Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays

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  • Author(s): Leacock, Stephen; Bowker, Alan
  • Publication Information:
    Ed.: New ed. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. 2017
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Stephen Leacock, long celebrated as Canada's foremost humorist and social satirist, has received little recognition for his considerable accomplishments as a serious thinker and social critic. In fact, Leacock was a professor of political economy, and more than half of his writings addressed the pressing issues of his day. This volume represents the neglected aspect of Leacock's career, gathering together his writings on a range of subjects, including imperialism, education and culture, religion and morality, feminism, prohibition, and social justice.The collection begins with'Greater Canada: an appeal,'which dates from 1907, when Leacock was a popular lecturer advancing the cause of imperialism. Bowker points out that, for Leacock, imperialism was more a spiritual mission than a political agenda, representing the opportunity to unite Canadians, to inspire allegiance to a lofty tradition, and thereby to combat the threat of materialism, urbanism, fragmentation, and continentalism. These themes resurface in subsequent essays, culminating in The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, which was published in 1920. Carefully selected, and prefaced with an updated introduction to Leacock's life and work, these essays contribute to our understanding of Leacock and illuminate his role as a major figure in Canadian intellectual history.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781487586911. 9781487586331. 9781487586805.
    • Accession Number:
      1048403122
    • Accession Number:
      1867886
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    • ABNT:
      LEACOCK, S.; BOWKER, A. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. v. New ed Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Leacock S, Bowker A. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Vol New ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886. Accessed September 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Leacock, S., & Bowker, A. (2017). Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays (Vol. New ed). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Leacock, Stephen, and Alan Bowker. 2017. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Vol. New ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886.
    • Harvard:
      Leacock, S. and Bowker, A. (2017) Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886 (Accessed: 23 September 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Leacock, S & Bowker, A 2017, Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays, vol New ed, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, Toronto, viewed 23 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Leacock, Stephen, and Alan Bowker. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Vol. New ed, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Leacock, Stephen, and Alan Bowker. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays. Vol. New ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Leacock S, Bowker A. Social Criticism : The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays [Internet]. Vol. New ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1867886