Beyond National Dreams
Essays on Canadian Citizenship and NationalismAuthor Andrew Nurse & Raymond R Blake ISBN 9781550419696 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Fitzhenry & Whiteside Publication Date March 17, 2009 Size 152 x 229 mm
The fourteen essays in this specially commissioned collection explore the ongoing debate, the national narrative" about the character and objectives of Canada as a nation state. They address matters of national concern, including Canada's place in world affairs, the evolving characteristics of Canadian nationalism, the structure of material life during the revolution in advanced communications, the changing nature of citizenship and the implications of ethnic diversity and national loyalties for the Canadian polity. Writers come from a variety of disciplines, bringing their own scholarly approaches and often unique perspectives to issues of common concern.
The questions raised in this book have a long shelf life in Canadian intellectual dialogue but they are also timely in the post 9/11 environment in which what it means to be "Canadian" is sometimes a matter of life and death.
Contributors include Robert Cupido, Brian and Geraint Osborne, Stephane Levesque, Nicole Gallant, Andrew Nurse, Raymond Blake, Judy Bates, Jane Ku, Cameron Bodnar Manju Varma, Sarah Wayland and Hector MacKenzie.
- Narrating the Nation: An Introduction
- Andrew Nurse and Raymond B. Blake
"A Necessary Precondition:" Michael Ignatieff and the Dilemmas of "Civic Nationalism"
- Andrew Nurse
The 1988 Election: The Nationalist Posture of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives of Canada
- Raymond B. Blake
"The Puerilities of the National Complex:" English Canada, the Empire, and the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation
- Robert Cupido
The Vernacular and the Ceremonial in a National Capital: Planning Ottawa's Symbolic Spaces
- Brian S. Osborne and Geraint B. Osborne
Rethinking Citizenship Education in Canada
- Stéphane Lévesque
Dual Citizenship? The Decline in Citizens' Rights in the New Flexible Economy
- Judy Bates
Federalism and the Politics of Difference in Canada
- Cameron D. Bodnar
Feeling Canadian, Feeling Other: Perceptions of Citizenship and Identity among Aboriginal People and Second-Generation Immigrants in Québec
- Nicole Gallant
Self-Determination, Citizenship, and Federalism: Indigenous and Canadian Palimpsest
- Joyce Green
Multiculturalism and Rural Areas: Two Roads Emerge
- Manju Varma-Joshi
Diasporan Involvement in Homeland Conflict: A Comparison of Croatians and Sri Lankan Tamils in Toronto
- Sarah V. Wayland
At Home in North America? Canada in World Affairs
- Hector Mackenzie
Raymond Blake is a professor of History at the University of Regina.