Nine-year-old Mayann Francis and her family are travelling from their home in Cape Breton to New York City by train. Everything is exciting to young Mayann, from the beds that fold down to the stop in Montreal to visit friends. Most exciting of all is the chance to show off her brand new purse.... More Info
A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey to find a new place to call home. We came here on a boat. Our trip took so long, sometimes I wondered if I would ever walk on grass again. A brave little girl and her mother escape a war-torn land. On the... More Info
A Sheree Fitch classic, the Silver Birch- and Hackmatack Award-winning children's picture book about children's rights, If You Could Wear My Sneakers, is now available for a new generation of young readers. A series of humorous poems, paired with timeless illustrations, interprets 15 of the 54... More Info
A dazzling new collection of essays -- on reading, writing, form, and thought -- from one of America's master writers. Beginning with personal, both past and present, it emphasizes William H. Gass's lifelong attachment to books and then moves on to ponder the work of some of his favorite writers... More Info
Immersing herself in a fantasy life inspired by the Seattle aquarium, a preadolescent girl living in subsidized housing befriends an elderly fellow enthusiast before making a shattering discovery about a family secret. By the award-winning author ofLegend of a Suicide. Illustrations.
A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary. The war is over, the soldiers are returning, and Nat King Cole is back in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, for a rare performance. His... More Info
A classic of Canadian literature, here is the A List edition of Daphne Marlatt's utterly original novel about rescuing a forgotten woman from obscurity Ana Historic is the story of Mrs. Richards, a woman of no history, who appears briefly in 1873 in the civic archives of Vancouver. It is also the... More Info
During the Cold War the concept of international security was understood in military terms as the threat or use of force by states. The end of EastÐWest hostilities, however, brought ‘critical’ perspectives to the fore as scholars sought to explain the emergence of new challenges to... More Info
Of the16 million children to have been orphaned by AIDS worldwide, almost 15 million live in sub-Saharan Africa. Hope Amidst Despair focuses on these children and those who are made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. Of the millions affected, many live in deep poverty, experience little schooling, have unmet... More Info
What does it mean to be a citizen in a multicultural society? And what role must patriotism play in defining our relationship with our country and fellow citizens? In The Virtuous Citizen Tim Soutphommasane answers these questions with a critical defence of liberal nationalism.
This pioneering elucidation of the Arab Spring will define a new era of thinking about the Middle East. In this landmark book, Hamid Dabashi argues that the revolutionary uprisings that have engulfed multiple countries and political climes from Morocco to Iran and from Syria to Yemen, are driven by... More Info
Terrorism and counter-terrorism have become key points in political talk and government policy. This No-Nonsense Guidehas been revised and updated to take account of the major changes in global terrorism over the past seven years. Jonathan Barker presents a highly accessible history of terrorism... More Info
Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and... More Info
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay’s Man’s Odyssey is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men. The ordeal of remaining true to what his libido tells him is right, in the midst of a disapproving... More Info
Arthur Ashe explains how this iconic African American tennis player overcame racial and class barriers to reach the top of the tennis world in the 1960s and 1970s. But more important, it follows Ashe’s evolution as an activist who had to contend with the shift from civil rights to Black Power.... More Info
Microcredit programs, which often give small loans to borrowers in developing countries who lack collateral, have been considered efficient tools for economic development in struggling regions around the world. Yet, recently, microcredit has come under increasing critic by experts who feel that... More Info
The essays in The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought address the contribution that political theories of modern political philosophers have made to our understandings of peace. The discipline of peace research has reached a critical impasse, where the ideas of both “realist peace”... More Info
Wendy Call visited the Isthmus of Tehuantepec—the lush sliver of land connecting the Yucatan Peninsula to the rest of Mexico—for the first time in 1997. She found herself in the midst of a storied land, a place Mexicans call their country's “little waist,” a place long known for its strong... More Info
In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first in the United States and the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have... More Info
Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucaultʼs first major work, written in a dazzling and sometimes enigmatic literary style. It also introduces many of the inspiring and radical themes that he was to write... More Info
The philosophy of Child Honouring is captured in this anthology of essays by leading child advocacy proponents. The introduction by Raffi and foreword by the Dalai Llama focus on the importance of looking at the world and the future through the lens of "what's best for kids is what's best for us... More Info
With his combination of hard-edged logic and visionary hope, Michael Albert is one of the treasures of the Left. [Barbara Ehrenreich] How does a Marxist talk about gender? How does a feminist talk about class? Progressives use a variety of theories -- feminism, Marxism, environmentalism,... More Info
Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. At this policy's most terrible extreme came the... More Info
This book identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of the landmark series. Each entry indicates what sketch it appeared in and is cross-referenced between episodes. Entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places; as... More Info
Examines the sociopaths--individuals with an antisocial personality disorder who possess no conscience or sense of guilt--that we encounter in everyday life, describing how to recognize such individuals and how to protect oneself from them.
The Ramones helped kick-start the punk movement and change rock history. Now, on the 40th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, comes the first full-color book on the legendary band. Written by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, "Ramones at 40" explodes with visuals and offers... More Info
With worldwide sales of over 220 million records, the Bee Gees are the sixth bestselling music artists in history. Dennis Bryon's story of how he became the Bee Gees' drummer during their peak period offers many never-before-told tales about such infectious hits as Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your... More Info
We love to cook. But every night? No way! On the other hand, we don't want to eat out or have frozen pizza. On the nights we don't cook, we want something delicious-a balanced meal with quality ingredients. Come to think of it, what we really want are home-cooked meals made by somebody else and... More Info
During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs. The once bland and mundane culinary culture has been transformed, and the result is an array of destination restaurants... More Info
A preserving guide and cookbook all in one! This creative collection has 80 inventive recipes for preserving all kinds of fruit, from apples, berries, and cherries to lemons, quince, and tomatoes, but it also has 80 recipes for using those preserves (or ones you buy at the store) in main dishes,... More Info
This work represents a dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that give North America the distinctive culinary identity that reflects its multi-cultural heritage. Included are recipes and folk traditions associated with 100 of the continent's rarest food... More Info
Can a celebrity chef find common ground with an urban community organizer? Can amaker of organic cheese and a farm worker share an agenda for improving America's food? In the SanFrancisco Bay area, unexpected alliances signal the widening concerns of diverse alternative foodproponents.
Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer is Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s searching account of her life as a mixed-blood woman coming of age off reservation, yet deeply immersed in her Huron, Metis, and Cherokee heritage. In a style at once elliptical and achingly clear, Hedge Coke details her mother’s... More Info
"A remarkable synthesis of history, anthropology, and cartography".-Choice. "A significant addition to a rich and growing bibliography of southeastern Indians in general and the Choctaws in particular . . . [Galloway shows] the finest instincts of a careful researcher . . . and she offer[s] a... More Info
Natalie Curtis Burlin (1876–1921) was born to a wealthy New York City family and initially trained for a career as a classical concert pianist. But in 1903, she left her family and training behind to study, collect, and popularize the music of American Indians in the Southwest and African... More Info
"Distinguished novelist Robert J. Conley here examines some of the most interesting facets of the Cherokee world. In 26 essays laced with humor, understatement, and even sarcasm, this popular writer takes on politics, culture, his people's history, and what it means to be Cherokee." "Readers who... More Info
A collaborative life history of Priscilla Freeman Jacobs, From Princess to Chief tells the story of the first female chief (from 1986 to 2005) of the state-recognized Waccamaw Siouan Indian Tribe of North Carolina. In From Princess to Chief, Priscilla Freeman Jacobs and Patricia Barker Lerch detail... More Info
As celebrities sporting "baby bumps," politicians, Olympic athletes, and talk show guests, mothers are ubiquitous throughout U.S. media and popular culture. Like lightning rods, these high-profile mothers attract accolades and judgments associated with ideals of female sexuality, gender roles, and... More Info
Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past and present aspects: from a drag salon in Woodstock to a gay "shebeen" in kwaThema; from... More Info
Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga has been called "a masterpiece" by Ann Patchett. When the feminist writer learned that her seventy-six-year-old father-long estranged and living in Hungary-had undergone sex... More Info
A first entry in a new series, written in conjunction with Amnesty International, evaluates the global issue of women's rights as demonstrated by arenas ranging from prostitution and abortion to education and slavery. Original.
The field of autobiographical memory has made dramatic advances since the first collection of papers in the area was published in 1986. Now, over 25 years on, this book reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives, and approaches that have evolved over the last decades.
Featuring work by such prolific and talented writers as David Broad, Naomi Klein, Alan Sears, and David Livingstone, this is ideal for those interested in the changing structure of work in Canada and abroad. Its strength comes from its critical perspective as well as the examination of the role of... More Info
At the supermarket, modern biotechnology has surpassed science fiction with such feats as putting fish genes in tomatoes to create a more cold-resistant crop. While the environmental and health concerns over such genetically modified foods have been the subject of public debate, religious and... More Info
A cautionary exploration of the world's forests cites the essential role of trees in the planet's ecological, pharmaceutical and cultural arenas, explaining how planting trees in urban and rural areas can help safeguard environmental interests. Reprint.
A journalist and native of Montana tells the inspiring story of a group of colorful pioneers who successfully bucked the chemically based food chain and agribusiness by stubbornly banding together and growing organic lentils, a venture which has become a million-dollar enterprise.
Debates over global warming and fossil fuel dependence dominate public discussions of the environment. For many of us, these debates are abstract because environmental problems do not yet disrupt our daily lives. But in communities throughout the United States and around the globe, environmental... More Info
As recently as ten years ago, out of every ten African elephants that died, four fell at the hands of poachers. The figure today is eight. Rhinoceroses are being slaughtered throughout their ranges. The Vietnamese one-horned rhinoceros is extinct, the western black rhino is now believed to be... More Info
In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat:... More Info
Howard Zinn was perhaps the best-known and most widely celebrated popular interpreter of American history in the twentieth century, renowned as a bestselling author, a political activist, a lecturer, and one of America's most recognizable and admired progressive voices.
Fidel Castro had ruled the island of Cuba for fifty-two years when ill health forced him to step down in 2008. Over the course of that time, he changed Cuba from a republic to a communist state and became one of the most divisive leaders in the second half of the twentieth century. For some, he is... More Info
A fascinating account of a life begun in Hong Kong, rooted in a family influenced equally by ancient Chinese tradition and modern Western perspective. Frank Ling survived the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, went on to flirt with a career in show business, overcame college and career challenges in... More Info
As a writer, broadcaster, and social activist, June Callwood made other people her business. Despite personal tragedies, including the death of her youngest son, Casey, Callwood tried to better the lives of those in difficult situations. She founded many organizations, including Casey House, a... More Info
Diagnosed with breast cancer, Tamara Levine wrote the first of eleven letters she would send to friends and family throughout her “year from hell”. In them she shares the horrors, minefields, startling paradoxes and unexpected joys of her healing journey. Confronted by the daunting labyrinth of... More Info
When Claire Verney agreed to 'for better or for worse, in sickness and in health' she never imagined the journey that lay ahead of her. Her husband Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at the age of forty-six. Notes of a Love Song chronicles their lives as Claire becomes her husband's... More Info
Richard D. Mohr adopts a humanistic and philosophical approach to assessing public policy issues affecting homosexuals. His nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues, including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. Mohr... More Info
Rising with a Distant Dawn is a powerful and moving poetry collection, which stretches across the boundaries of skin colour, language, and religion to give voice to the lives and experiences of ordinary Aboriginal Canadians. The book captures timely personal and cultural challenges, and ultimately... More Info
Digsite draws on Nicholson's experience working in the Alberta oil sands and arboreal forest, taking an archaeological lens to its subject, and in this way, reimagines tens of thousands of years of human existence. These poems grow from a schism between the current place of living and the ones in... More Info
With Selected Poems, Tim Bowling has gathered together his finest poems over a twenty-year period, a selection including work from his widely celebrated debut collection, Low Water Slack, in 1995, to his tenth collection, Tenderman, in 2011. Always a poet of intense emotion and surprising metaphor... More Info
New poems from one of Canada’s best-known poets Where most poetry seeks contemplative quiet, as in Wordsworth’s "emotion recollected in tranquility,” Diversion asks: What happens to poetry if one stops trying to block the incoming cacophony and instead embraces the multiple streams of data... More Info
As first collections of poems go, Paul Tyler’s A Short History of Forgetting is remarkable for its confidence, maturity of voice and control of form. Its style ranges from the aggressive pace, short measure and muscular language of its tightly-wound object poems, to gentler, more meditative... More Info
"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it." —Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's Daily... More Info
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info
Never has the world experienced greater movement of peoples from one country to another, from one continent to another. These seismic shifts in population have brought about huge challenges for all societies. Do these changes in population present the possibility of a new model for the structures... More Info
Most critics and literary historians have ignored Marxist-inspired creative literature in Canada, or dismissed it as an ephemeral phenomenon of the 1930s. Research reveals, however, that from the 1920s onward Canadian creative writers influenced by Marxist ideas have produced a quantitatively... More Info
This edited collection uses a critical theory perspective and draws on expertise from a range of contemporary policy and practice areas. Contributors include people with disAbilities, family members, researchers, academics and practitioners. This book is an ideal text for students of social work,... More Info
With the accessibility of a parenting how-to book and the thorough educational foundation of an expensive boxed curriculum, this guide will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms as they take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities that occur in everyday home life. Parents... More Info
Examines the ups and downs of life with dyslexia, covering symptoms, reasons why school can be so difficult for dyslexics and the lives of some famous dyslexics, all presented in the style and size of a chapter book so that younger children as well as older children at low reading levels can read... More Info
This book focuses on girls and girlhoods, texts for and about girls, and the cultural contexts that shape girls’ experience. It brings together scholars from girls’ studies and children’s literature, fields that have traditionally conducted their research separately, and the collaboration... More Info
A feminist historian and an adoptive parent, Laura Briggs gives an account of transracial and transnational adoption from the point of view of the mothers and communities that lose their children.
From the best-selling author of "Fun Home," "Time" magazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a poignant and hilarious graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her gifted mother always wanted to be.
Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life. Original. 50,000 first... More Info
"Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back " is a comics anthology by 14 women of their day-to-day experiences in India. Produced out of a week-long workshop with Indian women artists, both amateur and professional, Drawing the Line is part of a larger national conversation in India around sexual... More Info
With the well publicized tension between police and minorities, calls for more effective and humane policing are increasing. The Associated Press deals with this highly controversial topic through its reporting and cameras.
Focusing on a 2001 Canadian news story that turned into a frantic rumor mill, this study analyses how media reporting on health issues often alarms the public, particularly when the race or immigration status of the sufferers is part of the coverage. In this case, a woman from the Congo was... More Info
In this exciting and insightful new work, Zillah Eisenstein weighs up the new anti-imperial possibilities created by the 2008 election of Barack Obama. Eisenstein likens the end of the Bush/Cheney presidency to the fall of Stalin, or Pinochet, and asks whether this is a key historical moment that... More Info
In the ultra-competitive junior hockey leagues in the early 1960s, a young man could tolerate nearly anything that helped him stand out from the hordes of other prospects, so John Paris, Jr. did just that. The African-Canadian from Nova Scotia dazzled and dominated on the ice -- often facing racism... More Info
Despite the massive influx of women into the labor force as a result of globalization, the gender inqualities at work have remained largely unchanged. This book addresses two related questions: What has prompted the feminization of manufacturing work in d
Trapped in a triangle of the housing market collapse, rising energy costs, and an increasingly dysfunctional healthcare system, America's working poor are now battling an even more formidable enemy: hunger. This time, the battle is taking place well outside of the media spotlight, which has focused... More Info
Cities, by their very nature, are a mass of contradictions. They can be at once visually stunning, culturally rich, exploitative, and unforgiving. In The Lure of the City, Austin Williams and Alastair Donald explore the potential of cities to meet the economic, social, and political challenges of... More Info
A Century Foundation Book In A New New Deal, the labor movement leaders Amy B. Dean and David B. Reynolds offer a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations. Dean and Reynolds demonstrate how alliances organized... More Info
"Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The... More Info
Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find definitions of shade... More Info
An updated edition of the best guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.
[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the... More Info
Armah, Ayi Kwei
Per Ankh Publishing
1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: "Independent" Africa's rulers, far from uniting Africa to create... More Info
How is it that our favourite brands can import billions of pounds' worth of goods from the developing world every year, and yet leave the people who produce them barely scraping a living? Is it that big business is incompatible with the eradication of poverty? And, if so, are charity and fair trade... More Info