Mark Cronlund Anderson

  • Care and Consequences

    The Impact of Health Care Reform

    Edited by Diana L. Gustafson     January 2000

    Over the past decade health care in Canada has shifted from a cure-care model to a business model. Disguised behind talk of community, care closer to home, consumer choice, patient rights, cost-containment and improved efficiencies, the business model has ushered in “bottom line” financial management which has brought us steadily deteriorating health care services. Framed within a clear analysis of this new health care model, the articles in this collection illustrate how diverse groups in various social and institutional contexts are navigating through a changing health care system-a system upon which women in particular rely for their wellbeing as caregivers and care recipients; a system that operates more and more on the logic of scientific management.

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  • Brave New Seeds

    The Threat of Transgenic Crops to Farmers in the South

    By Robert Ali, Brac De La Perriere and Franck Seuret     January 2000

    Consumers have taken the lead in rejecting the biotech industry’s determination to foist GMOs on an unsuspecting and unconsulted public. This book gives a voice for the first time to farmers. They are the people being pressured by half a dozen giant corporations to grow these genetically engineered crops. What are the possible downsides for them, particularly for those hundreds of millions of farmers living in the developing countries? On their environment? On their health? On their independence? On their tenuous hold in the marketplace?

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  • Anti-Racist Feminism

    Critical Race and Gender Studies

    Edited by Agnes Calliste and George Dei     January 2000

    This collection adds to our understanding and critical engagement of how gendered and racially minoritized bodies can and do negotiate their identities and politics across several historical domains and contemporary spheres. The contributors explore the relational aspects of difference and the implications for re-conceptualizing anti-racism discourse and practice. The strength of this book lies in its centring the experience of racial minority women (and other racialized bodies) in a variety of social sites, thereby seeking to incite the reader to broaden the examination of social spaces through the lens of an anti-racist feminist scholarship and practice.

  • An Ideal Prison?

    Critical Essays on Women’s Imprisonment in Canada

    Edited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Margaret Shaw     January 2000

    Ten years after the publication of Creating Choices, a remarkable report on women’s imprisonment in Canada, this book sets out to reflect on attempts to reform prison. In a series of critical essays, the contributors stimulate reflection and discussion. They explore the effects of punishment and penality on women’s lives, the impact of feminist reforms on the lives of women in prison and the systemic barriers which limit change in the context of both provincial and federal prisons. Each of the authors has a personal and sometimes intimate knowledge of the recent history of women’s prisons in Canada. Taking Creating Choices as a starting point, these essays question the role of prisons in our society, the importance of taking account of gender and its intersection with race and class, and the problems of both weak feminist models and the co-optation of feminist ideals and Aboriginal spirituality by correctional systems.

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  • Solutions That Work

    Fighting Poverty in Winnipeg

    Edited by Jim Silver     December 1999

    The explosive and dramatic growth of poverty in Winnipeg, and strategies for combating poverty, are the subject of this collection. Some of the chapters discuss the severity and the consequences of poverty; others describe policy solutions, with a particular emphasis on community-based solutions. Included are chapters on: the growth and incidence of poverty in Winnipeg; the impact of poverty on, and community economic development strategies being developed by, Winnipeg’s Aboriginal community; community-based schooling as a response to inner city poverty; the experience with workfare in Manitoba; the importance of the minimum wage in combating poverty; and a wide range of small but innovative and exciting community development alternatives which are proving their worth in Winnipeg’s inner city. While the focus is on Winnipeg, and particularly Winnipeg’s inner city, where poverty levels are astonishingly high and still rising, the patterns analyzed and the policy alternatives offered are applicable to communities across Canada.

  • Seeds of Fire

    Social Development in the Era of Globalism

    By Elizabeth Whitmore and Maureen G. Wilson     December 1999

    “Wilson and Whitmore, two activists with a history of “walking the talk” of working for social justice, offer a well researched, provocative wake up call for everyone concerned with the survival of democracy in the next millennium. Seeds of Fire inspires allies of popular movements for the work of the next century.” –Patricia Maguire, Faculty of Education, Western New Mexico University.

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  • Experiencing Difference

    By Carl E. James     December 1999

    Difference is a fundamental aspect of our human existence. This anthology emerges from the editor’s attempts to navigate the complex, variable and unpredictable materiality of difference. The contributors present the various ways in which difference is experienced, interpreted and articulated. They tell of when and how they are named and/or recognized as different by others, and of their own naming and recognition of themselves as different. The essays show that gender, social class, ethnicity, race, region, appearance, dis/ability, sexuality, twin-ness, age, religion and occupational status are experienced and lived in multiple, complicated and contradictory ways. How the writers and others make sense of their differences is related to context, space and interaction. Difference, then, as the essays demonstrate, is relational, fluid, multiple and contextual, and therefore must be thought of in complex ways. Contributors have written in different styles and genres, which represent their respective voices and preferences. Through essays, written in narrative, journalistic and academic forms, short stories, letters, conversations and dialogues-contributors thoughtfully communicate their stories in ways that will maintain interest and attention, as well as facilitate an appreciation of the layered complexities of difference.

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  • ReDefining Traditions

    Gender and Canadian Foreign Policy

    By Edna Keeble and Heather Smith     January 1999

    This text contributes to the literature on gender and Canadian foreign policy, an area of study that is very much in its infancy. It introduces a (preliminary) theoretical framework as a way of applying feminist insights to Canadian foreign policy (what the authors call the feminist deconstructive method). Further, it shows the value in focusing on ideas and discourses as a starting point in order to engage conventional scholarship. And while not all encompassing, it provides a means by which to analyze “hard core” security and defence policies. Ultimately, the aim of the text is to legitimize the connection between gender and Canadian foreign policy and to ensure (and compel) students in the field that there are indeed grounds for redefining traditions.

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  • Words Out There

    Women Poets in Atlantic Canada

    Edited by Jeanette Lynes     January 1999

    “A book of women poets in Atlantic Canada – not a moment too soon.” –PK Page

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    A Roseway Book
  • The English Language in Nova Scotia

    Essays on Past and Present Developments in English across the Province

    Edited by Lilian Falk and Margaret Harry     January 1999

    Can we offer you some Patti-pans? Some fungee or lassybread? How about a derasifying padana?

    Before you absquotilate in a dander, come aboard of this anthology, and explore some of the fascinating ways in which the English language has developed in Nova Scotia. This book covers such topics as pronunciation, semantics, grammatical structures, language contact, dialect features, ethnic and gender roles. nicknames, and place names.

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    A Roseway Book