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The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia Paperback – Aug 29 1994


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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (Aug. 29 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773512489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773512481
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.3 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #708,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A compelling and innovative book .... McKay writes with a felicitous style, and his penetrating and hard-nosed critical stance promises to make this one of the more controversial works to emerge in Canadian history in recent years, particularly as it relates to the careers of the demigods of Nova Scotia's folk essence, Helen Creighton and Mary Black." Colin Howell, Department of History, St Mary's University. "A magnificent piece of analysis bristling with insights. The Quest of the Folk is some of the best cultural history that has been produced in this country." Keith Walden, Department of History, Trent University.

About the Author

Ian McKay is professor of history, Queen's University, and the author of For a Working-Class Culture in Canada: A Selection of Colin McKay's Writing on Sociology and Political Economy, 1897-1939.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edinburgh Reader on Sept. 2 2001
Format: Hardcover
Essential reading for anyone studying anything about Nova Scotia. Work past your assumptions of 'Canada's Ocean Playground' and the people who live there. Clear, concise and often amusing writing elevates this book way beyond dry academic study.
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Essential reading for anyone studying anything about Nova Scotia. Work past your assumptions of 'Canada's Ocean Playground' and the people who live there. Clear, concise and often amusing writing elevates this book way beyond dry academic study.


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