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The Impact of Digital Technology on Canadian Culture: Research Themes and Questions

The Canadian Cultural Observatory invites you to take a look at the Winter 2007 issue of Canadian Issues, whose theme is “The Impact of Digital Technology on Canadian Culture: Research Themes and Questions.” This issue contains the proceedings of the Association of Canadian Studies Forum on Canadian Culture and Digital Technology, held in Gatineau, Québec, in October 2007.

The Canadian Cultural Observatory writes, “Political and public attention to cultural policy in Canada goes through cycles, varying over time, and has often been motivated by technology change. […] Today, in response to the global revolution in communications and information management, Canadian cultural policy is again being challenged.”

Canadian Issues has divided the articles in this issue into five chapters:

  • Cultural policy, history, and identity
  • How technology is changing the definition of Canadian culture
  • Demographics and cultural consumption
  • Culture and economics
  • International perspectives on culture and technology and the role of government

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