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The Individual Is International: Discourses of the Personal in Catherine Bush's The Rules of Engagement and Canada's International Policy Statement

Authers, Benjamin


This article considers how ideas of the personal give meaning to global political engagements in Catherine Bush's 2000 novel The Rules of Engagement and in the 2005 Canadian foreign-policy statement, Canada's International Policy Statement: A Role of Pride and Influence in the World. Linking her experiences of violence with incidents of civil warfare, Bush's protagonist argues that such analogies humanize global politics, thereby rendering them personally meaningful. Similarly, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: University of Toronto Quarterly
DOI: 10.3138/utq.78.2.782


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