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Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development

Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development

Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program , David Newhouse, Jeff Orr

Compiled by the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) This book analyzes the benefits, practices and challenges of Mi’kmaw and Maliseet Language Immersion programs, illustrating how these programs provide a solid foundation of worldview, ethics, values and identities that are essential for improved academic success, and examines the Honouring Traditional Knowledge Project, a two-year project to seek Elders’ views on how to include… (more information)

Aboriginal Measures for Economic Development

Aboriginal Measures for Economic Development

Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program , Jeff Orr, Warren Weir

Compiled by the Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) This volume explores Indigenous measures of economic development in First Nations Atlantic Canadian communities that are of relevance for First Nations peoples. Many of the challenges faced by these communities and their local, regional and national leaders in advancing economic development relate to experiences of diverse and complex issues — most of which clash with federal policies… (more information)

Accumulation and Constraint

Accumulation and Constraint

Biomedical Development and Advanced Industrial Health

Rodney Loeppky

Accumulation and Constraint examines the dynamic world of advanced industrial health, exploring it as a means to better understand the internal differences in biomedical development (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices) and health care reform, delivery and restructuring. Rodney Loeppky suggests that it is because of intensified industrial competitive pressure that health production has grown so robustly across the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation… (more information)

Colonized Classrooms

Colonized Classrooms

Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education

Sheila Cote-Meek

In Colonized Classrooms, Sheila Cote-Meek discusses how Aboriginal students confront narratives of colonial violence in the postsecondary classroom, while they are, at the same time, living and experiencing colonial violence on a daily basis. Basing her analysis on interviews with Aboriginal students, teachers and Elders, Cote-Meek deftly illustrates how colonization and its violence are not a distant experience, but one that is being negotiated every day in universities and colleges… (more information)

Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons

Max Haiven

How do we move beyond austerity and the colonization of creativity? Today, when it seems like everything has been privatized, when austerity is too often seen as an economic or political problem that can be solved through better policy and when the idea of moral values has been commandeered by the Right, how can we re-imagine the forces used as weapons against community, solidarity, ecology and life itself? In this stirring call to arms, Max Haiven argues that capitalism has colonized… (more information)

Double Pregnant

Double Pregnant

Two Lesbians Make a Family

Natalie Meisner

Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies…but they need a little help. Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story about starting a family with her wife Viviën. Because Viviën is a woman of colour who was adopted into a white family, the couple wants their children to have a connection to their donor and decide against taking the anonymous, sperm clinic route. But they realize they are going to need… (more information)

Grist

Grist

Linda Little

“This is the story of how you were loved,” Penelope MacLaughlin whispers to her granddaughter. Penelope MacLaughlin marries a miller and gradually discovers he is not as she imagined. Nonetheless she remains determined to make the best of life at the lonely mill up the Gunn Brook as she struggles to build a home around her husband’s eccentricities. His increasing absence leaves Penelope to run the mill herself, providing her with a living but also destroying the people… (more information)

In Defense of Small Producers

In Defense of Small Producers

The Story of CLAC

Marco Coscione

In an international geopolitical panorama where Northern countries are increasingly in crisis and where the most interesting alternatives to sustainable development are coming from the South, the Latin American small producers, represented by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair Trade Producers (CLAC), are assuming a more protagonistic role in the defense of the founding principles of the fair trade movement. The CLAC is also leading a process of rethinking the fair… (more information)

Locating Law

Locating Law

ôRace/Class/Gender/Sexuality Connections, 3rd Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Comack

Praise for the second edition: “This book is the best available for teaching the role of law in society and making sense of how it operates within the (inter)connections of race, class and gender dynamics often perpetuating oppression. … Locating Law is essential for undergraduate students in justice, sociology and criminology.” — Margot Hurlbert, University of Regina “Students regularly tell me that Locating Law is their favourite book out of the… (more information)

Notes on Ernesto Che Guevara’s Ideas on Pedagogy

Notes on Ernesto Che Guevara’s Ideas on Pedagogy

Lidia Turner Marti

Available for the first time in English outside of Cuba, this book introduces readers to this important figure’s pedagogical thinking. One of Guevara’s enduring contributions was his insistence that a new socialist society involved not only economic and political change, but also the creation of what he called “a new man.” “Collectivism,” says author Lidia Turner Martí, “was considered by Che a very important part of the personality of… (more information)

Stitched Up

Stitched Up

The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

Tansy E. Hoskins

Stitched Up delves into the exclusive and alluring world of fashion to expose class division, gender stereotyping and wasteful consumption. Tansy E. Hoskins illuminates the political and sociological dimensions of an industry that promotes and supports the dominant values of our age: image, glamour, money and sex. Hoskins also provides a fascinating historical narrative, showing that in today’s world, the clothes we wear are as indicative of who we are as they were during the… (more information)

The Answer Is Still No

The Answer Is Still No

Voices of Pipeline Resistance

Edited by Paul Bowles, Henry Veltmeyer

The Answer Is Still No is an important, urgent book that compiles interviews with people who live along the route of the proposed Enbridge pipeline in Northern British Columbia. The oil pipeline and supertankers — linking the tar sands of Alberta to the demand of the growing Asian market — are a key component of Canada’s strategy of natural resource extraction. But for the people living along the proposed pipeline route, Enbridge poses a massive environmental risk… (more information)

The Healing Journey

The Healing Journey

Intimate Partner Abuse and Its Implications in the Labour Market

Linda DeRiviere

The Healing Journey offers a startling analysis of intimate partner abuse and its negative effects on women’s earnings, education and vocational training as well as in the labour market itself. Victims of abuse often suffer from chronic physical and mental health issues, which impede their participation in the labour market. Based on findings from a seven-wave study coordinated by RESOLVE, a family violence research centre housed in universities across the prairie provinces,… (more information)

The Next New Left

The Next New Left

A History of the Future

Alan Sears

The Next New Left explores the challenge of activist renewal in the age of austerity. Over the past few decades, state policy-makers and employers have engaged in a massive process of neoliberal restructuring that has undermined the basis for social and labour movements. In this book, Alan Sears seeks to understand the social environment that made activist mobilization possible — and was largely taken for granted — during the twentieth century. Just as the neoliberal… (more information)

The Truth that Wampum Tells

The Truth that Wampum Tells

My Debwewin on the Algonquin Land Claims Process

Lynn Gehl

From the Foreword: I am inclined to think that when Creator lowered Lynn to Mother Earth it was for her to complete this difficult task of bravery. Indeed we can all learn from her, as she has fulfilled her responsibility. —Heather Majaury In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Treaty at Niagara, The Truth that Wampum Tells offers readers a first-ever insider analysis of the contemporary land claims and self-government process in Canada. Incorporating an analysis of traditional… (more information)

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