Books published by University of Toronto Press

Political Economy in the Modern State

University of Toronto Press | October 26, 2018 | 432 pages
Political Economy in the Modern State is Harold Innis's transitional and, in some respects, his most transformative book. Its main themes include the problem of power and peace, the ascent of specialization and mechanized forms of knowledge, and the crisis facing democracy and civilization.  More Info

Resurgence and Reconciliation

University of Toronto Press | October 31, 2018 | 384 pages
Resurgence and Reconciliation is a multi-disciplinary, critical, and constructive analysis of the two major schools of thought in Indigenous-Settler relationships today: the reformist narrative of reconciliation and the more revolutionary resurgence school.  More Info

Stumbling Giants

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 236 pages
In Stumbling Giants, Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch embark on an audacious and startling examination of Canada's big banks. Meredith and Darroch's new vision for the Canadian banking industry is a call to action for all interested stakeholders to work together in creating a banking system... More Info

Prairie Fairies

University of Toronto Press | May 30, 2018 | 528 pages
Prairie Fairies draws upon a wealth of oral, archival, and cultural histories to recover the experiences of queer urban and rural people in the prairies. Focusing on five major urban centres, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary, Prairie Fairies explores the regional experiences and... More Info

The Bias of Communication

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 226 pages
First published in 1951, this masterful collection of essays explores the relationship between a society's communication media and that community's ability to maintain control over its development.  More Info

University Commons Divided

University of Toronto Press | January 23, 2018 | 168 pages
Investigating issues of university governance in Canada, University Commons Divided analyzes several major cases at the university level that have come to exemplify infringements on the freedom of expression  More Info

Seeing Red

University of Toronto Press | May 2, 2018 | 392 pages
Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.  More Info

Becoming Strong

University of Toronto Press | May 2, 2018 | 160 pages
Drawing on more than 150 in-depth interviews, Becoming Strong: Impoverished Women and the Struggle to Overcome Violence offers various perspectives on our understanding of trauma and resilience.  More Info

Living on the Land

University of Toronto Press | January 1, 1992 | 172 pages
Matthiasson offers both a vivid picture of Inuit society as it was and an illuminating look at the nature and the extent of the enormous changes of the past thirty years.  More Info

Adventures in Blogging

University of Toronto Press | April 16, 2018 | 224 pages
In this collection of selected blog essays, Stoller models good writing while sharing his insights on politics, higher education, social science, media, and well-being.  More Info

Translating Heidegger

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 314 pages
Despite Martin Heidegger's influence on twentieth-century philosophy, understanding his way of thinking is difficult if one relies solely on the English translations of his work. Since Gilbert Ryle misjudged his work in a 1929 review of Sein und Zeit, Heidegger's philosophy has remained an enigma... More Info

Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens

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A Conviction in Question

University of Toronto Press | March 15, 2018 | 240 pages
A lively narrative account of the first case to appear at the International Criminal Court, A Conviction in Question documents the trial of Union of Congolese Patriots leader and warlord, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Although Dyilo's crimes, including murder, rape, and the forcible conscription of child... More Info

Ms. Prime Minister

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Costly Fix

University of Toronto Press | January 29, 2018 | 384 pages
"Costly Fix addresses core questions about the Alberta oil sands boom that started in the 1990s: Why did this flood of investment pour into the oil sands of northern Alberta? What role has government played with respect to the oil sands rush, and why? Who benefited and who or what has paid the... More Info

Truth and Indignation

University of Toronto Press | November 15, 2017 | 208 pages
Truth and Indignation, originally published before the conclusion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, offered the first close and critical assessment of the TRC as it was unfolding. This new edition includes an epilogue that discusses the Final Report and Calls to Action that emerged from... More Info

Growing a Sustainable City?

University of Toronto Press | November 15, 2017 | 208 pages
Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable.  More Info

Expo Sixty Seven

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 240 pages
Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and... More Info

The House of Difference

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 199 pages
Mackey argues that official policies and attitudes of multicultural 'tolerance' for 'others' reinforce the dominant Anglo-Canadian culture by abducting the cultures of minority groups.  More Info

The Politics of Ontario

University of Toronto Press | December 7, 2016 | 352 pages
The Politics of Ontario is the first comprehensive book on Ontario's politics, government, and public policy since Graham White's The Government and Politics of Ontario in 1997.  More Info

Canada's Odyssey

University of Toronto Press | April 24, 2017 | 544 pages
In Canada's Odyssey, renowned scholar Peter H. Russell provides an expansive, accessible account of Canadian history from the pre-Confederation period to the present day.  More Info

Security Aid: Canada and the Development Regime of Security

University of Toronto Press | April 24, 2017 | 312 pages
Drawing on an array of previously classified materials and interviews with security experts, Security Aid presents a critical analysis of the securitization of humanitarian aid.  More Info


University of Toronto Press | April 28, 2017 | 353 pages
Written by one of the world's leading experts on victimology, this book is designed to offer a broad introduction to the subject.  More Info

Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health

University of Toronto Press | July 20, 2017 | 520 pages
An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices. Marina Morrow and Lorraine... More Info

Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law

University of Toronto Press | May 1, 2016 | 184 pages
In Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, Cheryl Suzack explores Indigenous women’s writing in the post-civil rights period through close-reading analysis of major texts by Leslie Marmon Silko, Beatrice Culleton Mosionier, Louise Erdrich, and Winona LaDuke.  More Info


University of Toronto Press | December 13, 1999 | 485 pages
A richly textured narrative that seeks to capture the role played by the law in the definition of race and shoring up of racial repression in Canada.  More Info

Land Sliding

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 1997 | 278 pages
New discusses the ways in which Canadian writing, through images of land and space, expresses various assumptions about social values. In addition to wide range of literary texts, he also draws upon geography, the social sciences, and the visual arts.  More Info

The Colonial Problem

University of Toronto Press | March 8, 2016 | 412 pages
In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" and encourages readers to view the crimes and injustices affecting Indigenous peoples from a more culturally aware position.  More Info

Medicine that Walks

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 300 pages
Challenging the view that Aboriginal medicine was helpless to deal with European disease, Lux argues that the diseases killing the Plains people were not contagious epidemics but grinding poverty, malnutrition, and overcrowding.  More Info

Separate Beds

University of Toronto Press | March 14, 2016 | 288 pages
Separate Beds is the shocking story of Canada's system of segregated health care. Operated by the same bureaucracy that was expanding health care opportunities for most Canadians, the "Indian Hospitals" were underfunded, understaffed, overcrowded, and rife with coercion and medical experimentation.... More Info

Female Suicide Bombings

University of Toronto Press | June 16, 2016 | 280 pages
"Female" "Suicide Bombings" critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations.  More Info

Politicized Microfinance

University of Toronto Press | June 23, 2016 | 240 pages
In this work, Caroline Shenaz Hossein explores the politics, histories and social prejudices that have shaped the legacy of microbanking in Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad.  More Info

A Nation in Conflict

University of Toronto Press | December 16, 2015 | 272 pages
The First and Second World Wars were two of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. In Canada, they claimed 110,000 lives and altered both the country's domestic life and its international position. A Nation in Conflict is a concise, comparative overview of the Canadian national... More Info

O.D. Skelton

University of Toronto Press | June 25, 2015 | 456 pages
When O.D. Skelton became Prime Minister Mackenzie King's foreign policy advisor in 1923, he was already a celebrated critic of the status quo in international and domestic affairs, a loyal Liberal Party man, and a fervent nationalist who believed Canada needed to steer a path independent of... More Info

Creating Legal Worlds

University of Toronto Press | June 25, 2015 | 192 pages
Through careful analyses of notable cases from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Greig Henderson analyses how the rhetoric of storytelling often carries as much argumentative weight within a judgement as the logic of legal distinctions.  More Info

On Freedom, Love, and Power

University of Toronto Press | June 9, 2015 | 324 pages
One of the most important and original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) was a noted sociologist, historian, law professor, and self-described "Christian anarchist." At the University of Bordeaux, Ellul taught and wrote extensively on the relationship between technology... More Info

Vertical Mosaic

University of Toronto Press | March 20, 2015 | 688 pages
Fifty years later, the book retains vast significance both for its powerful critique of social exclusivity in a country that prides itself on equality and diversity and for its influence on generations of sociological researchers.  More Info

Femocratic Administration

University of Toronto Press | April 7, 2015 | 304 pages
Femocratic Administration examines the gendered nature of public administration through a study of the Ontario Women's Directorate (OWD) between 1985 and 2000. Analysing the OWD from the perspective of feminist political economy, this book combines a detailed case study with a theoretical framework... More Info

After the New Atheist Debate

University of Toronto Press | October 27, 2014 | 208 pages
The first decade of the twenty-first century saw a number of best-selling books which not only challenged the existence of god, but claimed that religious faith was dangerous and immoral. The New Atheists, as writers such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett have... More Info

Joining Empire

University of Toronto Press | September 16, 2014 | 344 pages
A fresh assessment of the neoliberal political economy behind Canadian foreign policy from Afghanistan to Haiti, Joining Empire establishes Jerome Klassen as one of the most astute analysts of contemporary Canadian foreign policy and its relationship to US global power.  More Info

Safe Haven

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 161 pages
In this groundbreaking work, urban anthropologist Rae Bridgman, in careful and intimate detail, explores the perspectives of the women who work and live at Savard's, a unique shelter for homeless women. Bridgman uses the design and development of Savard's - a housing model developed by women for... More Info

Unfinished Dreams

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 1998 | 323 pages
Anthropologist Wayne Warry argues that self-government can be realized only when individuals are secure in their cultural identity and can contribute to the transformation of their communities. Warry's notion of community healing involves efforts to rebuild the human foundations for self-governing... More Info

Lessons from Latin America

University of Toronto PressHigher education | July 25, 2014 | 224 pages
There is a long tradition of English-speaking North American countries looking down on the south, assuming there is little to learn from their experiences. And yet, in the decades of democratization that began in the early 1980s, Latin American countries have been innovative in a range of policy... More Info

Afghanistan Remembers

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Recovering Canada

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 312 pages
John Borrows suggests how First Nations laws could be applied by Canadian courts, and tempers this by pointing out the many difficulties that would occur if the courts attempted to follow such an approach.  More Info

Writing the Social

University of Toronto Press | January 1, 1999 | 307 pages
A collection of essays based on Smith's unique rebel sociology. Smith turns wit and common sense on the prevailing discourses of sociology, political economy, and popular culture to inquire directly into the actualities of peoples? lives.  More Info

Vicarious Kinks

University of Toronto Press | June 30, 2014 | 376 pages
In Vicarious Kinks, Ummni Khan looks at the mass of claims that film, feminism, the human sciences, and law make about sadomasochism and its practitioners, and the way those claims become the basis for the legal regulation of sadomasochist pornography and practice.  More Info

On Being Rich and Poor

University of Toronto Press | April 21, 2014 | 273 pages
One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Jacques Ellul (1912–1994) was a French law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and self-described “Christian anarchist.” Collecting Ellul's lectures on the Bible, On Being Rich and Poor contains his prescient meditations on some... More Info

Engaging China

University of Toronto Press | March 26, 2014 | 144 pages
Engaging China is a concise account of the evolution and state of the Canadian approach to China, its achievements, disappointments, and current dilemmas.  More Info

Public Policy for Women

University of Toronto Press | December 13, 2018 | 417 pages
Containing essays from leading feminist academics, and social activists, Public Policy for Women addresses important public policy issues that fail to address women's needs. The volume's contributors pay particular attention to the relationship between the welfare state and vulnerable populations... More Info