Contested Spaces, Counter-Narratives, and Culture from Below in Canada and Qu?bec



Contested Spaces, Counter-Narratives, and Culture from Below in Canada and Qu?bec This collection explores strategies of reading space and conflict in Canadian and Qu b cois literary and cultural performances How do literary texts and popular cultural performances produce and contest spatial practices What is the role of the nation, the city, the community, and the individual subject in reproducing space, even during times of global hegemony and neocolonialism In what ways do marginalized individuals and communities represent, contest, or appropriate spaces through counter narratives and expressions of culture from below And how does space itself shape conflict, counter memory, and culture from below Focusing on contestation instead of harmony and consensus, Contested Spaces disturbs the idealized space of Canadian multicultural pluralism to carry literary analysis and cultural studies into spaces often undetected and unforeseen Contested Spaces exposes geographies of exclusion and difference such as flophouses and slums, shantytowns and urban alleyways, underground spaces and peep shows, inner city urban parks as experienced by minority ethnics, the poor, women, social activists, Indigenous people, and Francophones in Canada These essays are the product of sustained and high level collaboration across French and English academic communities in Canada to facilitate theoretical exchange on the topic of space and contestation, to expose geographies of exclusion, and to generate new spaces of hope in the spirit of pioneering work by Henri Lefebvre, Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau, Doreen Massey, David Harvey, and other recent theorists of space. Free Read Contested Spaces, Counter-Narratives, and Culture from Below in Canada and Qu?bec By Roxanne Rimstead For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 360 pages
  • Contested Spaces, Counter-Narratives, and Culture from Below in Canada and Qu?bec
  • Roxanne Rimstead
  • 18 March 2017
  • 1442629908

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