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Dark Storm Moving West

“The trouble with narrative – telling stories, making histories,” Australian ethnohistorian Greg Dening says, “is that it is so easy, but thinking about it is so hard” (Performances, 1996). I suspect Barbara Belyea would agree,...

Review by Matt Dyce


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Phantom Limb

A phantom limb is an amputated arm or leg that feels like it hasn’t gone anywhere. At the end of a phantom arm, for instance, the fingers of a phantom hand still feel heat, the touch...

Review by Harold Rhenisch


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Salal: Listening for the Northwest Understory

I live on forested acreage at the north end of the Sechelt Peninsula, surrounded by salal. I think of Gaultheria shallon as the signature plant of the landscape I have loved my whole life. The glossy...

Review by Theresa Kishkan


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Be of Good Mind: Essays on the Coast Salish

Be of Good Mind is promoted as revealing “how Coast Salish lives and identities have been reshaped by two colonizing nations and by networks of kinfolk, spiritual practices, and ways of understanding landscape” (back cover)....

Review by Dorothy Kennedy


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Recording Their Story: James Teit and the Tahltan

Judy Thompson, Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) Curator of Western Subarctic Ethnology, has produced a lavishly illustrated book, compelling for its quality of images, clarity of writing, and elegance of design. Seventy-one rarely published and...

Review by Jennifer Kramer


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Fortune’s a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America

If you tackle this readable but detailed history of imperial rivalry in the Pacific Northwest, I recommend that you reread the preface after finishing the book. It will help to explain what you just read....

Review by Robert Campbell


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The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

I have good reason to be eternally grateful to the author of this book on BC’s freshwater fishes. Many years ago in my first university post, when desperately seeking interesting material with which to enliven the...

Review by Tony Pitcher


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Negotiating Demands: The Politics of Skid Row Policing in Edinburgh, San Francisco and Vancouver

Negotiating Demands originates from Huey’s PhD dissertation of the same title completed at UBC in 2005 under the supervision of Dr. Richard Ericson, a professor of criminology and law. Unfortunately, due to the above fact,...

Review by Rick Clapton


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Heart of the Raincoast: A Life Story

PDF – Ricou Review Essay – BC Studies 123, Autumn 1999  

Review by Laurie Ricou


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Painting the Maple: Essays on Race, Gender, and the Construction of Canada

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Janice Fiamengo


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Does Canada Matter? Liberalism and the Illusion of Sovereignty

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Stephen Tomblin


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Diversity and Change: A Profile of British Columbia Families

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Veronica Strong-Boag


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Alejandro Malaspina: Portrait of a Visionary

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Freeman Tovell


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Brushed by Cedar, Living By the River: Coast Salish Figures of Power

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Jo-ann Archibald


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The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in the Yukon Territory

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Joyce Shales


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Since the Time of the Transformers: The Ancient Heritage of the Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht, and Makah

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Donald Mitchell


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Whales of the West Coast

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Mark Forsythe


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A Year on the Wild Side

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 124, Winter 1999  

Review by Nancy J. Turner


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The Silent Debate: Asian Immigration and Racism in Canada

PDF – Book Reviews, BC Studies 127, Autumn 2000  

Review by Timothy Stanley