Class, Inequality & Oppression

  • Spin Doctors

    How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Nora Loreto     Forthcoming December 2021

    This book meticulously documents the root causes of the struggles amplified by the pandemic and media and challenges media and politicians who justify the status quo.

  • Ineligible

    Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance

    By Krys Maki     Forthcoming November 2021

    A comprehensive examination of welfare state surveillance and regulation of single mothers in Ontario.

  • Divided

    Populism, Polarization and Power in the New Saskatchewan

    Edited by JoAnn Jaffe, Patricia W. Elliott and Cora Sellers     Forthcoming October 2021

    Divided is a collection of essays that offers multiple windows into the origins and impacts of the current state of populism and hyper-partisanship in Saskatchewan and beyond.

  • 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.