British Journal of Canadian Studies

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Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, May

Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The 'Good Fight' and the Illusive Vision
Raymond J.A. Huel, Archbishop A.-A. Taché of St. Boniface: The 'Good Fight' and the Illusive Vision (Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 2003), xxv + 429pp. Paper. £21-99. ISBN 0-8886-4406-X.By a paradox, Archbishop Taché owes his place in the textbook...
Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923
Shelagh D. Grant, Arctic Justice: On Trial for Murder, Pond Inlet, 1923 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002), xxii + 346pp. Cloth. $39.95. ISBN 0-7735-2337-5.This is an impressive account of the impact of cross-cultural interactions...
Articulating the 'Canadian Way': Canada(TM) and the Political Manipulation of the Canadian Identity
To maximize opportunity for all Canadians. To invest in their hopes and their dreams. To ensure that our quality of life remains a global model. To make the Maple Leaf a 21st century trademark for excellence. (Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's Canada Day...
A War of Patrols: Canadian Army Operations in Korea
William Johnston, A War of Patrols: Canadian Army Operations in Korea (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2003), xx + 426pp. Cloth. $29.95. ISBN 0-7748-1008-4.When the Korean War broke out in 1950, Canada contributed a Special Force, variously known as 25th Brigade,...
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, 2003), 388pp. Cloth. $27. £16. ISBN 1-8598-4525-8.This book follows hard on the heals of the controversial report produced by C. Samson,...
Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation
Wallace Clement and Leah F. Vosko (eds), Changing Canada: Political Economy as Transformation (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press), 536pp. Cloth. $85. £65. ISBN 0-7735-2530-0. Paper. $32.95. £25. ISBN 0-7735-2531-9.This is the third...
Citizenship in Transformation in Canada
Yvonne M. Hébert (ed.), Citizenship in Transformation in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002), 289pp. Cloth. $75. £40. ISBN 0-8020-0850-X. Paper. $38. £13. ISBN 0-8020-7835-4.Canadian citizenship, we are told by Hébert and Wilkinson in...
Constance Lindsay Skinner: Writing on the Frontier
Jean Barman, Constance Lindsay Skinner: Writing on the Frontier (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002), viii + 359pp. Cloth. £32. ISBN 0-8020-3678-3.Late in her life, one of Constance Lindsay Skinner's publishers described her as 'a strange, remote...
Fixing Canadian Democracy
Gordon Gibson (ed.), Fixing Canadian Democracy (Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 2003), 268pp. Paper. $19.95 CAN. ISBN 0-8897-5201-X.This book is based on the proceedings of a conference on democratic reform held three years ago by the Fraser Institute,...
Founding Fathers: The Celebration of Champlain and Laval in the Streets of Quebec, L878-1908
Ronald Rudin, Founding Fathers: the Celebration of Champlain and Laval in the Streets of Quebec, l878-1908 (Toronto University of Toronto Press, 2003, 290pp. Cloth. £40.00. ISBN 0-8020-645-7. Paper: £15.00. ISBN 0802084796.The publication by H.V. Nelles...
Heart of a Stranger
Margaret Laurence, Heart of a Stranger, ed. by Nora Foster Stovel (Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2003), xxxiv + 236pp. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-8886-4407-8.Margaret Laurence is a writer drawn repeatedly to themes of pilgrimage and exploration....
Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson
Dean Irvine (ed.), Heresies: the Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson (1924-61) (Montréal: Véhicule Press, 2003), 320 pp. Paper. $18.95. ISBN 1-5506-5162-5.Fixed forever 'among the foremost Canadian poets of her generation' (all citations are from Dean Irvine's...
Hiding the Audience: Viewing Arts and Arts Institutions on the Prairies
Kaye, Frances W., Hiding the Audience: Viewing Arts and Arts Institutions on the Prairies. (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2003), 328pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 0-88864-376-4.Hiding the Audience explores the status of the arts and arts institutions...
Jean-Pierre Lefebvre: Videaste
Harcourt, Peter (ed.), Jean-Pierre Lefebvre: Videaste (The Toronto International Film Festival Inc., 2001), xi + 91 pp. Paper. $9.95. ISBN 0-9689-1320-2.I urge you to see Jean-Pierre Lefebvre's feature film Les Fleurs sauvages (1982, 152 minutes: International...
Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada's Beef Commodity Chain
I. MacLachlan, Kill and Chill: Restructuring Canada's Beef Commodity Chain (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001), xiv + xviii photographs + 378pp. Cloth. $70.00. ISBN 0-8020-0847-X. Paper. $27-95. ISBN 0-8020-7832-X.Ian MacLachlan's book represents...
Knowledge, Clusters and Regional Innovation : Economic Development in Canada
A. J. Holbrook and D. A. Wolfe (eds), Knowledge, Clusters and Regional Innovation : Economic Development in Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002), xiii + 284pp. Paper. £18-95. ISBN 0-8891-1919-8.This publication is based...
Living on the Edge: Nuu-Chah-Nulth History from an Ahousaht Chief's Perspective
Chief Earl Maquinna George, Living on the Edge: Nuu-Chah-Nulth History from an Ahousaht Chief's Perspective (Winlaw BC, Sono Nis Press, 2003), 154pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 1-55039-143-7.This memoir by a hereditary chief of the Ahousaht First Nation of...
Making Neo-Britons: The Transatlantic Relationship between Wesleyan Methodists in Britain and the Canadas, 1815-1828
The question of what it meant to be a Methodist was a complicated one in early nineteenth-century Upper and Lower Canada. There were two groups of Methodists in the Canadas between 1815 and 1828: British Wesleyans and members of the Methodist Episcopal...
Marriage of Minds: Isabel and Oscar Skelton Reinventing Canada
Terry Crowley, Marriage of Minds: Isabel and Oscar Skelton Reinventing Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003), xiii + 328 pp. Cloth. £40 ISBN 0-8020-0932-8. Paper. £ 20. ISBN 0-8020-7902-4.This is a portrait of a marriage and of the two...
Montreal Memories of the Century from the Sketchbooks of John Collins
John Collins, Montreal Memories of the Century from the Sketchbooks of John Collins (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue: Shoreline, 2000), 113 pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 1-8967-5411-2.For over forty years, John Collins was editorial cartoonist of The Montreal Gazette...
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, , 2003), xxiv + 305pp. Paper. $49-95. ISBN 1-5523-8155-2.This represents an interesting origin, in that it comes from an exploration geologist...
North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada
Richard G. Harris, North American Linkages: Opportunities and Challenges for Canada (Calgary Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2003), xvi + 593pp. Paper. ISBN 1-55238-106-4.Seventeen papers originally presented at a 2001 University of Calgary conference...
Past Futures: The Impossible Necessity of History
Ged Martin, Past Futures: The Impossible Necessity of History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), xi + 305 pp. Cloth £32.00. ISBN 0-8020-8979-8. Paper. £16.00. ISBN 0-8020- 8645-4.This is a joy to read. Ged Martin, until recently Professor...
Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction
Terry Goldie, Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2003), viii + 264pp. Paper. $29.95/ £14.99. ISBN 1-55111-373-2.This study is rooted in a queer approach to a wide selection of Canadian texts...
Placing Quebec Nationalisms: Constructing English Identities in Quebec's Eastern Townships
Most studies of nationalism in Quebec have tended to focus on national questions such as sovereignty, language laws and anglophone-francophone conflicts. The examination of national identities on an everyday level is neglected and minority and regional...
Ragas of Longing: The Poetry of Michael Ondaatje
Sam Solecki, Ragas of Longing: The Poetry of Michael Ondaatje (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003), 219 pp. Cloth $60. £40. ISBN 0-8020-3763-1. Paper. $21.95. £14. ISBN 0-8020-8543-1.Surprisingly for a writer of Michael Ondaatje's stature, Sam...
Representations of Canada's Social Prospects to British Middle-Class Emigrants in Susanna Moodie's Roughing It in the Bush (1852)
Before migrating from England to Canada West or to British Columbia in the late 1850s and 1860s, many middle-class emigrants had read the colonial testimonies or colonial autobiographies which were then available in Britain. I will begin by studying...
Scots in Canada
Jenni Calder, Scots in Canada (Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2003), vi + 185pp. Paper. £7.99. ISBN 1-8428-2038-9.When CBC television held a contest in November 2004 for the greatest Canadian, three of the top ten were Scots. Tommy Douglas, founder of Medicare,...
Settler Feminisms and Race Making in Canada
Jennifer Henderson, Settler Feminisms and Race Making in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003), 288pp. Cloth. £32. ISBN 0-8020-3703-8.Jennifer Henderson's challenging monograph makes an important intervention into feminist and postcolonial...
Shakespeare's Face
Stephanie Nolen, Shakespeare's Face (London: Piatkus, 2003), 365pp. £18.99. ISBN 0-7499-2391-1.Shakespeare's Face is an intriguing addition to the centuries-old quest to discover a life portrait of William Shakespeare. That the process of trying to authenticate...
Sheila's Take
Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan, Sheila's Take (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec: Shoreline, 2003), 196pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 1-8967-5421-X.Sheila's Take is Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan's first collection of short stories. Starting in Quebec in the 1950s, the collection...
The Free Trade Area of the Americas: American-Domainated Trade, American-Dominated Finance?
Before being overtaken by events of 11 September 2001, the topic of the Free Trade Area of the Americas occupied much attention in the us and Canada. The subject was approached as primarily a trade barrier agenda. However we here argue that globalisation...
The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration
Christopher Dunn (ed.), The Handbook of Canadian Public Administration (Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press Canada, 2002), xi + 556pp. Cloth. £40. ISBN 0-1954-1510-8.The Handbook is offered as a new kind of text, assembling the expertise of a...
The Most Dangerous Branch: How the Supreme Court of Canada Has Undermined Our Laws and Our Democracy
Robert Ivan Martin, The Most Dangerous Branch: How the Supreme Court of Canada Has Undermined Our Laws and Our Democracy (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003). 320pp. Cloth. $39.95 CA. $39.95 US. £30.50. ISBN 0-7735-2614-5.Let there be no...
The World in a City/The Vancouver Achievement: Urban Planning and Design
Paul Anisef and Michael Lanphier (eds), The World in a City (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003) viii + 543 pp. Cloth £45.00. ISBN 0-8020-3560-4. Paper. £22.50. ISBN 0-8020-8436-2.John Punter, The Vancouver Achievement: Urban Planning and Design...
Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper
Ruth Holmes Whitehead, Tracking Doctor Lonecloud: Showman to Legend Keeper (Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions, 2002), 183pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 0-86492-356-2.Jerry Lonecloud was a Mi'kmaw herbalist, hunter and storyteller. By the 1880s he was known as...
Un: Poems
'A hockey player may understand very little about the principles of anatomy. But he gets his body across the ice somehow'.1 This 'somehow' for Lee is the inescapable bubbling of language's meaning - any attempt to destruct language's potential to mean...
Un Revenant
Rémi Tremblay, Un revenant, ed. Jean Levasseur (Quebec: Les Editions de la Huit, 2003), xcv + 459 pp. Paper. $27. ISBN 2-9217-0712-8.Un revenant was first published, in serial form, in La Patrie in 1884. It is, sauf erreur, the only Quebec novel to deal...
Vulnerable Children/When Children Kill: A Social-Psychological Study of Youth Homicide
J. Douglas Willms (ed.), Vulnerable Children (Edmonton: the University of Alberta Press, 2002), xix + 444 pp. Cloth. $75.00. ISBN 0-8886-4399-3. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 0-8886-4392-6.Katherine D. Kelly and Mark Totten, When Children Kill: A Social-Psychological...
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