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Stolen City: Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg

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Through a combination of historical and contemporary analysis this book shows how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg and the Canadian Prairie West over the past one hundred and fifty years. It traces the emergence of a 'dominant bloc', or alliance, in Winnipeg that has imagined and installed successive regional development vis ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published June 15th 2018 (first published 2018)
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Gabriele Goldstone
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow. Did I ever learn a lot. Fascinating, but also a tough slog. It's very much changed my view of this city. ...more
Michael
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Amazing book that not only looks at the past colonial wrongs but also current injustices that were/are taking place in Winnipeg center within the last decade. Essential reading for anyone curious about the history of Winnipeg.
Steve Boyko
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A tough read. The language is dense but if you invest the time and energy, you will see how Winnipeg has been built on racial capitalism and continues to developed at the expense of its poorer citizens.
John
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dense but brilliant. Compelling take on Winnipeg’s history.
Terri
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have lived in Winnipeg for 22 years, yet much of the history in "Stolen City" was still new to me. We have a long way to go to acknowledge the different development visions that have existed for Winnipeg... and the degree to which those envisioned by First Nations and Metis people have been shot down by City Hall. ...more
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Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book got me incredibly hyped up about injustice in this city. Should be required reading for politicians and high school students.
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