A History of Canadian Culture

Vance, Jonathan F.
Date published: 
January 2011

In his wide-ranging and well-researched history, Jonathan F. Vance considers a range of recurring issues in the evolution of Canadian culture, including the divide between 'culture' and mass entertainment, the thriving arts in Quebec, the CBC, and new media. Vance also reveals that the hot-button cultural issues we all know and love-government funding for the arts, the cultural brain drain, the drive to preserve distinctly Canadian forms of expression, concerns over copyright protection, the economic impact of cultural industries-can be traced back to previous centuries.