Primary Session Category: Communities
Session Code: Comm2
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)
Session Description: This session includes papers that focus on the unique social, political and cultural context across the Canada-US border to question and reconfigure the social shaping of borderland communities and cultural identities. While this area may be addressed from several theoretical perspectives, topics of particular interest include: cultural hybridity, cultures of surveillance, environmental crossings, cross-boundary tourism, migration and immigration, racialization along the border, media and cultural representation, cross-border friendships.
This session is linked to Culture and the Canada-US Border (CCUSB), a Leverhulme Trust funded international research network studying cultural representations, production and exchange on and around the Canada-US Border.
Session Organizer: Jan Clarke, Algoma University, Sociology, email@example.com
Chair: Jan Clarke
1. Patrice LeClerc
Imagined Borders and Fuzzy Frontiers
2. Rémy Tremblay, Susan Hardwick
Academic Mobility at the Canada-US Borderland
3. Laura Baxter
Changing Attitudes on the Quebec-Vermont Border
4. Rémy Tremblay
The lifestyle migration of Quebecers to Florida.
5. Kalli Paakspuu
Managing Boundaries through Portraits: Photographer E. S. Curtis