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Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
By Pauline A. Phipps

Using Maynard’s extensive personal papers, especially her diaries and autobiography, Constance Maynard’s Passions is the fascinating account of a life which confounds the usual categories of faith, gender, and sexuality.

Available Jun 2015
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Edited by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller

Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

Available Jun 2015
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
By Simona Bondavalli

Fictions of Youth is a comprehensive examination of adolescence as an aesthetic, sociological, and ideological category in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s prose, poetry, and cinema.

Available Jun 2015
Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture
Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture
By Sarah Amato

In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the unusual ways in which Victorians of every social class brought animals into their daily lives.

Available May 2015
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
A Great Rural Sisterhood: Madge Robertson Watt and the ACWW
By Linda M. Ambrose

In A Great Rural Sisterhood, Linda M. Ambrose uses a wealth of archival materials from both sides of the Atlantic to tell the story of Watt’s remarkable life and the creation of the Associated Country Women of the World.

Available Apr 2015
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
By Richard Menkis and Harold Troper

More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.

Available Apr 2015
Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
By Elinor Barr

Using extensive archival and demographic research, Barr explores both the impressive Swedish legacy in Canada and the reasons for their invisibility as an immigrant community.

Available Apr 2015
The Pope's Dilemma: Pius XII Faces Atrocities and Genocide in the Second World War
The Pope's Dilemma: Pius XII Faces Atrocities and Genocide in the Second World War

By Jacques Kornberg

A meticulous and careful analysis of the career of the twentieth century’s most controversial pope, The Pope’s Dilemma argues that Pius XII’s refusal to condemn Nazi Germany and its allies was driven by the desire to keep Catholics within the Church.

Available Apr 2015
Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
Toronto, the Belfast of Canada: The Orange Order and the Shaping of Municipal Culture
By William J. Smyth

Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan city.

Available Apr 2015
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
The Land of Weddings and Rain: Nation and Modernity in Post-Socialist Lithuania
By Gediminas Lankauskas

Based on more than a decade of ethnographic research, The Land of Weddings and Rain examines the components of the contemporary urban wedding in post-socialist Lithuania.

Available Feb 2015