Orientalism at home: the case of 'Canada's toughest neighbourhood'

  title={Orientalism at home: the case of 'Canada's toughest neighbourhood'},
  author={Chris Richardson},
  journal={British Journal of Canadian Studies},
  pages={75 - 95}
  • C. Richardson
  • Published 20 March 2014
  • Sociology
  • British Journal of Canadian Studies
This article examines representations of Jane-Finch, a community in north-west Toronto deemed 'Canada's toughest neighbourhood' by The Globe and Mail in 2007. By exploring how the dominant news media negotiate a sense of Canadian identity in contradistinction to this marginalised space, the article highlights the insights that Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) creates when translated into a Canadian context. I argue that by applying Said's conceptual framework to Canadian communities such as… Expand
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