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Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada's Provinces and Territories

Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.

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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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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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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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The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015

This is the first global survey of how natural resources have been regulated in the modern world.

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Gendered Mediation

Identity and Image Making in Canadian Politics

Taking an original approach to the study of gender and political communication, this book examines how politicians, journalists, and citizens deploy intersecting notions of gender, sexuality, race, age, and class in Canadian politics.

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

This timely book offers a novel, practical guide for understanding who the Métis are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government.

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The New NDP

Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing

The New NDP traces the tumultuous shift in federal New Democratic Party’s ideology and campaigning techniques in the opening decades of the twenty-first century.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867-1947

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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Four Unruly Women

Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison

Filled with stories of pain, regret, and resistance, this chilling account of how four women survived their time at Kingston Penitentiary stands as an indictment of the idea that prisons and punishment are society’s answer to crime.

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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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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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