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By Veronica Strong-Boag, Sherrill E. Grace, Avigail Eisenberg, Joan M. Anderson

The essays during this assortment draw on feminist, post-colonial and cultural conception to research the various roles performed by way of buildings of race and gender in shaping Canadian id as represented in numerous elements of its tradition, background, politics and well-being care.

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Black Looks: Race and Representation. M. 1993. , and S. Pile, eds. 1993. Place and the Politics of Identity. London: Routledge Lemert, C. 1992. , D. Hiebert, and G. Pratt. 1992. Time to Grow Up? ' In G. Wynn and T. , Vancouver and Its Region, 234-66. M. Anderson, and I. Dyck. d. ' Unpublished paper McDowell, L. 1993. ' Progress in Human Geography 17:305-18 Mason, D. 1990. 'A Rose by Any Other Name ... ' New Community 17:123-33 Massey, D. 1993. ' In J. Bird, B. Curtis, T. Putman, G. Robertson, and L.

Work in the Canadian context elaborates such themes, emphasizing the ongoing, contextual shifts in self- and social identities set within cultural transformations located within global flows of information, capital, and people (see, for example, Amit-Talai and Knowles; Bannerji). Geographers and other scholars sensitive to place bring a further spatial dimension to understanding the interlinking of the local with global processes in the production of subjectivity. They point to variations in how cultural identities are remade in processes of migration in the specific contexts of local resources, sets of relations, and cultures, just as place identities are negotiated and reconstituted along with social change (Anderson; Bhachu; Keith and Pile; Pile and Thrift; Sheth and Handa; Watts).

The 1989-90 redistricting process is said to reflect the individualist-egalitarian values perpetuated through a southern, liberal-democratic model of representation. By contrast, 'Aboriginal political culture puts much greater store than does western liberalism on the importance of cultural communities, with the corollary that representation of cultural groups may be more important than that of individuals' (White 1993, 24). Critics of group rights, such as David Bercuson and Barry Cooper, have strongly emphasized the role that individualism does and ought to play in Canada's electoral processes.

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