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Misrecognized Materialists

Social Movements in Canadian Constitutional Politics

A book with provocative implications for students and scholars of social movements and identity politics, Misrecognized Materialists offers a fresh and important perspective on Canada’s constitutional struggles over civic symbolism and identity.

184 pages

Table of Contents



1 Constitutional Politics and the Politics of Respect: An Introduction

2 Searching for a Forum: Social Movements at the Royal Commission on Dominion-Provincial Relations

3 Wartime: Social Esteem and Social Citizenship in the Reconstruction Debates

4 The Postwar Identity Emphasis: Rights, Universalism, and Virtue

5 Charter Politics as Materialist Politics

6 From Meech Lake to Charlottetown: Symbolic Power and Visions of Political Community

7 Conclusion: Misrecognized Materialists in Canadian Constitutional Politics




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