Class, Inequality & Oppression

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • We Can Do Better

    Ideas for Changing Society

    By David Camfield     August 2017

    In We Can Do Better, David Camfield lays out a theoretical basis for political and social change that fuses critical Marxism with insights from anti-racist queer feminism. This reconstructed historical materialism treats capitalism and class as inextricably interwoven with gender, race and sexuality.

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  • South Africa’s Corporatised Liberation

    A Critical Analysis of the ANC in Power

    By Dale T. McKinley     March 2017

    What has happened in South Africa over the last twenty-two years is the corporatisation of liberation; the generalised political and economic commodification of society and its development; with all the attendant impacts on governance, the exercise of power, the understanding and practice of democracy as well as political, economic and social relations.

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  • The Socialist Register 2017

    Rethinking Revolution

    Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo     December 2016

    What is the meaning of revolution in the twenty-first century?

    One hundred years ago, the events of October 1917 inspired socialists and oppressed peoples around the world, and it became an inevitable point of reference for twentieth-century politics. Today the Left needs to both come to terms with this legacy and to transcend it through a critical reappraisal of its broad effects — those positive and negative — on political, intellectual and cultural life.

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