New Releases

  • Change a Life, Change your Own

    Child Sponsorship, the Discourse of Development, and the Production of Ethical Subjects

    By Peter Ove     February 2018

    An examination of the ways that child sponsorship works not to raise children in the South out of poverty, but instead to convince people in the North that they are ethical subjects concerned about and aiding development

  • Precarious Employment

    Causes, Consequences and Remedies

    By Stephanie Procyk, Wayne Lewchuk and John Shields     December 2017

    This edited collection introduces and explores the causes and consequences of precarious employment in Canada and across the world.

  • Busted

    An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada

    By Susan C.  Boyd     December 2017

    Visually engaging and approachably written, Busted is a timely examination of Canada’s history of drug control and movements against that control. Susan Boyd argues that in order to chart the future, it is worthwhile for us as Canadians to know our history of prohibition.

  • Chief Lightning Bolt

    By Daniel N.  Paul     October 2017

    With We Were Not the Savages, Daniel Paul changed the way the world understood the history of Eastern Canada and the fully developed civilization that existed before the arrival of the European explorers and settlers, and the nature of the subsequent violent attack on that culture. With Chief Lightning Bolt, Paul shows us exactly what was lost, the beauty of the Mi’kma’ki that once existed, the culture that survived and is only now beginning to recover.

    A Roseway Book
  • Mapping Geographies of Violence

    Edited by Heather A. Kitchin Dahringer and James J. Brittain     October 2017

    Mapping Geographies of Violence presents readers with a larger understanding and analysis of how violence, far from just an expression of individuals or groups, is rooted in social constructs like class, patriarchy and racism.

  • Research for Social Justice, 2nd Edition

    A Community-Based Participatory Approach

    By Adje van de Sande and Karen Schwartz     October 2017

  • Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists

    The Origins of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Canada

    By Margo Goodhand     September 2017

    In the supposedly enlightened ’60s and ’70s, violence against women didn’t make the news. It didn’t exist. Yet in 1973 — with no statistics, no money and little public support — five disparate groups of Canadian women quietly opened the country’s first battered women’s shelters. Today, there are well over 600.

  • We Can Do Better

    Ideas for Changing Society

    By David Camfield     August 2017

    In We Can Do Better, David Camfield lays out a theoretical basis for political and social change that fuses critical Marxism with insights from anti-racist queer feminism. This reconstructed historical materialism treats capitalism and class as inextricably interwoven with gender, race and sexuality.

  • 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?

  • About Canada: The Environment

    By Linda Pannozzo     October 2016

    As the Earth veers toward a biological tipping point, as resources like water, fish, oil and natural gas become scarcer and as climate change threatens our survival, how is Canada responding? What kind of future can Canadians expect? What changes need to be made?