This third edition of Profiles of Canada combines depth, breadth, sophistication, and readability to offer the student a comprehensive introduction to Canadian society. The editors have brought together contributions from a wide range of disciplines to create a fascinating overview of the various facets of Canadian life and culture.
The text includes aspects of the Canadian experience not usually found in introductory texts. The inclusion of a short story by Alistair MacLeod, for example, is an innovative departure from the academic writing of the other chapters, and provides the student of Canadian society with a sample of the finest in contemporary Canadian writing.
Editors Dr. Kenneth Pryke and Dr. Walter Soderlund have carried out a successful update of the earlier editions of this well-respected text. Aspects of Canada explored in this new edition include regionalism, the North, demography, ethnicity, culture, and sport.
Introduction – Kenneth G. Pryke and Walter C. Soderlund
PART 1: BASIC COMPONENTS
Chapter 1: A Profile of Canadian History – Kenneth G. Pryke Chapter 2: A Profile of Canadian Regionalism – Andrew Nurse Chapter 3: The Canadian North – Bruce W. Hodgins Chapter 4: A Commentary on Some Aspects of Canadian Culture – Len Kuffert Chapter 5: Model of Virtue or Candidate for Censure? Assessing Canada’s Treatment of Ethnic Minorities – Tamara Palmer Seiler Chapter 6: Women in Canada: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back – Heather MacIvor Chapter 7: Sport and Canadian Culture – Alan Metcalfe
PART 2: POLICY PROCESSES
Chapter 8: Political Institutions and Public Policy – Michael Howlett Chapter 9: Globalization and Its Consequences in Canada – Stephen Brooks Chapter 10: For Export: Multiculturalism and Globalization – Yasmeen Abu-Laban Chapter 11: Organizing against Oppression: Aboriginal Women, Law, and Feminism – Patricia A. Monture-Angus Chapter 12: Canadian Health Care – Antonia Maioni
PART 3: THE ARTS
Chapter 13: French-Language Literature in Canada – Cynthia T. Hahn Chapter 14: Issues and Contexts: Canadian Literature in English – Karen E. Macfarlane Chapter 15: As Birds Bring Forth the Sun – Alistair MacLeod Chapter 16: Canadian Theatre: Visions and Revisions – Don Rubin Chapter 17: Fragments or Persistence of Visions: Continuity in Canadian Film History – Andre Loiselle Chapter 18: The Canadian Soundscape – Elaine Keillor Chapter 19: Canadian Painting – Sandra Paikowsky
A Guide for Student Research
List of Contributors
Kenneth Pryke is professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Windsor. He is interested particularly in nineteenth-century Canada and is currently researching the role of science in the mid-nineteenth century.
Walter C. Soderlund is professor emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor. His work on mass media in Canada include Mass Media and Elections in Canada (1984), Media Canada (1992 and 1996), and Television Advertising in Canada (1999). He is currently researching the issue of ownership effects on newspaper content.
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