Books

  • Transforming Communities

    By William L. Luttrell     January 1997

    An extraordinary exploration of the dangers, and possibilities, facing human communities today, Transforming Communities rejects the current myth that capitalism, led by global corporations, is providing the solutions we require to survive and prosper in the decades ahead. Quite a different path is offered to us by Mother Earth, Dr. Luttrell suggests, and it is the best hope for life on this planet, our own lives included. The book is an effort to outline the direction this path would take us, and the multifaceted transformation that it entails for our communities. It is also informed by the work of others, including environmentalists, social analysts, social biologists and anthropologists.

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  • When the Fish Are Gone

    Ecological Collapse and the Social Organization of Fishing in Northwest Newfoundland, 1982-1995

    By Craig T. Palmer and Peter R. Sinclair     January 1997

    The Gulf Coast fisheries off Northwest Newfoundland provide a graphic example of the social and biological consequences of the failure to create conditions that would allow for fishing on a sustainable basis. This book shows how an ecological crisis has produced a social crisis threatening the viability of fishers, the fish plants where they sold their fish, and the communities in which they live. It is set in the context of the North Atlantic fisheries and of primary resource producing rural areas in mature capitalist societies.

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  • Dismantling A Nation (Second Edition)

    The Transition to Corporate Rule in Canada (second edition)

    By Stephen McBride and John Shields     December 1996

    This new edition is reorganized to make it a more usable text and updated to include the Liberal government’s pursuit of neo-liberal policies. William K. Carroll, Sociology, University of Victoria, said of the first edition: “All the aspects of the neo-conservative policy matrix-privatization, deregulation, NAFTA, the obsession with deficits, attacks on collective bargaining, the cutbacks to social programs, the weakening of federal powers-are carefully analyzed as elements of a political project that will have disastrous consequences for most Canadians and for Canada as a nation. This book is truly essential reading for those who care about Canada’s future.”

  • Immigration and the Legalization of Racism

    By Lisa Jakubowski     December 1996

    “The chameleon-like nature of the law-the duplicitous ways in which the law is written, the equivocal way in which it is stated and, therefore, talked about, the hiding of the truth about the resources which are expended in its implementation, the misleading way in which it casts the discretions it purports to take away and to give-its ideological functioning and its capacity to legitimate the illegitimate, all are put under the microscope in this study. It is a timely piece of work. It may make some readers uncomfortable, but it will leave no one untouched.” -H.J. Glasbeek, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Reinventing Political Science

    A Feminist Approach

    By Jill Vickers     December 1996

    This book provides an alternate version of political science for students who want to make space for themselves and for the political activities they want to study. Vickers presents a framework which builds bridges between political science and feminism, allowing for a women-centred analysis of both formal and informal politics. It incorporates radical redefinitions of politics which can open up space to study identity politics, oppression, exploitation and the struggles against sexism, racism, ablism and homophobia, as well as women’s attempts to influence state decision-making by conventional means. A survival guide for women and other students trying to reinvent political science on their own.

  • Anti-Racism Education

    Theory and Practice

    By George Dei     January 1996

    Dei argues that analyzing the intersections of race, class, gender and sexual oppression is essential if we are to fully address educational equity, social justice and change. He examines how we can value our differences while equitably sharing power, and discusses ways to counter the reproduction of societal inequalities in our schools.

  • Banking on Deception

    The Discourse of the Fiscal Crisis

    By Thom Workman     January 1996

    Through the discourse of the fiscal crisis the proponents of the neo-liberal agenda deceive Canadians by presenting this agenda as the only rational alternative. Workman discusses the success of this appeal to common sense, analyzing how it resonates positively within the Canadian cultural context.

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  • Deadlines and Diversity

    Journalism Ethics in a Changing World

    Edited by Valerie Alia, Brian Brennan and Barry Hoffmaster     January 1996

    The authors in this collection have first-hand knowledge of what it means to be journalists in today’s world. They address issues-coverage of the arts, sports, First Nations, and the evolution of journalism in Quebec-which have received scant attention in other texts.

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  • In the Open

    Women Survivors of Abuse Tell Their Stories

    Edited by Kathleen Tudor     January 1996

    “Like all the women who took part in this book, I have a message for you. Please remember that no matter how desperate and hopeless your situation may get, there is a way out. I found my way out and for the first time in nine years I feel free!

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  • Muriel Duckworth

    A Very Active Pacifist

    By Marion Douglas Kerans     January 1996

    “Muriel is an extraordinary woman whose life and work has enriched many-through her faith and her practice. A feminist, a pacifist and a compassionate Canadian, her life is an example of what love and selfless intelligence can do.”-Ursula M. Franklin C.C. FRSC

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