Outside Looking in: Viewing First Nations Peoples in Canadian Dramatic Television Series

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Outside Looking In: Viewing First Nations Peoples in Canadian Dramatic Television Series

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"Miller's accessible and engaging writing style opens Outside Looking In to a wide readership interested in the area of Aboriginal media and representation." Doris Baltruschat, School of Communication and Journalism, Carleton University

"An extremely important addition to the literature on television and First Nations people, that will appeal to the general reader - especially the rather large group of North of 60 fans." John Jackson, Centre for Broadcasting Studies, Concordia University

"The rigor of Miller's years of research provides substantial material for readers to reflect upon." Sandy Greer, University of Western Ontario

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773533660
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Native and Northern Ser.
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Jane Miller is professor emerita, Brock University, and author of Rewind and Search: Conversations with the Makers and Decision-Makers of CBC Television Drama and Turn of the Contrast: CBC Television Drama since 1952.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Framework 1

1 Introduction: Establishing the Boundaries of This Exploration 3

2 "Who are you calling ethnic?" 33

3 "The North is where?" 62

Pt. 2 Series for Children, Families, and Youth 73

4 Background: From Pageant to Prime Time 75

5 Radisson: The Baseline Set in the 1950s 85

6 Other Early Children's Series: The Context of the 1960s to 1980s 110

7 The Beachcombers: Jesse Jim Matures as a Family Role Model 135

8 Spirit Bay: An "All Indian" Series for Children 156

9 The Rez: A Sitcom/Dramedy for 1990s Youth 176

10 Fans and Genres and How They Intersect 207

Pt. 3 A Long-Form Series for Adults: North of 60 (1992-1997) 227

11 Set-up, or How North of 60 Was Framed 229

12 Looking at Setting and Character in North of 60 249

13 Focusing on a Selection of North of 60 Episodes 281

14 Exploring Issues and Themes in North of 60 325

15 Formal and Informal Responses to North of 60 365

Conclusion: Others Will Continue to Explore 393

Notes 407

Bibliography 461

Index 479

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