Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82 by Dominique ClémentCanada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82 by Dominique Clément

Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82

byDominique Clément

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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In the first major study of postwar social movement organizations in Canada, Dominique Clément provides a history of the human rights movement as seen through the eyes of two generations of activists. Drawing on newly acquired archival sources, extensive interviews, and materials released through access to information applications, Clément explores the history of four organizations – the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, Ligue des droits de l’homme, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association – that emerged in the sixties and evolved into powerful lobbies for human rights despite bitter internal disputes and intense rivalries.

In addition to offering a unique perspective on some of the most infamous human rights controversies of the period – the Gastown riot, the campaign to counteract police violence in Toronto, compulsory treatment of drug addicts, the October crisis of 1970, and the rights of prisoners and welfare recipients – Canada’s Rights Revolution argues that the idea of human rights has historically been highly statist while grassroots activism has been at the heart of the most profound human rights advances.

Dominique Clément is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. His website can be found at www.HistoryOfRights.com.
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Title:Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.95 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774814802

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1 Introduction

2 Canada’s Rights Revolution

3 The Forties and Fifties: The First Generation

4 Social Movement Organizations: A Brief Introduction

5 The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

6 La Ligue des droits de l’homme

7 The Canadian Civil Liberties Association

8 The Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association

9 Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Editorial Reviews

In the first major study of postwar social movement organizations in Canada, Dominique Clément provides a history of the human rights movement as seen through the eyes of two generations of activists. Drawing on newly acquired archival sources, extensive interviews, and materials released through access to information applications, Clément explores the history of four organizations that emerged in the sixties and evolved into powerful lobbies for human rights despite bitter internal disputes and intense rivalries. This book offers a unique perspective on infamous human rights controversies and argues that the idea of human rights has historically been highly statist while grassroots activism has been at the heart of the most profound human rights advances.Dominique Clément’s Canada’s Rights Revolution is a major contribution to the historical and sociological literature on human rights in Canada. It is comprehensive, well organized, and makes a persuasive argument about the nature of human rights activism through the framework of social movements theory. - Brian Howe, author of Restraining Equality: Human Rights Commissions in Canada - 20090101