Class, Inequality & Oppression

  • Academic Well-Being of Racialized Students

    Edited by Benita Bunjun     April 2021

    Through the multiple genres of essay, art, poetry and photography, this book intelligently examines the experiences of racialized students in the Canadian academy, emphasizing the crucial kinship relations they forge.

  • Oppression

    A Social Determinant of Health, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth McGibbon     April 2021

    This book provides clear and solution-focused evidence about how public policy–created oppression gets “under the skin” to threaten health, increase health inequities and cause early death.

  • Twilight Capitalism

    Karl Marx and the Decay of the Profit System

    By Murray E.G.  Smith, Jonah Butovsky and Josh J.  Watterton     April 2021

    The Covid-19 crisis has brought our society to a precipice, and Marx’s laws of value and profitability are indispensable to interpreting the advanced state of decay of world capitalism. What should we do next?

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     August 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.

  • Blood and Money

    War, Slavery, Finance and Empire

    By David McNally     April 2020

    David McNally reveals the true story of money’s origins and development as one of violence and human bondage.

  • 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.

  • When Poverty Mattered

    Then and Now

    By Paul Weinberg     October 2019

    Founded in Toronto in 1968, the Praxis Corporation was a progressive research institute mandated to spark political discussion about a range of social issues, such as poverty, homelessness, anti-war activism, community activism and worker organization. Deemed a radical threat by the Canadian state, Praxis was put under RCMP surveillance. In 1970, Praxis’s office was burgled and burned to the ground.

  • Magnificent Fight

    The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

    By Dennis Lewycky     April 2019

    Far from a simple retelling of the General Strike, Magnificent Fight speaks to the power of workers’ solidarity and social organization. The book reveals the length the capitalist class and the state went to in protecting the status quo.

  • The Class Politics of Law

    Essays Inspired by Harry Glasbeek

    Edited by Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker     March 2019

    The Class Politics of Law brings together eleven incisive contributions from pre-eminent scholars across several disciplines activated by the same desire for democracy and justice that Glasbeek advances, showing how capitalism shapes the law and how the law protects capitalism. This collection foregrounds a class analysis of the law’s responses to corporate killing, workplace violence, surveillance, worker resistance and income inequality, among other issues.

  • Critical Development Studies

    An Introduction

    By Henry Veltmeyer and Raúl Delgado Wise     September 2018

    The first book in the Critical Development Studies is a searing expose of the whole development industry. It is an introduction to the critical approach to development focusing on the needs of people rather than the pursuit of profit.