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New in Education
Challenging Stories: Canadian Literature for Social Justice in the ClassroomDespite an increase in efforts to promote equity and social justice in educational settings, researchers have found that teachers at the elementary, middle school, and secondary school levels are often unsure how to present social justice issues in the classroom. Inspired by these findings, a team of literacy scholars worked with teachers in schools across Canada to gather qualitative research that revealed possibilities and challenges literacy teachers face when incorporating social justice in their curricula. Rich in examples of contemporary Canadian social justice authors, illustrators, ...
New in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Women's Voices from the Margins: Diaries from Kibera, KenyaDrawing on the diary entries of twenty young women living in Kibera, a large slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, Women’s Voices from the Margins is an in-depth investigation into women’s experiences of gender-based violence in the Global South. Elizabeth Swart employs relevant theory and feminist scholarship to ground her analysis in the broader context of globalization, while also attending to the specific responses and strategies used by these diarists to cope with gender-based violence. Highlighting the implications of this qualitative study for policy practice and future research, this t...
New in Labour Studies
Work and Labour in Canada: Critical Issues, Third EditionNow in its third edition, Work and Labour in Canada explores critical issues Canadian labourers face on a daily basis, concerning the development of modern capitalist structures, low wages and the increase in unpaid and alienated employment, gendered and racialized divisions of labour, and accessibility in the work environment. Andrew Jackson and Mark P. Thomas draw upon updated statistics, figures, and case studies to identify the economic, social, and political processes that influence contemporary workplace environments and trends, and offer equitable and democratic alternatives to the c...
New in Health Studies
Public Policy and Canadian Nursing: Lessons from the FieldPublic Policy and Canadian Nursing offers an extensive overview of health policy and the expanding role of nurses in Canada. Focusing specifically on the larger nursing profession, Michael J. Villeneuve examines how health politics, funding, and practices have been reformed in ways that allow nurses to more effectively influence health policy. The three modules cover: the basics of health care policy, terminology, and governance; the history and evolution of health care in Canada and population health status; the various models for influencing and impacting public policy; and the systema...
New in French Studies
Lire et écrire: La composition par le texteÀ l’encontre d’autres manuels de français, Lire et écrire est fondé sur l’exploration des techniques et stratégies d’écriture par l’analyse structurale et textuelle, et réunit processus et pratique en proposant les outils nécessaires au perfectionnement des capacités de lecture, de compréhension et d’écriture. Tous les chapitres commencent par l’exploration de modèles littéraires français et francophones suivis de nombreuses activités stimulant une réflexion critique sur les textes et auteurs présentés afin de mieux comprendre le lien entre style et structure. La pratique systématique d’exe...
New in Health Studies
Research Literacy for Health and Community PracticeResearch Literacy for Health and Community Practice introduces students to fundamental research concepts that will enable them to think critically about research and to recognize effective methods for understanding and utilizing research for practice. Rather than outlining methods for conducting research, this textbook outlines skills for engaging with research literature, including how to frame and organize knowledge, interpret and evaluate evidence using qualitative and quantitative approaches, distinguish between research and other forms of information, and implement “best evidence” prac...
New in Social Work
Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work ResearchThis reflective collection examines anti-oppressive research methods and the effective implementation of those methods within social work settings. Comparing phenomenological, auto-ethnographic, survey-based, and arts-based research approaches, Reimagining Anti-Oppression Social Work Research outlines the challenges and advantages of conducting research with marginalized communities and within organizational contexts. Students in social work programs will gain a thorough understanding of the decision-making processes involved in conducting anti-oppression research studies through contempora...
New in Criminology
Canadian Organized CrimeAn introductory examination of the major crime groups in Canada, this text presents contemporary case studies and criminal justice policies to assess which enforcement strategies are best suited to control organized crime. By implementing historical, descriptive, conceptual, and theoretical perspectives throughout, Stephen Schneider provides readers with a broad understanding of the social, political, and economic forces that lead to the continued existence of organized criminal activities. Canadian Organized Crime covers topics in racketeering, drug trafficking, violence and intimidation, ...
New in Sociology
The Sociology of Childhood and Youth Studies in CanadaThe Sociology of Childhood and Youth Studies in Canada is an edited collection of cutting-edge Canadian scholarship examining young lives from a sociological perspective. The volume is divided into four parts, addressing: ethics and innovation in conducting research with children and youth; the social construction of childhood and youth; inequalities and intersections in experiences of childhood and youth; and citizenship, rights, and social engagement. Specific topics of focus include arts-based approaches to research with young people, children’s family and peer relationships, disability,...
New in Indigenous Studies
The First Nations of OntarioThe First Nations of Ontario depicts the historical transitions and the contemporary economic and social conditions of the Indigenous population in Ontario. The book begins with an archaeological overview of the culture and traditions of Indigenous communities, and then examines the first stages of colonialism, outlines the treaty-making process in Ontario, and analyzes the challenges First Nations communities continue to face in present society. These challenges include: neo-colonial trends; limited access to resource development; the economic difficulties of living on reserves; out-migrat...
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