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The Resource Making public pasts : the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930, Alan Gordon

Making public pasts : the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930, Alan Gordon

Label
Making public pasts : the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930
Title
Making public pasts
Title remainder
the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930
Statement of responsibility
Alan Gordon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1891 and 1930 Montreal was a bilingual and increasingly multicultural city. Its 'two majorities' struggled to negotiate and commemorate their respective memories in the public spaces of the city, using historic monuments to stake a claim to specific places, streets, and neighbourhoods. In "Making Public Pasts", Alan Gordon argues that the contest was fundamentally ideological, a competition between major social groups to shape perceptions of history and frame the historical consciousness of individuals. Gordon shows that while individual memory is crucial to establishing and maintaining identity, public memory is contested terrain - official customs and traditions, monuments, historic sites, and the celebration of anniversaries and festivals serve to order individual and collective perceptions of the past. Public memory is therefore the product of competitions and ideas about the past that are fashioned in a public sphere and speak primarily about structures of power.It conscripts historical events in a bid to guide shared memories into a coherent narrative that helps individuals negotiate their place in broader collective identities. The contest over public memories involves an exclusiveness that packages 'others' according to the ideological preferences of the dominant cultures. Gordon shows that in Montreal ethnic, class, and gender voices strove to stake their own claims to legitimacy. Rather than acknowledging a single past, Montreal's many publics made and celebrated many public memories --
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1968-
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Gordon, Alan
Dewey number
305.8114071428
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Canadians, English-speaking
  • French-Canadians
  • Canadians, English-speaking
  • French-Canadians
  • Memory
  • Monuments
  • Public history
  • National characteristics, Canadian
  • Montréal (Québec)
  • Montréal (Québec)
Label
Making public pasts : the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930, Alan Gordon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliographical essay": pages [219]-228
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17382543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 18 unnumbered pages, 233 pages
Isbn
9780773522541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)QMCA01-B3541
  • (CaQMCCA)HPO153000
  • (OCoLC)46951954
Label
Making public pasts : the contested terrain of Montréal's public memories, 1891-1930, Alan Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliographical essay": pages [219]-228
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17382543
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 18 unnumbered pages, 233 pages
Isbn
9780773522541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
  • (CStRLIN)QMCA01-B3541
  • (CaQMCCA)HPO153000
  • (OCoLC)46951954

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