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Mapping the contradictions and ambiguities within the cultural politics of Canadian identification, The residence of Difference opens up new understandings of the operations of tolerance and Western liberalism in a supposedly post-colonial period. Combining an research of the development of nationwide identification in either previous and present-day public tradition, with interviews with white Canadians, The condominium of Difference explores how principles of racial and cultural distinction are articulated in colonial and nationwide initiatives, and within the subjectivities of people that think about themselves mainstream, or just Canadian-Canadians.

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