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Europe – Canada

Transcultural Perspectives- Perspectives transculturelles

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Edited By Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Martin Löschnigg and Yvonne Völkl

As a result of its colonial past, Canadian culture has been shaped by French, British and other European influences; since the second half of the twentieth century, however, large-scale immigration from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as economic and cultural globalization and the recognition of the cultural significance of the country’s First Nations have transformed Canadian society, and this transformation has affected the European dimension of Canada’s cultural heritage, too. The publication addresses the role of this dimension in the collective consciousness of contemporary Canada and the complexities of Canadian-European political and cultural relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
En raison de son passé colonial, la culture canadienne a été façonnée par des influences françaises et britanniques ainsi que par d’autres cultures européennes. Cependant, à partir de la deuxième moitié du 20 e siècle, l’immigration importante de l’Asie, de l’Afrique, des Caraïbes, de l’Amérique latine et du Proche-Orient, la globalisation économique et culturelle ainsi que la reconnaissance officielle des Premières Nations ont transformé la société canadienne. Cette transformation a également eu des conséquences sur la dimension européenne de l’héritage culturel du Canada. Le livre aborde le rôle de cette dimension dans la conscience collective du Canada contemporain et la complexité des relations politiques et culturelles entre l’Europe et le Canada au début du 21 e siècle.

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Europe – Canada CANADIANA Literaturen/Kulturen – Literatures/Cultures – Littératures/Cultures Herausgegeben von Klaus-Dieter Ertler und Wolfgang Klooß Band 14 Klaus-Dieter Ertler / Martin Löschnigg / Yvonne Völkl (eds./éds.) Europe – Canada Transcultural Perspectives Perspectives transculturelles Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de. Printed with the financial support of the Government of Styria and of the City Council of Graz (Austria). Imprimé avec l'aide du Gouvernement de la Styrie et de la Municipalité de Graz (Autriche). Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Europe--Canada : transcultural perspectives = perspectives transculturelles / Klaus- Dieter Ertler, Martin Löschnigg, Yvonne Völkl (eds./éds.). pages cm. — (Canadiana, ISSN 1613-804X ; Bd. 14) ISBN 978-3-631-62943-7 — ISBN 978-3-653-03660-2 (E-Book) 1. Canada— Civilization—21st century. 2. Canada—Civilization—European influences. 3. Cana- dian literature—20th century—History and criticism. 4. Canadian literature—21st century—History and criticism 5. Canada—Relations—Europe. 6. Europe— Relations—Canada. I. Ertler, Klaus-Dieter, 1954- author, editor of compilation. II. Löschnigg, Martin, au- thor, editor of compilation. III. Völkl, Yvonne, author, editor of compilation. F1021.2.E87 2013 327.71094—dc23 2013033447 ISSN 1613-804X ISBN 978-3-631-62943-7 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-03660-2 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-03660-2 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main ∙ Bern ∙ Bruxelles ∙ New York ∙ Oxford ∙ Warszawa ∙ Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any...

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