The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia

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The popular conception of Nova Scotians as a purer, simpler, and more idyllic people is false, argues Ian McKay. In The Quest of the Folk he shows how the province's tourism industry and cultural producers manipulated and refashioned the cultural identity of the region and its people to project traditional folk values.

The Quest of the Folk: Antimodernism and Cultural Selection in Twentieth-Century Nova Scotia 2006, McGill-Queen's University Press

ISBN-13: 9780773512481

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