One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military during World War II

By Paul Jackson

Using a wide range of resources - together with long-closed court docket martial files, psychiatric and team of workers records, unit conflict diaries, motion pictures, and oral histories - Paul Jackson relates the fight of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian army to slot in to prevent wasting their careers and reputations. He argues that even if gay males have been frequently accredited and renowned inside of their devices, in the event that they have been accused of gay behaviour, they have been subjected to psychiatric exams, courts-martial complaints, legal phrases, and dishonourable discharges. An influential and eye-opening research, the writer has up-to-date this significantly acclaimed paintings with a brand new preface that considers depictions of squaddies serving within the warfare in Afghanistan and the ongoing silence approximately gay servicemen and women.

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Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (Indigenous Americas)

By Glen Sean Coulthard

Over the prior 40 years, acceptance has develop into the dominant mode of negotiation and decolonization among the geographical region and Indigenous international locations in North the USA. The time period “recognition” shapes debates over Indigenous cultural specialty, Indigenous rights to land and self-government, and Indigenous peoples’ correct to learn from the improvement in their lands and resources.

In a piece of seriously engaged political conception, Glen Sean Coulthard demanding situations reputation as a mode of organizing distinction and id in liberal politics, wondering the idea that modern distinction and previous histories of harmful colonialism among the country and Indigenous peoples should be reconciled via a means of acknowledgment. past this, Coulthard examines another politics—one that seeks to revalue, reconstruct, and redeploy Indigenous cultural practices in keeping with self-recognition instead of on looking appreciation from the very brokers of colonialism.

Coulthard demonstrates how a “place-based” amendment of Karl Marx’s conception of “primitive accumulation” throws gentle on Indigenous–state kinfolk in settler-colonial contexts and the way Frantz Fanon’s critique of colonial reputation indicates that this dating reproduces itself through the years. This framework strengthens his exploration of the ways in which the politics of popularity has come to serve the pursuits of settler-colonial power.

In addressing the center tenets of Indigenous resistance activities, like purple energy and Idle not more, Coulthard deals clean insights into the politics of lively decolonization.

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Better Medicine: Reforming Canadian Health Care

Donner Prize-winning writer Dr. David Gratzer (Code Blue, ECW Press) edits and introduces this selection of twelve essays on health and wellbeing care reform in Canada, advocating an open-minded method of such options as privatization, two-tier well-being care, and consumer charges. Gratzer has assembled a stellar checklist of authors who invite Canadians to query their self assurance in government-managed public health. Contributors contain Order of Canada member and collage of Toronto professor Michael Bliss, who argues that our present difficulties are the results of more and more competitive govt measures to manage sufferers and health-care providers. Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente deals vignettes that tackle the daily difficulties of health and wellbeing care: queue leaping, over the top waits, supplier burnout, getting older gear, and the politicization of healthiness administration.  And, Vancouver-based health and wellbeing analyst Cynthia Ramsey locations Canada’s health and wellbeing care method in a world context. Her findings are unsettling. Other participants comprise McGill economist and nationwide submit contributor William Watson, former Quebec scientific organization president Dr. Edwin Coffey, former Ontario clinical organization president Dr. William Orovan, and concrete Futures Institute govt Director David Baxter. All Canadians focused on the kingdom of well-being care in Canada may still learn this informative and clever collection.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

Mary Henley Rubio has spent over twenty years studying Montgomery’s existence, and has prepare a accomplished and penetrating photograph of this Canadian literary icon, ready in wealthy social context. broad interviews with those who knew Montgomery – her son, maids, associates, relations, all now deceased – are just a part of the cloth accrued in a trip to appreciate Montgomery that took Rubio to Poland and the highlands of Scotland.

From Montgomery’s it sounds as if idyllic early life in Prince Edward Island to her passion-filled early life and younger maturity, to her criminal fights as world-famous writer, to her shattering reports with motherhood and as spouse to a deeply stricken guy, this interesting, intimate narrative of her lifestyles will interact and delight.

From the Hardcover edition.

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How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change

By Joe Clark

A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its position at the international level, from a former top minister and certainly one of Canada's most dear political figures.
 
In the area that's taking form, the original mix of Canada's luck at domestic as a various society and its recognition across the world as a sympathetic and revered associate consititute nationwide resources which are at the least as important as its traditional source wealth. because the international turns into extra aggressive and complicated, and the possibilities of lethal clash develop, the instance and the initiative of Canada can turn into extra vital than they've got ever been. That will depend on its humans: resources don't have any price if Canadians do not realize or use them, or worse, in the event that they waste them.
 
A more advantageous Canada isn't just a gain to itself, yet to its buddies and neighbours. And during this compelling exam of what it as a country has been, what it has turn into and what it may well but be to the area, Joe Clark takes the reader past formal international coverage and appears on the contributions and management provided by way of Canada's so much profitable participants and agencies who're already placing those uniquely Canadian resources to paintings across the world.

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Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada (Sexuality Studies Series)

Regardless of being dubbed "the world's oldest profession," prostitution has hardly been considered as a valid kind of hard work. as a substitute, it's always criminalized, sensationalized, and polemicized. In Selling Sex, Emily van der Meulen, Elya Durisin, and Victoria Love current a extra nuanced view of the intercourse undefined. they bring about jointly an unlimited choice of voices - together with feminists, researchers, advocates, and intercourse employees of each stripe - to problem dominant narratives surrounding intercourse paintings. proposing numerous views on such various themes as social stigma, police violence, exertions organizing, and human trafficking, Selling Sex is an eye-opening, tough, and helpful publication.

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The Russian Album

By Michael Ignatieff

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award

In The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicles 5 generations of his Russian kinfolk, starting in 1815. Drawing on kin diaries, at the contemplation of interesting pictures in an previous kinfolk album, and on tales handed down from father to son, he involves phrases with the which means of his family's stories and histories. targeting his grandparents, count number Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives earlier than, in the course of, and after the Russian Revolution.

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The Biker Trials: Bringing Down the Hells Angels

By Paul Cherry

The Quebec-chartered “Nomad” bankruptcy of the Hells Angels had particular targets: to monopolize the Quebec drug exchange; and to extend that exchange throughout different elements of Canada. Their conflict opposed to rival broker gangs escalated to a boiling element, taking the lives of dozens of gangsters and blameless humans because it performed itself out overtly on Montreal’s streets. Little did the Nomads be aware of that on the top of accomplishing their objectives, they might even be months clear of a long police research to close them down. the pains that printed seven years of clash and homicide initiated by means of Maurice “Mom” Boucher, the guy who was once on the epicentre of this warfare. One felony trial particularly became out to be one of many longest in Canadian background. It intended convincing a jury to just accept the thought biker gang works at the similar precept as a pirate send — even the cook dinner is aware what their universal objective is. The “biker trials” introduced out informants on each side of the clash, who, for numerous purposes had became at the gangs that they had formerly sworn loyalty to. Their tales published the confidence of the Nomads of their pursuit of a monopoly over Quebec’s unlawful drug exchange. Now, Cherry unearths the interior tale of the biker tradition and the biker trials.

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