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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-366) and index.
Prologue: A Postcard from the "Shore of Songs" -- The Idea of the Folk -- Helen Creighton and the Rise of Folklore -- Mary Black and the Invention of Handicrafts -- "O, So True & Real Like the Sea & the Rocks": The Folk and the Pursuit of the Simple Life -- The Folk under Conditions of Postmodernity.
Argues that the popular conception of Nova Scotians as a pure, simple, idyllic people is false. This title shows how the province's tourism industry and cultural producers manipulated and refashioned the cultural identity of the region and its people to project traditional folk values. It examines how Nova Scotia's cultural history was rewritten.
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