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Subject/Keyword
Fiction
Dystopia
Alberta
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Fortowsky, Alyson
Supervisor and department
Wharton, Tom (English and Film Studies)
Examining committee member and department
Hjartarson, Paul (English and Film Studies)
Trimble, Linda (Political Science)
Department
Department of English and Film Studies
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Date accepted
2010-01-28T21:17:29Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This novel manuscript explores the connections between art, the city of Calgary, and political complacency. Legislated into the school and job chosen by her high school career test results, a law student attends a party at a heritage house in Calgary and takes a tour through the rooms, hoping to encounter a lost acquaintance. In this world, careers are divided into five ambiguous "Fifths" (labour, service, secondary service, small business, and corporate science) none officially more valuable than any of the others. "Fifth Fifths", though, are the best paid, their post-secondary educations heavily subsized. The characters adhere unquestioningly to the ideology of the government in power (as Albertans historically have done), though they resent their lack of choice and recognize injustice. They, like most of the characters featured in popular Calgary history books, are the ones ultimately benefiting from the system.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3GM8F
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License granted by Alyson Fortowsky (fortowsk@ualberta.ca) on 2010-01-28T01:04:01Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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