Books – Ethnic Studies
Folk Dance, Film, and the Life of Vasile Avramenko
The colourful life of a charismatic champion of Ukrainian independence.
Chilean Exiles in Ontario and Quebec, 1973-2010
Chileans exiled following Pinochet’s coup make homes in Canada.
Finnish Immigration to Soviet Karelia from the United States and Canada in the 1930s
The untold story of the founding and subsequent destruction of a Finnish socialist community in the Soviet Union.
Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature
A thoughtful and engaging argument that re-situates the discourse of migrant writing in Canada.
Japanese, Ukrainians, and Scots, 1919–1971
An intriguing study of the roles of ethnic community leaders in shaping Canada’s multiculturalism policy.
A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland
A social and economic history of one of the oldest Ukrainian settlements in Western Canada.
Ethno-Religious Identity and the Canadian Prairies
Storied Landscapes is a beautifully written, sweeping examination of the evolving identity of major ethno-religious immigrant groups in the Canadian West. Viewed through the lens of attachment to the soil and specific place, and through the eyes of both the immigrant generation and its descendants, the book compares the settlement experiences of Ukrainians, Mennonites, Icelanders, Doukhobors, Germans, Poles, Romanians, Jews, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes.
Italian Postwar Migration to Canada
Families, Lovers, and their Letters takes us into the passionate hearts and minds of ordinary people caught in the heartbreak of transatlantic migration. It examines the experiences of Italian migrants to Canada and their loved ones left behind in Italy following the Second World War, when the largest migration of Italians to Canada took place.
Listening to German North America, 1850 - 1914
Sounds of Ethnicity takes us into the linguistic, cultural, and geographical borderlands of German North America in the Great Lakes region between 1850 and 1914. Drawing connections between immigrant groups in Buffalo, New York, and Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Barbara Lorenzkowski examines the interactions of language and music — specifically German-language education, choral groups, and music festivals—and their roles in creating both an ethnic sense of self and opportunities for cultural exchanges at the local, ethnic, and transnational levels.
Mennonite Women in Canada traces the complex social history and multiple identities of Canadian Mennonite women over 200 years. Marlene Epp explores women’s roles, as prescribed and as lived, within the contexts of immigration and settlement, household and family, church and organizational life, work and education, and in response to social trends and events.