Bolt, Clarence 1951-

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BOLT, Clarence 1951-


Born October 7, 1951, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son of Hilda (Piers) Bolt; married Mona Brash, November 5, 1994. Ethnicity: "Canadian." Education: Calvin College, B.A., 1977; Simon Fraser University, M.A., 1981.


Home—1082 Mount Newton X Rd., Saanichton, British Columbia, Canada V8M 1S2. Office—Department of History, Camosun College, 3100 Foul Bay Rd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8P 5J2; fax: 250-652-1383. E-mail—[email protected].


Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, instructor in history and chair of humanities, 1985—. Community of Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, council member, 1990-93.


Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian: Small Shoes for Feet Too Large, University of British Columbia Press (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 1992.

Does Canada Matter?, Ronsdale Press, 1999.


A novel; a local history project.


Clarence Bolt told CA: "I have published two nonfiction works, both of which connect my personal reflections on life with the concerns raised in my academic and political environments. As a Canadian from immigrant stock, living in a multi-cultural society, next to a huge homogenizing imperial state, I am particularly interested in the question of pluralism; that is, the way in which people of varying ethnic, cultural, religious, and political backgrounds can create (if they can) a functioning society. Both my teaching and writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, seek to resolve the inherent tensions in these themes.

"I am currently working on exploring the importance of 'local,' the neighborhoods and communities in which we actually live, where we eat, sleep, shop, worship, recreate, and so forth. Too often we focus on global concerns over which we have little power and ignore our immediate environment over which we have a great deal more say."



Pacific Historical Review, November, 1994, Ted C. Hinckley, review of Thomas Crosby and the Tsimshian: Small Shoes for Feet Too Large, p. 594.