This book analyzes the dramatic changes in how English-Canadian sociologists have interpreted their society since the 1960s. While a cultural interpretation of patterns of economic development, politics, and inequality predominated in the 1960s, explanations now focus on distribution of powerin Canada. Brym and Fox attribute this change to the growing influence of various currents of Marxism and feminism in Canadian sociology. They analyse the Marxist critique of conventional sociology in the 1970s and the feminist critique of Marxist sociology in the 1980s, and they lucidly andcomprehensively document the findings of more than two decades of increasingly careful and sophisticated social research in Canada.
About the authors
Bonnie J. Fox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, both at the University of Toronto.