In these fifteen essays, Canadianists from many disciplines assess current issues in the fields of history, politics, literature, immigrant identities, and environment. Scholars from Canada join their colleagues from the United States and Europe to offer a contemporary portrait of the challenges this country faces in the new millennium.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. 203 pp.
Contents: Arnd Bohm: A Promised Land? Canada through German Eyes – Pádraig Ó Gormaile: Canada from the Out-Inside: The Irish
Story – Marc Harris: Imperial Projection: Americans Imagine Canada – Dan Hubbard/James Stephen Krysiek: Tarnishing the Fleur-de-lis:
American Business Establishment Views on Quebec Separatism – Patrick Imbert: Globalization, Postmodernism and their Influence
on Canadian Identities – Melody Hessing: Canada Unobserved: Globalization and Canadian Environmental Restructuring – Catriona
Sandilands: Observing Nature, Observing Canada: National Parks, Discipline, and Spectacle – James T. McHugh: On the Difference
Between «a Nation» and «une Nation»: Canadian and Québécois Theories of Nationalism – Sylvie Beaudreau: Québec Observed: Icons
of Identity in Modern Québec – Howard Ramos: Identity and the Politics of Recognition: The Internal and External Uses of National
Symbols by the James Bay Cree – Louis M. Imbeau: Guardians and Advocates in Deficit Elimination: Government Intervention in
the Budgetary Process in Three Canadian Provinces – Eric Gadzinski: The View from the Styx: Canada and Conscience in Tim O’Brien’s
«On the Rainy River» – Peter Hertz-Ohmes: Kroker Inc: Panic Intervention in Postmodern Canada – Mary K. Kirtz: English-Canadian
Literary Cultures Observed: Shield’s Small Ceremonies and Atwood’s Lady Oracle – Kevin Flynn: Letting off Steam:
BritishTravel Narratives of the Canadian Pacific Railway and their Influence on Canadian Nationalism.