Media & Culture

  • Screening Justice

    Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society

    Edited by Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman and Pauline Greenhill     November 2016

    What do Canadian films say about crime and justice in Canada? What purpose to Canadian crime films serve politically and culturally?

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  • Did You Just Call Me Old Lady?

    A Ninety-Year-Old Tells Why Aging Is Positive

    By Lillian Zimmerman  Foreword by Bonnie Sherr Klein     October 2016

    Did You Just Call Me Old Lady? is an upbeat look at aging and the impacts of Canada’s increasingly aged population through the eyes of a ninety-year-old woman.

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  • Indigenous Nationhood

    Empowering Grassroots Citizens

    By Pamela Palmater  Foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair     October 2015

    “Pamela Palmater is one of the strong voices of a new generation of Native activists and intellectuals. Her essays on Indigenous Nationhood are intelligent, thoughtful, and well informed. And they take no prisoners.” — Thomas King, author of An Inconvenient Indian and many others.

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  • Bibliodiversity

    A Manifesto for Independent Publishers

    By Susan Hawthorne     March 2015

    In a globalized world, megacorp publishing is all about numbers, sameness and following the formula of the latest megasuccess. Each book is expected to pay for itself and all the externalities of publishing. It means books that take off slowly but have long lives, books that change social norms, are less likely to be published.

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  • “I Hate Feminists!”

    December 6, 1989 and its Aftermath

    By Melissa Blais  Translated by Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott  Foreword by Carmen Gill     November 2014

    On December 6, 1989, a man walked into the engineering school École Polytechnique de Montreal, armed with a semi-automatic rifle and, declaring “I hate feminists,” killed fourteen young women. “I Hate Feminists”, originally published in French in 2009, examines the collective memory that emerged in the immediate aftermath and years following the massacre as Canadians struggled to make sense of this tragic event and understand the motivations of the killer.

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  • Noble Illusions

    Young Canada Goes to War

    By Stephen Dale     September 2014

    “An important account of why young Canadians ‘voluntarily’ enlisted for the senseless slaughter that was World War I. Noble Illusions is an antidote to the political forces trying to re-create that political culture today.” — Yves Engler, author of The Ugly Canadian

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  • Cantwells’ Way

    A Natural History of the Cape Spear Lightstation

    By James E. Candow     June 2014

    In Cantwells’ Way, James E. Candow examines the relationship between people, place and technology at the Cape Spear Lightstation in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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  • Stitched Up

    The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion

    By Tansy E. Hoskins     March 2014

    Stitched Up delves into the exclusive and alluring world of fashion to expose class division, gender stereotyping and wasteful consumption.

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  • The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    An Investigation into the Scapegoating of Canada’s Grey Seal

    By Linda Pannozzo     October 2013

    In The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Linda Pannozzo finds that grey seals are scapegoats for the federal government’s mismanagement of the cod stocks, deflecting attention away from the effects of global warming and the continued use of destructive fishing methods. The collapse of the cod, its failure to recover and the recent recommendations for large-scale grey seal culls are stark reminders of how fisheries, science and public policy are increasingly estranged from each other.

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  • Yellow Ribbons

    The Militarization of National Identity in Canada

    By A.L.  McCready     September 2013

    Since 2001 and the beginning of the “War on Terror,” Canadian culture has undergone a profound militarization. Moving away from previous myths of national identity centred on notions of multiculturalism and peacekeeping, Canada is increasingly being defined through a new patriotism based on military and policing actions around the world.

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