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The Role of Parenthood in Politics

The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics, this book raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.

This perceptive intellectual history of masculinity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec explores how the concept of manhood shaped French Canadian culture and an emerging Quebec nationalism.

The first book of its kind in North America, this collection of original works promises to transform the future of social work education by equipping scholars and students with a new appreciation of queer strengths and experiences.

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

Revitalizing Feminism in Neoliberal Ontario

Drawing on the experiences of three YWCA women’s shelters in Ontario, this book exposes the dangers for women that are embedded in government neoliberal policies and reveals how feminism can counteract this pervasive ideology.

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

Harnessing the strengths of social theory and new materialisms, this book advances a new critical theory of masculinity.

Women and Planning in Canada

A compelling new perspective on Canada’s planning history that offers a counter-narrative to the “official” story of the profession, one that has generally overlooked the contributions of women and the Community Planning Association of Canada.

LGBTQ Teens and Bullying in Schools

Am I Safe Here? treats LGBTQ students as the experts in their own schools, revealing that, to achieve safety and equity, nothing less than a total culture change is needed.

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

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.

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.

Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada

This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.

Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.

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