Slumming It At the Rodeo
 

 

Slumming It At the Rodeo
The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution

Laird, Gordon
Publisher:  Douglas & McIntyre, Canada
Year Published:  1998  
Pages:  208pp   Price:  $19.95   ISBN:  1-55054-627-9
Library of Congress Number:  FC635.L34 1998   Dewey:  971.064'8
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6867

Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these questions.


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Table of Contents

Preface

Cowboys and Indians
Attention Shoppers: From Nation-State to Mega-Mall
Aggressive Civilization: Assimilation for the Nation
The Spiritual History of Debt: True Believers Face the Apocalypse, Again

The Politics of Opportunity
The Cost-Cutting Cowboys: Outlaws on the Margins of Democracy
The World Is My Franchise: Fast-Food Politics From Head Office
Homesick on the Range: Strong Citizens and Family Values

The Next Horizon
Democracyland: Where Voters Are Tourists
Back to Nature: New Age Capitalism and Global Prophecy
Take Control: From Rodeo to Status Quo

Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Subject Headings

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