[Place of publication not identified] : University of Toronto Press, 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (240 pages)
LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION Canadians and their Pasts
CHAPTER 1 History in Public
CHAPTER 2 Everybody's Doing It
CHAPTER 3 The Problem of Trust
CHAPTER 4 Family History in a Globalizing World
CHAPTER 5 Collective Remembering in Three Canadian Communities
CHAPTER 6 Places and Pasts
CHAPTER 7 Immigrants and Historical Memory
CHAPTER 8 The Presence of the Past in International Perspective CONCLUSION Making History
APPENDIX 1 Questionnaire
APPENDIX 2 How We Did the Survey Contributors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
What role does history play in contemporary society? Has the frenetic pace of today's world led people to lose contact with the past? A high-profile team of researchers from across Canada sought to answer these questions by launching an ambitious investigation into how Canadians engage with history in their everyday lives. The results of their survey form the basis of this eye-opening book. Canadians and Their Pasts reports on the findings of interviews with 3,419 Canadians from a variety of cultural and linguistic communities. Along with yielding rich qualitative data, the surveys generated revealing quantitative data that allows for comparisons based on gender, ethnicity, migration histories, region, age, income, and educational background. The book also brings Canada into international conversation with similar studies undertaken earlier in the United States, Australia, and Europe. Canadians and Their Pasts confirms that, for most Canadians, the past is not dead. Rather, it reveals that our histories continue to shape the present in many powerful ways. (source: Nielsen Book Data)