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Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
By Michael E. O’Sullivan

Analyzing material from several archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O’Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.

Available Aug 2018
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Wrapping Authority: Women Islamic Leaders in a Sufi Movement in Dakar, Senegal
Joseph Hill

Addressing the dominant perceptions of Islam as a conservative practise, with stringent regulations for women in particular, Joseph Hill reveals how Sufi women integrate values typically associated with pious Muslim women into their leadership.

Available Aug 2018
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Getting Past "the Pimp": Management in the Sex Industry
Edited by Chris Bruckert and Colette Parent

Getting Past "the Pimp" makes a compelling case for rethinking Canada’s response to sex work by highlighting the limits of criminal justice solutions and drawing our attention to the experiences and perspectives of those targeted.

Available Apr 2018
A New History of Iberian Feminisms
A New History of Iberian Feminisms
Edited by Silvia Bermúdez and Roberta Johnson

A New History of Iberian Feminisms is both a chronological history and an analytical discussion of feminist thought in the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, territories of Span, and the Basque Provinces, Catalonia, and Galicia, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Available Feb 2018
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
By Jane Nicholas

In Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900–1970s, Nicholas offers a sophisticated analysis of the place of the freak show in twentieth-century culture.

Available Feb 2018
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
Radical Housewives: Price Wars and Food Politics in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada
By Julie Guard

Radical Housewives is a history of the Canada’s Housewives Consumers Association. Julie Guard reinterprets the view of postwar Canada as economically prosperous and reveals the left’s role in the origins of the food security movement.

Available Jan 2018
Responding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance among Indigenous and Racialized Women
Responding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance among Indigenous and Racialized Women
By Julie Kaye

Responding to Human Trafficking provides a new framework for critical analyses of anti-trafficking and other rights-based and anti-violence interventions.

Published Aug 2017
Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books
Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books
Edited by Kristine Kowalchuk
Preserving on Paper is a critical edition of three seventeenth-century receipt books–handwritten manuals that included a combination of culinary recipes, medical remedies, and household tips which documented the work of women at home.
Published Jun 2017
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
Edited and Translated by Erika Rummel

A Nobel Affair is the first translation into English of the complete correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess.

Published Jun 2017
Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)
By Veronica Strong-Boag and Carole Gerson

The only major scholarly study that examines E. Pauline Johnson’s diverse roles as a First Nations champion, New Woman, serious writer and performer, and Canadian nationalist.

Published May 2017