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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
The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada
The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada
By Mildred A. Schwartz and Raymond Tatalovich

Using the history of prohibition in North America as a point of reference, Schwartz and Tatalovich address the anticipated progression and possible resolution of six contemporary moral issues: abortion, capital punishment, gun control, marijuana, pornography, and same-sex relations.

Available Mar 2018
Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada
Seeing Red: HIV/AIDS and Public Policy in Canada
Suzanne Hindmarch, Michael Orsini, and Marilou Gagnon

Featuring the diverse experiences of people living with HIV, Seeing Red highlights various perspectives from academics, activists, and community workers who think ahead to the new and complex challenges associated with the condition.

Available Feb 2018
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
Turkish Guest Workers in Germany: Hidden Lives and Contested Borders, 1960's to 1980's
By Jennifer A. Miller

Turkish Guest Workers in Germany tells the post-war story of Turkish "guest workers," whom West German employers recruited to fill their depleted ranks.

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
The Story-Takers: Public Pedagogy, Transitional Justice, and Italy's Non-Violent Protest against the Mafia
The Story-Takers: Public Pedagogy, Transitional Justice, and Italy's Non-Violent Protest against the Mafia
By Paula M. Salvio

The Story-Takers charts new territory in public pedagogy through an exploration of the multiple forms of communal protests against the mafia in Sicily.

Available Dec 2017
Public Health in the Age of Anxiety: Religious and Cultural Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada
Public Health in the Age of Anxiety: Religious and Cultural Roots of Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada
Edited by Paul Bramadat, Maryse Guay, Julie A. Bettinger, and Réal Roy

Public Health in the Age of Anxiety enhances both the public and scholarly understanding of the motivations behind vaccine hesitancy in Canada.

Published Jun 2017
In Times Like These
In Times Like These
By Nellie McClung
Introduction by Veronica Strong-Boag

Nellie McClung's fourth book, In Times Like These, written in 1915, survives as a classic formulation of a feminist position. With hard-hitting rhetoric it demands women's rights as a logical extension of traditional views of female moral superiority and maternal responsibility.

Published May 2017
Veiled Figures: Women, Modernity, and the Spectres of Orientalism
Veiled Figures: Women, Modernity, and the Spectres of Orientalism
By Teresa Heffernan

In Veiled Figures, Teresa Heffernan explores how the clash of civilizations is perpetuated by the rhetoric of veiling and unveiling.

Published Apr 2016
The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement: The Rise of "Pro-Woman" Rhetoric in Canada and the United States
The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement: The Rise of "Pro-Woman" Rhetoric in Canada and the United States
By Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon

In The Changing Voice of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Paul Saurette and Kelly Gordon suggest that anti-abortion activism increasingly presents itself as “pro-women," employing rhetorical tactics to present the anti-abortion position as more feminist than pro-choice feminism.

Published Feb 2016