Painting the Maple explores the critical interplay of race and gender in shaping Canadian culture, history, politics and health care. These interdisciplinary essays draw on feminist, postcolonial, and critical theory in a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses both high and popular forms of culture, the deliberation of policy and its execution, and social movements as well as individual authors and texts. The contributors establish connections among discourses of race, gender, and nation-building that have conditioned the formation of Canada for more than one hundred years. At times provocative, Painting the Maple illuminates the challenges that lie ahead for all Canadians who aspire to create a better future in a reimagined nation.
About the authors
Veronica Strong-Boag is a professor of women’s and gender studies and of educational studies at the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and a past president of the Canadian Historical Association. She has written widely on the history of Canadian women and children—including studies of the 1920s and 30s, the experience of post—WW II suburbia, Nellie L. McClung, E. Pauline Johnson, childhood disabilities, and modern neo-conservatism’s attack on women and children—and has won the John A. Macdonald Prize in Canadian History, the 2012 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences awarded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and, with Carole Gerson, the Raymond Klibansky Prize in the Humanities. In 2012 Strong-Boag was awarded the Tyrrell Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for outstanding work in Canadian history. She is the author of Fostering Nation: Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage (WLU Press, 2010).
Sherrill Grace is a professor of English and theatre at the University of British Columbia. She is former President, Academy I, of the Royal Society of Canada. She has lectured widely in North America, as well as in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, France, China and Japan.
A member of several professional associations, including the Association of Canadian Studies, the Canadian Association of American Studies, the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, the Canadian Comparative Literature Association, the Modern Languages Association and the International Association of Professors of English, Grace was awarded the prestigious Killam Teaching Prize in 2008, and in 2009 she received the Ann Saddlemyer Award for her biography Making Theatre: A Life of Sharon Pollock.
A collaborative tour de force from a coterie of scholars at the University of British Columbia ... The debates and issues raised by Painting the Maple deserve the attention of all interested Canadians and should not be restricted to academic readers alone.
The Canadian Historical Review
Such a diverse range of essays is likely to be of most interest to practitioners of interdisciplinarity ... Others will find the theoretical discussions of the construction of Canada as an exclusive nation, characterized by racial and gender discrimination at worst and cultural insensitivity at best, instructive for any branch of Canadian studies.
Other titles by Veronica Strong-Boag
A Liberal-Labour Lady
The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith
The Last Suffragist Standing
The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson
Paddling Her Own Canoe
The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
In Times Like These
Liberal Hearts and Coronets
The Lives and Times of Ishbel Marjoribanks Gordon and John Campbell Gordon, the Aberdeens
Canada Confronts Its History of Childhood Disadvantage
Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States
Finding Families, Finding Ourselves
English Canada Encounters Adoption from the 19th Century to the 1990s
Children’s Health Issues in Historical Perspective
The Complete Autobiography
Other titles by Sherrill Grace
A Life of Timothy Findley
Theatre and AutoBiography
Writing and Performing Lives in Theory and Practice
First Woman of Canadian Theatre
Performing National Identities ebook
International Perspectives on Contemporary Canadian Theatre
Landscapes of War and Memory
The Two World Wars in Canadian Literature and the Arts, 1977-2007
Perspectives on War and Peace from the Arts and Humanities
On the Art of Being Canadian
Canada and the Theatre of War: Volume Two
Essays on the Work of Malcolm Lowry
A Life of Sharon Pollock
Other titles by Joan Anderson
Other titles by Avigail Eisenberg
Recognition versus Self-Determination
Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics
Diversity and Equality
The Changing Framework of Freedom in Canada
Identity Politics in the Public Realm
Bringing Institutions Back In
Reasons of Identity
A Normative Guide to the Political and Legal Assessment of Identity Claims