The City Walks Reading List – Victoria in the Religious Imagination


On November 23, 2013, I will be leading the third in a series of walking tours, on Victoria in the Religious Imagination.

The tour takes up some of the themes and issues raised by Myer Siemiatycki in his City Talk at the Legacy Gallery on November 21, 2013, and applies them in a local context. Since they’re complimentary offerings, I’d encourage you to attend both the lecture and the walking tour.

To provide some background to both the lecture and walking tour, I thought I’d share a list what I’ve been reading in preparation for the walking tour:

  • Justin Beaumont & Christopher Baker (eds.), Postsecular Cities: Space, Theory and Practice (New York: Continuum, 2011).
  • Emily Carr, The Book of Small (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., 2004 [1942]).
  • City of Victoria, “Signs of Lekwungen,” 2008,, accessed November 6, 2013.
  • Kate Darian-Smith, Patricia Grimshaw & Stuart MacIntyre (eds), Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Culture (Melbourne University Press, 2007).
  • David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
  • History of Racialisation Working Group, “Imperial Paradise”? An Alternative Walking Tour of Victoria, BC (Victoria: University of Victoria, 2000),, accessed November 6, 2013.
  • Ira G. Zepp, Jr., The New Religious Image of Urban America: The Shopping Mall as Ceremonial Center, 2nd Edition (Niwot, Colo.: University Press of Colorado, 1997).

For an outline of the walk, click on this link.

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