Creating Postwar Canada
Community, Diversity, And Dissent, 1945-75Book - 2008
Creating Postwar Canada showcases new research on thiscomplex period, exploring postwar Canada's diverse symbols andbattlegrounds. Contributors to the first half of the collectionconsider evolving definitions of the nation, examining the ways inwhich Canada was reimagined to include both the Canadian North andlandscapes structured by trade and commerce. The essays in the latterhalf analyze debates on shopping hours, professional striptease, the"provider" role of fathers, interracial adoption, sexualityon campus, and illegal drug use, issues that shaped how the countrydefined itself in sociocultural and political terms. Thiscollection contributes to the historiography of nationalism, gender andthe family, consumer cultures, and countercultures.