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Title Celebrating Canada. Volume 1, Holidays, national days, and the crafting of identities / edited by Matthew Hayday and Raymond B. Blake
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2016
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Nationalism, Identity, and Community in Canada's Holidays; 1 Claiming the Streets: Negotiating National Identities in Montreal's Parades, 1840-1880; 2 "Righteousness Exalteth the Nation": Religion, Nationalism, and Thanksgiving Day in Ontario, 1859-1914; 3 The Politics of Holiday Making: Legislating Victoria Day as a Perpetual Holiday in Canada, 1897-1901; 4 Promoting a "Sound Patriotic Feeling" in Canada through Empire Day, 1899-1957
12 Dreams of a National Identity: Pierre Trudeau, Citizenship, and Canada Day13 The Redundant "Dominion": Refitting the National Fabric at Empire's End; 14 "Adieu le mouton, salut les Québécois!" The Lévesque Government and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day/Fête Nationale Celebrations, 1976-1984; 15 The Rootedness of Acadian Neo-nationalism: The Changing Meaning of le 15 août, 1968-1982; 16 Marketing the Maple Leaf: The Curious Case of National Flag of Canada Day; 17 Conclusion; Appendix -- National Days and Holidays; Contributors
5 "One Flag, One Throne, One Empire"? Espousing and Replacing Empire Day in French Canada, 1899-19526 Love the Empire, Love Yourself? Empire Day, Immigration, and the Role of Britishness in Anglo-Canadian Identity, 1920-1955; 7 From Armistice to Remembrance: The Continuing Evolution of Remembrance Day in Canada; 8 Dominion Day and the Rites of Regionalism in British Columbia, 1867-1937; 9 Dominion Day in Britain, 1900-1919; 10 A Chinese Counterpart to Dominion Day: Chinese Humiliation Day in Interwar Canada, 1924-1930; 11 Canada's Day: Inventing a Tradition, Defining a Culture
Summary "Holidays are a key to helping us understand the transformation of national, regional, community and ethnic identities. In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in an international context as they examine the history and evolution of our national and provincial holidays and annual celebrations. The contributors to this volume examine such holidays as Dominion Day, Victoria Day, Quebec's Fête Nationale and Canadian Thanksgiving, among many others. They also examine how Canadians celebrate the national days of other countries (like the Fourth of July) and how Dominion Day was observed in the United Kingdom. Drawing heavily on primary source research, and theories of nationalism, identities and invented traditions, the essays in this collection deepen our understanding of how these holidays have influenced the evolution of Canadian identities."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Holidays -- Canada.
National characteristics, Canadian.
Nationalism -- Canada.
Canada -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author Blake, Raymond Benjamin, editor
Hayday, Matthew, 1977- editor
ISBN 1442621532 (electronic bk.)
1442621540 (electronic bk.)
9781442621534 (electronic bk.)
9781442621541 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Holidays, national days, and the crafting of identities