The contributing authors discover 3 facets of yank tradition: its transmission by way of print and broadcast media and during dwell occasions in recreation, leisure, non secular evangelism, and different public productions; its effect on Canadian pop culture; and the range of Canadian responses. They recommend that the Canadian model of yank pop culture is way greater than a duplicate. in its place, it's usually an artistic reaction - usually parodic in tone and subversive in purpose - that provides public expression to Canadian sentiment and sensibility and gives defense from, and resistance to, American domination. satirically, it can be in responding to American tradition that Canadian sovereignty unearths its so much significant and effective articulation. experts and students from a large choice of disciplines, the members speak about quite a number cultural types and performances. each one instance, whereas "made in Canada," is expounded to an American substitute yet has a wide Canadian viewers. Taking a wealthy number of views in this complicated dating, The Beaver Bites again? calls for that Canadian pop culture be accorded its right prestige. The participants are G. Stuart Adam, Michael M. Ames, Robert Knight Barney, Seth Feldman, Bruce Feldhusen, David H. Flaherty, Reid Gilbert, Andrew Lyons, Harriet Lyons, John MacAloon, Frank E. Manning, Thelma McCormack, Mary Jane Miller, Bernard Ostry, Charline Poirier, Paul Rutherford, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael Taft, Geoffrey Wall, and Andrew Wernick.

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