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Studies in Immigration and Culture

Studies in Immigration and Culture publishes historical works that illuminate the Canadian and transnational immigrant experience, in both urban and rural contexts. It focusses especially on the cultural adjustments of the migrants, including their ethnic, religious, gender, class, race, or inter-generational identities and relations. The series also publishes studies on the production of immigrant narratives. (ISSN 1914-1459)

Series Editor: Royden Loewen, University of Winnipeg

Gifts from Amin

Ugandan Asian Refugees in Canada

Shezan Muhammedi (Author)

The first major oral history project dedicated to the stories of Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada, Gifts from Amin explores the historical context of their 1972 expulsion from Uganda, the multiple motivations behind Canada’s decision to admit them, and their resilience over the past fifty years.

Being German Canadian

History, Memory, Generations

Alexander Freund (Editor)

Being German Canadian explores how multi-generational families and groups have interacted and shaped each other’s integration and adaptation in Canadian society, focusing on the experiences, histories, and memories of German immigrants and their descendants.

Communal Solidarity

Immigration, Settlement, and Social Welfare in Winnipeg’s Jewish Community, 1882–1930

Arthur Ross (Author)

Arthur Ross’s study of the formation of Winnipeg’s Jewish community is not only the first history of the societies, institutions, and organizations Jewish immigrants created, it reveals how communal solidarity shaped their understanding of community life and the way decisions should be made about their collective future.

Jan Raska (Author)

Jan Raska’s Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada explores how these newcomers joined or formed ethnocultural organizations to help in their attempts to affect developments in Czechoslovakia and Canadian foreign policy towards their homeland.

Holocaust Survivors in Canada

Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955

Adara Goldberg (Author)

In the decade after the Second World War, 35,000 Jewish survivors of Nazi persecution and their dependants arrived in Canada. This was a watershed moment in Canadian Jewish history. Goldberg reveals the challenges in responding to, and recovering from, genocide from the perspective of “new Canadians” themselves.

Transnational Radicals

Italian Anarchists in Canada and the U.S., 1915-1940

Travis Tomchuk (Author)

Italian anarchism emerged in the latter half of the nineteenth century, during that country’s long and bloody unification. Often facing economic hardship and political persecution, many of Italy’s anarchists migrated to North America. Transnational Radicals examines the transnational anarchist movement that existed in Canada and the United States.

Invisible Immigrants

The English in Canada since 1945

Marilyn Barber (Author), Murray Watson (Author)

Despite being one of the largest immigrant groups contributing to the development of modern Canada, the story of the English has been all but untold. In Invisible Immigrants, Barber and Watson document the experiences of English-born immigrants who chose to come to Canada during England’s last major wave of emigration.

Young, Well-Educated, and Adaptable

Chilean Exiles in Ontario and Quebec, 1973-2010

Francis Peddie (Author), Royden Loewen (Series Editor)

The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause

Folk Dance, Film, and the Life of Vasile Avramenko

Orest T. Martynowych (Author)

The Search for a Socialist El Dorado

Finnish Immigration from the United States and Canada to Soviet Karelia in the 1930s

Alexey Golubev (Author), Irina Takala (Author)

The untold story of the founding and subsequent destruction of a Finnish socialist community in the Soviet Union.

Rewriting the Break Event

Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature

Robert Zacharias (Author)

Drawing on recent work in diaspora studies, Rewriting the Break Event offers a historicization of Mennonite literary studies in Canada, followed by close readings of five novels that rewrite the Mennonite break event through specific strains of emphasis, including a religious narrative, ethnic narrative, trauma narrative, and meta-narrative.

Ethnic Elites and Canadian Identity

Japanese, Ukrainians, and Scots, 1919-1971

Aya Fujiwara (Author)

In Ethnic Elites and Canadian Identity, Aya Fujiwara examines the roles of Japanese, Ukrainian, and Scottish elites during the transition of Canadian identity from Anglo-conformity to ethnic pluralism, placing the emergence of Canadian multiculturalism within a transnational context.

Community and Frontier

A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland

John C. Lehr (Author)

Storied Landscapes

Ethno-Religious Identity and the Canadian Prairies

Frances Swyripa (Author)

Storied Landscapes is a beautifully written, sweeping examination of the evolving identity of major ethno-religious immigrant groups in the Canadian West including Ukrainians, Mennonites, Icelanders, Doukhobors, Germans, Poles, Romanians, Jews, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes.

Families, Lovers, and their Letters

Italian Postwar Migration to Canada

Sonia Cancian (Author)

In a micro-analysis of 400 private letters, Families, Lovers, and their Letters 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.

Sounds of Ethnicity

Listening to German North America, 1850 - 1914

Barbara Lorenzkowski (Author)

Drawing connections between immigrant groups in Buffalo, New York, and Kitchener, Ontario, Barbara Lorenzkowski examines the interactions of 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.

Marlene Epp (Author)

Mennonite Women in Canada traces the complex social history and multiple identities of Canadian Mennonite women over 200 years.

Imagined Homes

Soviet German Immigrants in Two Cities

Hans Werner (Author)