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Lawyers’ Empire

Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950

In approaching the history of the legal professions through the lens of cultural history, Wes Pue locates the legal profession within England and its empire, supplementing and disrupting established narratives of professionalism as proffered by lawyers and their critics.


2017, Winner - CLSA Book Prize, Canadian Law and Society Association

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The Iconic North

Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada

The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.


2018, Winner - CLIO Prize for The North, Canadian Historical Association

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Brand Command

Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control

An eye-opening look at how political parties and the government use branding strategies and the implications that this has for Canadian democracy.


2017, Winner - Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Atlantic Book Awards

2017, Winner - The Donner Prize

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Points of Entry

How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets in

A renowned sociologist gains unprecedented access to Canadian immigration offices and reveals how visa officers determine who gets into Canada – and who stays out.


2016, Winner - John Porter Award, Canadian Sociological Association

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Planning Toronto

The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80

This lavishly illustrated book will stand as the definitive history of Toronto postwar planning and of the impact that planning has had on the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.


2016, Winner - Fred Landon Award, Ontario Historical Society

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Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic

Drawing on the story of the 1771 Bloody Falls massacre, human geographer Emilie Cameron explores the relationship between stories and colonialism, challenging readers to examine their perceptions of the contemporary Arctic and its peoples.


2016, Short-listed - Aboriginal History Committee Book Prize, Canadian Historical Association

2017, Short-listed - Canada Prize in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

2016, Winner - Clio-North Prize, Canadian Historical Association

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