Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars’ Press
402 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
July 2015
Print ISBN: 9781551307350


Overview

Pedagogically rich, this new edition examines Canada’s growth and development in a socio-historical framework and encourages students to consider some of the tough questions Canadian citizens are likely to face in adjusting to the demands and challenges of life in the twenty-first century. Trevor W. Harrison and John W. Friesen investigate economic, political, cultural, and ideological perspectives through three main relationships: Quebec and Canada, Canada and the United States, and Canada and the Aboriginal Nations. Exploring the unique character of modern Canadian society, this is a vibrant introductory text for sociology courses on Canadian society, as well as undergraduate courses in Canadian studies and Canadian history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: What Is Society?

PART 1: CANADA AND QUEBEC
Chapter 1: Living with the Consequences of 1760
Chapter 2: 100 Years of Solitudes
Chapter 3: The Constitutional Years
Chapter 4: The Return of the Nation

PART 2: CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
Chapter 5: The Making of English Canada
Chapter 6: English Canada in Transition
Chapter 7: From Colony to Nation—to Colony?
Chapter 8: Canada in a Neo-Liberal World

PART 3: CANADA AND THE ABORIGINAL NATIONS
Chapter 9: When Cultural Worlds Collide
Chapter 10: Keepers of the North
Chapter 11: The Fight for Justice
Chapter 12: New Learning Paths

Conclusion: Canada in the World and in the Future
Appendix 1: Canadian Federal Election Results since Confederation
Appendix 2: Canadian Prime Ministers, Governments, and Major Policies Since Confederation
References
Index

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