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Do Men Mother?: Second Edition
Do Men Mother?: Second Edition
By Andrea Doucet

The second edition of Andrea Doucet’s Do Men Mother? builds upon the award winning first edition to further illuminate fathers' candid reflections on caring and the intricate social worlds that men and women inhabit as they ‘love and let go’ of their children.

Available Apr 2018
Working towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and employment in Late-Twentieth-Century Canada
Working towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and employment in Late-Twentieth-Century Canada
By Dustin Galer

In Working towards Equity, Dustin Galer argues that paid work significantly shaped the experience of disability during the late twentieth century.

Available Feb 2018
Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces
Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces
By Tracey L. Adams

In Regulating Professions, Tracey L. Adams explores the emergence of self-regulating professions in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia from Confederation to 1940.

Available Feb 2018
Rough Work: Labourers on the Public Work of British North America and Canada, 18411882
Rough Work: Labourers on the Public Work of British North America and Canada, 1841–1882
By Ruth Bleasdale

Rough Work is an accessibly written yet rigorous study of the galvanization of a major segment of Canada’s labour force over four decades of social and economic transformation.

Available Feb 2018
Paramedics On and Off the Streets: Emergency Medical Services in the Age of Technological Governance
Paramedics On and Off the Streets: Emergency Medical Services in the Age of Technological Governance
By Michael K. Corman

In Paramedics On and Off the Streets, Michael K. Corman embarks on an institutional ethnography of the complex, mundane, intricate, and exhilarating work of paramedics in Calgary, Alberta.

Published Aug 2017
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
Combating Poverty: Quebec's Pursuit of a Distinctive Welfare State
By Axel van den Berg, Charles Plante, Hicham Raïq, Christine Proulx, and Sam Faustmann

Combating Poverty critically analyses the growing divergence between Quebec and other large Canadian provinces in terms of social and labour market policies and their outcomes over the past several decades.

Published Aug 2017
Something's Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare
Something's Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare
By Linda Duxbury and Christopher Higgins

Something’s Got to Give is a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by employees and employers as they try to respond the increasing demands of eldercare, childcare, and work.

Published Apr 2017
Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres
Borders in Service: Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres
By Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred Poster

In this collection, Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred Poster have gathered a wide range of contributors to explore the dynamics within global call centres.

Published Sep 2016
Productivity and Prosperity: A Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought
Productivity and Prosperity: A Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought
By Karen R. Foster

In Productivity and Prosperity, Karen Foster zeroes in on the paradox of productivity: that it is the key to economic prosperity and yet its connection to well-being and median incomes has all but disappeared.

Published Sep 2016
Redesigning Work: A Blueprint for Canada's Future Well-being and Prosperity
Redesigning Work: A Blueprint for Canada's Future Well-being and Prosperity
By Graham Lowe and Frank Graves

Graham Lowe and Frank Graves are two of Canada’s leading experts on work and public opinion. In Redesigning Work the authors provide a blueprint for the future of work in Canada by identifying practical ways to make work more motivating, rewarding and productive.

Published Aug 2016