How Canadians Communicate III

Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture

Table of contents


Foreword / David Taras


Contexts of Popular Culture / Bart Beaty and Rebecca Sullivan

1 A Future for Media Studies: Cultural Labour, Cultural Relations, Cultural Politics / Toby Miller

2 Log On, Goof Off, and Look Up: Facebook and the Rhythms of Canadian Internet Use / Ira Wagman

3 Hawkers and Public Space: Free Commuter Newspapers in Canada / Will Straw

4 Walking a Tightrope: The Global Cultural Economy of Canadian Television / Serra Tinic

5 Pedagogy of Popular Culture: “Doing” Canadian Popular Culture / Gloria Filax

6 Popular Genres in Quebec Cinema: The Strange Case of Horror in Film and Television / André Loiselle

7 Cosmopolitans and Hosers: Notes on Recent Developments in English-Canadian Cinema / Zoë Druick

8 From Genre to Genre: Image Transactions in Contemporary Canadian Art / Johanne Sloan

9 Controlling the Popular: Canadian Memory Institutions and Popular Culture / Frits Pannekoek, Mary Hemmings, and Helen Clarke

10 After the Spirit Sang: Aboriginal Canadians and Museum Policy in the New Millennium / Heather Devine

11 Producing the Canadian Female Athlete: Negotiating the Popular Logics of Sport and Citizenship / Michelle Helstein

12 Gothic Night in Canada: Global Hockey Realities and Ghostly National Imaginings / Patricia Hughes-Fuller

13 Vernacular Folk Song on Canadian Radio: Recovered, Constructed, and Suppressed Identities / E. David Gregory

14 The Virtual Expanses of Canadian Popular Culture /Derek Briton

About the Contributors



What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across terrains where national identity is built by producers and audiences, government and industry, history and geography, ethnicities and citizenships. Canada does indeed have a popular culture distinct from other nations. How Canadians Communicate III gathers the country's most inquisitive experts on Canadian popular culture to prove its thesis.