Canadian Scholars publishes books that make a genuine and lasting contribution to the evolution of a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
New this Spring
Our Spring 2018 CatalogueWith over thirty years of experience in publishing established and emerging scholars in Canada and abroad, Canadian Scholars and Women's Press is excited to share with you our latest and most-anticipated titles this Spring. Request a hard copy of our catalogue today!
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
Family Matters, 3eNow in its third edition, Family Matters offers an enriched discussion on a variety of substantive factors affecting Canadian families across a life course. Adopting a feminist sociological approach throughout, this popular textbook explores family structures and functions through a critical, gendered lends and individually examines how issues related to gender, social change, social policy, and poverty influence family life. A leading name in sociology, Barbara A. Mitchell takes a closer look at LAT partnerships and polyamorous relationships, and features additional material on skipped ...
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 Feminist Theory and Politics
Unsettling ActivismsHow and why do “ordinary” women engage in various forms of social-change work at different times in their lives? What does it mean for these women to age as activists? Unsettling Activisms brings together insights from academics and activists in an intergenerational conversation that addresses these questions. Drawing on diverse lived experiences, including contributions from leading feminist and age studies scholars, this volume investigates how powerful, interlocking forms of difference such as gender, class, race, ability, ethnicity, sexuality, and indigeneity, shape the meaning and expe...
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...
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 Gender and Women's Studies
Gender and Women's Studies: Critical Terrain, 2eA critical introduction to key theories and concerns, Gender and Women’s Studies celebrates a range of influential feminist thought on topics of race, class, ability, age, rights, and sexuality. Broad in scope, this collection features multiple genres of work and covers an array of disciplinary focuses with Indigenous, racialized, disabled, and queer voices prominent among the variety of perspectives included.
New in Literary Studies
Ravensong - A NovelSet along the Pacific Northwest Coast in the 1950s, Ravensong tells the story of an urban Native community devastated by an influenza epidemic. Stacey, a 17-year-old Native girl, struggles with the clash between white society’s values and her family’s traditional ways, knowing that her future lies somewhere in between. Celia, her sister, has visions from the past, while Raven warns of an impending catastrophe before the two cultures reconcile. In this passionate story about a young woman’s quest for answers, author Lee Maracle speaks unflinchingly of the gulf between two cultures: a gulf th...
New in Disability Studies
Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History ReaderThis long-awaited reader explores the history of Canadian people with disabilities from Confederation to current day. This collection focuses on Canadians with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, and discusses the ways in which they lived, worked, and influenced public policy in Canada. Organized by time period, the 23 chapters in this collection are authored by a diverse group of scholars who discuss the untold histories of Canadians with disabilities—Canadians who influenced science and technology, law, education, healthcare, and social justice. Selected chapters discuss disa...
Scholars Coursepack is Canada’s leading publisher of innovative, customized coursepacks. Click here to see how we do it.
Since 1972, Women’s Press has been committed to preserving academic space for high-quality feminist scholarship.