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Author Stewart, Ian, 1953 July 2-

Title Roasting chestnuts : the mythology of Maritime political culture / Ian Stewart
Published Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Roasting Chestnuts: The Mythology of Maritime Political Culture is a book about outdated political stereotypes. The Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia are often regarded as a pre-modern hinterland in which corrupt practices and traditional loyalties continue to predominate. While this depiction of Maritime political life, may at one time, have been largely accurate, this is no longer the case. Employing a variety of indicators, this book argues that a new set of political images is needed to capture Maritime political reality today." "What emerges from the analysis is a picture of Maritime politics which no longer differs markedly from that which exists in the rest of Canada. Maritimers no longer exhibit remarkably low levels of political trust and efficacy, nor is there a regional political culture which transcends provincial boundaries. In fact, Maritime political elites have been innovators, providing radical departures from Canadian political norms." "A unique and innovative study, Roasting Chestnuts seeks to demystify Maritime politics and expose the flimsy basis for many of the region's lasting political stereotypes."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Political culture -- Maritime Provinces -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 94910712
ISBN 077480498X
0774854723 (electronic bk.)
9780774854726 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Mythology of Maritime political culture