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Women's Studies

A selection of books for International Women's Day. Throughout March, use the code IWD22 for free shipping on these titles in Canada.

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Dead Woman Pickney

Dead Woman Pickney chronicles Yvonne Shorter Brown’s life growing up in Jamaica between 1943 and 1965 and teaching in Canada from 1969. Told with stridency and humour, the stories include both personal ...

(Re)Generation

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Edited by Dallas Hunt
Categories: Poetry
Series: Laurier Poetry

(Re)Generation contains selected poetry by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm exploring a range of issues: from violence against Indigenous women and lands to Indigenous erotica and the joyous ...

Make the World New

By Lillian Allen
Edited by Ronald Cummings
Categories: Poetry
Series: Laurier Poetry

Lillian Allen is one of the leading creative Black feminist voices in Canada. Her work has been foundational to the dub poetry movement, which swept across the Black diaspora in the 1980s, taking roots/routes ...

Current, Climate

Current, Climate is an introduction to the environmental and social-justice poetry of Rita Wong. Selections from her poetic oeuvre show how Wong has responded to local and global inequities with outrage, ...

The Queer Evangelist

By Cheri DiNovo
Foreword by Kathleen Wynne
Categories: Social Science

A queer minister, politician and staunch activist for LGBTQ rights, Cheri DiNovo went from living on the streets as a teenager to performing the first legalized same-sex marriage registered in Canada ...

Limelight

At the heart of fame is the tricky business of image management. Over the last 115 years, the celebrity autobiography has emerged as a popular and useful tool for that project. In Limelight, Katja Lee ...

The Next Instalment

By Wendy Roy
Categories: Social Science

What happens next?

That was the question asked of early-twentieth-century authors Nellie L. McClung, L. M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche, whose stories and novels appeared serially and kept readers ...

What the Oceans Remember

By Sonja Boon
Categories: Social Science
Series: Life Writing

Sonja Boon’s heritage is complicated. Although she has lived in Canada for more than 30 years, she was born in the UK to a Surinamese mother and a Dutch father. An invitation to join a family tree project ...

Social Poesis

By Rachel Zolf
Edited by Heather Milne
Categories: Social Science
Series: Laurier Poetry

Social Poesis introduces readers to the work of one of Canada’s most exciting and challenging poets. Through selections from across Rachel Zolf's poetic oeuvre, this book foregrounds the philosophical, ...

Beauty in a Box

One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding ...