Feeling Canadian: Television, Nationalism, and Affect (Film by Marusya Bociurkiw

By Marusya Bociurkiw

“My identify is Joe, and i'm Canadian!” How did a lager advert that includes an unassuming man in a plaid blouse develop into a countrywide anthem? This publication approximately Canadian television examines how impact and intake interact, generating nationwide practices framed by means of the tv monitor. Drawing at the new box of impact concept, Feeling Canadian: tv, Nationalism, and Affect tracks the ways in which principles in regards to the Canadian kingdom movement from reveal to viewers after which from physique to physique.

From the latest Quebec referendum to September 11 and present information insurance of the so-called “terrorist threat,” media theorist Marusya Bociurkiw argues major intensifying of nationalist content material on Canadian tv grew to become obvious after 1995. shut readings of television indicates and information goods resembling Canada: A People’s History, North of 60, and assurance of the funeral of Pierre Trudeau show how tv works to solve the imagined group of kingdom, in addition to the assumption of a countrywide self and nationwide others, through impact. have an effect on concept, with its notions of changeability, fluidity, and contagion, is, the writer argues, well matched to the research of tv and its viewers.

precious for students and scholars of media experiences, communications concept, and nationwide tv and for someone drawn to Canadian pop culture, this hugely readable publication fills the necessity for severe scholarly research of Canadian television’s nationalist practices.

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