Sociology

  • Power and Resistance, 7th ed.

    Critical Thinking About Canadian Social Issues

    Edited by Jessica Antony, Wayne Antony and Les Samuelson     June 2022

    This is the 7th edition of a very successful social issues textbook.

  • Making Sense of Society

    Power and Possibility

    By Alex Khasnabish     May 2022

    A fresh and radical approach to introducing social thought to undergraduate social science students, Making Sense of Society reflects the excitement and verve of a field in transition.

  • Unravelling Research

    The Ethics and Politics of Research in the Social Sciences

    Edited by Teresa Macías  Afterword by Sherene H.  Razack     May 2022

    A bold and urgent intervention that grapples with the ethics and politics of social science research practice, focussing on ethical challenges and dilemmas faced by marginalized scholars and researchers committed to equity and social justice.

  • Border and Rule

    Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism

    By Harsha Walia     February 2021

    An urgent, global account of the migration crisis and the function of borders across political, social, cultural, and economic systems.

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     August 2020

    Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada is an introduction to the sociology of what has traditionally been called deviance and conformity. This book shifts the focus from individuals labelled deviant to the political and economic processes that shape marginalization, power and exclusion.

  • Restless Ideas

    Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

    By Tony Simmons     April 2020

    Tony Simmons illustrates how social theory provides us with the skills for more informed observation, analysis and empathic understanding of social behaviour and social interaction.

  • The Politics of Restorative Justice, Second Edition

    A Critical Introduction

    By Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund     September 2019

    This second edition expands on how intersecting socio-politcal contexts — gendered, racialized, settler colonial, hetero-normative and others — contour the practice and potential of restorative justice.

  • Social Perspectives on Death and Dying, 3rd Edition

    By Jeanette A. Auger     August 2019

    This updated third edition takes us through the maze of issues, both social and personal, which surround death and dying in Canada. Topics include euthanasia and medically assisted death, palliative care and hospices, the high incidence of opioid deaths, the impact of cyber bullying in suicide deaths, the sociology of hiv/aids, funeral and burial practices, the high rates of suicide in Canada and dealing with grief and bereavement, among others.

  • 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

  • From The Inside Looking Out, 2nd Edition

    Competing Ideas About Growing Old.

    By Jeanette A. Auger, Diane Tedford-Litle and Brenda Wallace-Allen     February 2018

    A unique examination of the differences between the lived experiences of older persons and those who claim to be “experts” on their lives, namely Gerontologists and other providers of care.