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By Charles R. Acland, William J. Buxton

The ebook is split into 3 sections: "Reflections on Innis" offers a historic reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the restrictions of either Innis's suggestion and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural thought" bargains speculations on his impression on cultural research. The interpretations provided mirror the altering panorama of highbrow existence as limitations among conventional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge. Harold Innis within the New Century is a important source for students and scholars of Canadian reviews, verbal exchange experiences, cultural stories, fiscal background, and political technological know-how. individuals contain Charles R. Acland (Calgary), Alison Beale (Simon Fraser), Jody Berland (York), James Bickerton (St Francis Xavier), William J. Buxton (Concordia), James Carey (Columbia), Ray Charron (Concordia), Cheryl Dahl (University collage of the Fraser Valley), Michael Dorland (Carleton), Kevin Dowler (York), Donald Fisher (UBC), Sarah Fortin (McGill), Alain-G. Gagnon (McGill), Jane Jenson (Montréal), Heather Menzies (Carleton), Richard Noble (Winnipeg), Daniel Salée (Concordia), Liora Salter (Osgoode Hall), Kim Sawchuk (Concordia), Irene Spry (professor emerita, Ottawa), Judith Stamps (Victoria), and Andrew Werwick (Trent).

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A. Saunders (1984), considered a "disciple of Harold Innis," were taken to task for the picture they drew of the Maritimes in relation to central Canada. The staple theory, according to Maritime thinkers, sought to explain regional development in terms only of resource endowments and the working of the market economy in the primary sector. As Bickerton points out, such impressions are based on slim evidence, and even the criticized articles of Innis do not bear out such a reading. Moreover, Innis produced a great body of material of relevance to the Maritimes.

As Jane Jenson (chapter 9) points out, like most male thinkers of his time and place, Innis largely ignored the place of women in political economy or economic development. This oversight is symptomatic of a more general difficulty with his theory - his lack of attention to the role of human agency in making and shaping the course of history - echoing a point made by both Acland and Berland. His approach has little to say about the space between the structure of the economy and the practices of everyday life.

His approach has little to say about the space between the structure of the economy and the practices of everyday life. Drawing on feminist scholarship on the economic and social history of the fur trade, Jenson demonstrates how gender relations served as crucial points of mediation and communication between colonizers and colonized, thereby making possible the production and trade of the fur staple. 3 Introduction As Daniel Salee (chapter 10) and Alain-G. Gagnon and Sarah Fortin (chapter u) note, while Innis has been canonized within the EnglishCanadian world, his ideas have failed to generate much interest in Quebec.

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