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Despite This Loss

Essays on Culture, Memory and Identity in Newfoundland and Labrador

Edited by Elizabeth Yeoman & Ursula A. Kelly
Categories: Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 29
Paperback : 9781894725095, 280 pages, April 2010


This collection includes a variety of forms - art, photography, personal narrative, translation and cross disciplinary scholarly essay - to discuss many levels and kinds of loss: cultural assimilation and change, environmental devastation, language loss, personal and collective losses, community tragedies, and a loss of continuity and sense of home and place. The book as a whole considers the impact of these losses and their relationship to culture, memory, and identity. As part of this consideration, Despite This Loss celebrates and supports new and established lines of inquiry into the structures of feeling that constitute place and belonging. The collection includes work by a new generation of cultural workers whose claims to and dreams for this place hold promise and provide a vibrant and provocative array of perspectives on cultural loss.


". ..this is a powerful collection that makes serious efforts to understand significant aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador identity and culture — and to move on from there. " 

- Marilyn Porter, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies