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Book & Film Reviews

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Contesting Rural Space: Land Policy and Practices of Resettlement on Saltspring Island, 1859-1891

One of the most unexpected conse quences of the systematic social history undertaken in the 1960s and 1970s was a profound rethinking of its initial focus on industrialization and urbanization as the central features of...

Review by Chad Gaffield


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The Pacific Muse: Exotic Femininity and the Colonial Pacific

In their recent edited collection, Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History (2005), Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton call for a renewed focus on gender as a category of historical analysis, positioning “the...

Review by Frances Steel


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Always Someone to Kill the Doves: A Life of Sheila Watson

Like Sheila Watson’s seminal – and quintessentially British Columbian – novel, The Double Hook, F.T. Flahiff’s book takes both its title and its epigraph from a particularly dramatic and thematically relevant moment in its text....

Review by Ginny Ratsoy


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Corresponding Influence: Selected Letters of Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth

This wonderful collection of letters describes a special friend ship between Emily Carr and Ira Dilworth between 1940 and 1945. Carr was already recognized as a distinguished artist, but she had just begun to write...

Review by Sandra Djwa


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Pioneer Jews of British Columbia

Pioneer Jews of British Columbia is a compilation of articles that first appeared in two journals, Western States Jewish History and The Scribe, dealing with Jewish settlement in British Columbia in the nineteenth and early...

Review by Jean Gerber


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A Brush with Life

A Brush with Life narrates the career of John Koerner, a Czechborn artist who has worked in Vancouver for over sixty years. He taught painting and drawing in the city from 1953 to 1962 and...

Review by Sandra Paikowsky


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Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin: Stories Worth Keeping

Diana Wilson deserves congratulations for the excellent collection of writings that she has assembled in this wonderful book. Wilson’s aim, as she writes in the introduction, was to choose voices that reflect the multifaceted nature...

Review by Jocelyn Smith


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Theatre in British Columbia

Theatre in British Columbia consists of eighteen articles by academics and artists who explore plays, playwrights, and/or productions that reflect theatre within the Province of British Columbia. This important book is Volume 6 in the...

Review by George Belliveau


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Bud Inc.: Inside Canada’s Marijuana Industry

PDF – Christopher Dummitt Review Essay – BC Studies 153, Spring 2007

Review by Christopher Dummitt


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Birthright

In the last half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, intimate relationships between indigenous women and settler men were freighted with a complicated and at times conflicting set of...

Review by Adele Perry


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Public Power, Private Dams: The Hell’s Canyon High Dam Controversy

This is a book about why something did not happen. It is not quite counter-factual history, but it is an approach that works to remind us that nothing is inevitable. In the postwar Northwest, nothing,...

Review by Tina Loo


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Switchbacks: Art, Ownership and Nuxalk National Identity

Jennifer Kramer’s book describes some recent negotiations of public representation and the incipient construction of national identity through the disposition of works of art by the Nuxalk people of Bella Coola, British Columbia. This book...

Review by Judith Ostrowitz


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Maps of Experience: The Anchoring of Land to Story in Secwepemc Discourse

Presented as a discourse-centred approach to understanding landstory relations in Secwepemc experience, Maps of Experience provides candid and powerful insights into contemporary First Nations experiences. The book establishes a place for itself in the remarkable...

Review by David Dinwoodie


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Keeping it Living: Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation in the Northwest Coast of North America

PDF – Thrush Review Essay, BC Studies 152, Winter 2006  

Review by Coll Thrush


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Unsettling Encounters: First Nations Imagery in the Art of Emily Carr

PDF – Dawn Review Essay, BC Studies 152, Winter 2006  

Review by Gerta Moray


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White Man’s Province: British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants, 1858-1914

PDF – Daniels Review Essay, BC Studies 156/157, Winter/Spring 2007/08  

Review by Edgar Wickberg


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‘A Whole Little City by Itself’: Tranquille and Tuberculosis

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Veronica Strong-Boag


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Pepper in Our Eyes: The APEC Affair

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 129, Spring 2001  

Review by Pat Marchak


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Invisible Genealogies: A History of Americanist Anthropology

IT IS FREQUENTLY asserted that contemporary anthropology is distinctive in that it represents a radical, self-conscious departure from its earlier traditions. While accepting that this orientation has been of value particularly in exposing the baggage...

Review by Michael Asch


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The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999  

Review by Christopher Paci


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The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999  

Review by Kenichi Matsui


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On the North Trail: The Treaty 8 Diary of O.C. Edwards

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999  

Review by Melinda Jette


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Plateau

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999  

Review by Wendy Wickwire