Books published by Fernwood Publishing


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

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 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

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

The tragedy of progress

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 20, 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

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

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

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

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

African Nova Scotian-Mi'kmaw relations

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | August 20, 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

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

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

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

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

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