Friday, May 4, 2007

Favorite bedtime story

I am pleased as punch to be reading Daniel Coleman's White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. It is an invaluable contribution to a field of study often lacking in books that directly analyze the social construction of Canadian Whiteness as both 'universal' and 'normative', [don't get me wrong, there are other works like Sherene Razack's Looking White People in the Eye: Gender, Race and Culture in Courtrooms and Classes and Constance Backhouse's Colour-Coded : A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950 et al.] Secondly, it is phenomenally well-researched. I love it with all my heart. (; (; Now, if only this book could make the best-seller list. . . . . .

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