Wanda Robson

Wanda Robson is well known local community educator, author, and the youngest sister of the Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond. She is longtime resident of North Sydney, Nova Scotia, where she resides with her husband Joe. In 2004, at the age of 77, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing a university education when she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cape Breton University. Following graduation, Wanda began a campaign to raise public awareness about her sister Viola and the struggle for racial equality in Canada. In 2010, she published Sister to Courage: Stories from the World of Viola Desmond, Canada’s Rosa Parks. She has given numerous public and school presentations and has been interviewed many times by local and national media.

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     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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  • Agriculture and the Generation Problem

    By Ben White     March 2020

    In this unique exploration of relations between the generations in agrarian societies, Agriculture and the Generation Problem examines the dynamics of the transfer of agrarian resources and opportunities between the generations in rural communities, and argues that we must take generational relations seriously if we are to understand the future of farming and the fate of future generations in rural areas.

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  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

    By Wendy Chan     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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  • The Socialist Challenge Today

    Syriza, Corbyn, Sanders, New Expanded Edition

    By Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin  With Stephen Maher     March 2020

    In what direction should the left move in the 21st century?

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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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