New Releases

  • More Powerful Together

    Conversations With Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders

    By Jen Gobby     July 2020

    How can social movements help bring about large-scale systems change? In reflecting on what’s working and what’s not working in these movements, taking inventory of the obstacles hindering efforts, and imagining the strategies for building a powerful movement of movements, a common theme emerges: relationships are crucial to building movements strong enough to transform systems.

  • 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.

  • Counterrevolution

    The Global Rise of the Far Right

    By Walden Bello     July 2019

    “A tour de force, required reading for all concerned about our political fate wherever we may be.” —Michael Burawoy, professor of sociology, University of California at Berkeley

  • Rethinking Who We Are

    Critical Reflections on Human Diversity in Canada

    Edited by Jessica E.  Pulis and Paul U. Angelini     May 2019

    Rethinking Who We Are takes a non-conventional approach to understanding human difference in Canada.

  • Papergirl

    By Melinda McCracken  With Penelope Jackson     May 2019

    Ten-year-old Cassie lives with her working-class family in 1919 Winnipeg. The Great War and Spanish Influenza have taken their toll, and workers in the city are frustrated with low wages and long hours. When they orchestrate a general strike, Cassie — bright, determined and very bored at school — desperately wants to help.

    A Roseway Book
  • Under the Bridge

    By Anne Bishop     May 2019

    “Bishop’s skillful use of language and style, though subtle and unobtrusive, captured the very essence of being homeless, of living in poverty, devoid of hope. I was inside the story from beginning to end. I became informed without being preached at. I was brought inside the lives of those who are disenfranchised and lost, and I witnessed the human will to survive.” — Wendi Stewart, judge for the 2016 H.R. (Bill) Percy Novel Prize

    A Roseway Book
  • Dis/Consent

    Perspectives on Sexual Consent and Sexual Violence

    Edited by KelleyAnne Malinen     April 2019

    Refusing to reduce intersectionality to a hasty footnote, this volume examines the construction of sexual violence and consent at diverse intersections of identity and includes a diversity of perspectives and positionalities rarely found in conversations about sexual violence and sexual consent.

  • 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.

  • Civilization Critical

    Energy, Food, Nature, and the Future

    By Darrin Qualman     April 2019

    “A thoughtful and thoroughly documented analysis of the runaway train we are all aboard. Anyone worried about the track ahead should read it. Those not worried should read it more than once.” —Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress

  • 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.