Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada.
Heron, Craig (ed.) Introduction by John Saul and Craig HeronPublisher: New Hogtown Press & Between the Lines, Canada
Year Published: 1977
Pages: 204pp ISBN: 0-919940-06-4
Library of Congress Number: FC97.I46 Dewey: 320.5'4'0971
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX424
Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
Abstract: This book emerged from a unique experiment in non-sectarian political education known as the Marxist Insitute of Toronto. The Institute was a collective of independent marxists who for 18 months mounted a varied programme of lectures and small courses of study on topics of general interest to socialists in Toronto.
The insititute's members were concerned that the intense discussion of Canada's status within the international imperialist system had become harshly polarized and overly polemical, and that one of the most important questions facing the Canadian left needed a more rigorous critical examination.
This collection of nine original essays offers interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state. Writing within a Marxist framework, the contributors explore the staple orientation of our economy, the myth of de-industrialization, the Canadian role in the Third World, the complexion of Canada's ruling class, the role and nature of the Canadian State and the Quebec state, regional inequalities, the native peoples, and the question of international unionism. Together these essays comprise a valuable contribution to an understanding of the role of nationalism in Canadian socialist politics.
Table of Contents
1. Staple-ization: A Theory of Canadian Capitalist Development
2. The Myth of Canadian De-industrialization
3. Corporate Power, the Canadian State, and Imperialism
4. The Canadian Bourgeoisie: Merely Comprador?
5. The Role and Nature of the Canadian State
6. Regional Underdevelopment and Cultural Decay
7. Canada and the Crisis of the Quebec State
8. Internal Canadian Imperialism and the Native Peoples
9. International Unions and the Canadian Left