British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, September

Aboriginal Canada Revisited
Kerstin Knopf (ed.), Aboriginal Canada Revisited (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2008), xii + 422pp. Paper. $45. ISBN 9780776606798.The contemporary situation of Aboriginal communities in Canada is complex. On the positive side there are movements...
A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Wellbeing
Jeremy Leonard, Christopher Ragan and France St-Hilaire (eds), A Canadian Priorities Agenda: Policy Choices to Improve Economic and Social Wellbeing (Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2007), 573pp. Paper. £27. ISBN 9780886452032.This...
A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada
Steven Bernstein, Jutta Brunnée, David G. Duff and Andrew J. Green (eds), A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), 352pp. Cased. £50. ISBN 9780802098788. Paper. £22.50. ISBN 9780802095961.This volume...
A Glorious and Terrible Life with You: Selected Correspondence of Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp, 1932-1939
Margaret Burgess (ed.), A Glorious and Terrible Life with You: Selected Correspondence of Northrop Frye and Helen Kemp, 1932-1939 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), xxxvii + 426pp. Cased. £48. ISBN 9780802097651. Paper. £22.50. ISBN 9780802094766.This...
Applied Anthropology in Canada: Understanding Aboriginal Issues
Edward J. Hedican, Applied Anthropology in Canada: Understanding Aboriginal Issues, second edition (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007), xiv + 294pp. Cased. £42. ISBN 9780802099075. Paper. £20. ISBN 9780802095411.Social anthropology in the early...
Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years
Susan Armstrong-Reid and David Murray, Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), xiv + 482pp. Cased. £42. ISBN 9780802093219.Although this is clearly an academic text that derives from Susan Armstrong-Reid's...
Around and about Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture
Lynda Jessup, Andrew Nurse and Gordon E. Smith (eds), Around and About Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture (Gatineau: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2008), xiii + 367pp. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 9780660197753.Marius Barbeau (1883-1969) was...
Between Freedom and Belonging: Ignatieff and Berlin on Nationalism
This article aims to make sense of the apparent incoherencies in Michael Ignatieff's theory of nationalism by first considering how he interprets his mentor's theory of nationalism. Ignatieff was greatly influenced by Isaiah Berlin in his writings on...
British Columbia: Spirit of the People
Jean Barman, British Columbia: Spirit of the People (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2008), 192pp. Cased. $49.95. ISBN 9781550174465.First impressions of this book are of large-format illustrations that show the extraordinary diversity and beauty...
Canada, the Americas and the World: Economic Linkages in the New Era of Globalisation
Throughout its history Canada has been heavily engaged with the international economy, an involvement that reached new heights during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Although the USA has been overwhelmingly Canada's most important trading...
Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary
Marta Dvorák and Manina Jones (eds), Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007), x + 278pp. Cased. $75. ISBN 9780773532205.The book is the third published collection of essays on Carol Shields'...
Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75
Magda Fahrni and Robert Rutherdale (eds), Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008), xi + 347pp. Cased. $98.95. ISBN 9780774813846. Paper. $36.95. ISBN 9780774813853.This...
D Is for Daring: The Women Behind the Films of Studio D
Gail Vanstone, D is for Daring: The Women behind the Films of Studio D (Toronto: Sumach Press, 2007), 262pp. Paper. $28.95. ISBN 9781894549677.Gail Vanstone's book charts the development and untimely demise of Studio D, the National Film Board of Canada's...
Editorial
Welcome to Volume 22.2! Contained within this issue, as always, are voices representing a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, each engaging with different aspects of Canadian Studies. Collectively, the authors, scholars, researchers and reviewers...
Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada's Aid Program
Politics and Social Sciences Jennifer Welsh and Ngaire Woods (eds), Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada's Aid Program (Waterloo, ON: Centre for International Governance Innovation and Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007),...
Intercultural Dialogue: Canada and the Other
Martin Howard (ed.), Intercultural Dialogue: Canada and the Other (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2007), xiv + 138pp. Paper. $30. ISBN 9780776606460.This collection of essays is taken from the 12th Biennial Conference of the Association of Canadian...
Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Deidre Simmons, Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007), xvi + 360pp. Cased. $80. ISBN 9780773532915.Occupying over 3,000 metres of shelf space in the Manitoba...
Le Trait D'union Ou L'intégration Sans Oubli: Itinéraires D'exilés Germanophones Au Canada Après 1933
Patrick Farges, Le trait d'union ou l'intégration sans oubli: Itinéraires d'exilés germanophones au Canada après 1933 (Paris: Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. Collection du CIERA: 'dialogiques', 2008), 470pp. Paper. Euros 26. ISBN 9782735111510.After...
Mountain Masculinity: The Life and Writing of Nello 'Tex' Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies 1906-1938
Andrew Gow and Julie Rak (eds), Mountain Masculinity: The Life and Writing of Nello 'Tex' Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies 1906-1938 (Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press, 2008), 224pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 9781897425052.'Tex' is both the nickname...
Much to Be Done: Private Life in Ontario from Victorian Diaries
Frances Hoffman and Ryan Taylor, Much To Be Done: Private Life in Ontario from Victorian Diaries (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books/Dundurn Press, 2007), vii + 276pp. Paper. £11.99. ISBN 9781550027723.This is the second edition and third printing of an...
One Step over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests
Elizabeth Jameson and Sheila McManus (eds), One Step Over the Line: Toward a History of Women in the North American Wests (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2008), xxvii + 446pp. Paper. ISBN 9780888645012.In June 2002, the first major conference...
Penny Dreadful
Shannon Stewart, Penny Dreadful (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2008), 73pp. Paper. $16. ISBN 9781550652451.Who could read pastheadlines so obscene?We stood in the showerinstead; keeping clean (p. 13)In Penny Dreadful Vancouver poet Shannon Stewart draws...
Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television
Literature, Arts and Criticism Zoë Druick and Aspa Kotsopoulos (eds), Programming Reality: Perspectives on English-Canadian Television (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), ix + 341pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 9781554580101.The title of...
Quebec: A Historical Geography
History Serge Courville, Quebec: A Historical Geography, trans. Richard Howard (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2008), xiv + 338pp. Cased. £102.95. ISBN 9780774814256. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 9780774814263.This is an English translation...
Reader at Work: An Appreciation of Barbara Godard
Reader at Work: An Appreciation of Barbara Godard Barbara Godard, Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture, edited by Smaro Kamboureli (Edmonton: NeWest Press, 2008), 412pp. Paper. $36.95. ISBN 978-1-897126-36-3.What narrative to...
Strangers at Our Gates: Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy, 1540-2006
Valerie Knowles, Strangers at our Gates: Canadian Immigration and Immigration Policy, 1540-2006, 3rd revised edition (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2007), 310pp. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 9781550026986.This is the third edition of this book, its long life indicating...
The Haunted Terroir: Memory, Language, Landscape and Identity in Francis Leclerc's Mémoires Affectives
This article looks at the manner in which a recent Québécois film - Francis Leclerc's Mémoires affectives (2004) - uses avant-garde formal and narratives devices to unsettle the memory-terroir-language-masculinity equation upon which traditional Québécois...
The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings/Daily Struggles: The Deepening Racialization and Feminization of Poverty in Canada
Barrington Walker (ed.), The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 2008), 304pp. Paper. £22.99. ISBN 9781551303406.Maria A. Wallis and Siu-ming Kwok (eds), Daily Struggles: The Deepening Racialization...
The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers
Bernie Lucht (ed.), The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2007), xvi + 399pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 9780887842177.The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Massey Lectures, inaugurated in 1961,...
The Teeth of Time: Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Ramsay Cook, The Teeth of Time: Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press/Footprint Series, 2006), xii + 224pp. Cased. $29.95. ISBN 9780773531499.As a British student who went on the inaugural Leeds...
The Wartime Letters of Leslie and Cecil Frost 1915-1919
R.B. Fleming (ed.), The Wartime Letters of Leslie and Cecil Frost 1915-1919, with a foreword by Thomas H.B. Symons (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007), xxxvi + 379pp. Cased. $38.95. ISBN 9781554580002.His twelve years (1949-61) as...
Through Darkening Spectacles: Memoirs of Diamond Jenness
Diamond Jenness and Stuart E. Jenness, Through Darkening Spectacles: Memoirs of Diamond Jenness (Gatineau: Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2008), xxvi + 407pp. Paper. ISBN 9780660198026.This is a biographical account of the life and work of Diamond...
Transatlantic Subjects: Ideas, Institutions, and Social Experience in Post-Revolutionary British North America
Nancy Christie (ed.), foreword by J.G.A. Pocock, Transatlantic Subjects: Ideas, Institutions, and Social Experience in Post-Revolutionary British North America (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008), xiv + 482pp. Cased. $85....
Translating Canada. Charting the Institutions and Influences of Cultural Transfer: Canadian Writing in German/y
Luise von Flotow and Reingard M. Nischik (eds), Translating Canada. Charting the Institutions and Influences of Cultural Transfer: Canadian Writing in German/y (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2007), 352pp. Paper. $40. ISBN 9780776606613.The volume...
Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context
Marta Dvorák and W. H. New (eds), Tropes and Territories: Short Fiction, Postcolonial Readings, Canadian Writings in Context (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007), xvi + 368pp. Cased. £52. ISBN 9780773532892.The collection...