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BC Studies no. 153 Spring 2007

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BC Studies no. 153 Spring 2007

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A Brush with Life

By Sandra Paikowsky


BC Studies no. 153 Spring 2007  pp. 132-4


Morgan Baker is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria. Major publications include: “Ageism, sex, and age: a factorial survey approach”, Canadian Journal of Aging, Vol. 2(4):177-84. 1984 “Supportive housing preferences among the elderly” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 7(1):5-24. 1990 (With M. Prince). “Status, gender, and age: perceptions of old and young people” Canadian Journal on Aging 8(3): 255-267 1989 (with I.D. Graham). “Division of Labour” Pages 695-700 in E. Borgatta and R. Montgomery (eds.), Encyclopedia of Sociology, NY: Macmillan 2000.

Christopher Dummitt is the author of The Manly Modern: Masculinity in the Postwar Years (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007). From 2005 to 2007 he was lecturer in Canadian Studies at the University of London’s Institute for the Study of the Americans. In the summer of 2007, he joined the History Department at Trent University.

Dorothy Kennedy completed a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford and a M.A. from the University of Victoria, for which she was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal. She currently works as a consultant to First Nations, government and corporations concerning issues of aboriginal rights and title. Her publications on the aboriginal people of BC include the edited (with Randy Bouchard) translation of Franz Boas’ Indian Myths and Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America (Talonbooks 2002).

Jade Norton is a sociologist who works as a Senior Research Officer with the Ministry of Labour and Citizens’ Services.

Yvan Prkachin is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick, but has lived in Prince George for the last fourteen years, where he graduated with honors from the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2006, he received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and is currently pursuing his Masters degree in History at the University of Guelph.