Canadian Society: A Macro Analysis by Harry H. HillerCanadian Society: A Macro Analysis by Harry H. Hiller

Canadian Society: A Macro Analysis

byHarry H. Hiller

Paperback | July 22, 2005

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This text investigates the fundamental questions and issues of Canadian society within the framework of a national unit. The objective is to provide the reader with a sense of the continual transformation of Canadian society and to sketch the forces that contribute to change. By discussing demographic differences such as language and ethnicity, and Canadian dilemmas such as foreign influence, cultural dualism, inequality, regionalism, and nationalism. Hiller illuminates both the unique character of Canadian society and the struggle of constituent populations in a negotiated entity to define their nation in the past and the future.
Title:Canadian Society: A Macro AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What Is a Macro Analysis?

Further Exploration and Selected Readings at the end of each chapter


Chapter 1: The Question of Society
Describing a Human Society

The Problem of Society Within Political Units
Region as a Unit of Society

Assessing the Society Within Canada’s Borders



Chapter 2: The Question of Autonomy

Colonialism as a Historical Process

Foci of the Autonomy Issue

Factors Constraining Self-Determination

Free Trade: A Case Study in Societal Autonomy

Foreign Influence Reconsidered 


Chapter 3: The Issue of Inequality

Indicators of Inequality

Interpreting Inequality

Other Dimensions of Inequality
Ethnic Inequality
Regional Inequality
Gender Inequality

Social Mobility

Social Power

The State and Inequality
Responses to Inequality

Chapter 4: The Issue of Regionalism

Regionalism as a Social Factor
What Causes Regionalism?

Region Study 1: The Prairie West and the New West

Region Study II: The Atlantic Region
Region Study III: The North
Regionalism Revisited

Chapter 5: The Issue of Ethnicity

Ethnic Origin and Ethnic Identity
Factors Sustaining the Importance of Ethnicity

The Most Dominant Forms of Group Conflict
Quebec and French-English Relations

Aboriginal—NonAboriginal Relations

The Meaning of Multiculturalism

Chapter 6: The Question of Uniqueness

Distinctive Canadian Features:

A New Perspective: The Deep Structures Approach

Ethnic Regionalism: An Introduction

Economic marginality, ethnicity, and autonomy. Comparison: Scotland
Ethnic nationalism. Comparison: Wales
Regionalized control. Comparison: The Basque Region of Spain

Polities With More Than One Official Language: An Introduction

Uniqueness Re-examined

Chapter 7: The Question of Identity

Issues in Assessing the Canadian Identity

Contradictions in the Analysis of Canadian Society

Factors in Identity Formation

Negotiating a Societal Identity

Reformulating and Reconstructing the National Identity
The Dynamics of Nation-Building