The West and Beyond
448 pages, 6 1/2 x 10
32 images, 1 table
Release Date:01 Jul 2010

The West and Beyond

New Perspectives on an Imagined “Region”

Athabasca University Press

The West and Beyond evaluates and appraises the state ofWestern Canadian history, acknowledging and assessing the contributionsof historians of the past and present while showcasing the researchinterests of a new generation of scholars. It charts new directions forthe future and stimulates further interrogations of our past.

This collection encourages dialogue among the generations ofhistorians of the West and among practitioners of diverse approaches tothe past. It also reflects a broad range of disciplinary andprofessional boundaries, suggesting a number of different ways tounderstand the west.

Alvin Finkel has taught Canadian history atAthabasca University since 1978. Best known for his co-authorship withMargaret Conrad of the two-volume History of the Canadian Peoples, hisother publications include The Social Credit Phenomenon in Albertaand Our Lives: Canada After 1945 and Social Policy andPractice in Canada: A History. Sarah Carter isProfessor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in both the Department ofHistory and Classics and the Faculty of Native Studies at theUniversity of Alberta. She is the author of The Importance of BeingMonogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 andMontana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One’s Own. PeterFortna is a historical and traditional land use consultant inthe Fort McMurray area. He was the co-organizer of “The West andBeyond: Historians Past, Present and Future” conference, on whichThe West and Beyond is based.

Contibutors: Dominique Clement, Bruce Dawson, AmberDean, Lyle Dick, Matt Dyce, Gerald Friesen, Elizabeth Jameson, EsylltJones, Susan Joudrey, Jennifer Kelly Dan Cui, Valerie Korinek, KathrynMcKay, James Opp, Robyn Read, Jeffrey Taylor, Robert Wardhaugh, LaurenWheeler, Winona Wheeler, John Willis



Part One. Frameworks for Western CanadianHistory

1.   Critical History in Western Canada1900–2000 / Gerald Friesen

2.   Vernacular Currents in Western CanadianHistoriography: The Passion and Prose of Katherine Hughes, F.G. Roe,and Roy Ito / Lyle Dick

3.   Cree Intellectual Traditions in History /Winona Wheeler

Part Two. The Aboriginal West

4.   Visualizing Space, Race, and History inthe North: Photographic Narratives of the Athabasca-Mackenzie RiverBasin / Matt Dyce and James Opp

5.   The Kaleidoscope of Madness: Perceptions ofInsanity in British Columbia Aboriginal Populations, 1872–1950 /Kathryn McKay

6.   Space, Temporality, History: EncounteringHauntings in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside / AmberDean

7.   The Expectations of a Queen: Identity and RacePolitics in the Calgary Stampede / Susan L. Joudrey

Part Three. The Workers’ West

8.   Capitalist Development, Forms of Labour, andClass Formation in Prairie Canada / Jeffery Taylor

9.   Two Wests, One-and-a-Half Paradigms, and,Perhaps, Beyond / Elizabeth Jameson

10. Disease as Embodied Praxis: Epidemics, Public Health, andWorking-Class Resistance in Winnipeg, 1906–19 / Esyllt W.Jones

11. Winnipeg’s Moment: The Winnipeg Postal Strike of 1919 /John Willis

Part Four. Viewing the West from the Margins

12. “Our Negro Citizens”: An Example of EverydayCitizenship Practices / Dan Cui and Jennifer R. Kelly

13. A Queer-Eye View of the Prairies: Reorienting Western CanadianHistories / Valerie J. Korinek

14. Human Rights Law and Sexual Discrimination in British Columbia,1953–84 / Dominique Clément

Part Five. Cultural Portrayals of the West

15. W.L. Morton, Margaret Laurence, and the Writing of Manitoba /Robert Wardhaugh

16. The Banff Photographic Exchange: Albums, Youth, Skiing, andMemory Making in the 1920s / Lauren Wheeler

17. Eric Harvie: Without and Within Robert Kroetsch’s Alibi /Robyn Read

18. “It’s a Landmark in the Community”: TheConservation of Historic Places in Saskatchewan, 1911–2009 /Bruce Dawson

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