Given the complex realities of home and the persistent simplification in its imagination during what many have dubbed the “Asian Century,” Yiu Fai Chow, Sonja van Wichelen, and Jeroen de Kloet want to bracket home just as we hyphenate identity.
With the 2013 edition of ‘Canada Reads’ set to begin on Monday, we consider the cultural work performed by the program in the Canadian context. In particular, what are the potential implications of this year’s emphasis on competition between Canada’s regions for the program and its contributions to debates and discourses concerning Canadian national identity?
I love the SuperBowl, but not for the reasons you’d expect. I usually don’t know who’s in it, don’t care who wins it, and don’t watch it. I do, however, love to use it in class when I teach TV…
If “Africa” exists, it is only in brief moments, so to pity Africa and feel sorry for “its” loss is to fall into a nasty discursive trap.
The Eurovision Song Contest has the unparalleled capacity to make that skeleton of nationalism a little less scary – by putting it into a camp costume and acoustically accompanying it with pop music