Category: Course books

The Imagined Economies of Globalization

SAGE | March 27, 2017 | 186 pages
This book critically introduces the main contemporary debates on globalization and demonstrates how conventional versions or narratives of globalization have served to shape policy responses at both state and corporate levels.  More Info


Harper Collins | October 20, 1999 | 368 pages
Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that... More Info

The Black Atlantic

Harvard University Press | March 27, 1993 | 261 pages
Professor:  Prof. Karim Karim
Course Codes:  COMS 5222
Semester:  Winter-2017
There is, Paul Gilroy tells us, a culture that is not specifically African, American, Caribbean, or British, but all of these at once, a black Atlantic culture whose themes and techniques transcend ethnicity and nationality to produce something new and, until now, unremarked. Challenging the... More Info

War of Thousand Deserts

November 1, 2009 | 473 pages
Professor:  Prof. Michel Hogue
Course Codes:  HIST 3904
Semester:  Winter-2017
In the early 1830s, after decades of relative peace, northern Mexicans and the Indians whom they called “the barbarians” descended into a terrifying cycle of violence. For the next fifteen years, owing in part to changes unleashed by American expansion, Indian warriors launched devastating... More Info

The Undercommons

March 27, 2017 | 165 pages
Professor:  Prof. David Jackson
Course Codes:  CMN 3108C
Semester:  Winter-2017
In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations... More Info

Seeing High and Low

Univ of California Press | March 27, 2017 | 308 pages
Professor:  Prof. Carol Payne
Course Codes:  ARTH 3809B
Semester:  Winter-2017
'Seeing High & Low' offers a sweeping view of the evolution of visual culture in the US. Case studies explore the engagement of visual culture with social controversy, including how the concepts of 'high' and 'low' art have developed.  More Info

The Gendered Society

By Oxford
October 7, 2016 | 512 pages
Course Codes:  SOCI 2045
Semester:  Winter-2017
Now in its second Canadian edition, The Gendered Society is an authoritative study of contemporary gender relations that challenges a common tendency to treat gender as an issue for women alone. Organized into three parts, the text explores concepts of gender through a variety of disciplineswhile... More Info

Encounters at the heart of the World

Hill and Wang | March 17, 2015 | 480 pages
Professor:  Prof. Michel Hogue
Course Codes:  HIST 3904
Semester:  Winter-2017
Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe. We know of them mostly because Lewis and Clark... More Info

Understanding Social Inequality

By Oxford
October 7, 2016 | 416 pages
Professor:  Prof. Ariel Fuenzalida
Course Codes:  SOCI 2010
Semester:  Winter-2017
Now in its third edition, Understanding Social Inequality examines the full scope of inequality in Canada today. The text's two-part structure introduces theories of class, gender, age, ethnicity, and race before examining case studies and examples demonstrating the consequences of inequality.This... More Info

An Underground Life

Univ of Wisconsin Press | June 1, 2000 | 176 pages
Professor:  Prof. Jennifer Evans
Course Codes:  HIST 2511
Semester:  Winter-2017
That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so... More Info

Thinking About Sociology

January 7, 2016 | 592 pages
Professor:  Prof. Willow Scobie
Course Codes:  SOC 1101F
Semester:  Winter-2017
Using a critical, inequality-based approach, Thinking About Sociology explores social theory through real-world examples that challenge students to rethink their own assumptions about their roles in society and the social institutions with which they interact. Through the two chapters onresearch... More Info

Security Unbound

March 27, 2017 | 215 pages
Professor:  Prof. Jeffrey Monaghan
Course Codes:  CRCJ 3201
Semester:  Winter-2017
"Security concerns have mushroomed. Increasingly numerois areas of life are governed by security policies and technologies. Security Unbound argues that when insecurities pervade how we relate to our neighbors, how we perceive international politics, how governments formulate policies, at stake is... More Info

Modern Latin America

Oxford University Press, USA | March 27, 2017 | 520 pages
Course Codes:  LACS 1002A
Semester:  Winter-2017
Now thoroughly updated in its eighth edition, Modern Latin America is a lively interpretive history that covers the continent from 1880 to the present, with a preliminary chapter providing context for the region back to 1492. Organized by country/region case studies, rather than chronologically,... More Info

Louis 'david' Riel: Prophet of the New World

University of Toronto Press | March 27, 1996 | 240 pages
Professor:  Prof. Johannes Wolfart
Course Codes:  RELI 4850 B-X
Semester:  Winter-2017
A spiritual biography that takes Louis Riel seriously as a religious figure. Flanagan tells the story of Riel's career as a millenarian prophet and would-be religious reformer. This new edition takes advantage of a wealth of new primary sources.  More Info

Infants of the Spring

Courier Corporation | March 27, 2017 | 175 pages
Professor:  Prof. Brian Greenspan
Course Codes:  ENGL 4708
Semester:  Winter-2017
This minor classic of the Harlem Renaissance centers on the larger-than-life inhabitants of "Niggerati Manor," an uptown apartment building modeled on the rooming house where the author once lived among other celebrated black artists and writers. The rollicking satire's characters include knowing... More Info

The Exploit

March 27, 2017 | 196 pages
Professor:  Prof. David Jackson
Course Codes:  CMN 3108C
Semester:  Winter-2017
Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker challenge the widespread assumption that networks are inherently egalitarian. Instead, they contend that there exist new modes of control entirely native to networks, modes that are at once highly centralized and dispersed, corporate and subversive. In this... More Info

Modernity at Large

U of Minnesota Press | March 27, 1996 | 229 pages
Professor:  Prof. Karim Karim
Course Codes:  COMS 5222
Semester:  Winter-2017
Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai... More Info

Destined to Witness

William Morrow Paperbacks | March 27, 1999 | 480 pages
Professor:  Prof. Jennifer Evans
Course Codes:  HIST 2511
Semester:  Winter-2017
This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness, Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany. The son of a prominent African and a German nurse, Hans remained behind with his mother when Hitler... More Info

A Culture of Corruption

Princeton University Press | March 16, 2008 | 296 pages
Professor:  Prof. Tiffany Y.Y. Liu
Course Codes:  ANTH 2620
Semester:  Winter-2017
E-mails proposing an "urgent business relationship" help make fraud Nigeria's largest source of foreign revenue after oil. But scams are also a central part of Nigeria's domestic cultural landscape. Corruption is so widespread in Nigeria that its citizens call it simply "the Nigerian factor."... More Info


Oxford University Press on Demand | March 27, 1999 | 503 pages
We now possess both the language and the cultural temerity to discuss sexuality as straightforwardly as we like, and with a frankness that would have shocked people a few decades ago. It now seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfilment, although that... More Info

The African City

Cambridge University Press | March 27, 2017 | 214 pages
This 2007 book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. It views towns and cities as an inherent part of developing Africa and emphasizes the extent to which the future of African society and African culture will likely be played out mostly in cities.  More Info

Hard Times

Broadview Press | March 12, 1996 | 460 pages
Despite the title, Dickens’s portrayal of early industrial society here is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom... More Info

The Modernity Bluff

University of Chicago Press | June 20, 2012 | 318 pages
In Côte d’Ivoire, appearing modern is so important for success that many young men deplete their already meager resources to project an illusion of wealth in a fantastic display of Western imitation, spending far more than they can afford on brand name clothing, accessories, technology, and a... More Info

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

SAGE | January 14, 2014 | 592 pages
The authors help students learn key sociological concepts through real research examples related to the dynamic interplay of race, class, gender and other social variables. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students understand key concepts, while SPSS... More Info


Hill and Wang | January 16, 2006 | 144 pages
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this... More Info

The Logic of Practice

Stanford University Press | March 27, 1990 | 333 pages
Our usual representations of the opposition between the "civilized" and the "primitive" derive from willfully ignoring the relationship of distance our social science sets up between the observer and the observed. In fact, the author argues, the relationship between the anthropologist and his... More Info

At the Full and Change of the Moon

Vintage | March 27, 2017 | 316 pages
In 1824, on the island of Trinidad, Marie Ursule, queen of a secret society of militant slaves, plots a mass suicide - a quiet, passionate act of revolt. But she cannot bring herself to kill her small daughter, Bola, whom she smuggles away in the early dawn light. As Bola's children, grandchildren,... More Info

No telephone to heaven

Plume | March 27, 1996 | 211 pages
A brilliant Jamaican-American writer takes on the themes of colonialism, race, myth, and political awakening through the experiences of a light-skinned woman named Clare Savage. The story is one of discovery as Clare moves through a variety of settings – Jamaica, England, America – and... More Info

The Sociological Imagination

Oxford University Press, USA | April 13, 2000 | 256 pages
C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools... More Info

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith

Duke University Press | March 4, 2013 | 227 pages
This ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven, governance.  More Info

To the Lighthouse

Harcourt Inc | March 27, 1989 | 209 pages
An English family's complex lives are followed and picked up again after a ten year hiatus in order to explore the effects of time  More Info

Civilization and Its Discontents

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 9, 2010 | 186 pages
Freud's seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.  More Info

The Oxford Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Oxford Paperbacks | April 17, 2008 | 256 pages
Twelfth Night is one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays in performance, and this edition emphasizes its theatrical qualities in both the introduction and the full and detailed commentary. Where the original music has not survived, James Walker has composed settings compatible with the... More Info

International Social Work

Thompson Educational Pub | March 27, 2017 | 273 pages
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Health and Illness

Brunswick Books | March 27, 2017 | 170 pages
Most Canadians believe that their health is shaped by luck, genetics, lifestyle choices, and treatment options—and government agencies, public health units, and disease associations all reinforce this perception. This study, however, tells a different story, arguing that it is the social... More Info


Brunswick Books | March 27, 2017 | 167 pages
Answering frequently asked questions about Early Childhood Education and Childcare (ECEC) in Canada, this accessible investigation seeks to establish proper standards for childcare programs, kindergartens, and nursery schools, thereby supporting the development of youth and accommodating parents... More Info

The Men Who Lost America

September 30, 2014 | 466 pages
A unique account of the American Revolution, told from the perspective of the leaders who conducted the British war effort  More Info

Deconstructing Zionism

Bloomsbury Academic | November 21, 2013 | 208 pages
This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism. While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities and shifting notions of state and nation, Zionism has largely remained tethered to a... More Info

The Good Terrorist

HarperPerennial | March 27, 2017 | 397 pages
A powerful contemporary novel about a group of would-be terrorists in London that Susan Brownmiller in Newsday called "a bone-tingling narrative that should stand as the crowning achievement of Lessing's distinguished career".  More Info

Of Mice and Men

Penguin | March 27, 1993 | 107 pages
The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm  More Info

A Line in the Tar Sands

September 1, 2014 |
Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents-fighting a powerful international industry-are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed. Yet, despite the formidable... More Info

The Lonely Voice

Melville House Pub | March 27, 2017 | 211 pages
Introduction by Russell Banks. The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back! Frank O'Connor was one of the twentieth century's greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland's greatest authors ever. Now, O'Connor's influential and sought-after book on the short story is back.... More Info


Dramatists Play Service, Inc. | March 27, 2017 | 70 pages
...sly, timely and neatly surprising...very much an of-the-moment American play...D'Amour perfectly captures a certain pervasive lifestyle of today: atomized, mediated, ersatz and culturally leveled...cascading, hilarious monologues and minutely calibrated chitc HIM turns on a surprising revelation... More Info

Adam Smith in Beijing

Verso Books | January 1, 2009 | 418 pages
Acclaimed exploration of China's emergence as the most dynamic center of current economic expansion.  More Info

A Feeling for Books

Univ of North Carolina Press | March 27, 1997 | 424 pages
Ranging from cultural history to literary criticism to personal reflection, the author examines the Book-of-the-Month Club's role in forming the literary taste and the desires of the middle class, as well as her own. UP.  More Info

Public Policy for Women

University of Toronto Press | March 27, 2017 | 417 pages
Containing essays from leading feminist academics, and social activists, Public Policy for Women addresses important public policy issues that fail to address women's needs. The volume's contributors pay particular attention to the relationship between the welfare state and vulnerable populations... More Info

The Queen of America Goes to Washington City

Duke University Press | March 27, 1997 | 308 pages
Drawing on literature, the law, and popular media--and "taking her (counter)cue from that celebrated sitcom of American life, 'The Reagan Years'" (Homi K. Bhabha)--Berlant presents a stunning and major statement about the nation and its citizens in an age of mass mediation. Her intriguing... More Info

Blood Sports

Random House of Canada | February 1, 2007 | 288 pages
This eagerly anticipated new novel is Eden Robinson's most satisfying, disturbing, and addictive to date. A new novel from one of our best young writers, "Blood Sports" is the tough, gritty story of the brutal cat-and-mouse relationship between two cousins -- Tom and Jeremy Bauer -- set in... More Info

Poor People's Movements

Random House LLC | March 27, 1979 | 381 pages
Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption?  More Info

No Crystal Stair

Canadian Scholars’ Press | January 1, 2004 | 247 pages
Marion Willow, a proud young widow, must work at two jobs to ensure that her three girls develop life styles not hindered by class and colour.  More Info