Books published by Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd.

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

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. | December 12, 2017 | 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

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
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African Nova Scotian-Mi'kmaw relations

Fernwood Publishing Co., Ltd. | December 12, 2017 | 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

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

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