The House of Difference: Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada

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Routledge, 1999 - Political Science - 199 pages
Mapping the contradictions and ambiguities in the cultural politics of Canadian identity, The House of Difference opens up new understandings of the operations of tolerance and Western liberalism in a supposedly post-colonial era. Combining an analysis of the construction of national identity in both past and present-day public culture, with interviews with white Canadians, The House of Difference explores how ideas of racial and cultural difference are articulated in colonial and national projects, and in the subjectivities of people who consider themselves mainstream, or simply Canadian-Canadians.

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Eva Mackey is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University.

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