Books published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press

One Hundred Years of Social Work

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | February 17, 2011 | 378 pages
Course Codes:  SOWK 5502
Semester:  Fall-2017
One Hundred Years of Social Work is the first comprehensive history of social work as a profession in English Canada. Organized chronologically, it provides a critical and compelling look at the internal struggles and debates in the social work profession over the course of a century and... More Info

Rites of Way

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | September 8, 2009 | 210 pages
There are many ways to approach the subject of public space: the threats posed to it by surveillance and visual pollution; the joys it offers of stimulation and excitement, of anonymity and transformation; its importance to urban variety or democratic politics. But public space remains an... More Info

Subversive Action

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 20, 2014 | 215 pages
Subversive Social Action presents cases that explore the use of extralegal action undertaken in pursuit of human rights and social justice, and locate that action with reference to the boundaries of social work. Definitions of social work often include goals of social change, social justice,... More Info

Anthologizing Canadian Literature

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | March 31, 2015 | 400 pages
The first collection of critical essays devoted to the study of English-Canadian literary anthologies brings together the work of thirteen prominent critics to investigate anthology formation in Canada and answer these key questions: Why are there so many literary anthologies in Canada, and how can... More Info

The Forest of Bourg-Marie

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | September 15, 2014 | 150 pages
In The Forest of Bourg-Marie, originally published in 1898, Toronto author and musician S. Frances Harrison draws together a highly mythologized image of Quebec society and the forms of Gothic literature that were already familiar to her English-speaking audience. It tells the story of a... More Info

Unravelling Encounters

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 245 pages
This multidisciplinary book brings together a series of critical engagements regarding the notion of ethical practice. As a whole, the book explores the question of how the current neo-liberal socio-political moment, and its relationship to the historical legacies of colonialism, white settlement,... More Info
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Girls, Texts, Cultures

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 330 pages
This book focuses on girls and girlhoods, texts for and about girls, and the cultural contexts that shape girls’ experience. It brings together scholars from girls’ studies and children’s literature, fields that have traditionally conducted their research separately, and the collaboration... More Info

Living Recovery

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 165 pages
Living Recovery provides critical information for practitioners and educators in mental health services about the self-described needs of young people diagnosed with mental illness. It portrays the stages of living with mental illness through the recovery model ELAR—emergence, loss, adaptation,... More Info

Reclaiming Canadian Bodies

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 31, 2014 | 281 pages
The central focus of Reclaiming Canadian Bodies is the relationship between visual media, the construction of Canadian national identity, and notions of embodiment. It asks how particular representations of bodies are constructed and performed within the context of visual and discursive mediated... More Info
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The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 5, 2014 | 300 pages
The essays in The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought address the contribution that political theories of modern political philosophers have made to our understandings of peace. The discipline of peace research has reached a critical impasse, where the ideas of both “realist peace”... More Info

Canada and Africa in the New Millennium

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | February 27, 2015 | 240 pages
Canada’s engagement with post-independence Africa presents a puzzle. Although Canada is recognized for its activism where Africa is concerned, critics have long noted the contradictions that underlie Canadian involvement. Focusing on the period following 2000, and by juxtaposing Jean... More Info

Chamber Music

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 31, 2014 | 84 pages
Arcing across thirty years and seven volumes, Jan Zwicky’s poetry has always been acutely musical (and sensitive to the silence out of which music comes). In the compositions in Chamber Music, the first anthology of Zwicky’s poems, one may perceive the attunement of her vocations: poet,... More Info
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Reverse Shots

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 8, 2014 | 256 pages
From the dawn of cinema, images of Indigenous peoples have been dominated by Hollywood stereotypes and often negative depictions from elsewhere around the world. With the advent of digital technologies, however, many Indigenous peoples are working to redress the imbalance in numbers and counter the... More Info

Kinds of Winter

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | November 3, 2014 | 276 pages
“This is a wonderful book, telling the story of four incredible journeys by a remarkable man.” – Kathleen Coskran, author of The High Price of Everything After a fifteen-year career as a sled dog racer, musher Dave Olesen turned his focus away from competition and set out to fulfill a... More Info

The Independence of South Sudan

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 6, 2014 | 190 pages
The Responsibility to Protect, the report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), focused on three international responsibilities in the area of human security: the Responsibility to Prevent, the Responsibility to React, and the Responsibility to Rebuild. The... More Info

In the Unlikeliest of Places

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 18, 2014 | 280 pages
“I was born in 1909 in Lodz, but my passport says Przedborz ...” He stopped suddenly and searched for a button. “Ach, I forgot to explain this,” he said utterly frustrated, then pushed the wrong button and erased what he had just recorded. “Shayze!” An uncharacteristic curse escaped his... More Info

Ley Lines

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 23, 2014 | 160 pages
Ley lines mark alignments of sacred sites such as ridgetops and ancient megaliths and create pathways between them. This book too marks alignments and creates pathways, but its sacred sites are not monuments, they’re artworks and poems. Its various forms of exchange between writers and artists... More Info

Found in Alberta

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 15, 2014 | 398 pages
Found in Alberta: Environmental Themes for the Anthropocene is a collection of essays about the natural environment in a province rich in natural resources and aggressive in development goals. This is a casebook on Alberta from which emerges a far wider set of implications for North America and for... More Info

With Children and Youth

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 15, 2014 | 220 pages
With Children and Youth provides a snapshot of emerging theories and perspectives in the field of child and youth care across North America. Well-known scholars and researchers present new and innovative critical perspectives, written in a provocative manner and reflecting outside-the-box thinking.... More Info

A Brief History of Women in Quebec

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 29, 2014 | 260 pages
A Brief History of Women in Quebec examines the historical experience of women of different social classes and origins (geographic, ethnic, and racial) from the period of contact between Europeans and Aboriginals to the twenty-first century to give a nuanced and complex account of the main... More Info

When Technocultures Collide

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 1, 2013 | 187 pages
When Technocultures Collide provides rich and diverse studies of collision courses between technologically inspired subcultures and the corporate and governmental entities they seek to undermine. The adventures and exploits of computer hackers, phone phreaks, urban explorers, calculator and... More Info
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Tax Is Not a Four-letter Word

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | September 1, 2013 | 188 pages
This book is about taxes in Canada: who pays what, and who gets what. Taxes connect us to one another, to the common good, and to the future. In many respects, then, this is a book about the Canada we want, about citizenship and the common good, and about the role of government. The contributors,... More Info