Challenging Frontiers

Challenging Frontiers

The Canadian West

Book - 2004
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The frontier reality of confronting new conditions, adapting cultural inclinations, and dealing with a volatile environment in an effort to establish and nurture new communities is central to the western Canadian experience. It has shaped many aspects of our heritage, and it is within that context the essays assembled here strive to identify and critique the impact of the frontier on our region, culture, and society. Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West is a multidisciplinary study using critical essays as well as creative writing to explore the conceptions of the "West," both past and present. Considering topics such as ranching, immigration, art and architecture, as well as globalization and the spread of technology, these articles inform the reader of the historical frontier and its mythology, while also challenging and reassessing conventional analysis.With a comprehensive introduction to situate the geographic and cultural boundaries of the western frontier, this collection is a must for anyone interested in uncovering what it means to be a westerner and how the new frontier has influenced every part of our society.With Contributions By:Sarah CarterAnn DavisJanice DickinMarcia Jenneth EpsteinLorry W. FelskeMax ForanR. Douglas FrancisMadeline A. KalbachEmma LaRocqueMichael McMordieBeverly RaporichBrian RustedLloyd ScibanRobert SeilerTamara SeilerGeoffrey SimminsDavid TarasAritha van Herk
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9781552381403
Characteristics: vii, 375 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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