Place and Replace

Essays on Western Canada

Adele Perry (Editor), Esyllt W. Jones (Editor), Leah Morton (Editor)

Place and Replace is a collection of recent interdisciplinary research into Western Canada that calls attention to the multiple political, social, and cultural labours performed by the concept of “place.” The book continues a long-standing tradition of situating questions of place at the centre of analyses of Western Canada’s cultures, pasts, and politics, while making clear that place is never stable, universal, or static. The essays here confirm the interests and priorities of Western Canadian scholarship that have emerged over the past forty years and remind us of the importance of Indigenous peoples, dispossession, and colonialism; of migration, race and ethnicity; of gender and women’s experiences; of the impact of the natural and built environment; and the impact of politics and the state.


“Not an anthology with a few coherent themes, this is a more angular collection that is full of useful information both for scholars of the Great Plains in any discipline and for general readers.”

– Frances W. Kaye, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Great Plains Research

“A thoughtful, scholarly cross-examination of regional and national identity.”

Midwest Book Review

About the Authors

Adele Perry teaches History and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba, where she is also director of the Centre for Human Rights Research. She is a historian of colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, and her recent work includes Aqueduct: Colonialism, Resources, and the Histories We Remember (ARP, 2016) and Colonial Relations: The Douglas Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Esyllt W. Jones is a history professor at University of Manitoba and is the author of the award-winning Influenza 1918: Death, Disease and Struggle in Winnipeg.

Leah Morton is completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Manitoba and teaches in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg.

Other contributors: Sarah Carter, Bret Nickels, Royden Loewen, Alison R. Marshall, Lindy Ledohowski, Lisa Chilton, Alison Calder, Emma LaRocque, Elspeth Tulloch, Amanda Nettelbeck, Robert Foster, Sterling Evans, Beverly A. Sandalack, Jared J. Wesley, Pernille Jakobsen, Heather Stanley, Joyce M. Chadya

Book Details

  • Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada
  • Adele Perry (Editor), Esyllt W. Jones (Editor), Leah Morton (Editor)
  • Published February 2013, 420 pages
  • Paper, ISBN: 978-0-88755-740-8, 6 × 9, $29.95
  • Topic(s): History, Literary Criticism

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