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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora moves past the conventional understanding of diasporic media as being for only diasporic communities to evaluate its broader role as media for all members of society.

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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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