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dc.contributor.supervisor Mair, Kimberly
dc.contributor.supervisor Cooley, Dana
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Tyler J
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-12T15:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-12T15:52:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5953
dc.description.abstract At their core, national anthems attempt to unite citizens of the nation through music. While “O Canada” might endeavour to unify the country in song, this research-creation project unsettles and detunes the anthem to consider both the content and context of its continuing lyrical and harmonic evolution, positioning the anthem as a contested site within the dance floor of discourse. I seek to challenge both myself and others to consider our positions within the ongoing structure of settler-colonialism in Canada, and to address our individual and collective responsibilities as Canadians. In this process of deconstructing the anthem, I question not just what it says, but what it does within Canadian society. Whether you sing along with the anthem, remain silent, take a knee, or engage in other actions, it is important for all Canadians to address where they stand in relation to “standing on guard for thee.” en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Cultural, Social, and Political Thought en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Canada -- History en_US
dc.subject National anthems en_US
dc.subject National music en_US
dc.subject Songs -- Canada -- Texts en_US
dc.subject Songs -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Songs -- Texts en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title What does it mean to "stand on guard for thee"? Detuning the Canadian national anthem en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Cultural, Social, and Political Thought en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject Music [0413] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Canadian history [0334] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Sociology [0626] en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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