GS231- Tutorial November 14

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GS231- Tutorial Nov 14, 2012
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- How does the mythic narrative create emotion?
o Ex Remembrance Day
o Desire to stop war(the poppy symbolic)
o Now represents supporting the troops
o Are the troops heroes or victims?
o The meaning of Remembrance Day changes based on how the country stands in terms of supporting
war/ how is the meaning of the day used?
- Canadian civilians are unable to accept the darkness of war allowing it to happen repeatedly
- War divides people (those who support and those who don’t)
- Everything becomes a matter of opinion
o Objectivity of the truth (ex. Number of deaths in a genocide)
- Culture destroyed by war
o Creates a never ending cycle of war
o Can be broken through media
Ex. War of 1812 campaign/ commercials
o Find the meaning of war
Have a history that reflects the truths
o Humanize the enemy (and interactions)
o Power for those who have influence (leaders)
o Remove the fear between groups
Revenge between groups (recognize the past)
- Fix the wrongs that have been done
o Injustices, etc
- How does war/ violence destroy culture?
o The culture of us and the other is destroyed to represent differences between and bring people
together
- National symbols drive the myth
o How in Canada?
Forced 1st Nations to accept Canadian brand- assimilation (church funded)- only future Natives
would be able to prosper if they were Europeanized was the ideology- need to accept the
Canadian ways- doing them a favour by changing them
Canadian brand is confused- catholic system (Christian nation)- try to be multicultural (recent
idea) but aren’t as accepting as it seems- language is French/ English only- odd considering the
French are a minority group within Canada Maple Leaf Forever (song) desired to replace the
national anthem; notes that Canada is a French/ English speaking European nation
- Common narrative for all people
o How would it bring peace
Difficult to find one
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Canadian civilians are unable to accept the darkness of war allowing it to happen repeatedly. War divides people (those who support and those who don"t) Everything becomes a matter of opinion: objectivity of the truth (ex. Culture destroyed by war: creates a never ending cycle of war, can be broken through media. War of 1812 campaign/ commercials: find the meaning of war. Have a history that reflects the truths: humanize the enemy (and interactions, power for those who have influence (leaders, remove the fear between groups. How does war/ violence destroy culture: the culture of us and the other is destroyed to represent differences between and bring people together. Forced 1st nations to accept canadian brand- assimilation (church funded)- only future natives would be able to prosper if they were europeanized was the ideology- need to accept the. Canadian ways- doing them a favour by changing them.

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