Explores the relationship between visual media, the construction of Canadian national identity, and notions of embodiment. It asks how representations of bodies are constructed and performed within mediated content, and emphasizes the ways individuals destabilize national visual tropes, and can destabilize nationalist messages.
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Lynda Mannik is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. She is the author of Photography, Memory, and Refugee Identity: The Voyage of the S.S. Walnut, 1948 (2013).
Introduction; The Media & the Ideal & Fat Body: An Examination of Embodiment & Affect in a Canadian Context; Weve Got Beaver! Women as a National Resource in Canadian Beer Advertisements; Weve Got Beaver! Women as a National Resource in Canadian Beer Advertisements Ethnographic Frictions & the Ice Scandal: Affect, Mass Media, & Canadian Nationalism in High-Performance Figure Skating; Pride, Shame, & Canadian Sporting Identities: Media Depictions of Wayne Gretzky, Ben Johnson, & George St. Pierre; Arrivals by Boat in the Canadian Press: Humanitarian Effort or Crisis?; Feeling Our Pain: The Embodied Cinema of Loretta Todd; On Devrait Tout Detruire: Photography, Habitus, & Symbolic Violence in Clichy-sous-Bois & Regent Park; Media Legacies: Community, Memory, & Political Territory; Conclusions.
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