Resisting the State
Canadian History Through the Stories of Activists

Neigh, Scott
Publisher:  Ferwood Publishing, Canda
Year Published:  2012  
Pages:  224pp   Price:  $24.95   ISBN:  9781552665206
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17028

In Resisting the State, Neigh draws attention to the broad range of struggles against the Canadian state, detailing the histories of these movements.

Abstract: 
The freedoms and liberties that every community, workplace and individual in Canada enjoys are due to the many struggles and social movements in our country’s history. Yet the stories, accounts and histories of the movements to overcome racism, sexism and poverty, for example, remain largely untold, thanks to the single, simplistic national story taught to the masses in school. Deftly combining history with accounts from activists and participants in social movements, Scott Neigh introduce us to the untold histories of crucial issues in contemporary Canadian society that challenge all of us to engage in the struggles that will shape our shared tomorrow.

In Resisting the State, Neigh draws attention to the broad range of struggles against the Canadian state, detailing the histories of these movements and providing readers with a richer understanding of the Canadian state and why so many people — including military draftees, welfare recipients, workers, Indigenous people, psychiatric survivors, immigrants and refugees — have struggled against the Canadian state and continue to do so.