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Thumbing a Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada

Asking new questions about travel and risk taking as a rite of passage, this book examines the rise and fall of hitchhiking in the 1970s and the accompanying adult scrutiny of youth subculture.

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Be Wise! Be Healthy!

Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns

This book examines the history of public health in Canada, covering issues such as milk pasteurization, vaccination, fluoridation, nutrition education, industrial health, and campaigns against sexually transmitted infections.

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Making Men, Making History

Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place

The first published collection devoted entirely to historical studies of Canadian masculinity, Making Men, Making History pushes the boundaries of what it has meant to be a man in Canada.

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A Family Matter

Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy

A Family Matter investigates the implications for immigrants and refugees of the Canadian government’s definition of what constitutes “family.”

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Class Actions in Canada

The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice

The first major empirical and critical study of class actions in Canada, this book provides a detailed account of how they operate and whether they are achieving their goals.

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When the Caribou Do Not Come

Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptive Management in the Western Arctic

When the Caribou Do Not Come highlights the knowledge and perspectives of northern Canadian communities that have been dealing with caribou population fluctuations for generations.

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Reconsidering Radical Feminism

Affect and the Politics of Heterosexuality

Reconsidering Radical Feminism investigates the legacy of feminist debates about the politics of heterosexuality, examining how we become invested in arguments that position us as feminists – and as gendered subjects.

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Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada

Buying Happiness explores the different ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption, which shaped economic and social policy and influenced behaviour.

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The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

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Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57

The most thorough study of Canada–US command and control relations to date, Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57 traces Canada’s efforts to protect its sovereignty by retaining command over its armed forces.

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The Terrific Engine

Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary

The Terrific Engine tells the story of how income taxation effected a profound transformation in the way people talk and think about politics in Canada, and of the energy Canadians invested in taxations political possibilities.

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One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

On the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women, the vote, and democracy in our nation.

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