British Journal of Canadian Studies

Provides articles on Canadian studies topics.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, 2016

A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada
Phyllis D. Airhart, A Church with the Soul of a Nation: Making and Remaking the United Church of Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013), 446pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4248-8. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4249-5.An...
After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and the United Church of Canada
Kevin N. Flatt, After Evangelicalism: The Sixties and the United Church of Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013), 368pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-77354123-8. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4124-5.In After Evangelicalism,...
Apartment Housing Then and Now: Vignettes from Toronto and Montreal/Le Logement En Appartement Alors et Aujourd'hui: Vignettes De Toronto et De Montréal
The apartment house has had a chequered and controversial career in Canadian cities. In the early twentieth century it was regarded with suspicion if not downright opposition, especially in Toronto, ostensibly on grounds of undermining family life -...
Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship
Adrienne Clarkson, Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship (Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2014), 240pp. Paper. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-77089-837-0.In this book, Canada's twenty-sixth Governor-General considers what it takes to feel a sense of belonging as...
Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State
Yale D. Belanger and P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Blockades or Breakthroughs? Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015), 488pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4390-4. Paper. $32.95. ISBN...
Comparing Canada: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics
Luc Turgeon, Martin Papillon, Jennifer Wallner and Stephen White (eds), Comparing Canada: Methods and Perspectives on Canadian Politics (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 356pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2784-3. Paper. $34.95....
Connected Struggles: Catholics, Nationalists, and Transnational Relations between Mexico and Quebec, 1917-1945
Maurice Demers, Connected Struggles: Catholics, Nationalists, and Transnational Relations between Mexico and Quebec, 1917-1945 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 304pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4356-0. Paper. $32.95....
Contradictory Mobility: Child Self-Protection and Automobiles in Interwar Toronto's Globe/Mobilité Contradictoire: L'autoprotection Des Enfants et Les Automobiles Dans le Globe De Toronto De L'entre-Deux Guerres
The right of the child is protection, and it is the responsibility of the adult, parent, teacher, or state officer, to secure this protection.Richards, Euthenics: The Science of Controllable Environment, 15As it settles into the twenty-first century,...
Fighting over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada
Janet Epp Buckingham, Fighting over God: A Legal and Political History of Religious Freedom in Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 344pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4327-0. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4328-7.Even...
Forgotten Pasts and Contested Futures in Vancouver/Passés Oubliés et Futurs Contestés À Vancouver
I was talking last week with libby davies, member ofparliament for the downtown eastside of vancouver,and libby told of a star trek episode she'd seen - afuturistic situation in san francisco - an enormous wallhad been constructed dividing poor people...
Grit: The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr
Greg Donaghy, Grit: The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2015), 496pp. Cased. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2911-3.Paul Martin (1903-92) was a devout French-speaking Roman Catholic who rose from humble rural...
Introduction: Canadian Cities: Past into Present
The papers in this special issue address in diverse ways the relationship between past and present in major Canadian cities. Their authors explore points of comparison and contrast, continuities and ruptures between past and present; how the past has...
Lives of Their Own, a Place of Their Own? the Living Arrangements of 'Business Girls' in Early Twentieth-Century Canadian cities/Des Vies À Elles, Un Endroit À Elles? Les Modes De Vie Résidentiels Des Jeunes Employées De Bureau Dans Les Villes Canadiennes Du Début Du Vingtième Siècle
And so it is that, nowadays, when a girl leaves school or college, she hunts about for a job ... in hundreds of cases, she merely wants enough to become independent ... the modern girl prefers to pay her own way. To many, stenography offers a happy solution...
O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition
History Norman Hillmer, O.D. Skelton: A Portrait of Canadian Ambition (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015), 452pp. Cased. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-8020-0534-2. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-4872-2122-6.C.P. Stacey once described Oscar Douglas Skelton as...
Patrician Families and the Making of Quebec: The Taschereaus and McCords
Brian Young, Patrician Families and the Making of Quebec: The Taschereaus and McCords (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 472pp. Colour section. 120 b&w photos. 4 maps. 11 tables. 2 diagrams. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4435-2....
Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives
Kirsten Kozolanka (ed.), Publicity and the Canadian State: Critical Communications Perspectives (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 392pp. Cased. $80. ISBN 978-1-4426-4782-4. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-1590-8.The ways in which political...
Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers and New Leftists in English Canada
Ian Milligan, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers and New Leftists in English Canada (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 251pp. Cased. $90. ISBN 978-0-7748-2687-7. Paper. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2688-4.As the Baby Boom...
Religion in the Public Sphere: Canadian Case Studies
Solange Lefebvre and Lori G. Beaman (eds), Religion in the Public Sphere: Canadian Case Studies (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 332pp. Cased. $80. ISBN 978-1-44264862-3. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-2630-0.A collection of essays by distinguished...
Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan
David McGrane, Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 392pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4416-1. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4417-8.McGrane presents the first...
Republicanism and Responsible Government: The Shaping of Democracy in Australia and Canada
Benjamin T. Jones, Republicanism and Responsible Government: The Shaping of Democracy in Australia and Canada (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 312pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4361-4. Paper. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4362-1.This...
Scotland No More? the Scots Who Left Scotland in the Twentieth Century
Marjory Harper, Scotland No More? The Scots Who Left Scotland in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2012), 279pp. Paper. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-9083-7335-9.For two centuries Scots have been over-represented in many parts of the world and therefore...
The Dawn of Canada's Century: Hidden Histories
Gordon Darroch (ed.), The Dawn of Canada's Century: Hidden Histories (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014), 520pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-77354252-5. Paper. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-7735-4465-9.The Dawn of Canada's Century presents...
The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis
Antony Anderson, The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis (Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane, 2015), 400pp. Cased. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-86492-874-0.Antony Anderson, a journalist and documentarían, has been working on an account of Lester Pearson's life...
The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Two: A Critical Heritage/The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in Review
Benjamin Lefebvre (ed.), The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Two: A Critical Heritage (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 464pp. Cased. $55. ISBN 978-1-4426-4492-2.Benjamin Lefebvre (ed.), The L.M. Montgomery Reader: Volume Three: A Legacy in...
Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective
Donald M. Taylor and Roxane de la Sablonnière, Towards Constructive Change in Aboriginal Communities: A Social Psychology Perspective (Montreal & Kingston: McGillQueen's University Press, 2014), 264pp. Cased. $110. ISBN 978-0-7735-4430-7. Paper....
Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship
Linda M. Morra, Unarrested Archives: Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Canadian Women's Authorship (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014), 256pp. Cased. $70. ISBN 978-1-4426-4881-4. Paper. £29.95. ISBN 978-1-4426-2642-3.Based on an insightful examination...
Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910
Karen Stanworth, Visibly Canadian: Imaging Collective Identities in the Canadas, 1820-1910 (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015), 476pp. Colour section. 59 b&w photos. Cased. $49.95. ISBN 987-0-7735-4458-1.It is difficult...
Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut, Vol. 7: Economic Development Part I/Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut, Vol. 8: Economic Development Part II
Minnie Grey and Marianne A. Stenbaek (eds), Voices and Images of Nunavimmiut, Vol. 7: Economic Development Part I (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press/ IPI Press, 2014), 288pp. Cased. $29.95 ISBN 978-0-9829-1557-8.Minnie Grey and Marianne...
Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia
Kathleen Rodgers, Welcome to Resisterville: American Dissidents in British Columbia (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014), 240pp. Cased. $95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2733-1. Paper. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-7748-2734-8.Kathleen Rodgers's sociological...
'You Might Understand Toronto': Tracing the Histories of Writing on Toronto writing/'You Might Understand Toronto': Retracer Les Histoires De L'écriture Sur L'écriture De Toronto
At first they were inclined to resent Jane a bit, thinking she must know everything because she came from Toronto and would be putting on airs about it. (Montgomery 2014 [1937]: 12)For over three hundred years this place that we call Toronto has been...
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