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Challenging Frontiers

The Canadian West

edited by Lorry Felske, contributions by Michael McMordie; Ann Davis; Marcia Jenneth Epstein; Max Foran; David Taras; Lloyd Sciban; Madeline A. Kalbach; Geoffrey Simmins; R. Douglas Francis; Brian Rusted; Tamara Seiler; Robert Seiler; Emma Larocque; Lorry W. Felske; Janice Dickin; Sarah Carter & Beverly Raporich

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The frontier reality of confronting new conditions, adapting cultural inclinations, and dealing with a volatile environment in an effort to establish and nurture new communities is central to the western Canadian experience. It has shaped many aspects of our heritage, and it is within that context the essays assembled here strive to identify and critique the impact of the frontier on our region, culture, and society.

Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West is a multidisciplinary study using critical essays as well as creative writing to explore the conceptions of the "West," both past and present. Considering topics such as ranching, immigration, art and architecture, as well as globalization and the spread of technology, these articles inform the reader of the historical frontier and its mythology, while also challenging and reassessing conventional analysis.

With a comprehensive introduction to situate the geographic and cultural boundaries of the western frontier, this collection is a must for anyone interested in uncovering what it means to be a westerner and how the new frontier has influenced every part of our society.

With Contributions By: Sarah Carter Ann Davis Janice Dickin Marcia Jenneth Epstein Lorry W. Felske Max Foran R. Douglas Francis Madeline A. Kalbach Emma LaRocque Michael McMordie Beverly Raporich Brian Rusted Lloyd Sciban Robert Seiler Tamara Seiler Geoffrey Simmins David Taras Aritha van Herk

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Lorry Felske is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He has written numerous articles and acts as an historical consultant to many different groups and societies.
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Lorry Felske is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. He has written numerous articles and acts as an historical consultant to many different groups and societies.
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Ann Davis is a prominent art critic, curator, and teacher.
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Marcia Jenneth Epstein is a musicologist and historian at the University of Calgary.
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MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the city\s history.'
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David Taras is a professor and Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.
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David Taras is a professor and Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.
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David Taras is a professor and Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.
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Geoffrey Simmins is Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at the University of Calgary.

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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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R. Douglas Francis is Professor of History at the University of Calgary.
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Janice Dickin is Associate Professor in the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Calgary, and editor of Suitable for the Wilds.

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Janice Dickin is Associate Professor in the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Calgary, and editor of Suitable for the Wilds.

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Janice Dickin is Associate Professor in the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Calgary, and editor of Suitable for the Wilds.

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Challenging Frontiers lives up to its title in challenging the monochromatic definition of “frontier? that has played across most of western North American "frontier theory."

—Francis W. Kaye, Canadian Ethnic Studies

 

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