British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, May

A Complicated Kindness
M. Toews, A Complicated Kindness (London: Faber and Faber, 2005) 246pp. Paper. £6.99. ISBN 0-5712-2400-8.A Complicated Kindness, first published in 2004, is the winner of four awards, including the Governor-General's Award for Fiction in 2005. It is...
Another American Century? the United States and the World since 9/11
N. Guyatt, Another American Century? The United States and the World Since 9/11 (Halifax NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2003), xvii + 308pp. Paper. $19-95. ISBN 1-5526-6120-2.The book was originally published in 2000, shortly before the controversial presidential...
Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1998
D. Mutimer (ed.), Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 1998 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press with York University, 2005), xxxiv + 291pp. Cloth. £60. $100. ISBN 0-8020-8926-7.This publication provides a synoptic review of a given...
Canadian Muslims: Political Discourses in Tension
This article reports on certain studies conducted as part of a broader exploration of Muslim diasporic experiences of political integration and citizenship in contemporary Canada. Both within the Muslim community and between that community and other...
Collective Bargaining in Canada: Human Rights or Canadian Illusion, Second Edition
D. Fudge, Collective Bargaining in Canada: Human Rights or Canadian Illusion, second edition (Black Point: Fernwood Publishing, 2006), viii + 135pp. Paper. $17.95. ISBN 1-5526-6214-4.Canada's labour movement has been on the defensive for a generation....
Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth/Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson
L.M. Morra (ed.), Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), xiii + 339pp. Cloth. $60 (£40). ISBN 0-8020-3877-8.F.T. Flahiff, Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila...
Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s
A. Hiscock and M. Chamberlain (eds), Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s (Llandydie, Carmarthenshire: Canadian Studies in Wales Group, 2006), x + 250pp. Cloth. ISBN 0-9052-8581-6.This collection comprises fifteen papers (plus a useful introduction)...
'Excuse Me While I Turn This Upside-Down': Three Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare
By examining three recent theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare by three Canadian authors (Ann-Marie MacDonald, Margaret Clarke and Djanet Sears), this article discusses the ways in which the plays re-write and re-appropriate Shakespeare for contemporary...
Fighting Firewater Fictions: Moving beyond the Disease Model of Alcoholism in First Nations
R.W. Thatcher, Fighting Firewater Fictions: Moving Beyond the Disease Model of Alcoholism in First Nations (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), v-vi + 407pp. Cloth. $65 (£42). ISBN 0-8020-8985-2; Paper. $35 (£22.50). ISBN 0-8020-8647-0.The principal...
Film Policy and Practice in Canadian Regional Cinema: The Case of the Atlantic Provinces
Looking at recent developments in Atlantic Canada, this article examines the articulation of film policy, collective strategy and the intersection of public/private and local/foreign interests in Atlantic Canada. Are local funds and incentives (particularly...
Hills of Silver: The Yukon's Mighty Keno Hill Mine
A.E. Aho, Hills of Silver: The Yukon's Mighty Keno Hill Mine (Madeira Park BC: Harbour Publishing Co, 2006), 336pp. Paper. $26.95. ISBN 1-5501-7394-9.Dr Aho was a geological engineer and prospector whose untimely death in 1977 left the manuscript of...
History of the Book in Canada, Vol. 1, Beginnings to 1840
P.L. Fleming and Y. Lamonde, History of the Book in Canada, vol. 1, Beginnings to 1840, ed. P.L. Fleming, G. Gallichan and Y. Lamonde; vol. 2, 1840-1914, ed. Y. Lamonde, P.L. Fleming and F.A. Black (Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto...
Icy Battleground: Canada, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Seal Hunt
D. Barry, Icy Battleground: Canada, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the Seal Hunt (St John's: Breakwater Books, 2005), ix + 170pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 1-55081- 211-4.In 1934 Abram Kean, master of a Newfoundland sealer, sailed into St John's...
Improved Earth: Prairie Space as Modern Artefact 1869-1944
R. Bantjes, Improved Earth: Prairie Space as Modern Artefact 1869-1944 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005). 204pp. $45. ISBN 0-8020-8782-5.This is a difficult book to read, of that there is no doubt, but it has very interesting facets as the...
In an Iron Glove
C. Martin, In an Iron Glove (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2006), 366pp. Paperback. $29.95. ISBN 13: 978-0-7766-0612-5.Martin's autobiography focuses on relationships and is an important contribution to the genre of women's autobiography. The discovery...
In the Long Run We're All Dead: The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint
T. Lewis, In The Long Run We're All Dead: The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003), x + 278pp. Cloth. $64.95. ISBN 0-7748-0998-1.This work is a solid analysis of the shift in public policy from early...
John A. Macdonald: Provincial Premier
Although textbooks describe ministries in the province of Canada as dual premierships, contemporaries regarded the senior sectional leader as Premier. John A. Macdonald's tenure of the office from November 1857 to August 1858 was unsuccessful. The loss...
Lords of the Rinks: The Emergence of the National Hockey League 1875-1936/les Yeux De Maurice Richard: Une Histoire Culturelle
J.C.-K. Wong, Lords of the Rinks: The Emergence of the National Hockey League 1875- 1936 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 330pp. Cloth. $65 (£40). ISBN 0-8020-3725-9; Paper. $32.95 (£18). ISBN 0-80208520-2.B. Melançon, Les Yeux de Maurice...
Lost Country: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland, 1843-1933/terre-Neuve: Anthologie Des Voyageurs Français, 1814-1914
P. O'Flaherty, Lost Country: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland, 1843-1933 (St John's, NL: Long Beach Press, 2005), viii + 514pp. $34.95. ISBN 0-9680-9983-1.R. Rompkey, Terre-Neuve: Anthologie des voyageurs français, 1814-1914 (Rennes: Presses universitaires...
Mountie in Mukluks: The Arctic Adventures of Bill White
P. White, Mountie in Mukluks: The Arctic Adventures of Bill White (Madeira Park BC: Harbour Publishing, 2004), 248pp. Cloth. $34.95. ISBN 1-55017-352-9.Bill White's long life was full of incident, including a good stint as President of the Marine Workers...
Multiculturalism and Immigration in Canada: An Introductory Reader
E. Cameron (ed.), Multiculturalism and Immigration in Canada: An Introductory Reader (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 2004), 450pp. Cloth. $49.95 ($39.95 US). ISBN 1-55130-249-7.This reader edited by Elspeth Cameron, who also prepared Canadian...
Nature and Nation: The Bedrock of Identity at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
With 'the creation of a symbol of national pride and identity' as the main programmatic objective, no later-twentieth-century Canadian building project reveals a more explicit agenda of homogeneous nation-building than the Canadian Museum of Civilization...
Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse
J. Rak, Negotiated Memory: Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse (Vancouver, Toronto: UBC Press, 2004), 192pp. Cloth. $85.00. ISBN 0-7748-1030-0. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 0-7748-1031-9.Negotiated Memory explores how the Doukhobors, Russian-speaking immigrants...
Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Romance
Northrop Frye, edited by M. Dolzani, Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Romance (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 503pp. Cloth. $95 (£60). ISBN 0-8020-3947-2.Volume 15 of The Collected Works of Northrop Frye fills some important gaps in our understanding...
Paris-Québec
C. Bertrand (ed.), photographs by Miles Lowry, Paris-Québec, trans. S. Scobie and M. Vautier (Victoria: Ekstatis Editions, 2003), 180pp. Paper. $21.95. ISBN 1-8948-0035- 4.My research into French travel-writing practices reveals anatomical similarities...
ReCalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Literary and Cultural Production
J. Blair, D. Coleman, K. Higginson and L. York (eds), ReCalling Early Canada: Reading the Political in Literary and Cultural Production (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2005), xlvi + 448pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 0-88864-440-X."O strong hearts, guarding...
Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism
M. Burke, C. Mooers and J. Shields (eds), Restructuring and Resistance: Canadian Public Policy in the Age of Global Capitalism (Halifax NS: Fernwood Publishing, 2000), 392pp. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 1-5526-6026-5.The book offers a comprehensive analysis...
Rural Protest on Prince Edward Island: From British Colonization to the Escheat Movement
R. Bittermann, Rural Protest on Prince Edward Island: From British Colonization to the Escheat Movement (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), xii + 382pp. Cloth. $65 (£42). ISBN 13 978-0820-0439-0. Paper. $29.95. £20. ISBN 13-978-0820-7229-0.Prince...
Saints, Sinners and Soldiers: Canada's Second World War
J.A. Keshen, Saints, Sinners and Soldiers: Canada's Second World War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2004), 448pp. Cloth. $45. ISBN 0-7748-0923-X.Anyone with an interest in Canadian history will be aware of Canada's magnificent contribution to the Allied victory...
Saskatchewan: A New History
B. Waiser, Saskatchewan: A New History (Calgary: Fifth House Ltd/Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2005), ix + 563pp. Cloth. $49.95. ISBN 1-894856-43-0.This was a deluxe commemorative publication for the provincial centennial of 2005. Bill Waiser, a specialist...
Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity
H.N. Nicholson (ed.), Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity (Lanham/ Boulder/New York/Oxford: Lexington Books, 2003), 311pp. Cloth. $70. ISBN 0-7391- 0521-2.Heather Norris Nicholson's contribution to this fine book is so substantial (chapter-length...
Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970
M. Dawson, Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004), xiii + 274pp. Cloth. $95. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 0-7748-1055-6.This is a cultural history that examines the evolution of...
Star Power? Celebrity and Politics among Anglophone Canadian Youth
Celebrities are playing an increasingly important role in Canadian politics. Recently, entertainers have become active in politics, politician Belinda Stronach has become a celebrity herself, and a celebrity from the sports world became a member of the...
The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood
C.A. Howells (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), xvi + 200pp. Cloth. £45. ISBN 0-521-83966-1; Paper. £15.99. ISBN 0-521-54851-9.This collection of twelve essays, introduced and edited by Coral...
The Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853: Personalities, Profits and Politics
R.C. Lee, The Canada Company and the Huron Tract, 1826-1853: Personalities, Profits and Politics (Toronto: National Heritage Books, 2004), viii + 304pp. Paper. $26.95 (£12.99). ISBN 1-8962-1994-2.At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the British...
The Cinema of Canada
Jerry White (ed.), The Cinema of Canada (London: Wallflower Press, 2006), xv + 268pp. Cloth. £40. ISBN 1-9047-6461-4; Paper. £18.99. ISBN 1-9047-6460-6.In 2002, Jerry White and William Beard co-edited North of Everything, a collection of essays on English...
The Confederation Debates in the United Province in Canada, 1865, Second Edition
P.B. Waite (ed.), The Confederation Debates in the United Province in Canada, 1865, second edition (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006), xxxviii + 129pp. Cloth. $75 (£56). ISBN-10 0-7735-3092-4; Paper. $27.95 (£17.95). ISBN-...
The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman
R. Panofsky, The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2006), 204pp. Paper. $22.95. ISBN 0-88755-689-2.This book belongs to the current wave of reassessments of Canadian writers of the 1940s...
The Future of the Page
P. Stoicheff and A. Taylor (eds), The Future of the Page (Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 2004), vii + 272pp. Paper. $29.95 (£20.00). ISBN 0-8020- 8584-9.At first sight it might seem strange that this collection of papers should...
The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline
R. Woodbridge, The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), xv + 328pp. Paper. £18. $30.95. ISBN 0-8020-8606-9.The provocative title of this book represents a warning that a looming...
The Politics and Poetics of Passage in Canadian and Australian Culture and Fiction
C. Sturgess (ed.), The Politics and Poetics of Passage in Canadian and Australian Culture and Fiction (Nantes: CRINI/CEC Canadensis Series, 2006), 224pp. Paper. 20. ISBN 2-9164-2402-4.This collection of twelve essays offers some gems for Canadian Studies...
The Professionalization of History in English Canada
D. Wright, The Professionalization of History in English Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005, x + 270pp. Cloth. $45.00. ISBN 0-8020-3928-6.Historiography and the history of historians are not the same thing. The one gives priority to the...
The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America
C.G. Calloway, The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), xvii + 219pp. Cloth. $28.00. ISBN 13: 978-0-19-530071-0.Nothing fails like success: the Treaty of Paris, which in 1763 marked...
This Is My Country, What's Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada
N. Richler, This Is My Country, What's Yours? A Literary Atlas of Canada (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006), 475pp. Cloth. $37.99. ISBN 0-7710-7533-2.Richler's Atlas is an excellent guide for anyone interested in contemporary Canadian literature...
When the Fish Are Gone: Ecological Disaster and Fishers in Northwest Newfoundland
C. Palmer and P. Sinclair, When the Fish are Gone: Ecological Disaster and Fishers in Northwest Newfoundland (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 1997), 120pp. Paper. $17.95. ISBN 1-8956-8677-6.With historic settlement of small-boat fishing communities, which...
White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada
D. Coleman, White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), x + 320pp. Cloth. $55 (£35). ISBN 0-8020-37073-0.In White Civility, Daniel Coleman self-consciously traces the construction of white Britishness...
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change/First and Other Nations
J. Dickson-Gilmore and C. La Prairie, Will the Circle be Unbroken? Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 320pp. Cloth. $65 (£40). ISBN 0-8020-8922-4; Paper....
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