‘The Search for a New National Identity’

Jatinder Mann discusses his new book The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s (Peter Lang Publishing, 2016). This book explores the profound social, cultural, and political changes that affected the way in which Canadians and Australians defined themselves as a ‘people’ from the late nineteenth century Read more …

The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s

Jatinder Mann’s The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s (Peter Lang Publishing) asks a key historical question: why and how did multiculturalism replace Britishness as the defining idea of community for English-speaking Canada and Australia, and what does this say about their respective experiences of nationalism Read more …

Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada

Amanda Nettelbeck, Russell Smandych, Louis Knafla and Robert Foster’s, Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada (UBC Press): compares the processes by which colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people from the 1830s to the early twentieth century. It highlights the parallels and divergences between these connected British frontiers Read more …