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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