Article last reviewed: 2018 | St. Rosemary Institution © 2010-2019 | Creative Commons 4.0

Gerald Friesen: Citizens and Nation Essay

In Citizens and Nation, Gerald Friesen, suggests a structure for understanding Canadian history based upon four epochs, each centered upon a principle communication medium. According to Friesen, Canada is a story of communication that changes from the “oral-traditional” world of pre-contact Aboriginal people to the “textual-settler” household of immigrants and finally to the “print-capitalism” of…