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  • New Release

    Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
    By Nichola Khan

    This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine.

  • New Release

    The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry
    By Kirsten Wolf and Natalie M. Van Deusen

    The Saints in Old Norse and Early Modern Icelandic Poetry is a complimentary volume to The Legends of the Saints in Old Norse–Icelandic Prose (UTP 2013). This volume focuses on Icelandic devotional poetry created during the early modern period.

  • New Release

    Literary Celebrity in Canada
    By Lorraine York

    Literary Celebrity in Canada explores that space, drawing on current theories of celebrity and questioning their tendency to view fame as an empty phenomenon.

  • New Release

    E.J. Pratt: Letters
    Edited by Elizabeth Popham and David G. Pitt

    This edition of E.J. Pratt’s letters is the final volume in the Collected Works series. The letters take us into his "workshop," illuminating the research behind his distinctive documentary long poems and the social nature of his creative production.

  • New Release

    Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction
    Edited by Trudo Lemmens, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Cheryl Mine, and Ian B. Lee

    Regulating Creation is a collection of essays featuring contributions by Canadian and international scholars. It offers a variety of perspectives on the role of law in dealing with the legal, ethical, and policy issues surrounding changing reproductive technologies.

  • New Release

    Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities
    Edited by Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake

    In Celebrating Canada, Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake situate Canada in an international context as they examine the history and evolution of our national and provincial holidays and annual celebrations.

  • New Release

    Beyond the Welfare State: Postwar Social Settlement and Public Pension Policy in Canada and Australia
    By Sirvan Karimi

    In Beyond the Welfare State, Sirvan Karimi utilizes a synthesis of Marxian class analysis and the power resources model to provide an analytical foundation for the divergent pattern of public pension systems in Canada and Australia.

  • New Release

    Geriatric Psychiatry Review and Exam Preparation Guide: A Case-Based Approach
    By Mark J. Rapoport, Dallas Seitz and Andrew Wiens, Evan Lilly

    Geriatric Psychiatry is a succinct and advanced review of geriatric psychiatry that will help clinicians meet the demands of an aging population.

  • New Release

    Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries
    By Gérard Bouchard Translated by Howard Scott

    In Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard conceptualizes myths as vessels of sacred values that transcend the division between primitive and modern. These vessels become so influential as to make an indelible impression on people’s minds.

  • New Release

    The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ
    By Ross Dealy

    This original and provocative engagement with Erasmus’ work argues that the Dutch humanist discovered in classical Stoicism several principles which he developed into a paradigm-shifting application of Stoicism to Christianity.

  • New Release

    Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place
    By Nicole Guenther Discenza

    In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space.

  • New Release

    Access to Medicines as a Human Right: Implications for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibility
    By Lisa Forman, Jillian Clare Kohler

    Access to Medicines as a Human Right identifies innovative solutions applicable in both global and domestic forums, making it a valuable resource for the vast field of scholars, legal practitioners, and policymakers who must confront this challenging issue.

  • New Release

    Policy Work in Canada: Professional Practices and Analytical Capacities
    Edited by Michael Howlett, Adam Wellstead, and Jonathan Craft

    Policy Work in Canada is an in-depth study into the levels of analytical capacity found within the federal and provincial governments as well as the non-governmental sector.

  • New Release

    The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good
    By Frederick G. LawrenceEdited by Randall S. Rosenberg and Kevin  M. Vander Schel

    The Fragility of Consciousness is the first published collection of Frederick G. Lawrence’s essays and contains several of his best known writings as well as unpublished work.

  • New Release

    The Promise of Sociology: Classical Approaches to Contemporary Society, Second Edition
    By Rob Beamish

    Unlike most introductory texts that take a topical approach to studying sociology, this smart, challenging, and accessibly written text looks at the core principles of the discipline, making links to a contemporary context.

  • New Release

    Fighting for Credibility: US Reputation and International Politics
    By Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton

    Focusing on cases of asymmetric US encounters with smaller powers since the end of the Cold War, Harvey and Mitton reveal that reputations matter for credibility in international politics. This dynamic and deeply documented study successfully brings reputation back to the table of foreign diplomacy.

  • New Release

    Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor
    By Nancy Harrowitz

    In Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor, Nancy Harrowitz examines the complex role that Levi’s cultural identity played in his choices of how to portray his survival, as well as his exposition of topics such as bystander complicity.

  • New Release

    PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel: A Nation on the Couch
    By Keren Friedman-Peleg

    In PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel, Keren Friedman-Peleg sheds light on a new way of speaking about mental vulnerability and national belonging in contemporary Israel.

  • New Release

    The Politics of Law in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
    Edited by Lawrin Armstrong and Julius KirshnerForeword by Lauro Martines

    Essays by leading historians examine the professional, social, and political functions of Italian jurists from the thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries.

  • New Release

    Business in a Changing Climate: Explaining Industry Support for Carbon Pricing
    By Kaija Belfry Munroe

    Business in a Changing Climate is the first book to ask major pollution emitting industries in Canada what their preferences are with respect to climate change.

  • New Release

    Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
    By Aileen A. Feng

    Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism.

  • New Release

    The Twelfth-Century Renaissance: A Reader
    Edited by Alex J. Novikoff

    This unique collection of primary source documents paints a vivid picture of the twelfth century as an age of institutional expansion, intellectual creativity, and high adventure.

  • New Release

    A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition
    By Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack

    A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful.

  • New Release

    A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe
    By Margaret L. King

    Margaret L. King's richly illustrated social history of the Renaissance succeeds as a trusted resource, introducing readers to Europe between 1300–1700, as well as to the problems of cultural renewal.

  • New Release

    Thinking Government: Public Administration and Politics in Canada, Fourth Edition
    By David Johnson

    Thinking Government introduces readers to the power relations between elected politicians and unelected public servants, while also covering important topics such as the institutions of the federal government, financial and human resources management, and accountability and responsibility.

  • New Release

    The Politics of Ontario
    Edited by Cheryl N. Collier and Jonathan Malloy

    The Politics of Ontario is the first comprehensive book on Ontario's politics, government, and public policy since Graham White's The Government and Politics of Ontario in 1997.

  • New Release

    A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
    Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

    On its own or used with the companion volume, Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, this text provides comprehensive coverage in a flexible and easy-to-use format for teaching in the undergraduate anthropology classroom.

  • New Release

    Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition
    Edited by Paul A. Erickson and Liam D. Murphy

    This anthology offers a flexible and unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.

  • New Release

    A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
    Edited by Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane

    Building on the sensory ethnographic trend in contemporary sociocultural anthropology, this collection introduces the idea of a different kind of ethnography: an imaginative and creative approach to anthropological inquiry that is collaborative, open-ended, embodied, affective, and experimental.

  • New Release

    Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
    By Andrew Causey

    In this meditation/how-to guide on drawing as an ethnographic method, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as a way of translating what they "see" during their research.

  • New Release

    Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
    By Nichola Khan

    This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine.

  • New Release

    The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada
    By Lisa Monchalin

    In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the "Indian problem" by arguing that the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem, but a colonial one.

  • New Release

    Canadian Parties in Transition, Fourth Edition
    Edited by Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay

    New material in the fourth edition covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.

  • New Release

    Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
    By Cecilia Morgan

    This concise text explores the spread of settler colonies within the British Empire over the course of the nineteenth century, specifically those in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.

  • New Release

    The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition
    By Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman

    Now in its sixth edition, The Canadian Regime continues to provide the most accessible introduction to the institutions, processes, and principles of the Canadian political system.

  • New Release

    Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want: An Introduction to Human Security
    By Robert J. Hanlon and Kenneth Christie

    Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, Freedom from Fear, Freedom from Want is a brief introduction to human security, conflict, and development.

  • New Release

    Global Inequality: Anthropological Insights
    By Kenneth McGill

    Brief, accessibly written, and peppered with vivid ethnographic examples that bring contemporary research to life, Global Inequality is an introduction to the topic from a unique and important perspective.

 
 
 
 

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