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The Social Origins of the Welfare State

 

The Social Origins of the Welfare State traces the evolution of the first universal laws for Québec families, passed during the Second World War. In this translation of her award-winning Aux origines ...

The Surprise of My Life

“It’s an autobiography! If I tell you what’s in it you won’t read the book. ” — Claire Drainie Taylor

 

Or would you? Maybe you’d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional ...

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 Sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish

The editor provides an important new scholarly tool for locating and understanding the enormous expansion of scholarly research dealing with the sociology of Canadian Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish. ...

This Woman in Particular

What happens when an individual becomes the subject of many and divergent portraits?

“Biography,” says Stephanie Kirkwood Walker, “is a deceptive genre. Positioned between fact and fiction and elusive ...

Tell el-Hesi

Tell el-Hesi, located in southern Israel at the juncture of the Negev Desert and the foothills of the Judean Mountains, provides an excellent opportunity for the archaeological study of the impact of ...

Tennyson’s Camelot

As the principal narrative poem of nineteenth-century England, Tennyson's Idylls of the King is an ambitious and widely influential reworking of the Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, which have provided ...

The Water Lily Pond

This evocative narrative draws us into the inner life of a young Chinese peasant girl, May-ping, and her first glimmerings of youthful love and idealism under the Maoist regime in China. As she grows ...

The Transcendence of the World: Phenomenological Studies

By Richard Holmes
Subjects: Philosophy

In The Transcendence of the World, Richard Holmes brings together some of the major figures in the phenomenological movement to help explain our experience of the world—the world meant as independent ...

The Tramp Room

A young girl falls asleep in the Joseph Schneider Haus and wakes up in the 1850s. At the same time, a tramp boy seeks sanctuary from a cruel master. Caught in the past, the young girl, Elizabeth Salisbury, ...