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A Communist Life: Jack Scott and the Canadian Workers Movement, 1927-1985

Document type Book
Series Editor Committee on Canadian Labour History
Editor Palmer, Bryan D.
Author Scott, Jack
Publisher Canadian Committee on Labour History; St. John's, Nfld.
Date 1988
ISBN 0969206046
Pages 276 p., [6] p. of plates: ill.


This volume is a reprint of a special edition of The Canadian Journal of Sociology. The essays are gathered around two themes: the relationship of sociology and social history, and the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and region with class. Unlike most Canadian essay collections, the contributors and their subjects cover Canada from British Columbia to Newfoundland, with forays into Cape Breton and central Canada. The volume contains articles by Ian McKay, Gordon Darroch, James R. Conley, Alicja Muszynski, Gillian Creese, and Jim Overton. An interesting collection of some of the new work being done in Canada by historians and sociologists, Class, Gender, and Region reflects Charles Tilly's suggestion that "there should be no disciplinary division of labour: simply both doing social history." --Publisher's description


Available online as PDF ebook.  

Statement of responsibility: edited and introduced by Bryan D. Palmer.