A Healthy Society, Updated and Expanded Edition
How a Focus on Health Can Revive Canadian Democracy
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.
The Politics of Abortion in Canada
A long-overdue update on the dynamics of abortion politics in Canada, After Morgentaler explores the role of both state and non-state actors in the creation and maintenance of access to abortion services following the 1988 Morgentaler decision.
Doctors for a Healthy Society
Upstream Medicine features interviews with physicians who are identifying and addressing the upstream conditions that lead to good health and long lives, thus avoiding more complex, painful, and expensive downstream medical problems later on. By transforming how we imagine the practice of medicine, this book will help us build a healthier society.
Not Fit to Stay
Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion
Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.
Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect
Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People
Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.
Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada
Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada, challenging perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it.
Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley
Everyday Exposure documents the adverse health effects experienced by Aamjiwnaang citizens in the heart of Canada’s Chemical Valley and argues for a transformative and experiential “sensing policy” approach that takes the voices and experiences of Indigenous citizens seriously.
Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century
Critical Suicidology introduces alternative approaches to suicide prevention, approaches that don’t pathologize inequality and distress but rather take into consideration the social, political, and cultural contexts of people’s lives.
Shelter in a Storm
Revitalizing Feminism in Neoliberal Ontario
Drawing on the experiences of three YWCA women’s shelters in Ontario, this book exposes the dangers for women that are embedded in government neoliberal policies and reveals how feminism can counteract this pervasive ideology.
Disability Politics and Care
The Challenge of Direct Funding
Disability Politics and Care documents what happens when people with disabilities take control of home care services and explores key debates around the notion of “care.”
A Town Called Asbestos
Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community
In A Town Called Asbestos, a mining town’s proud and painful history is unearthed to reveal the challenges a small resource community faced in a globalized world.
Cleaner, Greener, Healthier
A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies
David R. Boyd reveals striking weaknesses in Canadian environmental law, describes the damage these flaws are wreaking on human health, and identifies practical, proven, and affordable solutions to these problems.
Our Chemical Selves
Gender, Toxics, and Environmental Health
This collection provides a critical, interdisciplinary analysis of how everyday exposures to common chemicals are adversely affecting the health of Canadians and reveals the connections between social inequity, environmental risks, and the gendered division of health burdens in Canada.
Moving Aboriginal Health Forward
Discarding Canada’s Legal Barriers
This comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal health statistics, historical practices, and legal principles in Canadian law provides a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society.
Why Families Eat the Way They Do
Interviews with Canadian families reveal that our daily food choices reflect individual tastes and preferences but also our economic, social, and geographical place in the world.
The Man Who Invented Gender
Engaging the Ideas of John Money
This book offers, for the first time, a balanced and probing textual analysis of John Money’s writing, to assess the profound impact of this pioneering sexologist’s work on the debates and research on sexuality and gender that dominated the last half of the twentieth century.
The Making of Modern Chinese Medicine, 1850-1960
A history of the convergence of Western and Chinese medical practices in modern China.
Community Mental Health in Canada, Revised and Expanded Edition
Theory, Policy, and Practice
This revised and expanded edition of Community Mental Health in Canada offers a timely, critical overview of the provision of public mental health services in Canada, past, present, and future.
The Industrial Diet
The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating
A searing look at the socioeconomic, technological, and political forces that have transformed our food into edible commodities.
“Don’t Be So Gay!”
Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe
Queer students speak out in a book that seeks to address the problem of homophobic bullying in schools.
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