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Weaving Relationships

Weaving Relationships tells the remarkable, little-known story of a movement that transcends barriers of geography, language, culture, and economic disparity.

The story begins in the early 1980s, when ...

The Montreal Massacre

The Montreal Massacre: A Story of Membership Categorization Analysis adopts an ethnomethodological viewpoint to analyze how the murder of women by a lone gunman at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal was ...

NFB Kids

Imagine a society that exists solely in cinema — this book explores exactly that.

Using a half-century of films from the archival collection of the National Film Board, NFB Kids: Portrayals of Children ...

From Civil to Political Religion

Prompted by the shattering of the bonds between religion and the political order brought about by the Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau devised a “new” religion (civil religion) to be used by the ...

The Netherlandic Presence in Ontario

Schryer’s central argument is that ethnic groups are as much modern “myths” as they are integral components of a socially constructed reality.

Focusing on the large cohort of immigrants from the ...

Social Policy and Social Justice

Social Policy and Social Justice looks concretely at the successes and failures of a social democratic government in Canada (1971-1982) in achieving social justice through its approaches to social policy. ...

Breaking Anonymity

Across North America a growing body of “chilly climate” research documents the role played by environmental factors in reproducing gender inequality: practices that stereotype, exclude and devalue ...

The Sociology of Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish

This book provides an annotated survey and analysis of the sociological literature concerning three sectarian religious groups: the highly varied Mennonites, the communal Hutterites and the semi-communal ...

The Perils of Patient Government

In 1964 the Senate Committee on Aging reported that “once admitted to an institution . .. the veteran begins . .. to show signs of social and physical degeneration,” a phenomenon that has not escapted ...

Continuity and Change Among Canadian Mennonite Brethren

More than 450 years after their birth in the Anabaptist movement, 125 years after their secession from Russian Mennonitism, and 60 years after their immigration to Canada, the Mennonite Brethren exhibit ...