Health & Illness

  • Country of Poxes

    Three Germs and the Taking of Territory

    By Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay     Forthcoming October 2022

    This story of land theft through the course of three diseases exposes how colonialism facilitates illness and profits from it.

  • Abortion to Abolition

    Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada

    By Martha Paynter  Illustrated by Julia Hutt     May 2022

    This illustrated, accessible book will tell the empowering stories behind the struggles for reproductive justice, celebrating past wins and revealing an abolitionist path forward.

  • The Socialist Register 2022

    New Polarizations, Old Contradictions: The Crisis of Centrism

    Edited by Greg Albo, Leo Panitch and Colin Leys     December 2021

    The word “polarization” is on the lips of every commentator today, from mainstream journalists to the left, but the significance of this widely recognized phenomenon needs far more scrutiny than it has had.

  • Spin Doctors

    How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic

    By Nora Loreto     November 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.

  • Losing Me, While Losing You

    Caregivers Share Their Experiences of Supporting Friends and Family with Dementia

    By Jeanette A. Auger, Diane Tedford-Litle and Brenda Wallace-Allen  Foreword by Janice Keefe     September 2021

    This book provides narrative accounts based on interviews with caregivers of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Oppression, 2nd Edition

    A Social Determinant of Health

    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.

  • About Canada: Disability Rights

    2nd Edition

    By Deborah Stienstra     September 2020

    In the second edition of About Canada: Disability Rights, Deborah Stienstra explores the historical and current experiences of people with disabilities in Canada, as well as the policy and advocacy responses to these experiences.

  • Ghosts Within

    Journeying Through PTSD

    By Garry Leech     March 2019

    “In this sensitive personal narrative, war correspondent Garry Leech reveals the torment of this frightful ailment and the horrors he witnessed in Latin America … A gripping tale of savagery and terror, but also of tenderness, compassion, and renewal.” — Noam Chomsky

    A Roseway Book
  • About Canada: Health and Illness, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis Raphael     October 2016

    Most Canadians believe that their experiences of health and illness are shaped by genetics, medical care and lifestyle choices. Governments, the media and disease associations reinforce this perception by pointing to medical research and a healthy lifestyle as the keys to health. About Canada: Health and Illness tells a different story.

  • About Canada: Health Care, 2nd Edition

    By Pat Armstrong and Hugh Armstrong     April 2016

    This second edition of About Canada: Health Care is an accessible, up-to-date introduction to how the Canadian health care system works, how it is changing and what can be done to make it better.