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Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
By Ted Rutland

While focused on twentieth-century Halifax, Displacing Blackness develops broad insights about the possibilities and limitations of modern planning. Drawing connections between the history of planning and emerging scholarship in Black Studies, Ted Rutland positions anti-blackness at the heart of contemporary city-making.

Available Jul 2018
Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Edited by J.I. Little

In his book Fashioning the Canadian Landscape, J.I. Little examines how Canada, much like the United States, came to be identified with its natural landscape. Little argues that in contrast to America, Canada’s image was strongly influenced by the picturesque convention favoured by British travel writers.

Available Feb 2018
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
By Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

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.

Available Dec 2017
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Edited by Nicholas A. Phelps

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms.

Published Aug 2017
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
Edited by Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms

In What’s in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery.

Published Jul 2017
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
With an introduction by Ramsay Cook

In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English.

Published May 2017
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 16901763
Homelands and Empires: Indigenous Spaces, Imperial Fictions, and Competition for Territory in Northeastern North America, 1690–1763
By Jeffers Lennox

In this deeply researched and engagingly argued work, Jeffers Lennox reconfigures our general understanding of how Indigenous peoples, imperial forces, and settlers competed for space in northeastern North America before the British conquest in 1763.

Published May 2017
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
By Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh’s study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

Published Apr 2017
Gentrifier
Gentrifier
By John Joe Schlichtman, Jason Patch, and Marc Lamont Hill
Foreword by Peter Marcuse

Gentrifier demystifies the idea of gentrification by opening a conversation that links the theoretical and the grassroots, spanning the literature of urban sociology, geography, planning, policy, and more.

Published Apr 2017
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Edited by Laurel Sefton MacDowell

In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry.

Published Mar 2017