Anne O’Connell

OISE

Anne O’Connell is a PhD candidate, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

  • Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth

    Speaking Out and Pushing Back

    Edited by Helene Berman, Catherine Richardson/Kinewesquao, Kate Elliott and Eugenia Canas     Forthcoming April 2020

    Working with Indigenous, queer, immigrant and homeless youth across Canada, this five-year Youth-based Participatory Action Research project used art to explore the many ways that structural violence harms youth, destroying hope, optimism, a sense of belonging and a connection to civil society. However, recognizing that youth are not merely victims, Everyday Violence in the Lives of Youth also examines the various ways youth respond to and resist this violence to preserve their dignity, well-being and inclusion in society.

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  • Challenging the Right, Augmenting the Left

    Recasting Leftist Imagination

    Edited by Robert Latham, A. T.  Kingsmith, Julian von Bargen and Niko Block     Forthcoming April 2020

    This book provides suggestions for working with popular disaffection, taking the rich, fragmented, conflicted history of refusals and defeats as a starting point for next steps in the struggle against capitalism and the far right, rather than as the basis for more conflict or defeatism.

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  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     Forthcoming April 2020

    Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada is an introduction to the sociology of what has traditionally been called deviance and conformity. This book shifts the focus from individuals labelled deviant to the political and economic processes that shape marginalization, power and exclusion.

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

    By Wendy Chan     Forthcoming March 2020

    Based on interviews with service providers from the immigration, criminal justice and family justice systems in four different communities in BC, Hiding in Plain Sight examines the barriers encountered by abused immigrant women across Canada as they seek services and support, and identifies the key challenges for abused immigrant women accessing services as well as the struggles service organizations experience in meeting their needs.

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  • Bit Tyrants

    The Political Economy of Silicon Valley

    By Rob Larson     January 2020

    “Highly informed, lively and readable, this is a badly needed study of the giant high tech corporations that increasingly dominate the means of work and social interaction…. Beyond exposing the nature of this awesome and threatening system, Larson goes on to outline how it can, and should, be brought under popular control. A most valuable contribution to understanding and guide to action.” — Noam Chomsky

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  • Restless Ideas

    Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

    By Tony Simmons     January 2020

    Tony Simmons illustrates how social theory provides us with the skills for more informed observation, analysis and empathic understanding of social behaviour and social interaction.

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  • In Defense of Julian Assange

    Edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler     December 2019

    “I think the prosecution of Assange would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s in a classic publisher’s position and I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” —David McCraw, lead lawyer for The New York Times

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  • Frontline Farmers

    How the National Farmers Union Resists Agribusiness and Creates Our New Food Future

    Edited by Annette Aurélie Desmarais     November 2019

    Who grows the food we eat? How important is it that family farms are viable in Canada today and in the future? How do viable family farms help determine the safety, diversity and sustainability of Canada’s food systems? Why is this important to those of us who do not farm?

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  • Beyond Market Dystopia

    New Ways of Living

    Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo     November 2019

    How can we build a future with better health and homes, respecting people and the environment?

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  • The Desirable Sister

    By Taslim Burkowicz     October 2019

    “Presented like a kaleidoscopic tapestry, we watch with fascination as Gia and Serena come of age and emerge from the grip of race and colour to become independent young women. Taslim Burkowicz is a masterful storyteller of intimate details that are surprising and sometimes shocking.”

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