To mark the publication of Canada and the Third World : Overlapping Histories, one of the co-editors, Karen Dubinsky, addresses the lack of available teaching materials on Canada and its relationship with the rest of the world, and how this helped motivate the publication of the book.
Even though they are aware of the Third World in relation to their daily lives, most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country’s entanglements with non-Western societies.
Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada’s historical relationship with the Third World. The book critically explores this relationship by asking four central questions : how can we understand the historical roots of Canada’s relations with the Third World ? How have Canadians, individuals and institutions alike, practiced and imagined development ? How can we integrate Canada into global histories of empire, decolonization, and development ? And how should we understand the relationship between issues such as poverty, racism, gender equality, and community development in the First and Third World alike ?
Molly Kane is the former Executive Director of the Canadian international
social justice organisation, Inter Pares, and is currently Researcher in Residence
at the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en développement international et
société (CIRDIS), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
Note : Canada and the Third World : Overlapping Histories, edited by Karen Dubinsky, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford, is now available. If you are scheduled to teach a course in which this book might be useful, please email email@example.com for an examination copy.
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