Books

  • The Illusion of Inclusion

    Women In Post Secondary Education

    By Jackie Stalker     January 1998

    Women have had limited access to some higher education in Canada for over a century, but their participation has never been equal to that of men. Both as students and as faculty, women continue to be discriminated against on Canadian campuses in ways ranging from the most systemic and institutional to the most interpersonal and subjective. Contributors to this anthology explore and explain various dimensions of the “illusion of inclusion,” the contradiction between the widespread belief that women and men share equal educational opportunities and the uncomfortable reality of women’s marginalization and minority status.

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  • The Socialist Register 1998

    The Communist Manifesto Now

    Edited by Colin Leys and Leo Panitch     January 1998

    The 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto provides the occasion for a powerful set of essays that draw on the Manifesto’s legacy to analyse working class responses today to the growing exhaustion of neo-liberalism and that contribute to setting a left agenda for the new millenium. The volume also features brilliant essays on the making of the Manifesto, plus a reprint of the Manifesto and a reproachful letter to Marx from a socialist-feminist.

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  • Yesterday’s News

    Why Canada’s Daily Newspapers are Failing Us

    By John Miller     January 1998

    Yesterday’s News is about how Canada’s daily newspapers are failing us and how we need to win them back. The book documents the takeover of Canadian daily newspapers by profit-oriented corporations, the rise of Conrad Black, and the danger that these trends pose to the long-term survival of the daily press. Miller takes us on a fascinating journey from the editorial offices of the big daily newspapers, where he once worked, to a small town, Shawville, Quebec, where he went to try and re-capture the essence of how journalism should serve society.

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  • Challenge and Change

    A History Of The Dalhousie School Of Nursing, 1949-1989

    By Peter Twohig     December 1997

    Challenge and Change offers an innovative perspective on Dalhousie University School of Nursing’s first four decades of growth and transition. This book draws on rich archival sources and oral interviews to critically examine the school. Its analysis is highly relevant to contemporary debates within the history of nursing and the education of nurse practitioners. Most importantly, this book situates university nursing schools within their many and varied contexts of community, health care and university. Co-published with Dalhousie

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  • Counting Crows

    By Jenni Blackmore     January 1997

    This collection of stories and poems charts various pathways and detours in the universal quest for love. It’s a journey towards joy which begins with the call of a frog searching for a mate and ends as a woman inadvertently thwarts her own desire as she attempts to construct the perfect token of her love.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Crimes, Laws and Communities

    By John McMullan, David C. Perrier, Stephen Smith and Peter D. Swan     January 1997

    In this book, McMullan and his colleagues have provided much needed information and analysis on “unconventional” crimes by researching fire for profit, illegal fishing and business crime in Atlantic Canada. The three essays fill an information gap left by scant media reports, conflicting government statistics and, in the case of crimes of capital, wilfully concealed information.

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  • Differing Visions

    Administering Indian Residential Schooling in Prince Albert, 1867-1995

    By Noel Dyck     January 1997

    “This book tells the story of how residential schooling for Indian children has been administered in Prince Albert for more than a century. In some ways, our experience of residential schooling has been similar to that of other Aboriginal peoples throughout Canada and other countries. In other ways, however, our story is quite different. At a time when Indian residential schools were closing elsewhere in Canada, the people of the Prince Albert Grant Council saw a need to take over and completely remake an institution that had previously been used to direct and control our people. Recognizing the positive role that a completely different kind of Indian-controlled child education centre might play, we have created and pursued our own vision of how to care for and educate those of our children who require special treatment. The courage and commitment that our leaders and staff have shown in working to make this vision a reality deserves to be celebrated. The tactics that federal officials have employed to frustrate and undermine our efforts also need to be recorded.” -Grand Chief Alphonse Bird

  • Feminism and Families

    Critical Policies and Changing Practices

    Edited by Meg Luxton     January 1997

    The absence of a specific “family politics” has ceded an important political space to anti-feminist movements and weakened the capacity of the feminist movement to intervene effectively in the debates and struggles of the current period. Despite significant changes in family, domestic and interpersonal relations, the prevailing ideology of the heterosexual nuclear family as the norm still shapes social, economic and legal practices. This book argues for feminist debates in all areas affecting families and begins with such important areas as demographics, family law, lesbian parenting, women’s friendships, child benefit legislation, the contradictions of parenting, etc.

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  • Growing Up Salty and Other Plays

    By Natalie Meisner     January 1997

    The questions raised in Natalie Meisner’s plays will follow you out the door. At their root is the ghost that haunts the modern theatre: What is the role of live theatre in the information age? Why is it necessary? What do we get from the experience that cannot be had in any other artistic medium?

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    A Roseway Book
  • Japan at Century’s End

    Changes, Challenges and Choices

    Edited by Hugh Millward and James H. Morrison     January 1997

    A timely compilation of 21 essays on the wide range of issues confronting Japan in the late 1990s. The authors provide a mainly Canadian perspective on domestic and international politics, the economy, business, technology, social issues, the environment, and more. The six major sections are introduced by the editors, and a comprehensive index allows cross-referencing of all topics.

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