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Debating Hate Crime

Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada

Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

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British Columbia by the Road

Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape

By offering behind-the-scenery glimpses of how boosters and builders modified the BC landscape and shaped what drivers and tourists could view from the comfort of their vehicles, this book confounds the idea of “freedom of the road.”

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear

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.

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The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

The New Lawyer analyzes the changes that are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and how law is practised – including how lawyers seek resolution before trial – to stress the need for new approaches to lawyer/client collaboration if the legal profession is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

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Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

This book looks at the long-term social and environmental effects of imagined, abandoned, and failed resource-development schemes in northwest British Columbia.

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Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

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Engagement Organizing

The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns

At a time of heightened concern about what our future holds and how we can shape it, Engagement Organizing shows how combining old-school people power with new digital tools and data can win campaigns today.

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Exhibiting Nation

Multicultural Nationalism (and Its Limits) in Canada’s Museums

This exploration of museums as sites for representing and defining national identity encourages us to reconsider the idea of the multicultural nation.

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The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims

Leading scholars investigate the complex role that competing moral economies play in ethnic and nationalist conflicts.

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Science of the Seance

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.

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Building a Collaborative Advantage

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

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Accusation

Creating Criminals

This interdisciplinary collection challenges conventional views on crime and criminals, examining how ideas and rituals of criminal accusation produce both accusers and accused.

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Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People

Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.

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We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

By challenging the erasure of radical histories, this book makes an invaluable contribution to remembering and rethinking Canadian sex and gender activism from the 1970s to the present.

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Queering Social Work Education

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.

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Behind the Walls

Inmates and Correctional Officers on the State of Canadian Prisons

Based on candid conversations with inmates and correctional officers in federal and provincial prisons, Behind the Walls offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the corrections landscape in Canada.

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The Equity Myth

Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities

Challenging the myth of equity in higher education, this is the first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members’ experiences in Canadian universities.

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Mobilizing Metaphor

Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada

Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada, challenging perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it.

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No Home in a Homeland

Indigenous Peoples and Homelessness in the Canadian North

Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the limitations of existing policies and programs.

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Striving for Environmental Sustainability in a Complex World

Canadian Experiences

In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.

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