HIST 124 Lecture Notes - Scientific Management, World War I, Winnipeg General Strike

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Queen's University
Department
History
Course
HIST 124
6 ways of looking at history
o liberal capitalist order
know the general argument
stop thinking of Canada as a pre-existing entity
Canada is the proper name that we give to the historical project of
extending liberal capitalism over a number of centuries
History of Canada begins where liberal capitalism begins
The dominant class has been dominating this “project”
It didn’t just happen, it happened due to specific events,
people, etc.
This has been accomplished by the dominant class creating
a “national interest” even though it is in reality, their own
personal interests
o ^ an example of hegemony
hegemony always must be renewed and re-
secured because it is constantly shifting
sometimes hegemony breaks down so
thoroughly that the state needs to use
coercion to keep things together
post confederation period of liberal capitalism
How did liberal capitalism spread westward post-
Confederation?
o Where there is power, there is resistance Foucault
Or regulation and resistance
Types of regulation:
State regulation
o ex: laws/criminal code of Canada(introduced in
1892)
resistance = formal political parties formed
to resist these laws (CPC, CCF)
on the ground
o ex: scientific management of the mines
resistance = strikes organized by
unions/labor movement
Self
o Ex: birth control illegal
Resistance: use of birth control
Everyday, ordinary acts of resistance
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6 ways of looking at history liberal capitalist order. Stop thinking of canada as a pre-existing entity. Canada is the proper name that we give to the historical project of extending liberal capitalism over a number of centuries. History of canada begins where liberal capitalism begins. The dominant class has been dominating this project . It didn"t just happen, it happened due to specific events, people, etc. This has been accomplished by the dominant class creating a national interest even though it is in reality, their own personal interests: ^ an example of hegemony. Hegemony always must be renewed and re- secured because it is constantly shifting. Sometimes hegemony breaks down so thoroughly that the state needs to use coercion to keep things together. How did liberal capitalism spread westward post: where there is power, there is resistance foucault. State regulation: ex: laws/criminal code of canada(introduced in. Resistance = formal political parties formed to resist these laws (cpc, ccf)

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