Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories
Published: March 2016© 2016
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 304 Pages
Dimensions: 6.03 x 9.00
304 Pages, 6.03 x 9.00 x 0.71 in
Even though they are aware of the Third World in relation to their daily lives, most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country's entanglements with non-Western societies.
Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World. The book critically explores this relationship by asking four central questions: how can we understand the historical roots of Canada's relations with the Third World? How have Canadians, individuals and institutions alike, practiced and imagined development? How can we integrate Canada into global histories of empire, decolonization, and development? And how should we understand the relationship between issues such as poverty, racism, gender equality, and community development in the First and Third World alike?
Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford
1. Indigenous Peoples, Colonialism, and Canada
2. Immigration Policy, Colonization, and the Development of a White Canada
3. Canadian Businesses and the Business of Development in the "Third World"
Karen Dubinsky and Marc Epprecht
4. Canada and the Third World: Development Aid
5. From Missionaries to NGOs
Ruth Compton Brouwer
6. Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and Decolonization
7. Military Intervention and Securing the Third World, 1945-2014
Ian McKay and Jamie Swift
8. A Decade of Change: Refugee Movements from the Global South and the Transformation of Canada's Immigration Framework
9. Popular Internationalism: Grassroots Exchange and Social Movements
Canada and the Third World is an enormous resource for those trying to teach and learn about Canada in ways that recognize how colonialism, imperialism, and exploitation—both within North America and around the world—are at the core of Canada. The editors have drawn together nine essays that examine histories of colonialism and Indigenous peoples in Canada, immigration and refugee policy, private business, international aid, military intervention and popular social movements ... Canada and the Third World is well-suited for classroom use, and will help students and teachers learn about Canada's complex and global past and present. Adele Perry, University of Manitoba
For most people, the "Third World" is not immediately associated with Canada. But ... Canada's economic and political fortunes have long been intricately and even intimately ties to the Third World. From India to the West Indies, this collection of essays challenges the myth of Canadian innocence at home and abroad. After reading it, we cannot genuinely think of Canada in quite the same way. David Austin, author of Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal
The editors of Canada and the Third World set out to create "an opinionated book about controversial topics." They have succeeded, producing a sobering antidote to the saccharine view we Canadians often have of our past and our present in that nebulous place called the "Third World." Ian Smillie, author of Diamonds and Freedom from Want