Books published by University of Toronto Press


Truth and Indignation

University of Toronto Press | October 22, 2013 | 192 pages
Professor:  Prof. Doris Buss
Course Codes:  LAWS 4603
Semester:  Winter-2017
Truth and Indignation offers the first close and critical assessment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as it is unfolding. Niezen uses interviews with survivors and oblate priests and nuns, as well as testimonies, texts, and visual materials produced by the Commission to raise important... More Info

Louis 'david' Riel: Prophet of the New World

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 1996 | 240 pages
Professor:  Prof. Johannes Wolfart
Course Codes:  RELI 4850 B-X
Semester:  Winter-2017
A spiritual biography that takes Louis Riel seriously as a religious figure. Flanagan tells the story of Riel's career as a millenarian prophet and would-be religious reformer. This new edition takes advantage of a wealth of new primary sources.  More Info


University of Toronto Press | March 29, 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 | March 29, 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 | March 29, 2017 | 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 | March 29, 2017 | 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 | March 29, 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 | March 29, 2017 | 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 | March 29, 2017 | 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

'Being Alive Well'

University of Toronto Press | January 1, 2000 | 141 pages
A critical anthropological analysis of health theory with specific reference to the James Bay Cree. The author argues that definitions of health are not simply reflections of physiological soundness but convey broader cultural and political realities.  More Info

Policing the Risk Society

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 1997 | 487 pages
Ericson and Haggerty contend that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organizations that operate based on a knowledge of risk.  More Info

Home in the City

University of Toronto Press | August 9, 2013 | 441 pages
During the past several decades, the Aboriginal population of Canada has become so urbanized that today, the majority of First Nations and Métis people live in cities. Home in the City provides an in-depth analysis of urban Aboriginal housing, living conditions, issues, and trends. Based on... More Info

First Peoples of Canada

University of Toronto Press | October 24, 2013 | 176 pages
This beautifully designed, full-colour book presents a collection of 150 archaeological and ethnographic objects produced by Canada's First Peoples – including some that are roughly 12,000 years old – that represent spectacular expressions of creativity and ingenuity.  More Info

Smart Globalization

University of Toronto Press | February 11, 2014 | 256 pages
Inspired by the work of economists Ha-Joon Chang and Dani Rodrik, editors Andrew Smith and Dimitry Anastakis bring together essays from both historians and economists in this collection to test claims that wealth comes from either protectionism or free trade.  More Info

Innovating for the Global South

University of Toronto Press | January 17, 2014 | 192 pages
Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world.  More Info

Killer Weed

University of Toronto Press | January 17, 2014 | 304 pages
Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about... More Info

On Being Here to Stay

University of Toronto Press | February 11, 2014 | 232 pages
In On Being Here to Stay, Asch retells the story of Canada with a focus on the relationship between First Nations and settlers.  More Info

Capitalism and Classical Social Theory

University of Toronto Press | January 24, 2014 | 432 pages
Capitalism and Classical Social Theory, Second Edition offers solid coverage of the classical triumvirate (Marx, Durkheim, and Weber), but also extends the canon strategically to include Simmel, four early female theorists, and the writings of Du Bois.  More Info

Democratic Equality

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 263 pages
Are the world's oldest democracies failing? In this extraordinary collection, top scholars in political science, sociology, philosophy and economics, discuss a radical shift towards inequality in an age of mass capital globalization.  More Info

Canada's Indigenous Constitution

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 427 pages
With characteristic richness and eloquence, John Borrows explores legal traditions, the role of governments and courts, and the prospect of a multi-juridical legal culture, all with a view to understanding and improving legal processes in Canada. He discusses the place of individuals, families, and... More Info

Age of Icons

University of Toronto Press | October 17, 2013 | 214 pages
This volume assesses the growing role of popular icons in the construction of a culture that appears to incorporate a critical attitude towards the capitalist experience while, in fact, legitimizing the neoliberal character of the modern world.  More Info

Global Issues

University of Toronto Press | November 19, 2013 | 224 pages
Global Issues is a pedagogically rich book that addresses prominent issues of contemporary concern. From social media and political revolutions to food security and world hunger, each issue is explored in depth, allowing for an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict,... More Info

Military Workfare

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 314 pages
Despite the centrality of war in social and political thought, the military remains marginal in academic and public conceptions of citizenship, and the soldier seems to be thought of as a peripheral or even exceptional player. Military Workfare draws on five decades of restricted archival material... More Info

Drawing Out Law

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 259 pages
Shedding light on Canadian law and policy as they relate to Indigenous peoples, Drawing Out Law illustrates past and present moral agency of Indigenous peoples and their approaches to the law and calls for the renewal of ancient Ojibway teaching in contemporary circumstances.  More Info

Apostle to the Inuit

University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 498 pages
Apostle to the Inuit presents the journals and ethnographical notes of Reverend Edmund James Peck, an Anglican missionary who opened the first mission among the Inuit of Baffin Island in 1894. He stayed until 1905, and by that time, had firmly established Christianity in the North. He became known... More Info


University of Toronto Press | March 29, 2017 | 313 pages
The word Wasáse is the Kanienkeha (Mohawk) word for the ancient war dance ceremony of unity, strength, and commitment to action. The author notes, "This book traces the journey of those Indigenous people who have found a way to transcend the colonial identities which are the legacy of our history... More Info


University of Toronto Press | September 30, 2007 | 258 pages
" In 1921, despite the passing of legislation intended to ease the consequences of illegitimacy for children (Children of Unmarried Parents Act), reformers in Ontario made no effort to improve the status of unwed mothers. Furthermore, the reforms that were passed served as models for legislation in... More Info

Violence Against Women

University of Toronto Press | February 15, 2011 | 178 pages
In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and debunks current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare... More Info

Caring for/caring about

University of Toronto Press | January 2, 2004 | 200 pages
Women are estimated to comprise nearly 80% of both paid and unpaid care workers, yet their numbers do not coincide with their influence. Caring For/Caring About explores the complex nature of caring in Canadian society today. It examines the current research on women, home care and unpaid... More Info

Global Ecopolitics

University of Toronto PressHigher education | March 29, 2017 | 241 pages
Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather, international conventions on climate change, or special UN days, rarely do we participate in a sustained analysis of environmental policy making. To remedy this shortcoming and to propel the discussion forward, Peter J. Stoett provides a concise... More Info

Indigenous Peoples of North America

University of Toronto PressHigher education | April 1, 2012 | 208 pages
In this thoughtful book, Robert J. Muckle provides a brief, thematic overview of the key issues facing Indigenous peoples in North America from prehistory to the present.  More Info

Power and betrayal in the Canadian media

University of Toronto Press | February 5, 2001 | 262 pages
"Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media" is a sweeping exploration of the Canadian media system and the impact it has on Canadian society, politics, and culture.  More Info