Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History by Nicole NeatbySettling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History by Nicole Neatby

Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public History

byNicole Neatby, Peter Hodgins

Paperback | March 19, 2012

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Settling and Unsettling Memories analyses the ways in which Canadians over the past century have narrated the story of their past in books, films, works of art, commemorative ceremonies, and online. This cohesive collection introduces readers to overarching themes of Canadian memory studies and brings them up-to-date on the latest advances in the field.

With increasing debates surrounding how societies should publicly commemorate events and people, Settling and Unsettling Memories helps readers appreciate the challenges inherent in presenting the past. Prominent and emerging scholars explore the ways in which Canadian memory has been put into action across a variety of communities, regions, and time periods. Through high-quality essays touching on the central questions of historical consciousness and collective memory, this collection makes a significant contribution to a rapidly growing field.

Nicole Neatby is an associate professor in the Department of History at Saint Mary's University. Peter Hodgins is an assistant professor in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University.
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Title:Settling and Unsettling Memories: Essays in Canadian Public HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:588 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.28 inPublished:March 19, 2012Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802038166

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Table of Contents

I - Remembering the Heroic Past

Colin Coates, "Commemorating the Woman Warrior of New France: Madeleine  de Verchères, 1696-1930"

Cecilia Morgan, "Of Slender Frame and Delicate Appearance: The Placing of Laura Secord in the Narratives of Canadian Loyalist Tradition"

Brian Osborne and Jason Kovacs, "A Tale of Two Heroes and Two Cities: The Short-Wallick Monument, Kingston-Quebec" 

Ronald Rudin, "Dugua vs Champlain: The Construction of Heroes in Atlantic Canada, 1904-2004" 

2- Pedagogies of Nation

Ken Osborne, "'If I'm Going to be a Cop, Why do I have to Learn Religion and History?' Schools, Citizenship and the Teaching of Canadian History"

Lyle Dick, "Saving the Nation through National History: The Case of Canada, A People's History"

Tim Stanley, "Playing with 'Nitro': The Racialization of Chinese Canadians in Public Memory"

Sasha Mullally, "Democratizing the Past? Canada's History on the World Wide Web"

3-Visualizing and Revising the Past

H.V. Nelles, "The Art of Nation Building: Canadian History Painting, 1880-1914"

Eva Mackey, "Tricky Myths: Settler Pasts and Landscapes of Innocence"

Ruth Philips, "Settler Monuments, Indigenous Memory: Dis-Membering and re-membering Canadian Art History" 

Ian Radforth, "Ethnic Minorities and Wartime Injustices: Redress Campaigns and Historical Narratives in late 20th Canada"

4- Cashing in on the Past

James Murton, "'The Normandy of the New World': Canada Steamship Lines, Antimodernism and the Selling of Old Quebec" 

Ian McKay, "Cashing in on Antiquity: Tourism and the Uses of History"

Nicole Neatby, "Leaving the Past Behind: From Old Quebec to La Belle Province"

Ira Wagman , "Peace, Order and Good Building: Repackaging History and Memory in Canadian Advertising"

5-Entertaining the Past

Peter Hodgins, "Why Must Halifax Keep Exploding?: English Canadian Nationalism and the Search for a Usable Disaster"

Renée Hulan, "The Past is an Imagined Country: Reading Canadian Historical Fiction Written in English"

Editorial Reviews

'The editors have produced an exemplary volume that demonstrates the remarkable scope and depth of English-Canadian contribution to memory studies since the 1990s.' - Robert Cupido - Canadian Historical Review, vol 95:01:2014