Garrison mentality

garrison mind'' or ''siege mentality
The garrison mentality is a common theme in regards to Canadian literature and Canadian cinema.wikipedia
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Northrop Frye

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The term was first coined by literary critic Northrop Frye and further explored by author Margaret Atwood, who discussed Canada's preoccupation with the theme of survival in her book Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
In this work, Frye presented the idea of the "garrison mentality" as the attitude from which Canadian literature has been written.

Margaret Atwood

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The term was first coined by literary critic Northrop Frye and further explored by author Margaret Atwood, who discussed Canada's preoccupation with the theme of survival in her book Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
Atwood's Survival bears the influence of Northrop Frye's theory of garrison mentality; Atwood uses Frye's concept of Canada's desire to wall itself off from outside influence as a critical tool to analyze Canadian literature.

Canadian identity

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This mentality is assumed to come from part of the Canadian identity that fears the emptiness of the Canadian landscape and fears the oppressiveness of other nations.

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

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The term was first coined by literary critic Northrop Frye and further explored by author Margaret Atwood, who discussed Canada's preoccupation with the theme of survival in her book Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature.
She had taken inspiration from Northrop Frye's image of the "garrison mentality", found within The Bush Garden (1971), and expanded on D. G. Jones' book of critical essays Butterfly on Rock (1970).

Canadian literature

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The garrison mentality is a common theme in regards to Canadian literature and Canadian cinema.

Cinema of Canada

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The garrison mentality is a common theme in regards to Canadian literature and Canadian cinema.

The Bush Garden: Essays on the Canadian Imagination

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In this work, Frye articulated his theory of "garrison mentality" as the defining characteristic of Canadian literature.

Frontier

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[Katerberg 2003] This is reflected in Canadian literature with the phrase "garrison mentality."

Canada

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There are four major themes that can be found within historical Canadian literature; nature, frontier life, Canada's position within the world, all three of which tie into the garrison mentality.