Books published by Arbeiter Ring Pub

Gruesome Acts of Capitalism

Arbeiter Ring Pub | January 1, 2007 | 112 pages
A beautiful book full of hard numbers. Located at the intersection of the statistical and the artistic, this catalog of corporate horrorsópoverty, exploitation, and injusticeóis a damning indictment of capitalism created with both love and rage. One in five American children live in poverty. One... More Info

Burning Daylight

Arbeiter Ring Pub | September 1, 2014 | 120 pages
Musical theatre meets poetry in Burning Daylight, a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon Gold Rush of the early 20th century and the Arctic iron ore mining mega-projects of the modern day. Through a feminist lens, it examines dislocation, isolation, family and frailty,... More Info

They Came from Within

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 1, 2014 | 356 pages
No horror film is truly mainstream, David Cronenberg has said, and it is for this reason that even the lowliest of them may be worth consideration.  More Info

Last Supper

Arbeiter Ring Pub | August 25, 2014 | 96 pages
Next door to the chain stores are the cheap restaurants with chipped paint and handwritten signs which will never be featured in the Dining section of the Times. Alongside the renovated lofts are thousands of cramped apartments filled with books and cats, and actual studios where artists work with... More Info

The Winter We Danced

Arbeiter Ring Pub | March 1, 2014 | 366 pages
The Winter We Danced is a vivid collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the many diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement. Calling for pathways into healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities while drawing on a wide-ranging... More Info

Quivering Land

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 15, 2013 | 168 pages
Roewan Crowes compelling and haunting literary debut, Quivering Land, is a rather queer Western, engaging with poetics and politics to reckon with the legacies of violence and colonization in the West. Written in an extraordinarily sparse style, this lonely, sometimes brutal book invites the reader... More Info

Love the Questions

Arbeiter Ring Publishing | December 15, 2009 | 176 pages
What are universities good for? This question has generated intense debate, particularly since the culture wars and Allan Bloom'sThe Closing of the American Mind. Where radicals once critiqued universities' elitism, that argument has recently been turned on is head: many academic administrators and... More Info

Grammar Matters

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 101 pages
It is hard to find someone who doesn't have a pet peeve about language. The act of bemoaning the decline of language has become something of a cottage industry. High profile, self-appointed language police worry that new forms of popular media are contributing to sloppiness, imprecision, and a... More Info

Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 30, 2012 | 158 pages
Aboriginal rights are often assumed to belong to the broader category of human rights; Kulchyski makes a powerful argument against this. On the contrary, indigenous people across the world need specific rights in part to balance against the universalist core of human rights. This book provides... More Info

Taking responsibility, taking direction

Arbeiter Ring Pub | June 15, 2005 | 176 pages
Wilmot argues that the participation of white progressives in anti-racist movements and organizations in Canada badly needs an overhaul. With this thesis, she begins her assessment of anti-racist movements in Canada by guiding the reader through a summary of the ugly history and legacy of Canada's... More Info

Aboriginal, Northern, and Community Economic Development

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 309 pages
John Loxley has worked in community economic development as a practitioner, advisor, teacher and scholar for over 30 years. The wealth of that experience is reflected in this book, which grapples with the conceptual and political complexities of addressing northern and Aboriginal poverty. Loxley... More Info

The Red Indians

Arbeiter Ring Publishing | April 1, 2008 | 158 pages
In the manner of Eduardo Galeano's famous trilogy Memories of Fire, the book uncovers a critical, living history of conflict. The book, The Red Indians, with its polyvalent title that points to the many issues covered in the text, introduces readers to the history of colonial oppression in Canada,... More Info

Manuel Populaire de la Citoyenneté

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 30, 2012 | 80 pages
En 2009, le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a modifié le guide officiel de la citoyenneté remis à tous les nouveaux immigrants. La nouvelle version fait une plus grande place à l'histoire militaire et présente beaucoup d'information sur la monarchie, mais fait très peu état de... More Info

Lighting the Eighth Fire

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 18, 2008 | 232 pages
This remarkable collection of essays by leading Indigenous scholars focuses on the themes of freedom, liberation and Indigenous resurgence as they relate to the land. They analyze treaties, political culture, governance, environmental issues, economy, and radical social movements from an... More Info

Globalization, neo-conservative policies, and democratic alternatives

Arbeiter Ring Pub | September 1, 2005 | 464 pages
Over the course of the last two decades, governments around the world implemented a fundamental shift in the mainstream economic policy and ushered in a period of globalization. These changes, which are commonly known as "neo-conservative," were resisted by a range of social forces, from workers to... More Info

The party without bosses

Arbeiter Ring Pub | September 9, 2003 | 87 pages
A decade before his death in 1992, French activist and radical psychoanalyst Felix Guattari visited Brazil and interviewed Lula (Luis Inacio Lula da Silva), trade unionist and leader of the new formed Brazilian Workers' Party (PT). This is the outcome of this summit of radicals. Their discussion... More Info

Emergent publics

Arbeiter Ring Pub | August 18, 2019 | 102 pages
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

Thought dreams

Arbeiter Ring Pub | June 1, 2004 | 190 pages
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

Infrastructure Critical

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 31, 2012 | 144 pages
Much public debate ensued after the violence and police brutality that gripped Toronto in June 2010 during the G8/G20 Summit. It is now being revealed how the Conservative government's stimulus package was funnelled into "infrastructure" projects aimed at policing Canadians who wished to protest... More Info

Revolutionary Traveller

Arbeiter Ring Publishing | December 15, 2010 | 436 pages
InRevolutionary Traveller, John S. Saul draws on a series of his own occasional articles written over a span of forty years which, together with a linking narrative, serve to trace not only his own career as an anti-apartheid and liberation support movement activist in both Canada and southern... More Info

This Is an Honour Song

Arbeiter Ring Pub | April 20, 2010 | 366 pages
This is an Honour Song is a collection of narratives, poetry, and essays exploring the broad impact of the 1990 resistance at Kanehsatā:ke, otherwise known as the "Oka Crisis". The book is written by leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, scholars, activists and traditional people, and is... More Info

Preempting Dissent

Arbeiter Ring Pub | December 1, 2008 | 88 pages
The Bush administrations War on Terror ushered in a new logic of surveillance, suppressing public dissent and mobilizing both faith and fear. Elmer and Opel reveal the underlying logic of preemption whereby threats must be eliminated before they materialize, drawing on social theories and media... More Info

Practicing Feminist Mothering

Arbeiter Ring Pub | December 1, 2011 | 200 pages
Practicing Feminist Mothering explores the realities of feminist mothering for both mothers and their children. It scrutinizes the discourse of motherhood by examining the material spaces that feminist mothers create to struggle with patriarchy. The book is based on in-depth interviews of sixteen... More Info

The Listener

Arbeiter Ring Pub | May 15, 2011 | 304 pages
The Listener reveals one of the world's most tragic acts of spin doctoring while weaving a compelling tale of complacency, art, power, and murder. It is a startling little-known story that changed the course of history. 1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take... More Info

Imperialist Canada

Arbeiter Ring Pub | November 1, 2010 | 432 pages
Imperialist Canadaexposes Canada's imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital's oppression of peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada's... More Info

Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of Conservative Economics

Arbeiter Ring Pub | March 6, 2008 | 224 pages
Corporate power is one of the strongest forces shaping our world. More than half of the top 100 economic entities today are private corporations. With their immense size comes commensurate influence, to the point where corporations are able to wreak social and environmental destruction with few... More Info

Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012

Arbeiter Ring Pub | February 1, 2012 | 90 pages
Often cited as one of the finest contemporary lyricists, singer, songwriter and poet John K. Samson captures the essential images of contemporary life. Whether on the streets of his beloved and bewildering hometown of Winnipeg, an outpost in Antarctica, or a room in an Edward Hopper painting, he... More Info

Time and the Suburbs

Arbeiter Ring Pub | December 1, 2011 | 150 pages
By combining provocative prose with photo-essay, Time and the Suburbs explores the disappearance of cities in North America under the weight of suburban, exurban, and other forms of development that are changing the way we live. Pointing to the complex experience of time in traditional cities, the... More Info