British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, September

At Home in the World: Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century
Jennifer Welsh, At Home in the World: Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century (Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2004), 266 pp. Cloth. ISBN 0-0020-0665-0.This is a very readable and significant discussion on contemporary issues and choices that...
Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions
Julie Rak (ed.), Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005), 250 pp. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 0-8892-0478-0.The aim of Auto/biography in Canada: Critical Directions is twofold: to demonstrate...
A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu
C. Samson, A Way of Life that Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu (London and New York: Verso/New Left Books, 2003), 388 pp. Cloth. $27. £16. ISBN 1-8598-4525-8.This book follows hard on the heels of the controversial report produced...
Canada: A Multicultural Model for Northern Ireland?
This article contrasts policy responses to cultural diversity which have been adopted in two very different geopolitical contexts. Although in both Canada and Northern Ireland, such policies are legitimised in discursive terms relating to cultural and...
Canada and the First World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown/Fight or Pay: Soldiers' Families in the Great War
David MacKenzie (ed.), Canada and the First World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 452pp. Cloth. $85/£65. ISBN 0-8020-3573-6. Paper. $35/£20. ISBN 0-8020-8445-1.Desmond Morton, Fight or Pay: Soldiers'...
Canada without Armed Forces?
Douglas Bland (ed.), Canada Without Armed Forces? (Montreal and Kingston: McGill- Queen's University Press, 2004), xviii + 134 pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 1-5533-9036-9.The doyens of Canada's academic defence establishment - names such as Douglas Bland,...
Canadian Bijuralism: A Conversation of Cultures
Canada's legal culture is a mixed legal culture, encompassing both the common law tradition inherited from England, and the civil law tradition, which connects Canada to its roots in Continental Europe. This mixed legal culture has come to be known as...
Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development
G. Bruce Doern (ed.), Canadian Energy Policy and the Struggle for Sustainable Development (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), xi + 341 pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-8020-8561-X.Canadian energy policy presents a series of paradoxes that mirror the...
Contemporary Antisemitism: Canada and the World
Derek J. Penslar, Michael R. Marrus, and Janice Gress Stein (eds), Contemporary Antisemitism: Canada and the World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 122pp. Cloth. $45/£28. ISBN 0-8020-3931-6.'The First World War was the fault of the cyclists...
Continentalizing Canada: The Politics and Legacy of the Macdonald Royal Commission
Gregory J. Inwood, Continentalizing Canada: The Politics and Legacy of the Macdonald Royal Commission (Toronto: University of Toronto, 2005), 471 pp. incl. index and bibliography. Cloth. $75 CAN. ISBN 0-8020-8729-9.This book is a welcome addition to...
Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination/Our Box Was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs/A Breach of Duty: Fiduciary Obligations and Aboriginal Peoples/Advancing Aboriginal Claims: Visions/Strategies/Directions/Between Justice and Certainty: Treaty Making in British Columbia
Julie Cruikshank, Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005), xii + 328 pp. Cloth. $85. ISBN 0-7748- 1186-2.Richard Daly, Our Box Was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs...
Downtown Canada: Writing Canadian Cities
Justin D. Edwards and Douglas Ivison (eds), Downtown Canada: Writing Canadian Cities (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), viii + 227 pp. Cloth. $60. ISBN 0- 8020-8720-5. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-8020-8668-3.'Why have the city and urbanism so often...
Elegy/Postscript/Mirabel
E.D. Blodgett (with Yukiko Onley, photographer), Elegy (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005), 90 pp. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 0-8886-4450-7.Geoffrey Cook, Postscript (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2004), 72 pp. Paper. $14.95. ISBN 1-5506-5190-0.Pierre...
Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake
Northrop Frye, Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 625 pp. Cloth. $95. £60. ISBN 0-8020-8983-6.Originally published in 1947, Fearful Symmetry is widely recognised as a landmark of Blake criticism,...
Formidable Heritage: Manitoba's North and the Cost of Development 1870 to 1930
Jim Mochoruk, Formidable Heritage: Manitoba's North and the Cost of Development 1870 to 1930 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2004), xvi + 496 pp. Paper. ISBN 0-8875-5676-0.The past two decades have witnessed a steady stream of books on the provincial...
Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays in Femininity and Masculinity in Canada
Kathryn McPherson, Cecilia Morgan and Nancy M. Forestell (eds), Gendered Pasts: Historical Essays in Femininity and Masculinity in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003), x + 291 pp. Paper. $24.95. £15. ISBN 0-8020-8690-X.Gender history...
Gothic Canada: Reading the Spectre of a National Literature
Justin D. Edwards, Gothic Canada: Reading the Spectre of a National Literature (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005), xxiv + 194 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 0-8886-4441-8.This book could have been called 'Negotiating with the Dead', for it is a literary...
Governance, Culture and Identity in Contemporary Canada
Queen's University Belfast Centre of Canadian StudiesThe collection of ten essays in this special issue of the British Journal of Canadian Studies comes entirely from material presented in Belfast at the behest of the Queen's University Belfast Centre...
Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions to Canadian Identity and Culture
David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Dan Beavon (eds), Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions to Canadian Identity and Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), xxiv + 458 pp. Paper. £22. ISBN 0-8020-8800-7.In the final essay of this collection,...
Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War
Robert Rutherdale, Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004), 331 pp. Cloth. $85. ISBN 0- 17748-10130-0. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-17748-1014-9.Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's...
Human Rights Codes: Are They Ready for Today's Challenges?
One of the most challenging aspects of my work with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) is the opportunity to reach new audiences and engage them in a thoughtful dialogue about the importance of human rights issues. Each new audience poses...
Human Rights, Culture and Everyday Lives
In a world made small by technology, science, politics and human migration, and in which differences among people are accentuated, human rights are an increasingly important part of creating harmony and practising democracy. It is not surprising then...
Identity and Difference: Does Canadian Multiculturalism Have Lessons for Northern Ireland?
As Northern Ireland at the beginning of 2007 still struggles to restore devolved government in what is a 'post-conflict' society, the argument has been made that modifications are necessary to the Belfast Agreement of 1998, which was based on the explicit...
Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture
Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2005), 293 pp. Paper. $28.95. £15. ISBN 0-8892-0479-9.Gail Guthrie Valaskakis' long-awaited collection takes us on a journey through...
Mapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975
Nancy Christie and Michael Gauvreau (eds), Mapping the Margins: The Family and Social Discipline in Canada, 1700-1975 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004), 424 pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-7735-2729-X.This collective work, with...
Margaret Atwood
Coral Ann Howells, Margaret Atwood, second edition (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), x + 213 pp. Cloth. £45. ISBN 1-4039-2200-4. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 1-4039-2201-2.The first edition of Howells' Margaret Atwood, published in 1996, is among the most...
Media and Ethnic Minorities
Valerie Alia and Simone Bull, Media and Ethnic Minorities (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006) xi + 204 pp. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 0-7486-2069-9.Much is packed into this slim text, which forms part of EUP's critically engaged 'Media Topics' series....
Naming in Nunavut: A Case Study in Political Onomastics
The study that forms the basis for this article revisits and substantially updates my earlier work on Inuit names and naming experiences, within the framework of a politics of naming. I have been developing the sub-discipline of political onomastics,...
New Owners in Their Own Land: Minerals and Inuit Land Claims
R. McPherson, New Owners in their Own Land: Minerals and Inuit Land Claims (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, Northern Lights Series with Arctic Institute of North America, 2003), xxiv + 305 pp. Paper. $49.95. ISBN 1-5523-8155-2.This represents an...
On Location: Canada's Television Industry in a Global Market/Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence: Rediscovering Social Responsibility
Serra Tinic, On Location: Canada's Television Industry in a Global Market (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 207 pp. Cloth. $60. £40. ISBN 0-8020-8737-X. Paper. $27.50. ISBN 0-8020-8548-2.Walter C. Soderlund and Kai Hildebrandt (eds), Canadian...
Poets Talk: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Mouré, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah
P. Butling and S. Rudy, Poets Talk: Conversations with Robert Kroetsch, Daphne Marlatt, Erin Mouré, Dionne Brand, Marie Annharte Baker, Jeff Derksen, and Fred Wah (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005), xvii + 197 pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 0-8886-4431-0.This...
Pro-Family Politics and Fringe Parties in Canada
Chris Mackenzie, Pro-Family Politics and Fringe Parties in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005), 292 pp. Cloth. $85. 0-7748-1096-3. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-7748-1097-1.This is a study of the development of a political grouping...
Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism
Peter H. Russell, Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2005), xii + 470 pp. Cloth. $65. £42. ISBN 0-8020-3863-8.There is an extensive...
Rethinking Settler Colonialism: History and Memory in Australia, Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and South Africa
Annie E. Coombes (ed.), Rethinking Settler Colonialism: History and Memory in Australia, Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and South Africa (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006), 274pp. Cloth. £50.00. ISBN 0-7190-7168-2.Rethinking Settler Colonialism,...
Science for the People: Northern Field Stations and Governmentality
Noah Piugaattuk, one of Igloolik's most celebrated Elders, was a local icon of indigenous wisdom. Piugaattuk (Figure 1) passed away a few years ago in his mid-nineties, having lived to witness Igloolik life for nearly the entire twentieth century. Among...
Seventeen Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir
Jaspreet Singh, Seventeen Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir (Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2004), 154 pp. Paper. $16.95. ISBN 1-5506-5188-9.This luminous collection of fourteen linked stories is a perfect example of the new transnational trend in contemporary...
Smoke and Mirrors: Globalized Terrorism and the Illusion of Multilateral Security
Frank P. Harvey, Smoke and Mirrors: Globalized Terrorism and the Illusion of Multilateral Security (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), xiii+342 pp. Cloth. $33.00. ISBN 0-8020-8948-8.At the core of the heated rhetoric swirling around debates...
Survivor Rhetoric: Negotiations and Narrativity in Abused Women's Language
Christine Shearer-Cremean and Carol Winkelmann, Survivor Rhetoric: Negotiations and Narrativity in Abused Women's Language (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 241 pp. Paper. $24.95/£15. ISBN 0-8020-8641-1. Cloth $60/£40. ISBN 0-8020- 8973-9.This...
The Fitzhenry & Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates
R. Pound (ed.), The Fitzhenry & Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates, 3rd edition (Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004), xiv + 988 pp. Cloth. $50. ISBN 1- 5504-1171- 3.This publication contains over 14,000 individual entries in a single-volume...
'The Great Dominion': Winston Churchill in Canada 1900-1954
David Dilks, with the assistance of Richard Dilks and foreword by Lady Soames, 'The Great Dominion': Winston Churchill in Canada 1900-1954 (Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005), xxiii + 472 pp. Cloth. $45. ISBN 0-8876-2162-7.David Dilks is one of...
The Imperialist
Sara Jeanette Duncan, The Imperialist, edited by Misao Dean (Peterborough: Broadview Editions, 2005), 356 pp. Paper. $14.95. ISBN 1-5511-1540-9.Broadview Press Ltd is a Canadian independent publisher of academic texts that dates back to 1985. This edition...
The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery/Littoral Documents/To a Watery Grave / la Mer, Lieu De Repos Eternel
Irene Gammel (ed.), The Intimate Life of L.M. Montgomery (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 320 pp. Cloth. $70. £45. ISBN 0-8020-8924-0. Paper. $31.95/£18. ISBN 0-8020-8676-4.Shauna McCabe, Littoral Documents (Charlottetown: Confederation...
The Rawlsian Paradox and the Governance of Canada
Canada, Governance and the Rawlsian ParadoxGovernance, culture and diversity are themes that encourage a discussion of the Rawlsian Paradox, a concept that seeks to explain constitutional evolution in the Canadian context during the post-Charter era....
The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond
Lucille H. Campey, The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond (Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2005), xix + 376pp. Paper. $28.95. ISBN 1-8970-4501-8.In this book Campey takes a comprehensive look at the early Scottish pioneers...
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-2004: From Imperial Oracle to Provincial Bastion
Philip Gerard, Jim Phillips and Barry Cahill (eds), The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-2004: From Imperial Oracle to Provincial Bastion (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2004), xvii + 515pp....
The Woman Who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard
Roberta Buchanan, Anne Hart, and Bryan Greene, The Woman who Mapped Labrador: The Life and Expedition Diary of Mina Hubbard (Montreal and Kingston: McGill- Queen's University Press, 2005), 554 pp. Cloth. $49.95. ISBN 0-7735-2924-1.In 1908, Mina Hubbard,...
Tracing the Autobiographical
Marlene Kadar, Linda Warley, Jeanne Perreault and Susanna Egan (eds), Tracing the Autobiographical (Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005), 240 pp. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 0-8892-0476-4.Tracing the Autobiographical focuses on self-representation...
Unfulfilled Union: Canadian Federalism and National Unity/Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians Become a Sovereign People?
Garth Stevenson, Unfulfilled Union: Canadian Federalism and National Unity, 4th edition (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press), xvi + 314 pp. Paper. £25.95. ISBN 0-7735-2744-3.Peter H. Russell, Constitutional Odyssey: Can Canadians...
Universalism and Difference: The Separation of Culture and Politics
In present usage and understanding, 'culture' is a good, warming, humane sort of word, and 'politics' bleak and unaccommodating. To have a culture is to be fortunate, to be joined to others by common values and inclusive emotion; to have to face up to...
White Gloves of the Doorman: The Works of Leon Rooke
Branko Gorjup, White Gloves of the Doorman: The Works of Leon Rooke (Toronto: Exile Editions, 2004), 441 pp. Paper $34.95 CAN. $32.95 US. 30. ISBN 1-5509-6611-1.This collection of essays on Rooke's work is long overdue. Given that Rooke is one of Canada's...
White Savage
Fintan O'Toole, White Savage (London: Faber and Faber, 2005), xi + 402pp. Cloth. £20. ISBN 0-5712-1840-7.Despite - or perhaps because of - the magnitude of a literary bequest accumulated over more than thirty years of involvement in Indian affairs, William...
Women in Public Life: The Canadian Persons Case of 1929
On 18 October 2000, a monument to five Canadian women was unveiled on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The five larger than life bronze figures were the first statues of women other than Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II ever to be placed within the precincts...
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