be a cultural construction and the model neoliberal worker.

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Invested Indifference

How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

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Invested Indifference exposes the tenacity of violence against Indigenous people, arguing that some lives are made to matter – or not – depending on their relation to the settler-colonial nation state.

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He Thinks He's Down

White Appropriations of Black Masculinities in the Civil Rights Era

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Offering fresh insights and raising important questions, this historical exploration of appropriation traces the ways in which gender and race were negotiated through the popular culture of the Civil Rights Era.

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King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land

The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae

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This insider look at the forces that came together to make Canada’s reggae scene reaffirms the power of music to combat racism and build bridges between communities and cultures.

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age

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Drawing on radical democratic theory and the ideas of political theorist Guy Debord, Rethinking the Spectacle examines the tension between spectacles and political agency in our digital society.

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At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging

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At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.

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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

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This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

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Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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