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
The independent corporate freehold of Pitouie is a fleck of rock in the South Pacific. It has no industry, no economy, and no natural resources. What it does have is a volcano, a glossy brochure, and a list of industrial waste producers, whose executives are about to descend on the island's... More Info
Thirty years after Jonathan Ascher's death, Martha finally opens her husband's journals and discovers his secret affairs with men as well as his all-absorbing passion for their deceased son, Mickey. Through the dysfunctional marriage between Martha and Jonathan Ascher as well as the story of... More Info
Child Migration in Africa explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, the book provides rich material on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it. Their... More Info
The tragedies of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are never far from the pages of the mainstream press. Yet it is rare to hear about the reality of life on the ground -- and it is rarer still when these voices belong to women. This book records the journey of a Jewish American... More Info
Subversives traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s: the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through these converging narratives, the... More Info
After five years of blue-collar cycling in Belgium (A Dog in a Hat), Joe Parkin returns to the United States looking for a ride. He joins the elite Coors Lite road team as a key member, but the adjustment to domestic racing, with small crowds, inexperienced teammates, and poorly promoted events,... More Info
During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and... 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
In 1974 Roland Barthes travelled in China as part of a small delegation of distinguished French philosophers and literary figures. They arrived in China just as the last stage of the Cultural Revolution was getting underway - the campaign to criticize Lin Biao and Confucius. While they were... More Info
Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. In popular imagination, these words seem to capture the atmosphere of 1960s hippie communes. Yet when the first hippie commune was founded in 1965 outside Trinidad, Colorado, the goal wasn't one long party but rather a new society that integrated life and art. In... More Info
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Marxian political economy, particularly evident by the resurgence of readers picking up Marx's most famous work, Capital. Now 150 years after its original publication, there are still fresh interpretations of Capital that can help readers find new... 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
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an epoch?
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
A companion piece to the author's documentary Who Is Bozo Texino?, this collection of railroad boxcar graffiti gives fascinating insight into vagabond culture. Filled with railroad nostalgia, freight-riding stories, historical oddities, and interviews with the graffiti artists themselves, this... More Info
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
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
From the experts, the definitive book on home preserving. Bernardin Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to coast. Now the experts at Bernardin have written a book destined to become the Bernardin... 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
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.
Tomatoes are a staple ingredient for cuisines from all around the world. Elaine Elliot and Virginia Lee have collected innovative recipes from chefs across Canada using the familiar yet delicious tomato.
Strangers to Relatives is an intimate and illuminating look at a typical but misunderstood part of anthropological fieldwork in North America: the adoption and naming of anthropologists by Native families and communities. Adoption and naming have long been a common way for Native peoples in Canada... More Info
"Leader of the Santee Sioux, Inkpaduta (1815-79) participated in some of the most decisive battles of the northern Great Plains, including Custer's defeat at the Little Bighorn. But the attack in 1857 on forty white settlers known as the Spirit Lake Massacre gave Inkpaduta the reputation of being... More Info
Focusing on the experiences of Native performers and performances, Linda Scarangella McNenly begins her examination of these spectacles with Buffalo Bill's 1880s pageants. She then traces the continuing performance of these acts, still a feature of regional celebrations in both Canada and the... More Info
From the dawn of cinema, images of Indigenous peoples have been dominated by Hollywood stereotypes and often negative depictions from elsewhere around the world. With the advent of digital technologies, however, many Indigenous peoples are working to redress the imbalance in numbers and counter the... 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
This book looks at how Afghan women have fought repression and challenged stereotypes, both within the country and in diasporas in Iran, Pakistan, the US and the UK. Covering topics from the Taliban and the impact of 9/11 to the role of NGOs and the growth of the opium economy, Rostami-Povey gets... More Info
Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.
A generation after the publication of Joan W. Scott's influential essay, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis," this volume explores the current uses of the term -- and the ongoing influence of Scott's agenda-setting work in history and other disciplines. How has the study of gender,... More Info
The case for getting back on our feet The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity... More Info
This is first book-length synthesis of the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the seasonally wet pools that occur throughout the formerly glaciated region of eastern North America -- essentially the Great Lakes Basin, New England, and adjacent areas of Canada and the United States.... More Info
When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten (Viby, Denmark) published the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and... More Info
Written by award-winning documentarian Miller, this book focuses on the real meaning of carbon trading, and looks at the zero-sum formula where the amount of carbon-based pollution is not being reduced--only moved by brokers among countries.
An examination of informal urban activities -- including street vending, garage sales, and unpermitted housing -- that explores their complexity and addresses related planning and regulatory issues.
Every energy sector out there wants a piece of the Peace River Valley, one of the last great wild places in North America. The oil industry wants it, the frackers, the solar, wind and nuclear industries. Why? As Charles Wilkinson paddles through the issues he engages hydro and natural gas energy... More Info
The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. One reason is that saving energy is like squeezing a... 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
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.
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
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
"Sometimes breastfeeding doesn't work for various reasons. Our technological society has come up with a variety of tools for these situations.In Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools, lactation consultant Cathy Watson Genna shares her knowledge on which tools to use in various situations,... More Info
Here is presented the story of a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer yet is determined to face the challenge that such a horrendous realisation brings. Her method is to carry on doing the things she enjoys and write about her experiences for the benefit of others who find themselves in a... More Info
In this revelatory and at times shocking book, King traces how breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized disease and individual tragedy to a market-driven industry of survivorship.
Satisfying Clicking Sound is a book that’s never afraid to make a show of itself. Jason Guriel gives us a quick-thinking colloquial style able to segue deftly from deadpan wit to deep emotion. Like the hard-to-master knuckleball he celebrates as being “less spun / than blown / out onto the air,... More Info
“I wish I could find the words to tell you the story of our village after you were killed.” So begins Senegal Taxi, the new work by one of contemporary poetry’s most vibrant voices, Juan Felipe Herrera. Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression and injustice,... More Info
Old Hat is the third book of poetry and first collection of occasional poems by the author of the 2007 Globe 100 book, Muybridge's Horse: Governor General and Trillium Awards nominee, Rob Winger. Driven by an attempt to understand how to reorder common experience, the book's transitional sections -... 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
This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school... More Info
This book is the first critical primer about Canada's ties to Israel. It is a devastating account of Canadian complicity in 20th and 21st century colonialism, dispossession and war crimes. The book documents the history of Canadian Christian Zionism, Lester Pearson's important role in the United... More Info
The Alberta government is looking to the private sector-and in particular to private health insurance-to solve health care problems. However, private health insurance is mired in myth and misunderstanding. The Bottom Line summarizes a huge body of evidence to get to the truth: private health... 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
Feminist Legal Theoryis just over a decade old in the United States and is even younger in most other countries. Here, Francis Olsen presents the best articles from within this burgeoning field. Drawing on literature which is extremely rich and varied, these volumes include articles from a range... More Info
A Gift of Time is a gentle and practical guide for parents who decide to continue their pregnancy knowing that their baby's life will be brief. When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to proceed with the pregnancy... More Info
Combining ethnology and memoir, this fascinating book describes the issues surrounding childbirth and motherhood for disabled women. The author, a paraplegic, tells about her own hunt for medical advice before getting pregnant--and then about the normal births of her two children--before widening... 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.
"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
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
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.
The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to... More Info
Recently much of the Left has shifted emphasis away from issues of class, toward "democracy." Indeed, democracy is now emerging as an overarching label for the goals of anti-globalization activists. What is the relationship between such social movements and democracy? In Emergent Publics, Ian Angus... 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
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
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
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
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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
This book brings together contributions from researchers and community workers from thirteen countries of the world. Juxtaposing academic case studies with accounts from activists and fisheries workers, it points to the ways in which globalization and associated resource degradation, privatization,... 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