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Contemporary Slavery

Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.

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Dominion of Race

Rethinking Canada’s International History

Challenging well-entrenched ideas and mythologies, this book shows how race has informed Canada’s international history and is woven into the fabric of understandings of Canada in the world.

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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith

This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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Invisible Scars

Mental Trauma and the Korean War

Invisible Scars explores the treatment of psychological casualties during the Korean War and the long-term repercussions for former soldiers living with trauma.

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This Small Army of Women

Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War

This Small Army of Women restores a forgotten contingent of nursing volunteers to the historical record, showcasing their dedication amid the carnage of war and their sometimes uneasy relationship with nursing professionals.

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Caring for Children

Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada

Caring for Children interrogates Canadian public policies on the care of children, asking why the burden of care falls so heavily on women as mothers and caregivers, and what social movements are doing to try to redesign the politics of caring for children.

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Griffintown

Identity and Memory in an Irish Diaspora Neighbourhood

This vibrant biography of Griffintown, an inner-city Irish Catholic neighbourhood in Montreal, brings to life the history of Irish identity and collective memory in this legendary enclave.

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Religion and Canadian Party Politics

A unique and timely exploration of the important ways that religion shapes political conflict across Canada.

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Permanent Campaigning in Canada

This book provides a provocative look at the growth of non-stop election campaigning in Canada and its implications for Canadian democracy and how we are governed.

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National Manhood and the Creation of Modern Quebec

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.

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Prime Ministerial Power in Canada

Its Origins under Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden

Using innovative methods, this book shows how prime ministerial power was centralized from the very beginning of Confederation by Macdonald, Laurier, and Borden.

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A Healthy Society

How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy, Updated and Expanded Edition

By Ryan Meili; Foreword by André Picard

A Healthy Society draws on one doctor’s experience in family practice, community building, and politics to envision a new approach to politics – and a healthier world.

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“I Was the Only Woman”

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.

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In Defence of Home Places

Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia

In Defence of Home Places examines the diversity of environmental activism in Nova Scotia, placing its early social and legislative successes and eventual weakening and division within a national and international framework.

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Am I Safe Here?

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.

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Trans-Pacific Mobilities

The Chinese and Canada

Edited by Lloyd Wong

As China’s international influence grows, this timely collection reveals how the global movement of the country’s people, culture, information, and economy continues to shape Canadian cities and China itself.

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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

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Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930

Beyond the Amur charts the pivotal role that an overlooked frontier river region and its environment played in Qing China’s politics and Sino-Russian relations.

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Resilient Gods

Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, or No Religious in Canada

An unmatched, up-to-date reading of religious and non-religious inclinations in Canada, accompanied by an examination of the consequences of such choices for Canadians and their way of life.

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Unions in Court

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.

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On the Side of the Angels

Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN’s universal human rights project.

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Power through Testimony

Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation

This groundbreaking volume assesses the power of residential school survivors to reframe – through memory, story, and testimony – how Canadians think about residential schools and their long-term impact on individuals, families, communities, and the nation.

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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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