To Know Our Many Selves
360 pages, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2
Release Date:01 May 2010

To Know Our Many Selves

From the Study of Canada to Canadian Studies

Athabasca University Press

To Know Our Many Selves profiles the history of Canadianstudies, which began as early as the 1840s with the Study of Canada. Indiscussing this comprehensive examination of culture, Hoerderhighlights its unique interdisciplinary approach, which included bothsociological and political angles. Years later, as the study of otherethnicities was added to the cultural story of Canada, a solidfoundation was formed for the nation’s master narrative.

Against this background, To Know Our Many Selves focuses onwhy Canadian studies can be used as a sound model for the study ofother societies in a framework of transcultural societal studies.
RELATED TOPICS: Canadian History, History, Sociology
Born in Germany, Dirk Hoerder is a past president of
the Association for Canadian Studies, and teaches at Arizona State

Preface; Acknowledgements


1. Traditions and Practices: From Colonial and Area to Cultural orSocietal Studies

I. Framing Research on Canada: Burdens and Achievements ofthe Past

2. The Atlantic World: Creating Societies in Imperial Hinterland

3. Canada’s Peoples: Inclusions & Exclusions

4. Self-Constructions: From Regional Consciousnesses to NationalBillboards

II. From Privileged Discourses to Research on SocialSpaces

5. Privileged Discourses up to 1920: Scholarship in the Making

6. Substantial Research: The Social Spaces of the Geological Surveyof Canada

7. Learning and Society: Social Responsibility, EducationalInstitutions, Elite Formation

III. The Study of Canada: The Social Sciences, the Arts, NewMedia, 1920s–1950s

8. Data-Based Studies of Society: Political Economy, History,Sociology

9. Discourse-Based Reflections about Society: Where Were theHumanities?

IV. The Third Phase: Multiple Discourses about InterlinkedSocieties

10. Decolonization: The Changes of the 1960s

11. Visions and Borderlines: Canadian Studies since the 1960s

12. Views from the Outside: The Surge of International CanadianStudies

13. Agency in a Multicultural Society: Interdisciplinary ResearchAchievements

V. Perspectives

14. From Interest-Driven National Discourse to TransculturalSocietal Studies

Interviews with the Author; Index

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