Representing the Confederation Bridge

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dc.contributor.advisor Vance, Michael E. (Michael Easton), 1959-
dc.coverage.spatial Prince Edward Island
dc.coverage.spatial New Brunswick
dc.creator Sewell, Raymond Gilbert
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-28T15:31:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-28T15:31:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other HE377 C22 P757 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25871
dc.description 150 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 137-150).
dc.description.abstract On May 31st 1997, the Confederation Bridge opened. Much like an aqueduct, it allowed for the flow of people and goods on an unprecedented scale to Prince Edward Island. The “Bridge”, built and operated as a Public-Private Partnership (P3), was initiated by a 1988 Prince Edward Island plebiscite to allowed a “fixed link” to replace the ferry stipulated at the time of the province’s entry into Confederation. By examining the public discourse surrounding the naming, building, and operating of the “Bridge”, this thesis highlights debates concerning ‘Islandness,’ ‘Canadian Identity,’ and the ‘Environment’ while exploring the role of the media in representing the “Bridge.” The thesis is written as a “creative dialogue,” in which the researcher interacts with the sources, discussing topics from his own cultural perspective as a ‘Status Indian.’ Ultimately, the thesis suggests that while much of the public discussion has focused on PEI’s relationship to the “mainland”, the Mi’gmaq perspective has been almost totally disregarded. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HE377.C22
dc.subject.lcsh Bridges -- Prince Edward Island -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Bridges -- Social aspects -- Prince Edward Island
dc.subject.lcsh Bridges -- Economic aspects -- Prince Edward Island
dc.subject.lcsh Confederation Bridge (N.B. and P.E.I.)
dc.subject.lcsh Group identity -- Prince Edward Island
dc.title Representing the Confederation Bridge en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA


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