Ebooks

  • On This Patch of Grass

    City Parks on Occupied Land

    By Matt Hern, Selena Couture, Daisy Couture and Sadie Couture     November 2018

    Parks are a certain kind of property, and thus creations of law, and they are subject to all kinds of presumptions about what parks are for, and what kinds of people should be doing what kinds of things in them. Parks — as they are currently constituted — are colonial enterprises. On This Patch of Grass is an investigation into one small urban park — Vancouver’s Victoria Park, or Bocce Ball Park — as a way to interrogate the politics of land.

  • Staying Alive While Living the Life

    Adversity, Strength, and Resilience in the Lives of Homeless Youth

    By Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck     October 2018

    In Staying Alive While Living the Life, Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck unpack the realities of living on the streets from the perspective of homeless youth.

  • Decolonizing Academia

    Poverty, Oppression and Pain

    By Clelia O. Rodríguez     October 2018

    Poetic, confrontational and radical, Decolonizing Academia speaks to those who have been taught to doubt themselves because of the politics of censorship, violence and silence that sustain the Ivory Tower.

  • Bombardier Abroad

    Patterns of Dispossession

    By David P.  Thomas     October 2018

    Centred around a theoretical framework that combines concepts of dispossession, political economy and important interventions from the field of settler colonial studies on the topic of colonial dispossession, Bombardier Abroad is a critical look at the problematic practices of a Canadian corporation and the ways in which the Canadian state is culpable.

  • Sick and Tired

    Health and Safety Inequalities

    Edited by Stephanie Premji     October 2018

    Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of labour studies, public health, ergonomics, epidemiology, sociology and law, Sick and Tired examines the inequalities in workplace health and safety.

  • Viola Desmond

    Her Life and Times

    By Graham Reynolds  With Wanda Robson     October 2018

    Accessible, concise and timely, this book tells the incredible, important story of Viola Desmond, considered by many to be Canada’s Rosa Parks.

    A Roseway Book
  • Organizing the 1%

    How Corporate Power Works

    By William K. Carroll and J.P. Sapinski     September 2018

    A highly accessible introduction to Marxist political economy, Carroll and Sapinski delve into the capitalist economic system at the root of corporate wealth and power and analyze the ways the capitalist class dominates over contemporary Canadian society.

  • Northern Wildflower

    By Catherine Lafferty     September 2018

    Catherine Lafferty’s life story as a daughter and mother wanting more for her family and for herself is so completely inspiring. Northern Wildflower is a celebration of soul, grace and dignity.  I am floored with the talent, courage and heart inside this wonderful debut.” —Richard Van Camp, author of The Lesser Blessed

    A Roseway Book
  • From Suffragette to Homesteader

    Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women’s Politics through Memoir

    Edited by Emily van der Meulen     September 2018

    From Suffragette to Homesteader is a unique story of social justice advocacy, women’s and feminist histories, struggles for gender equality, and the farmworker and homesteader experience, while also being a story of the British Empire, race and class, colonialism and imperialism, and Indigenous/settler relations.

  • Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else)

    A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home

    By Colleen Cardinal  Foreword by Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew)     June 2018

    The personal story of a 60s scoop survivor — the loss, the trauma and the journey to heal.

    A Roseway Book