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A Frontier Made Lawless

Violence in Upland Southwest China, 1800-1956

In the first Western language history of Liangshan, Joseph Lawson argues that the region was not inherently violent but made violent by turmoil elsewhere in China.

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The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

The New Lawyer analyzes the changes that are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and how law is practised – including how lawyers seek resolution before trial – to stress the need for new approaches to lawyer/client collaboration if the legal profession is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

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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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Mothers and Others

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics, this book raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.

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West Ham and the River Lea

A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914

This original account of industrial London’s expansion into West Ham’s suburban marshlands highlights how pollution, poverty, and water shortages fuelled social democracy in Greater London.

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The Deindustrialized World

Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places

The Deindustrialized World opens a window on the experiences of those living at ground zero of deindustrialization and examines confrontations with the ruination of people and places on a global scale.

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Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.

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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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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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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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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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