Canadian Society in the Twenty-First Century, Third Edition
An Historical Sociological Approach
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
AcknowledgementsIntroduction: What Is Society?PART 1: CANADA AND QUEBECChapter 1: Living with the Consequences of 1760Chapter 2: 100 Years of SolitudesChapter 3: The Constitutional YearsChapter 4: The Return of the NationPART 2: CANADA AND THE UNITED STATESChapter 5: The Making of English CanadaChapter 6: English Canada in TransitionChapter 7: From Colony to Nation—to Colony?Chapter 8: Canada in a Neo-Liberal WorldPART 3: CANADA AND THE ABORIGINAL NATIONSChapter 9: When Cultural Worlds CollideChapter 10: Keepers of the NorthChapter 11: The Fight for JusticeChapter 12: New Learning PathsConclusion: Canada in the World and in the FutureAppendix 1: Canadian Federal Election Results since ConfederationAppendix 2: Canadian Prime Ministers, Governments, and Major Policies Since ConfederationReferencesIndex
"An understanding of Canadian society requires a critical analysis informed by history, political economy, and the dynamic process through which we ‘imagine’ our national identities. Harrison and Friesen provide exactly this."
— Graham Cook, Sociology Department, Capilano University
"The quality of scholarship, the breadth of coverage, the strength of analysis, and the clear writing make this text ideal for helping students learn about the complexity of Canadian society."
— Richard Nimijean, School of Canadian Studies, Carleton University
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