British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada
D.B. Tindall, Ronald L. Trosper, and Pamela Perreault (eds), Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013), 364 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2334-0. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2335-7.The...
A Brief History of Women in Quebec
Denyse Baillargeon, trans. W. Donald Wilson, A Brief History of Women in Quebec (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 284 pp. Paper. $24.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-950-0.In A Brief History of Women in Quebec, Denyse Baillargeon offers a synthetic...
Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage
M. Jane Fairburn, Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage (Toronto: ECW Press, 2013), 429 pp. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-1-77041-099-2.One image lingers from those presented by M. Jane Fairburn's eclectic and fascinating history of...
And We Go On: A Memoir of the Great War
Will R. Bird, introduction and afterword by David Williams, And We Go On: A Memoir of the Great War (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 242 pp. Paper. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-7735-4396-6.And We Go On is the 'lost classic' First...
Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice since 1500
Marcel Martel, Canada the Good: A Short History of Vice since 1500 (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 196 pp. Paper. $29.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-947-0.At first glance, the use of the word 'vice' in Martel's title might strike some readers...
Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967
Christopher Anderson, Canadian Liberalism and the Politics of Border Control, 1867-1967 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2012), 280 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2392-0. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2393-7.Christopher Anderson's...
Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon
Bruce Erickson, Canoe Nation: Nature, Race, and the Making of a Canadian Icon (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013), 252 pp. 12 b&w photos. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2248-0. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2249-7.Bruce Erickson...
Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World War I
Neta Gordon, Catching the Torch: Contemporary Canadian Literary Responses to World War I (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 222 pp. Cased. £51.50. ISBN 978-1-55458-980-7.Catching the Torch examines contemporary Canadian literar y...
Churchill, Borden and Anglo-Canadian Naval Relations, 1911-14
Martin Thornton, Churchill, Borden and Anglo-Canadian Naval Relations, 1911-14 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 208 pp. Cased. £58. ISBN 978-1-1373-0086-7.A book on Anglo-Canadian naval relations is a rare beast and, as such, Martin Thornton's...
Conservatives and Conditional Loyalty: The Rebellion Losses Crisis of 1849 in Montreal (Les Conservateurs et la Loyauté Conditionnelle: La Crise De la Loi D'indemnisation Pour le Bas-Canada De 1849 À Montréal)
This article argues that in 1849 the conservatives of Montreal adhered to a 'contractual' notion of loyalty, which they understood as a social contract between monarch and subject. They followed the ideas of John Locke, who suggested that government...
Creating This Place: Women, Family, and Class in St John's, 1900-1950
Linda Cullum and Marilyn Porter (eds), Creating This Place: Women, Family, and Class in St John's, 1900-1950 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 352 pp. 34 b&w photos. 2 maps. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4310-2. Paper....
Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada
Alison R. Marshall, Cultivating Connections: The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 288 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2800-0. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2801-7.Alison R. Marshall's Cultivating...
Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film
Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose (eds), Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 342 pp. Paper. $39.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-926-5.This volume presents nine essays...
First among Unequals: The Premier, Politics, and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador
Alex Marland and Matthew Kerby (eds), First Among Unequals: The Premier, Politics, and Policy in Newfoundland and Labrador (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 366 pp. 24 figures. 21 tables. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4344-7....
Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas/Donald Creighton: A Life in History
Kenneth C. Dewar, Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas (Montreal & Kingston: McGillQueen's University Press, 2015), 232 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7735-4487-1. Paper. $22.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4520-5.Donald Wright, Donald Creighton: A Life in...
French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest
Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 472 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2804-8. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2805-5.In her Introduction,...
Freshwater Politics in Canada
Peter Clancy, Freshwater Politics in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 256 pp. Cased. $67. ISBN 978-1-4426-0927-3. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-0926-6.Freshwater Politics in Canada considers key challenges in what is often perceived...
Historical GIS Research in Canada
Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin (eds), Historical GIS Research in Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014), 344 pp. Maps, photos, tables, notes, bibliography index. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-55238-708-5.It is always exciting for a reviewer...
Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture
Political and social sciences Amy J. Ransom, Hockey, PQ: Canada's Game in Quebec's Popular Culture (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 280 pp. Cased. $70. ISBN 978-1-4426-4813-5. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1619-6.This book fills a void...
Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism: Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico
Isabel Altamirano-Jiménez, Indigenous Encounters with Neoliberalism: Place, Women, and the Environment in Canada and Mexico (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013), 284 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2508-5. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2509-2.Isabel...
Indigenous Women, Work, and History 1940-1980
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Indigenous Women, Work, and History 1940-1980 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2014), 336 pp. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-88755-738-5.Indigenous women's history is still under-researched so this significant and accomplished...
In Duty Bound: Men, Women, and the State in Upper Canada, 1783-1841
J.K. Johnson, In Duty Bound: Men, Women, and the State in Upper Canada, 1783-1841 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press/Carleton Library Series, 2014), 320 pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4277-8. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4278-5.J.K....
Invisible Immigrants: The English in Canada since 1945
Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson, Invisible Immigrants: The English in Canada since 1945 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015), 288 pp. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-88755-777-4.Much has been written about immigration to Canada after the Second...
Journalism and Political Exclusion: Social Conditions of News Production and Reception
Debra M. Clarke, Journalism and Political Exclusion: Social Conditions of News Production and Reception (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 376 pp. 7 tables. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4281-5. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4282-2.The...
Landscape Architecture in Canada
Ron Williams, Landscape Architecture in Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 672 pp. 354 images. Cased. $65. ISBN 978-0-7735-4206-8.The world's second-largest country by landmass, Canada is lauded for its majestic...
Landscapes of War and Memory: The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977-2007
Sherrill Grace, Landscapes of War and Memory: The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977-2007 (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2014), 636 pp. Paper. £35.99. ISBN 978-1-77212-000-4.Landscapes of War and Memory demonstrates that...
Looking West: Regional Transformation and the Future of Canada
Loleen Berdahl and Roger Gibbins, Looking West: Regional Transformation and the Future of Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 192 pp. Cased. $67. ISBN 978-1-4426-0875-7. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-0645-6.For scholars studying provincial...
Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960
Literature, arts and criticism Faye Hammill and Michelle Smith, Magazines, Travel, and Middlebrow Culture: Canadian Periodicals in English and French, 1925-1960 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015), 212 pp. Cased. £75. ISBN 978-1-7813-8140-3.This...
Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975
Christopher Armstrong, Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 448 pp. 280 photos. Cased. £40. ISBN 978-0-7735-4349-2.Toronto is having its moment in the spotlight. Lauded...
North America's Indian Trade in European Commerce and Imagination, 1580-1850
George Colpitts, North America's Indian Trade in European Commerce and Imagination, 1580-1850 (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013), 314 pp. Cased. $148. ISBN 978-9-0042-4323-1.No one reads Harold Adams Innis's masterwork on the subject anymore, but the...
Nunavut: A Health System Profile
Gregory P. Marchildon and Renée Torgerson, Nunavut: A Health System Profile (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013), 192 pp. 26 tables. 4 diagrams. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4147-4. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4148-1.Nunavut:...
Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement
Steven High, Oral History at the Crossroads: Sharing Life Stories of Survival and Displacement (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 456 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2683-9. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2684-6.Recently awarded...
Our Ice Is Vanishing/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change
Shelley Wright, Our Ice is Vanishing/Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 420 pp. 10 colour photos. 42 b&w photos. 3 maps. 4 diagrams. Cased. £26.99....
Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border
Gillian Roberts and David Stirrup (eds), Parallel Encounters: Culture at the Canada-US Border (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013), 354 pp. Paper. $48.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-984-5.Parallel Encounters is a fascinating, highly informative,...
Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada
Vivienne Poy, Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013), 288 pp. 13 b&w photos. 1 map. 5 tables. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4149-8.An extension of her...
Playing the Art World: The Rise and Fall of Greg Curnoe (Jouer le Jeu Du Monde Artistique: Montée et Chute De Greg Curnoe)
'Culture is ordinary': a new paradigmFrom the mid-1960s to the early 1980s the London, Ontario artist Greg Curnoe enjoyed a mutually beneficial, yet complicated, relationship with the National Galler y of Canada. Thanks partly to his association with...
Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press and Tweet the Rest
Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson, and Tamara A. Small (eds), Political Communication in Canada: Meet the Press and Tweet the Rest (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 316 pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2776-8. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2777-5.This...
Private Women and the Public Good: Charity and State Formation in Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-93
Carmen J. Nielson, Private Women and the Public Good: Charity and State Formation in Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-93 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 176 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748-2691-4. Paper. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2692-1.Nielson's...
Racisms in a Multicultural Canada: Paradoxes, Politics, and Resistance
Augie Fleras, Racisms in a Multicultural Canada: Paradoxes, Politics, and Resistance (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 342 pp. Paper. $44.99. ISBN 978-1-55458-953-1.This book explores the issue of racism in a contemporary multicultural...
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Jennifer L. Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 316 pp. 38 images. Cased. $65. ISBN 978-1-4426-4384-0. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1225-9.Reclaiming the...
Rose-Tinted Ideals and the Threat of Spinsterhood: Teaching and Maternalism in Anne of Avonlea (1909) (Idéaux éDulcorés et la Menace Du Statut De "Vieille Fille": L'enseignement et le Maternalisme Dans Anne of Avonlea (1909))
Readers and critics alike have long considered Anne of Avonlea (1909) an inferior sequel to Anne of Green Gables (1908). Elizabeth Epperly has argued that 'as an active frolic that continues the good times of Anne of Green Gables, the sequel is a success;...
Shakespeare in Quebec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation
Jennifer Drouin, Shakespeare in Quebec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 296 pp. Cased. $65. ISBN 978-1-4426-4797-8.This is an important study in English of the presence of Shakespeare, the canonical author...
Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience
Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis (eds), Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 256 pp. Cased. $67. ISBN 978-1-4426-4804-3. Paper. $27.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1612-7.In their...
Sovereign Screens: Aboriginal Media on the Canadian West Coast
Kristin L. Dowell, Sovereign Screens: Aboriginal Media on the Canadian West Coast (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2013), 296 pp. Cased. $50. ISBN 978-0-8032-4538-9.This anthropological study analyses recent developments in Aboriginal media...
The Fragmented or Cosmopolitan Metropolis? A Neighbourhood Story of Immigration in Montreal (la Métropole Fragmentée Ou Cosmopolite? Une Histoire De Quartiers De L'immigration Montréalaise)
IntroductionImmigration and the metropolis have long been linked, and still are in our ways of thinking about the contemporary city. No-one has better explored this link - even though his work contains no statistics on immigration flows - than the Berlin...
The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838
History Michel Ducharme, The Idea of Liberty in Canada during the Age of Atlantic Revolutions, 1776-1838, trans. Peter Feldstein (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 296 pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4400-0. Paper. $32.95....
The Multiculturalism Question: Debating Identity in 21st Century Canada
Jack Jedwab (ed.), The Multiculturalism Question: Debating Identity in 21st Century Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press/Queen's Policy Studies, 2014), 266 pp. Paper. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-55339-422-8.The Multiculturalism Question...
Tracking the Great Bear: How Environmentalists Recreated British Columbia's Coastal Rainforest
Justin Page, Tracking the Great Bear: How Environmentalists Recreated British Columbia's Coastal Rainforest (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 176 pp. Cased. $85. ISBN 978-0-7748-2671-6. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2672-3.This...
Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution
Gregory Baum, Truth and Relevance: Catholic Theology in French Quebec since the Quiet Revolution (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 240 pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4325-6. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4326-3.Catholic...
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