Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75 by Robert RutherdaleCreating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75 by Robert Rutherdale

Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75

EditorRobert Rutherdale, Magda Fahrni

Paperback | July 1, 2008

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Postwar Canada was far more complex than the well-worn stereotypesof Cold War conformity and 1960s rebellion suggest. Various parts ofthe country experienced nationalist awakenings; a baby boom wasaccompanied by increased immigration and an expanding labour force;women were demanding access to birth control; and Canada was rethinkingits relationship with the United States.

Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissentshowcases new research on this period, exploring postwar Canada’sdiverse symbols and battlegrounds. Contributors to the first half ofthe collection consider evolving definitions of the nation in Quebec,Acadian New Brunswick, and English Canada. They examine the ways inwhich Canada was reimagined to include both the Canadian North andlandscapes structured by trade and commerce. The essays that make upthe latter half of the anthology analyze debates on shopping hours,professional striptease, the “provider” role of fathers,interracial adoption, sexuality on campus, and illegal drug use, issuesthat shaped how the country defined itself in sociocultural andpolitical terms. 

This collection sheds light on an underexamined era in Canadianhistory. It also contributes to the historiography of nationalism,gender and the family, consumer cultures, and countercultures.

Magda Fahrni is a member of the Department of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Robert Rutherdale is a member of the Department of History and Philosophy at Algoma University College. Contributors: Dimitry Anastakis, Éric Bédard, Joel Belliveau, Michael Dawson, Karen Dubinsky, Steven High, Marcel Martel, Steve Penf...
Title:Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.88 × 5.97 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


Introduction / Magda Fahrni and Robert Rutherdale

Part 1: Imagining Postwar Communities
1 Constructing the "Eskimo" Wife: WhiteWomen’s Travel Writing, Colonialism, and the Canadian North,1940-60 / Joan Sangster
2 The Intellectual Origins of the October Crisis / ÉricBédard
3 Acadian New Brunswick’s Ambivalent Leap into the CanadianLiberal Order / Joel Belliveau
4 The "Narcissism of Small Differences": The Inventionof Canadian English, 1951-67 / Steven High
5 From Liberalism to Nationalism: Peter C. Newman’sDiscovery of Canada / Robert Wright
6 Multilateralism, Nationalism, and Bilateral Free Trade:Competing Visions of Canadian Economic and Trade Policy, 1945-70 /Dimitry Anastakis
7 Selling by the Carload: The Early Years of Fast Food in Canada /Steve Penfold

Part 2: Diversity and Dissent
8 Leisure, Consumption, and the Public Sphere: Postwar Debatesover Shopping Regulations in Vancouver and Victoria during the Cold War/ Michael Dawson
9 Men Behind the Marquee: Greasing the Wheels ofVansterdam’s Professional Striptease Scene, 1950-75 / BeckiRoss
10 New "Faces" for Fathers: Memory, Life-Writing, andFathers as Providers in the Postwar Consumer Era / RobertRutherdale
11 "We Adopted a Negro": Interracial Adoption and theHybrid Baby in 1960s Canada / Karen Dubinsky
12 "Chastity Outmoded!" The Ubyssey, Sex, and the SingleGirl, 1960-70 / Christabelle Sethna
13 Law versus Medicine: The Debate over Drug Use in the 1960s /Marcel Martel