Frances Henry

Frances Henry:



University Of Toronto Press, 1998

This book analyzes six case studies of controversial cultural productions/events that have occured in Canada in the last decade. They include the musicals, Show Boat and Miss Saigon; the museum exhibits Into the Heart of Africa (Royal Ontario Museum) and the Barnes Exhibit (Art Gallery of Ontario), the controversy over "The Writing Thru Race Conference, a conference of First Nations writers and writers of colour, and the attempts to acquire a FM license for a Black dance/music station in Metropolitan Toronto Each of these cultural events served as a flash point of controversy and conflict over the issue of racism in cultural production in Canada. The book demonstrates how ethno-racial minorities positioned outside the "imagined community" of Canadian society are engaged in a struggle to find a place on the "representational stage" of Canadian culture.

© Dr. Frances Henry & Carol Tator

Extracts From Writings
The Equity Myth: Racialization
and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities
The Colour Of Democracy:
Racism In Canadian Society

© Dr. Frances Henry