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Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii

Life beyond Settler Colonialism

Countering colonial ideas about Indigenous peoples being frozen in time and without a future, this provocative book explores the ways in which members of the Haida Nation are shaping myriad possible futures to address the dilemmas that come with life under settler colonialism.

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Political Elites in Canada

Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times

A timely work that examines how Canadian political elites are adapting to changes in digital media technology.

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Enforcing Exclusion

Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada

Enforcing Exclusion explores the multiple ways migration status functions to exclude temporary and precarious migrants from the law’s benefits and protections.

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Birds of Nunavut

The first complete survey of the birds of Nunavut, this fully illustrated reference work identifies and documents the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the species that live in and migrate through the territory.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 taxation's political possibilities.

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