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Canada Observed

Perspectives from Abroad and from Within


Jürgen Kleist and Shawn Huffman

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.
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: British Travel Narratives of the Canadian Pacific Railway and their Influence on Canadian Nationalism.