Mark Cronlund Anderson

Mark Cronlund Anderson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Regina and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies at Luther College, University of Regina. He presently teaches Latin American Revolutions, the Frontier Myth in Hollywood Film, DIAL 911 (An Exploration of the Significance of September 11), and Imperialism in Latin America. He has published three books, a monograph and two edited collections. The former, Pancho Villa’s Revolution by Headlines (Oklahoma UP, 2001) explores print media and propaganda operations during the Mexican Revolution. The latter two volumes, co-edited by linguist Dr. Irene Blayer of Brock University, include Latin American Narratives and Culture, Selected Readings (2004) and Interdisciplinary and Cross Cultural Narratives in North America (2005).
Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers
Format: Paperback
Seeing Red is a groundbreaking study of how Canadian English- language newspapers have portrayed Aboriginal peoples from 1869 to the present day. It assesses a wide range of publications on topics that include the sale of Rupert's Land, the signing of Treaty 3, the Northwest Rebellion and Louis Riel, the death of Pauline Johnson, the outing of Grey Owl, the discussions surrounding Bill C-31, the "Bended Elbow" standoff at Kenora, Ontario, and the Oka Crisis. The authors uncover overwhelming evidence that the colonial imaginary not only thrives but dominates depictions of Aboriginal peoples in mainstream newspapers. The colonial constructs ingrained in the news media perpetuate an imagined Native inferiority that contributes significantly to the marginalization of Indigenous people in Canada. That such imagery persists to this day suggests strongly that the country lives in denial, failing to live up to its boosterism of the cultural mosaic.


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