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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces
by Sarah Carter
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tagged : women, post-confederation (1867-), women's studies, canadian, women in politics

Many of Canada’s most famous suffragists lived and campaigned in the Prairie provinces, which led the way in granting women the right to vote and hold office. In Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice, Sarah Carter challenges the myth that grateful male legislators simply handed women the vote when it was asked for. Settler suffragists worked lon …

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Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings
edited by Allyson Mitchell & Cait McKinney
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tagged : performance, non-classifiable, art & politics

Hundreds of years of ridicule, persecution, erasure, misunderstanding, and institutionalization could put anyone in a bad mood. Killjoy invites you into her kastle for a queer exorcism and celebration of the past.

 

Lesbian feminist histories can have a haunting effect on the present. This book explores the making and experience of Killjoy’s Kastle …

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Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

by Martin J. Cannon
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Canada’s Indian Act is infamously sexist. Many iterations of the legislation conferred a woman’s status rights through marriage, and even once it was amended First Nations women could not necessarily pass their status on to their descendants. What has that injustice meant for First Nations men? Martin J. Cannon challenges a decades-long assumpt …

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What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
edited by Mireille Lalancette; Vincent Raynauld & Erin Crandall
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tagged : elections, media & internet, political parties

What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading? What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? examines political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigat …

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories
edited by Rita Dhamoon; Davina Bhandar; Renisa Mawani & Satwinder Kaur Bains
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tagged : emigration & immigration, post-confederation (1867-)

In 1914, the SS Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver Harbour and was detained for two months. Most of its 376 passengers were then forcibly returned to India. Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional Canadian historical accounts by drawing from multiple disciplines and fields to consider the international and colonial dimensions of the voy …

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

edited by Moshe Hirsch; Ashok Kotwal & Bharat Ramaswami
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tagged : developing countries, international, human rights

Over the last twenty years, India has enacted legislation to turn development goals such as food security, primary education, and employment into legal rights for its citizens. But enacting laws is different from implementing them. A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India examines a diverse range of human development issues over a peri …

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age
by Devin Penner
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tagged : history & theory, social theory, media studies

Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to distract and deceive a passive audience. It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. Rethinking the Spectacle re-examines the tension between spectacle and political agency using the …

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
edited by Wendy Hulko; Danielle Wilson & Jean Balestrery
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tagged : indigenous studies, alzheimer's & dementia

Dementia is on the rise around the world, and health organizations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand are responding to the urgent need – voiced by communities and practitioners – for guidance on how best to address memory loss in Indigenous communities. This innovative volume responds to the call by bringing together, for the first …

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At the Bridge

At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
by Wendy Wickwire
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tagged : cultural, post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his cont …

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

by Kelly Saunders & Janique Dubois
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tagged : indigenous studies, canadian, indigenous peoples

At a time when the Métis are becoming increasingly visible in Canadian politics, this unique book offers a practical guide for understanding who they are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government. It shows how the Métis are giving life to Louis Riel’s vision of a self-governing Métis Nation through the ongoing application of …

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Flawed Precedent

Flawed Precedent

The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title
by Kent McNeil
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tagged : indigenous peoples, constitutional, legal history

In 1888, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled in the St. Catherine’s case. This precedent-setting decision would define the legal contours of Aboriginal title in Canada for almost a hundred years. In Flawed Precedent, preeminent legal scholar Kent McNeil examines the trial and its context in detail, demonstrating how erroneous assump …

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Moved by the State

Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada
by Tina Loo
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From the 1950s to the 1970s, the Canadian government relocated people living in rural and urban communities, often against their will, in order to alleviate the all-too-common lack of social services and economic opportunities. Moved by the State offers a completely new interpretation of this undertaking, focusing on the bureaucrats and academics w …

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Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Contributions from Critical Social Science
edited by Eric Mykhalovskiy & Viviane Namaste
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tagged : aids & hiv, public health, health policy

Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, the world continues to grapple with this public health challenge. Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS explores the limits of mainstream approaches to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and challenges readers to develop alternate solutions, emphasizing the value of critical social science perspectives. The con …

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Vancouverism

Vancouverism

by Larry Beasley
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tagged : urban & land use planning, urban, city planning & urban development

Until the 1980s, Vancouver was a typical mid-sized North American city. But after the city hosted Expo 86, something extraordinary happened. This otherwise unremarkable urban centre was transformed into an inspiring world-class city celebrated for its livability, sustainability, and competitiveness. This book tells the story of the urban planning p …

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Ruling Out Art

Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars
by Taryn Sirove
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tagged : art & politics, censorship, canadian

In the 1980s, the Ontario Board of Censors began to subject media artists’ work to the same cuts, bans, and warning labels as commercial film. This innovative exploration of how art and law intersected in the ensuing censor wars turns a spotlight on the powerful role that artists can play in the administration of culture. When artists and their a …

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Gendered Mediation

Gendered Mediation

Identity and Image Making in Canadian Politics
edited by Angelia Wagner & Joanna Everitt
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tagged : women in politics, canadian, media & internet

Despite decades of women’s participation in politics, the gender identities of Canadian politicians continue to attract media and public attention and shape the way they are perceived and evaluated. Gendered Mediation takes an original approach to the study of gender and political communication by examining the implications of intersecting notion …

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The New NDP

The New NDP

Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing
by David McGrane
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The New NDP is the definitive account of the evolution of the New Democratic Party’s political marketing strategy in the early twenty-first century. In 2011, the federal NDP achieved its greatest electoral success – becoming the official opposition. The moderation of its ideology and modernization of its campaign structures brought the party cl …

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Saving the Nation through Culture

Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China
by Jie Gao
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The Modern Chinese Folklore Movement coalesced at National Peking University between 1918 and 1926. A group of academics, inspired by Western thought, tried to revitalize the study of folklore to stave off postwar disillusionment with Chinese elite culture. By documenting this phenomenon’s origins and evolution, Jie Gao opens a new chapter in the …

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Putting Family First

Putting Family First

Migration and Integration in Canada
edited by Harald Bauder
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tagged : emigration & immigration, social work, marriage & family

When migrants reach their new home, we often interpret their settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market. But family plays a crucial role. Putting Family First investigates the experience of immigrant families settling in Greater Toronto, from newcomers’ initial reception to their deep involvement in an …

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The Nature of Canada

The Nature of Canada

edited by Colin M. Coates & Graeme Wynn
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Intended to delight and provoke, these short, beautifully crafted essays, enlivened with photos and illustrations, explore how humans have engaged with the Canadian environment and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada. Tracing a path from the Ice Age to the Anthropocene, some of the foremost stars in the field of environmental his …

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Incorporating Culture

Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry
by Solen Roth
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tagged : indigenous studies, cultural, native american

Fragments of culture often become commodities when the tourism and heritage business showcases local artistic and cultural practice. But what happens when local communities become more involved in this cultural marketplace? Incorporating Culture examines how Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs are cultivating more equitable relationships with the …

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Seeking the Court’s Advice

Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power
by Kate Puddister
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Can Parliament legalize same-sex marriage? Can Quebec unilaterally secede from Canada? Can the federal government create a national firearms registry? Each of these questions is contentious and deeply political, and each was addressed by a court in a reference case, not by elected policy makers. Reference cases allow governments to obtain an adviso …

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Doing Politics Differently?

Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories
edited by Sylvia Bashevkin
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Women have reached the highest levels of political office in Canada’s provinces and territories, but what difference has their rise to the top made? In Doing Politics Differently? leading researchers from across the country assess the track records of eleven premiers, including their impact on policies of particular interest to women and their in …

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Nothing to Write Home About

Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia
by Laura Ishiguro
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Nothing to Write Home About uncovers the significance of British family correspondence sent between the United Kingdom and British Columbia between 1858 and 1914. Drawing on thousands of letters, Laura Ishiguro offers insights into epistolary topics including familial intimacy and conflict, everyday concerns such as boredom and food, and what corre …

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Constructing Empire

Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45
by Bill Sewell
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Civilians play crucial roles in building empires. Constructing Empire shows how Japanese urban planners, architects, and other civilians contributed to constructing a modern colonial enclave in northeast China, their visions shifting over time. Japanese imperialism in Manchuria before 1932 resembled that of other imperialists elsewhere in China, bu …

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Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance

Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance

edited by Daniel Drache & Lesley A. Jacobs
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tagged : international, trade & tariffs, economic conditions

Since the 2008 economic meltdown, market-driven globalization has posed new challenges for governments. This volume introduces the concept of “grey zones” of global governance, where state policy and market behaviour interact with respect to trade, the environment, food security, and investment. Grey zones allow for the bending of international …

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