Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians: History, Politics, and Identity

Edited by Rhonda L. Hinther and Jim Mochoruk

© 2010

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.

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Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians uses new sources and non-traditional methods of analysis to answer unstudied and often controversial questions within the field.

Re-Imagining Ukrainian-Canadians: History, Politics, and Identity

Edited by Rhonda L. Hinther and Jim Mochoruk

© 2010

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.

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Product Details

  • 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.’
    Patryk Polec
    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 Information

    Rhonda 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
    Karen Gabert

    "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
    Peter Melnycky

    THE POPULIST PATRIOT: THE LIFE AND LITERARY LEGACY OF ILLIA KIRIAK
    Jars Balan

    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
    Jaroslav Petryshyn

    MONITORING THE "RETURN TO THE HOMELAND" CAMPAIGN: CANADIAN REPORTS ON RESETTLEMENT IN THE USSR FROM SOUTH AMERICA, 1955-57
    Serge Cipko

    POLISHING THE SOVIET IMAGE: THE CANADIAN-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY AND THE 'PROGRESSIVE ETHNIC GROUPS,' 1949-1957
    Jennifer Anderson

     

    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
    Jim Mochoruk

    FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF THE UKRAINIAN PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT IN CANADA: THE LOBAYITES AND THE UKRAINIAN LABOUR-FARMER TEMPLE ASSOCIATION
    Andrij Makuch


    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
    Stacey Zembrzycki

    Conclusion - Jim Mochoruk and Rhonda L. Hinther

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