March 31, 2014
There will an essay question
MC – questions after the midterm
Short answer – questions after midterm, specific questions
From week 8 onwards for both MC and SA
Essay covers all material. 1/3 –
1) For example history is an important resource for the construction of national identity
and provide 3 articles to make an argument.
2) How are media offer alternative narratives? Is it possible for media?
Identity and Projects of Nationalism
National identity is something valuable and necessary hasn’t shifted.
Content of national identity varied according to
Heritage as identity
Someone doesn’t happen to have national identity just because they were born
Nation = state= unique culture
Myths – media get us to buy into national myths. It takes signs and adds another
layer to them.
Tim Hortons and Band Nationalism
The state has presented the “Canadianess “ – walking up the street, endurance and
Tim Hortons also participates in state projects such as the 25 cents coin for
Mackey Managed Diversity
Nationalism creates uniformity but Mackey says the opposite she argues that
nationalism creates diversity.
The project of nationalism comes first but its not a project that brings uniformity.
Nationalism as a project
Developed thru history – for example the fur trade with the Natives, they treated
them better because they were benefitting from it.
Emily Carr – paintings portray a lot of totem pole. Mackey says that she even thought
there is a lot of totem pole is present but the people who made them is often absent.
Union Jack – British flag Red Ensign – British flag and coat of arms
1965 Flag – the Maple leaf flag
Mackey says the sprit of Nation
Counter public – Little Mosque in the Prairie
White culture – music and food
Richard Handler – talks about Quebec nationalism – how folklore gets tangled up in
Nationalism. Projects of Nationalism create folklore. Big cities from rural areas go