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The Power of Allegiances: Identity, Culture, and Representational Strategies
Guernica Editions, Fall 1997
202 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550710298
ISBN10: 155071029X
English
$5.00 Canada, $5.00 US

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The Power of Allegiances explores contemporary social reality in Canada from a cultural perspective. It proposes that ideas about being Canadian are not culturally neutral. Such ideas are influenced by specific, historical, and cultural traditions which differ from those found in anglophone and francophone communities. By examining the fictional work of several writers of Italian heritage, Marino Tuzi demonstrates that one's cultural and gender identity is a product of conflicting factors, factors which are located in mainstream society and in a given ethnic group.
The various literary texts examined in this study indicate that Italian Canadian identity is multifaceted, contradictory, and indeterminate.

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