Exhibition, Film, and New Media Review
Season one of the RAVEN (De)Briefs podcast series is a refreshing Indigenization of the traditional podcast format in that it evokes everyday kitchen table conversations among relatives, combined with sonic, Indigenous documentary. Exploring contemporary environmental...
BC Studies no. 207 Autumn 2020 | Page(s) 128-129
Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians
In historical memory, the forced confinement and exclusion of 22,000 Japanese Canadians from 1942 to 1949 remains one of the darkest and, unfortunately, least understood chapters in Canadian history. Although the story has been told...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 111-112
No other historian has been able to capture the unique history and diversity of British Columbia as University of British Columbia professor emeritus Jean Barman, whose brilliant career is encapsulated in a select collection of...
The Object’s the Thing: The Writings of Yorke Edwards, a Pioneer of Heritage Interpretation in Canada
When we visit a nature park or a museum, do we consider how interpretation contributed to our experience? For Yorke Edwards, “the father of nature interpretation in Canada,” interpreting the object is “the thing.” As...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 115-116
Linda J. Eversole’s first book, Stella: Unrepentant Madam, written in 2005, was praised for its academic value and readability. The author continues her exploration of women in the sex trade with Victoria Unbuttoned, profiling ten...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 117-118
Knowing that Paradise Won: The Struggle to Create Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve would end in the establishment of a park offers no relief from the sense of urgency that reading the book elicits. Usually,...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 118-119
George Abbott was a cabinet minister for twelve years in the BC Liberal governments of Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark. In Big Promises, Small Government, he reflects on his tenure in the first Campbell government...
BC Studies no. 210 Summer 2021 | Page(s) 120-122
In 2013 the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Charles Edenshaw exhibition brought together three argillite platters made in the late 1880s by Da.a. xiigang, Charles Edenshaw – one from the Field Museum in Chicago, one from the...
BC Studies no. 209 Spring 2021 | Page(s) 142-145
Complicated Simplicity is a collection of essays, personal and expository, that explore the nature of living on secluded (non-ferry-serviced) islands within the Southwestern part of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest (and further abroad too)....
BC Studies no. 208 Winter 2020/21 | Page(s) 144-145
The Canadian writers who rose (or leapt) to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, and who are sometimes thought to be synonymous with Canadian literature itself, are now venerable. Although Margaret Atwood remains a formidable...
BC Studies no. 208 Winter 2020/21 | Page(s) 147-148
This book purports to represent a ‘New Ethnohistory’ as community-engaged research in First Nations communities. It consists primarily of essays written by graduate students who participated in the Ethnohistory Field School run since 1997 by...
BC Studies no. 207 Autumn 2020 | Page(s) 137-138
The First Peoples of the Pacific Coast are at the forefront of Indigenous Museology and Repatriation Scholarship. While some communities might be just starting to tangle with the complex politics and strategies of claiming back...
BC Studies no. 206 Summer 2020 | Page(s) 134-135
Many familiar with Imbert Orchard’s CBC radio interviews from the 1960s will welcome this publication of transcriptions of oral interviews relating to the history of the Skeena River together with forty illustrations executed by the...
BC Studies no. 205 Spring 2020 | Page(s) 123-124
“Monkey Business: Emily Carr’s Woo” In 1923 Emily Carr sent her maid, Pearl, to Lucy Cowie’s pet shop in downtown Victoria. She gave the owner thirty dollars and one of Carr’s Griffon dogs in exchange...
BC Studies no. 203 Autumn 2019 | Page(s) 161-162
Today we live in a consumer-oriented culture in which material items help to define who we are, or, who we want to be. To meet our material needs, stores are now open seven days a...
BC Studies no. 202 Summer 2019 | Page(s) 192-193
In Trail North, Ken Mather directs our attention to a relatively forgotten part of British Columbian history: the trails linking the interior of British Columbia to the Columbia Plateau of Washington and their contribution to...
BC Studies no. 202 Summer 2019 | Page(s) 188-189
Sometime between 1720 and 1850, late in summer, an eighteen-year-old man was traveling in an icefield in the present-day territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, in what is now Northwestern British Columbia. Well...
BC Studies no. 199 Autumn 2018 | Page(s) 171-2
Medicine Unbundled by Gary Geddes is a humanistic look at the survivors from one of our nation’s most shameful institutions alongside residential schools: segregated healthcare facilities and the treatment of Indigenous peoples within these spaces....