Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians: History, Politics, and Identity
Ukrainian immigrants to Canada have often been portrayed in history as sturdy pioneer farmers cultivating the virgin land of the Canadian west. The essays in this collection challenge this stereotype by examining the varied experiences of Ukrainian-Canadians in their day-to-day roles as writers, intellectuals, national organizers, working-class wage earners, and inhabitants of cities and towns. Throughout, the contributors remain dedicated to promoting the study of ethnic, hyphenated histories as major currents in mainstream Canadian history.
Topics explored include Ukrainian-Canadian radicalism, the consequences of the Cold War for Ukrainians both at home and abroad, the creation and maintenance of ethnic memories, and community discord embodied by pro-Nazis, Communists, and criminals. Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians uses new sources and non-traditional methods of analysis to answer unstudied and often controversial questions within the field. Collectively, the essays challenge the older, essentialist definition of what it means to be Ukrainian-Canadian.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 448 pages
- Dimensions: 5.6in x 1.4in x 8.5in
Reviews‘Re-Imagining Ukrainian Canadians is a refreshing look at the multi-layered lives of 20th century Ukrainian-Canadians…This is a welcome contribution and it will be valued by those seeking a deeper understanding of the social and cultural complexity of the Ukrainian-Canadian experience.’
Histoire sociale/Social History; vol 45:89:2012
'Re-imagining Ukrainian-Canadians takes Ukrainian-Canadian history in new directions with its strong group of essays, the quality of which are up with the best in the field. Rhonda L. Hinther and Jim Mochoruk's effectively organized collection will appeal to those interested in Canadian social and political history, as well as the history of the country's left- and right-wing ideologies and movements.'
John Manley, Department of History, University of Central Lancashire
Author InformationRhonda L. Hinther is an associate professor in the Department of History at Brandon University. She is the co-editor of Re-imagining Ukrainian Canadians also published by University of Toronto Press.
Jim Mochoruk is a professor in the Department of History at the University of North Dakota.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
Introduction - Jim Mochoruk and Rhonda L. Hinther
Section I: New Approaches to Old Question
GENERATION GAP: CANADA'S POSTWAR UKRAINIAN LEFT
Rhonda L. Hinther
LOCATING IDENTITY: THE UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE AS A PUBLIC HISTORY TEXT
"A VAGUELY DIVIDED GUILT": THE ABORIGINAL UKRAINIAN
Lindy A. Ledohowski
Section II: Leaders and Intellectuals
"GREAT TASKS AND A GREAT FUTURE": PAUL RUDYK, PIONEER UKRAINIAN CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST
THE POPULIST PATRIOT: THE LIFE AND LITERARY LEGACY OF ILLIA KIRIAK
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: THE ATTITUDE OF UKRAINIAN WAR VETERANS IN CANADA TO NAZI GERMANY AND THE JEWS, 1933-1939
Orest T. Martynowych
Section III: Diplomacy and International Concerns
THE "ETHNIC QUESTION" PERSONIFIED: UKRAINIAN CANADIANS AND CANADIAN - SOVIET RELATIONS 1917 - 1991
MONITORING THE "RETURN TO THE HOMELAND" CAMPAIGN: CANADIAN REPORTS ON RESETTLEMENT IN THE USSR FROM SOUTH AMERICA, 1955-57
POLISHING THE SOVIET IMAGE: THE CANADIAN-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY AND THE 'PROGRESSIVE ETHNIC GROUPS,' 1949-1957
Section IV: Internal Strife on the Left
'POP & CO' VS BUCK AND THE 'LENIN SCHOOL BOYS': UKRAINIAN CANADIANS AND THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA, 1921-31
FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF THE UKRAINIAN PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN CANADA: THE LOBAYITES AND THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR-FARMER TEMPLE ASSOCIATION
Section V: Everyday People
"OF COURSE IT WAS A COMMUNIST HALL:" A SPATIAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR TEMPLES IN OTTAWA, 1912-1965
S. Holyck Hunchuck
"I'LL FIX YOU!" DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN A UKRAINIAN WORKING-CLASS IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IN NORTHERN ONTARIO
Conclusion - Jim Mochoruk and Rhonda L. Hinther
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