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dc.contributor.advisorMarshall, David
dc.contributor.authorHolman, Janene
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T15:14:08Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T08:00:29Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-25
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationHolman, J. (2015). Stone Gods and Haunted Schoolhouses: Nostalgia and Vernacular Local History in Rosebud, Alberta 1960-1983 (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27882en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2315
dc.description.abstractScholars have often characterized the vernacular local history projects that proliferated across the rural Canadian prairies in the second half of the twentieth century as a grassroots response to demographic and technological change. Most academic surveys have emphasized how rural community historians articulated a mythic heritage identity by valorizing the ‘pioneer’ experience of agricultural settlement. This case study more intimately explores nostalgic commemoration of the past undertaken by local historians in Rosebud, Alberta as their community declined between 1960 and 1983. Rosebud’s historians sentimentalized autobiographical experiences of rural life, appropriated indigenous people as ancestral origin figures, and eulogized ‘wild western’ cowboys as icons of a lost frontier. Identifying and exploring these trends, this study concludes members of this rural community did not always conform to popular convention as they assigned meaning to historical experiences defined by liminality and impermanence rather than enduring stability or success.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectHistory--Canadian
dc.subject.classificationRuralen_US
dc.subject.classificationlocalen_US
dc.subject.classificationVernacularen_US
dc.subject.classificationHistoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationCanadaen_US
dc.subject.classificationPrairieen_US
dc.subject.classificationCommunitiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationPioneersen_US
dc.subject.classificationMemoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationHeritageen_US
dc.subject.classificationNostalgiaen_US
dc.titleStone Gods and Haunted Schoolhouses: Nostalgia and Vernacular Local History in Rosebud, Alberta 1960-1983
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27882
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3329
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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