The recent Royal Commission on Renewing and Strengthening Our Place in Canada noted the profound impact of loss in our history, suggesting that unresolved and insufficiently addressed issues of loss lie at the heart of some of our most profound struggles as citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador. This edited collection brings together scholarship focused on issues of cultural loss and memory within the context of Newfoundland and Labrador in the twenty-first century.
Themes revolve around issues of: land, environment, wildlife, and natural resources; migration and diaspora; languages and dialects; communities and resettlement(s); wars and tragedies; public space, architecture and heritage; cultural representation; aboriginal peoples; nationhood and governance; identities; marginalization and difference; economies of work; faith and spirituality; and, home, place, and displacement.
Publication information: Despite this Loss: Essays on Culture, Memory and Identity in Newfoundland and Labrador; ed. Ursula A. Kelly and Elizabeth Yeoman. St. John's, ISERbooks, 2010