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From punch clocks to prison sentences from immi- gration waiting periods to controversial time-zone boundaries from Indigenous grave markers that count time in centuries rather than years to the fact that free time is shrinking faster for women than for men time shapes the fabric of Canadian society every day but in ways that are not always visible or logical. In Timing Canada Paul Huebener draws from cultural history time-use surveys political state- ments literature and visual art to craft a detailed understanding of how time operates as a form of power in Canada. Time enables everything we do as Margaret Atwood writes without it we cant live. However time also disempowers us divides us and escapes our control. Huebener transforms our understanding of temporal power and possibil- ity by using examples from Canadian and Indige- nous authors including Jeannette Armstrong Joseph Boyden Dionne Brand Timothy Findley Lucy Maud Montgomery Gabrielle Roy and many others who witness question dismantle and re- construct the functioning of time in their works. As the rst comprehensive study of the cultural politics of time in Canada Timing Canada devel- ops foundational principles of critical time studies and everyday temporal literacy and demonstrates how time functions broadly as a tool of power privilege and imagination within a multicultural and multi-temporal nation. Paul Huebener is assistant professor of English at Athabasca University. 3 5 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 5 L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S Timing Canada The Shifting Politics of Time in Canadian Literary Culture paul huebener Time as a form of power in Canadian society literature and cultural imagination. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S December 2015 978-0-7735-4599-1 37.95A CDN 37.95A US 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4598-4 100.00S CDN 100.00S US 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 304pp 6 photos 1 diagram 1 table Ebook available