Creating Postwar Canada showcases new research on this complex period, exploring postwar Canada's diverse symbols and battlegrounds. Contributors to the first half of the collection consider evolving definitions of the nation, examining the ways in which Canada was reimagined to include both the Canadian North and landscapes structured by trade and commerce. The essays in the latter half analyze debates on shopping hours, professional striptease, the qproviderq role of fathers, interracial adoption, sexuality on campus, and illegal drug use, issues that shaped how the country defined itself in sociocultural and political terms. This collection contributes to the historiography of nationalism, gender and the family, consumer cultures, and countercultures.His family moved to Vancouver in 1930 when King was a young boy; he later quit school to work at Hammonds Furniture Company for four years. After serving in the army during the Second World War and playing in the army band, Kinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Creating Postwar Canada|
|Author||:||Robert Rutherdale, Magda Fahrni|
|Publisher||:||UBC Press - 2008-07-01|