Books published by Fernwood


Seeking Mino-pimatisiwin

Fernwood Books Limited | January 1, 2002 | 128 pages
Helping professions have not successfully addressed the needs of Aboriginal peoples. This is due to their limited attempts to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives and practices of helping. In light of this concern, this book presents one Aboriginal approach to helping, that of the sharing circle.... More Info

The World Turned Upside Down?

Fernwood Publishing | December 3, 2018 | 320 pages
The latest edition of the Socialist Register explores a range of pressing issues and asks what we can expect from the recent social and political changes occuring across the globe.  More Info

Legalizing Theft

Fernwood Publishing | April 16, 2018 | 128 pages
When our infrastructures deteriorate, when social benefits are frozen, when our living conditions are precarious, it is because of tax havens. A source of growing inequalities and colossal tax losses, the use of tax havens by large corporations and wealthy individuals explains austerity policies.... More Info

Speculative Harvests

Fernwood Publishing | April 2, 2018 | 168 pages
The centralization of finance and the corporatization of agriculture is having a very dramatic impact on the quality and availability of the food we eat.  More Info

Change a Life, Change Your Own

Fernwood Publishing | March 1, 2018 | 176 pages
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  More Info

The Chronicles of Winona Laduke

Fernwood Publishing | January 2, 2017 | 310 pages
Chronicles is a major work, a collection of current, pressing and inspirational stories of Indigenous communities from the Canadian subarctic to the heart of Dine Bii Kaya, Navajo Nation. Chronicles is a book literally risen from the ashes beginning in 2008 after her home burned to the ground and... More Info

Canada in Haiti

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2006 | 120 pages
Based on documents gathered using the Access to Information Act and from human rights investigations and first-hand interviews, this report discloses how Canada, the United States, and France undermined the overthrow of Haiti's elected government. Discussing the current state of Haiti—the poorest... More Info

Rad Families

Fernwood Publishing | September 1, 2016 | 200 pages
Rad Families: A Celebration honours the messy, the painful, the playful, the beautiful, the myriad ways we create families. This is not an anthology of experts, or how-to articles on perfect parenting; it often doesn't even try to provide answers. Instead, the writers strive to be honest and... More Info

The Servant State

Fernwood Publishing | October 1, 2015 | 146 pages
The global financial and industrial turmoil of recent years has once more brought the crisis-prone nature of the capitalist system to the forefront. In the context of economic stagnation and the retreat of working-class organizations and leadership, the rich and powerful around the world have... More Info

Canada in Africa

Fernwood Publishing | April 30, 2015 | 280 pages
Yves Engler continues his groundbreaking analyses of past and present Canadian foreign policy. The author of The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, and other works that challenge the myth of Canadian benevolence, documents Canadian involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, the "scramble for... More Info

About Canada: Women S Rights

Fernwood Publishing | July 15, 2015 | 134 pages
A foundational look at Canada s history of women s rights and the contributions and accomplishments women have made in Canada."  More Info

Changing tides

Fernwood | August 18, 2019 | 307 pages
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

An Act of Genocide

Fernwood Publishing | March 2, 2015 | 192 pages
An in-depth investigation of the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women carried out by the Canadian government.  More Info

The Disappearance of Criminal Law

Fernwood Publishing | October 1, 2014 | 120 pages
In The Disappearance of Criminal Law, Richard Jochelson and Kirsten Kramar examine the rationales underpinning Supreme Court of Canada cases that address the power of the police. These cases involve police power in relation to search, seizure and detention; an individual s right to silence, counsel... More Info

Notes on Ernesto Che Guevara's Ideas on Pedagogy

Fernwood Publishing | March 15, 2014 | 178 pages
Available for the first time in English, Ernesto Che introduces readers to this important figure s pedagogical thinking. One of Guevara s enduring contributions was his insistence that a new socialist society involved not only economic and political change, but also the creation of what he called a... More Info

In Defense of Small Producers

Fernwood Publishing | March 1, 2014 | 240 pages
"In an international geopolitical panorama where Northern countries are increasingly in crisis and where the most interesting alternatives to sustainable development are coming from the South, the Latin American small producers, represented by the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Fair... More Info

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Fernwood Books Limited | August 18, 2019 | 175 pages
In the early 1990s the collapse of the Atlantic groundfish stocks signaled the destruction of life in the seas, but it also threw 40,000 people out of work, unraveling the very fabric of rural life throughout Atlantic Canada. Twenty years later, even after fishing moratoriums and limited directed... More Info

Yellow Ribbons

Fernwood Books Limited | August 18, 2019 | 128 pages
Since 2001 and the beginning of the War on Terror, Canadian culture has undergone a profound militarization. Moving away from previous myths of national identity centred on notions of multiculturalism and peacekeeping, Canada is increasingly being defined through a new patriotism based on military... More Info

The Answer Is Still No

Fernwood Publishing | April 1, 2014 | 156 pages
" The oil and gas industry has wanted into the west coast for decades. This is an ongoing struggle between the people who live here and have access to the marine resources now, the fish, and the industry, which wants in either for tanker traffic or offshore drilling. The government is on the oil... More Info

The Ocean Ranger

Fernwood Books Limited | August 18, 2019 | 200 pages
Reflecting on Canada’s worst sea disaster since World War II, this chronicle captures the 1982 sinking of the oil rig Ocean Ranger, which took the entire crew of 84 men—including the author’s brother—down with it. The memory of this tragic event gradually faded into a sad story about a... More Info

Transforming the field

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | September 1, 2004 | 128 pages
This primer to antiracist and antioppressive social work practices explores the ways in which power and dominance are embedded in every facet of fieldwork. A framework is provided for responding to social issues in the field and finding ways to break down barriers.  More Info

Rethinking the Poli

Fernwood Books Limited | March 1, 2012 | 196 pages
"Though the Canadian labour movement's postwar political, economic and social achievements may have seemed like irrevocable contributions to human progress, they have proven to be anything but. Since the mid-1970s, labour's political influence and capacity to defend, let alone extend, these gains... More Info

The tragedy of progress

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 18, 2019 | 105 pages
This book proposes that centering the Marxist notion of alienation can provide the basis for more fruitful cooperation between the emancipatory projects of the Left and the wants of Aboriginal peoples.  More Info

Making space for indigenous feminism

Fernwood Books Ltd | May 1, 2007 | 254 pages
Joyce Green, editor Fernwood; May 2007 Paperback; 224 pages 9781552662205 The majority of scholarly and activist opinion by and about Aboriginal women claims that feminism is irrelevant for them. Yet, there is also an articulate, theoretically informed and activist constituency that identifies as... More Info

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 30, 2009 | 285 pages
In contrast to the common opinion that Canada's primary role has been peacekeeper in several historic disputes, this study sheds light on several dark corners of the country's foreign policy. From participation in the U.N. mission that killed Patrice Lumumba in the Congo to support for South... More Info

Accounting for genocide

Fernwood Books Ltd | August 18, 2019 | 194 pages
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A threat from within

Fernwood | August 18, 2019 | 261 pages
"There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in." These words by the poet Leonard Cohen could aptly describe this book, which takes history as a witness to the exceptional nature of Zionism in Jewish history. It explains many points of discord between the political ideology of Zionism... More Info

Challenges and perils

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 28, 2006 | 168 pages
The problems of, and prospects for, a social-democratic government in contemporary Canada are explored in this in-depth analysis of governance at the provincial level during the 1990s and the early 21st century. Specific attention is paid to the competitive nationalism of the Parti Qubcois, the... More Info


Fernwood Pub. | April 1, 2005 | 128 pages
In 1917, thirteen-year-old Alexi meets Lev--the son of Leon Trotsky--in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and the two plan to help Trotsky escape from the wartime prison camp where he is being held.  More Info

Impossible peace

Fernwood Books Ltd | August 18, 2019 | 222 pages
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Economics for Everyone

Fernwood Books Ltd | June 30, 2008 | 350 pages
Economics is too important to be left to economists. This brilliantly concise and readable book provides nonspecialist readers with all the information they need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn't). Jim Stanford's book is an antidote to the abstract and ideological way that... More Info

African Nova Scotian-Mi'kmaw relations

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 18, 2019 | 112 pages
Reflecting on two different communities that have been displaced throughout history, this outline reveals the harsh treatment suffered by both the Mi'kmaq people and the African Nova Scotians. Highlighting how the Mi'kmaq were dispossessed of their lands and, since the early 1820s, confined to... More Info

Pubs, Pulpits and Prairie Fires

Fernwood Books Ltd | September 30, 2009 | 304 pages
Taking a new approach to illustrating the past, this fictional recollection finds history professor Paul Wessner reminiscing about the On-to-Ottawa Trek and the 1935 Regina Riot, with the usual Tuesday night BJ's Bar and Q Club patrons as his audience. Due to local interest in his research, he... More Info

Between Hope & Despair

Fernwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2009 | 128 pages
Based on an empirical study of a women's movement in Arica, Chile, this exploration documents how this particular group organized to oppose Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Presenting an analysis of social movements in general as well as their reasons and barriers, this overview is told through... More Info


Fernwood Books Ltd | September 1, 2009 | 96 pages
The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick's Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the Canadian military against its own... More Info

Edible action

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2009 | 192 pages
Arguing that food is peculiarly situated to address the ills of an unjust economic structure, this analysis illustrates how the food system fails growing numbers of people across the world every day. While hunger, obesity, and food-borne illness have all increased in recent years, this study... More Info

Guantanamo North

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2009 | 128 pages
One of the few book-length discussions of Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act, this examination of the legislation passed in Canada shortly after September 11, 2001, documents the governmental debates leading up to the bill’s passage and reveals how the court system has interpreted the law and the way... More Info

Black Canadians

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | July 30, 2010 | 293 pages
For researchers seeking detailed information about the black diaspora in North America, this authoritative reference provides more than 300 years of black Canadian history, from the first migration of slaves, black loyalists, and Civil War refugees to the expansive movement brought about by the... More Info

Maternity Rolls

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 144 pages
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

Deadly Fever

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 132 pages
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

Aski Awasis/Children of the Earth

Fernwood Pub Co Ltd | September 1, 2010 | 112 pages
A celebration of the work of Yellowhead Tribal Services Agency (YTSA) in Alberta, this collection of essays describes the agency's bold new model that integrates First Peoples' adoption practices with provincial adoption laws and regulations. Now expecting closure to the long debate in Canada over... More Info

The Guy in the Green Truck

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | February 19, 2010 | 176 pages
Spotlighting one man's choice to abandon security for chance, this biographical memoir relates the inspiring story of John St. Amand, who left a promising career as a sociologist?along with handsome health and retirement benefits?to take on the turbulent life of a union organizer.  More Info

My union, my life

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | September 1, 2005 | 311 pages
This personal memoir of Jean-Claude Parrot, the national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for 15 years, doubles as the story of the labor union's formation and rise to fame.  More Info

How Societies Work

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | October 1, 2008 | 384 pages
Offering a unique introduction to the analysis of contemporary Canadian society, this in-depth study focuses on both the roots of modern civilizations and the current political economy of Canada. Drawing on various sociological theories as well as anthropology, genetics, economics, history,... More Info

Climate change

Fernwood Books Ltd | October 30, 2007 | 193 pages
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The poetics of anti-racism

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | April 1, 2007 | 174 pages
Exposing the linguistic racism that permeates vocabulary about race and equity, this book addresses the importance of unseating the sometimes unrecognized racism of everyday language. The contributors discuss the potential of words to prompt a real change in discourse—and then in the world—and... More Info

Criminalizing women

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 1, 2006 | 382 pages
This reference focuses on the key issues addressed by feminists in their engagement with criminology over the past four decades. Exploring women's lives as "errant females," this volume maps out the connections between the choices women make and their environment as linked to the wider... More Info

Global Slump: The E

Fernwood Books | August 18, 2019 | 176 pages

The Economics Anti-Textbook:

Fernwood Publishing | February 1, 2010 | 305 pages
Rod Hill and Tony Myatt Zed Books 2010 Paperback, 305 pages 9781552663608 Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective  More Info