David Nock

Professor Emeritus

david.nock@lakeheadu.ca or nockd@tbaytel.net
Academic Qualifications: 

B.A. (Sociology and History), Carleton University, 1970
M.A. (Canadian Studies), Carleton University, 1973
Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Alberta, 1976

Previous Teaching/Work: 



2006 With Good Intentions:Euro-Canadian & Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada. Vancouver:  UBCPress. Co-edited with Celia Haig-Brown, pp. 358. 

1993 Star Wars in Canadian Sociology: Exploring the Social Construction of Knowledge.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

1988 A Victorian Missionary and Canadian Indian Policy:  Cultural Synthesis vs. Cultural Replacement.  Waterloo, ON:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

1978  Reading, Writing and Riches: Education and the Socio-Economic Order in North America.  Kitchener: Between the Lines Press.  Co-editor R.W. Nelsen.

Chapters in Books

2013      "Chicago's Proclivity to Qualitative Sociology:  Myth or Reality?" in The Chicago School Diaspora:  Epistemology and Substance.  Montreal and Kingston, McGill-Queen's Press.  Editors: Jacqueline Low and Gary Bowden.  Pp. 61-78.

2010     “Religion’s Changing Face in a Multicultural Canada” in Canadian Society: Global Perspectives. Whitby, On: de Sitter Publications. Editors: Timothy P. McCauley and Janice Hill. Pp. 77-86.

2007   "Stephen Leacock: The Not-So-Funny Story of His Evolutionary Ethnology and Canada's First Peoples" in Histories of Anthropology Annual, Volume 3. edited by Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 51-69.

2006 "The Erasure of Horatio Hale's Contributions to Boasian Anthropology" in Historicizing Canadian Anthropology. Vancouver :UBC Press. Editors: Julia Harrison And Regna Darnell, pp. 44-51.

2006 "Introduction"  in With Good Intentions (see above), co-authored with Celia Haig-Brown, pp. 1-31.

2006 "Horatio Hale: Forgotten Author of Positive Aboriginal Representation" in With Good Intentions (see above), pp. 32-50.

2006 "Aboriginals and Their Influence on E.F. Wilson's Paradigm Revolution" in With Good Intentions (see above), pp.158-178.

2006 "The Professionalization of North American Anthropology: The Contrasting Role Models of Franz Boas and Horatio Hale" in The Professionalization of Work. Oshawa : de Sitter Publications. Editors: Merle Jacobs and Stephen Bosanac, pp. 165-191.

2001 "The Anglican Church of Canada Among the Social Scientists." Pp. 41-55 in Canadian Anglicanism at the Dawn of a New Century, edited by M. Darrol Bryant.  Lewiston-Queenston: The Edwin Mellen Press.

1999 "Crushing the Power of Finance: The Socialist Prairie Roots of S.D. Clark." Pp. 89-113 in Images of Change, edited by Dennis William Magill and William Michelson.  Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press.

1998 Entry on "E.F. Wilson" (1844-1915). Pp. 1070-1072 in Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol. XIV, 1911-1920.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

1997 "Hinterland Versus Metropolis as Evidenced in Ontario Universities." Pp. 51-75 in Inside Canadian Universities: Another Day at the Plant, edited by R.W. Nelsen.  Kingston: Cedarcreek Publications.

1995 "Canadian Politician-Businessmen and Their Involvement with Foreign Multinational Enterprise."  Pp. 201-24 in Critical Sociology: Essays in Honor of Arthur K. Davis.  Delhi: B.R. Publishing.

1993 "Lakehead University as a Hinterland Institution."  Pp. 75-87 in Provincial Hinterland: Social Inequality in Northwestern Ontario.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

1993 "The Organization of Religious Life in Canada." Pp. 41-63 in The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Focus, edited by W.E. Hewitt.  Toronto: Butterworths.

1993 "Schooling and Inequality."  Pp. 328-51 in Sociology: Critical Perspectives, edited by P.S. Li and B.S. Bolaria.  Toronto: Copp Clark  (Co-author R.W. Nelsen).

1992 "Biographical Truth." Pp. 33-36 in Boswell's Children: The Art of the Biographer, edited by R.B. Fleming.  Toronto: Dundurn Press.

1992 "Star Wars: The Social Construction of Reputation in Anglo-Canadian Sociology."  Pp. 183-204 in Fragile Truths: 25 Years of Sociology and Anthropology in Canada, edited by W. Carroll et al.  Ottawa: Carleton University Press.

1986   Chapter on "Religion" in K. Ishwaran, ed.  Sociology:  An Introduction.  Don Mills:  Addison-Wesley Publishers, pp. 285-309.

1986  "George Orwell:  Sociologist Manque" in J. M. Richardson, ed.  Orwell Times Eight:  The Lakehead University Symposium on George Orwell.  Winnipeg:  Frye Publications, pp. 111-126.

1983  "Patriotism and Patriarchs:  Anglican Archbishops and Indigenization" in J. Douglas Rabb, ed. Religion and Reason.  Winnipeg:  Frye Publishers, pp. 66-81.

1983  "Education and the Correspondence Principle" in J. Paul Grayson, ed. Introduction to Sociology:  An Alternative Approach.  Toronto:  Gage, pp. 345-371.

1978  "The Social Effects of Missionary Education:  A Victorian Case Study," in Reading, Writing and Riches (see above), pp. 233-250.

Journal Articles

2006  "Pop Spirituality."   The Semiotic Review of Books, 16:1-2, pp.5-10.         

2004 "The Myth about 'Myths of The Chicago School': Evidence from Floyd Nelson House." The American Sociologist, Spring, 35:1, 63-79.

2002  "Prophetic versus Priestly Sociology:  The Salient Case Study of Arthur K. Davis."  The American Sociologist 33(2): 57-85.

2002  "The Sociological Legacy of Arthur K. Davis." Society-Societe 26(1): 22-28.

2001 "Careers in Print: Canadian Sociological Books and Their Wider Impact, 1975-1992." The Canadian Journal of Sociology 26 (3): 469-485

1995 "Lessons From Davis: The Sociology of Arthur Kent Davis." The Canadian Journal of Sociology 20 (3): 387-407

1992 "Star Wars: Aspects of the social construction of citations in Anglo-Canadian sociology." The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 29 (3): 346-61

1989  “Differential Ecological Receptivity of Conversionist and Revolutionist SectsSociological Analysis. Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 229-246.

1986  "John Porter:  The Unknown Functionalist," Society-Societe, Vol, 12, No. 3, October, 12-22.

1987  "Cult, Sect and Church:  a Re-examination of Stark and Bainbridge," The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 24, No. 4, November, pp. 514-525.

 1986  "'Crushing the Power of Finance':  The Socialist Prairie Roots of S.D. Clark" in the British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, June, pp.  86-108. 

 1985  "Christian Missions in the Secular Society," Coptologia, Vol. 6, pp. 107-111.            

1983  "S.D. Clark in the Context of Canadian Sociology," The Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol. 8, No. 1, Winter, pp. 79-97.

1982  "Patriotism and Patriarchs:  Anglican Archbishops and Canadianization," Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 79-84.

1982  "A Chapter in the Amateur Period of Canadian Anthropology:  A Missionary Case Study," The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Vol. 2, No2, pp. 249-267.

1982  "Science, Ideology and Reading, Writing, and Riches," The Journal of Educational Thought, Vol. 16, No. 2, August, pp. 73-88.  (with R.W. Nelsen)

1981  "The Historical Process and the Reformulation of Religious Typologies:  The Case of the Anglican Communion," The Sociological Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 521-541.

1981  "The Anglican Episcopate and Changing Conceptions of Canadian Identity," Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 85-99.

1980   "The Failure of the CMS Native Church Policy in Southwestern Ontario and Algoma," Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 269-285.

1979  "Anglican Bishops and Indigenity:  John Porter Revisited," Studies in Religion/Sciences Religeuses, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 47-55.

1978  "Continental Corporate Power:  Domination and Dependency," Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, Fall, pp. 94-100.

1976  "The Canadian Indian Research and Aid Society:  A Victorian Voluntary Association,” The Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 31-48.

1974  "History and Evolution of French Canadian Sociology,"  The Insurgent Sociologist. Vol. 4, No. 4, Summer, pp. 15-29.

1973  "E.F. Wilson:  Early Years as Missionary in Huron and Algoma," Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, Vol. 15, No. 4, December, pp. 78-96.