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Moved by the state : forced relocation and making a good life in postwar Canada

Author: Tina Loo
Publisher: Vancouver, BC ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Brenda and David McLean Canadian studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Why don't they just move?' This reductive question is asked whenever reports surface of the all-too-common lack of social services and economic opportunities in Canada's rural and urban communities. But why are certain people and places vulnerable? And who is responsible for a remedy? From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Canadian government relocated people, often against their will, in order to improve their lives.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Informational works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Loo, Tina, 1962-
Moved by the state.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1083547396
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Loo
ISBN: 9780774861007 0774861002 9780774861014 0774861010
OCLC Number: 1073093001
Awards: Winner of Best Book in Political History, Canadian Historical Association 2020 (Canada)
Short-listed for Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History, Canadian Historical Association 2020 (Canada)
Short-listed for J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation 2020 (Canada)
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23-24 cm
Contents: "No More Canadians Will Starve!": Development, Discipline, and Decolonizing the North --
"The Governmentality Game": Problematizing, Resettling, and Democratizing Newfoundland --
"Artisans of Their Destiny": Participation, Power, and Place in Quebec's Backcountry --
"Deviating from the Strict Letter of the Law": Race, Poverty, and Planning in Postwar Halifax --
"A Fourth Level of Government"? Urban Renewal, State Power, and Democracy in Vancouver's East Side.
Series Title: Brenda and David McLean Canadian studies series.
Responsibility: Tina Loo.

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Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.  Read more...

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...the book is thought-provoking and will inspire discussion among those looking to Canadian social and political challenges of the past, as well as those considering them in the future. -- C. J. Read more...

 
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