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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada

Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care

Indigenous People and Dementia brings together research and Indigenous knowledge on memory loss and memory care in later life to assist students, practitioners, and educators to decolonize their work with Indigenous peoples.

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Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia

The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.

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Privacy in Peril

Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections

This book, the second in the Landmark Cases in Canadian Law series, argues that in subsequent, post-Hunter v Southam decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada has strayed from the principles set out in that case, which were intended to protect the privacy of citizens from encroaching state power.

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Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power

The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court’s Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

This book demonstrates why economic development is synonymous with institutional development for the furthering of human development issues.

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Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Contributions from Critical Social Science

Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS: Contributions from Critical Social Science demonstrates the essential role of critical social science in helping us understand the complexity of the epidemic and develop appropriate solutions.

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What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? explores the changing nature of political communication and democratic governance in a digital age.

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Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act reverses conventional thinking to argue that the sexism directed at women within the act in fact undermines the well-being of all Indigenous people, proposing that Indigenous nationhood cannot be realized or reinvigorated until this broader injustice is understood.

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Moments of Crisis

Religion and National Identity in Québec

Wide-ranging and theoretically sophisticated, Moments of Crisis offers a groundbreaking explanation for why religion continues to be implicated in national identity crises in Québec.

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To Be Equals in Our Own Country

Women and the Vote in Quebec

To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age

Drawing on radical democratic theory and the ideas of political theorist Guy Debord, Rethinking the Spectacle examines the tension between spectacles and political agency in our digital society.

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Canada on the United Nations Security Council

A Small Power on a Large Stage

This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.

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King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land

The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae

This insider look at the forces that came together to make Canada’s reggae scene reaffirms the power of music to combat racism and build bridges between communities and cultures.

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories

Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.

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For Home and Empire

Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War

For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

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Identities and Interests

Race, Ethnicity, and Affinity Voting

Identities and Interests examines the electoral behaviour of racialized Canadians: how they self-identify, why they support minority candidates, and what these patterns mean for Canadian politics.

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By the Court

Anonymous Judgments at the Supreme Court of Canada

By the Court is the first major study of unanimous and anonymous legal decisions: the unique “By the Court” format used by the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Political Ideology in Parties, Policy, and Civil Society

Interdisciplinary Insights

Edited by David Laycock

This important study demonstrates that varied disciplinary approaches can illuminate the reach and impact of political ideologies on both politics and society.

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