The Resource The Undiscovered Country, Ian Angus, (electronic resource)

The Undiscovered Country, Ian Angus, (electronic resource)

Label
The Undiscovered Country
Title
The Undiscovered Country
Statement of responsibility
Ian Angus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization. The essays are organized into three parts. The opening part offers a nuanced critique of the Hegelian confidence and progressivism that has come to dominate Canadian intellectual life. Through an analysis of the work of several prominent Canadian thinkers, among them Charles Taylor and C. B. Macpherson, Angus suggests that Hegelian frames of reference are inadequate, failing as they do to accommodate the fact of English Canada’s continuing indebtedness to empire. The second part focuses on national identity and political culture, including the role of Canadian studies as a discipline, adapting its critical method to Canadian political culture. The first two parts culminate in the positive articulation, in Part 3, of author’s own conception, one that is at once more utopian and more tragic than that of the first two parts. Here, Angus develops the concept of locative thought—the thinking of a people who have undergone dispossession, “of a people seeking its place and therefore of a people that has not yet found its place.”
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Alberta Reads eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
The Undiscovered Country, Ian Angus, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://epl.cantookstation.com/resources/5818f62f2357945e3b399e64
Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927356326
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
http://cantookstation.com/resources/5818f62f2357945e3b399e64
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http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1933138
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1933138
  • (CaAE) ABebk9781927356326

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