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the production of a tourist culture based production of a tourist culture based on traditional folk values that obscure the province s urban society capitalist way and class ethnic and gender differences and power relations It is a fabulous analysis the significance of which extends well beyond Nova Scotia or even Canada Not easy to get hold of outside Canada but thoroughly worth it. Texts by drawing on Marxist notions of political economy Gramscian models of cultural production and hegemony and Foucaultian structuralism The uest of the Folk will be of interest to folklorists cultural historians literary scholars and anyone with an interest in the local history of scholars and anyone with an interest in the local history of Maritimes or Maritime regional identi. In the pushback against modernist aesthetic anti modernism became the popular flavour citing a authentic and real basis of existence A classic McKay s central argument that popular notions of Nova Scoatians as a simple and idyllic people are wrong is compelling as is his focus on the capitalistic marketplaces that help construct these myths Indeed the book is full of many brilliant observations The use and abuse of the idea of the Simple Life in tourism promotion and the massive dissemination of folk images are analysed in depth McKay examines how Nova Scotia's cultural history was rewritten to evidence of an capitalist society of class and ethnic of women's emancipation He sheds new ligh.
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are buried in thick page long paragraphs andburied in thick page long paragraphs And book could have benefited from some prudential trimming One chapters runs no shorter than 110 pages Nonetheless cultural historians will likely find it a compelling read McKay has carefully unpacked the ways that Nova Scotia has constructed for itself an image as a purer simpler idyllic place populated by less complex idyllic peop. T on the roles of Helen Creighton the Maritime region's most famous folklorist and Mary Black an influential handicrafts revivalist in creating this false identity McKay also Looks At The Infusion the infusion the folk ideology into the and literature of the region McKay puts the folk concept into contemporary and international con.