Aboriginal Canada Revisited
Exploring a variety of topics—including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film— Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: “[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground.” Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada.
Kerstin Knopf holds an MA in American, Canadian, Hispanic, and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Greifswald in Germany. She also studied in Los Angeles (US), Gothenburg (Sweden), and Regina and Ottawa (Canada). Twice, she spent six months at the First Nations University of Canada in order to do research for her MA thesis, Aboriginal Women and Film in Canada, as well as for her PhD, Decolonizing the Lens of Power: A Study of Indigenous Films in North America, which is forthcoming with Rodopi Press in Amsterdam. Kerstin Knopf is assistant professor to the chair of North American Studies at the University of Greifswald. Her main research interests are Aboriginal literature, film and media, womens studies and Canadian 19th century womens literature. Currently she is working on her habilitation thesis, entitled The Female Gothic in Canada: Nineteenth-Century Women's Literature at the Interface between Romance and Horror.