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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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