The ground-breaking study of the major controversies and currents in Canadian sociology, now updated with a new introduction that covers developments over the past quarter-century ...

From Culture to Power is a study of the main controversies that have animated sociology in English Canada since the 1960s. A critical analysis of the different ways in which basic features of Canadian society have been interpreted by English-Canadian sociologists, the book includes a brief overview of the subject of sociology itself; an overview of the chief features of Canadian sociology set out by the founders of the discipline; and the debates and alternative interpretations that have flowed from the foundational work.

Clearly written and accessible, the text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate audiences as well as general readers.

This re-issue includes a new introduction by Robert J. Brym that surveys developments since the book was originally published.

Extensive notes and bibliographic references and a full index make the book a useful reference source. Where necessary, corrections have been made to the text of the original edition.

About the Authors:  Robert J. Brym is S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the University of Toronto President’s Teaching Award and the Northrop Frye Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research, and the author of numerous articles, monographs, and textbooks, including the best-selling Sociology: Your Compass for a New World, which has appeared in editions in the United States, Australia, and Brazil as well as in Canada. Bonnie J. Fox is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her research centres on the issue of gender inequality, and she has written widely on feminist theory, gender segregation and competition in the labour force, workplace restructuring, the development of gender divisions in the transition to parenthood, and the social relations of childbirth. Recent books include When Couples Become Parents: The Creation of Gender in the Transition to Parenthood (2009).


1. The European and North American Backgrounds           
2. Economic Development and Underdevelopment
3. Politics         
4. Social Stratification     
5. The Feminist Challenge (by Bonnie J. Fox)        
6. Conclusion    
AUTHOR INDEX           


The Sociology of English Canada, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition

Robert Brym (University of Toronto) with Bonnie Fox (University of Toronto)


ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-002-7 240 pp.,  5 ½ X 8 ½

Paperback  •  $29.95 (list)