The catchy powerful image of canada as a vertical mosaic crystallized in two words the complex reality of canada as a hierarchical patchwork of classes and ethnic groups and the term gained wide and long lasting currency john porter the vertical mosaic an analysis of social class and power in canada toronto university of toronto . The vertical mosaic an analysis of social class and power in canada have looked forward with high expectation to the completion of the authors exhaustive study of the relation between social class and power in canadian society the vast range of his inquiry and the monumental amount of elusive material that he has organized and examined . John porters landmark study of social and ethnic inequality the vertical mosaic became an instant classic when it was first published in 1965a national best seller that sold more than 100000 copies the book was the first major study of canadas class structure and one of the foundational texts in canadian sociology. The vertical mosaic an analysis of social class and power in canada paperback jun 1 1965 by john porter author be the first to review this item see all 6 formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from . The vertical mosaic an analysis of social class and power in professor porters bookshould givea welcome impetus to the development of a moresociological history in canada obviously the vertical mosaic willprovide asubstantial beginning forfuturestudents ofthesocial history of canada in themiddledecades of thiscentury sociologists
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