Canada's 1960s
The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era

Palmer, Bryan D.
Publisher:  University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  2008
Pages:  480pp   ISBN:  978-0-8020-9659-3
Library of Congress Number:  FC625.P34 2009   Dewey:  971.064'3
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX12467

A history of social movements of the 1960s, including student and anti-war movements, the rise of women's liberation, labour struggles, and Quebec nationalism.


Table of Contents


Prologue: Canada in the 1960s: Looking Backward

Part 1: Money and Madness in the Shadow of Fear
1. When the Buck was Bad: The Dollar and Canadian Identity Entering the 1960s
2. Shelter from the Storm: The Cold War and the Making of Early 1960s Canada

Part 2: National Identity and the Challenge of Change: From Munsinger to Trudeau
3. Scandalous Sex: A Cold (War) Case
4. Canada's Great White Hope: George Chuvalo vs Muhammad Ali
5. Celebrity and Audacity: Marshall McLuhan, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and the Decade of the Philosopher King

Part 3: Suggestion of Tumult
6. Riotous Victorianism: From Youth Hooliganism to a Counterculture of Challenge
7. Wildcat Workers: The Unruly Face of Class Struggle

Part 4: Radicalism, Revolution, and Red Power
8. New Left Liberations: The Poetics, Praxis, and Politics of Youth Radicalism
9. Quebec: Revolution Now!
10. The 'Discovery' of the 'Indian'

Part V: Conclusion
11. Ironic Canadianism: National Identity and the 1960s


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