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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781487571733 
    Title: Canada's Army
    Subtitle: Waging War and Keeping the Peace
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781487571733
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Masterfully written and passionately argued, Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace traces the full three hundred-year history of the Canadian army, from its origins in New France, through the Conquest, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Confederation, militia reform, the South African War, the two world wars, the Korean War, and postwar peacekeeping and peacemaking. Covering the major conflicts in depth, and exploring battles, tactics, and weapons, J.L. Granatstein also offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation's army, not least the fluctuations of Canadian defence spending and methods of raising military manpower. Granatstein pays particular homage to the foot soldier, interweaving personal anecdotes into the history.At once a vivid and impeccably researched history, this major work by one of Canada's leading historians is also a passionate argument for military professionalism, beginning with the recognition that the soldier belongs to a self-regulating and exclusive organization quite distinct from civil society but nevertheless responsible to civil authority.Canadian disinterest in defence was manifested in popular support for a volunteer (but always untrained) militia. It is the historical and continued opposition to a professional army, Granatstein argues, that contributed to the extensive loss of life in the First and Second World Wars. Canada has traditionally undervalued its army in times of peace, but has repeatedly committed its army to war and other military operations, expecting every citizen to be a superb soldier. And, while the army has been able to achieve in times of conflict the professionalism needed by a modern army, this has come only with time and at a high price in the lives of Canadian soldiers.At the start of the twenty-first century, after forty years of cutbacks in budgets and personnel, the Canadian army continues in the same long tradition of unpreparedness. Pointing to the inevitable continuation of armed conflict around the world, Canada's Army makes a compelling case for Canada's need for professional armed forces with a simple but incontrovertible truth: "the equation is and has always been very simple: you pay now in dollars for competent soldiers or you pay later in dollars and your sons and daughters."
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  • 2
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602502 
    Contributer: Chan, Wendy , Mirchandani, Kiran
    Title: Crimes of Colour
    Subtitle: Racialization and the Criminal Justice System in Canada
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602502
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The original essays in Crimes of Colour explore the link between "race" and "crime" in the Canadian context. Much of the literature on race and crime to date has treated the category of "race" unproblematically; debate on this topic has focused primarily on the assumption that members of certain racial groups are most likely to commit crimes.In charting a different path, the authors in this collection provide critical and historical analyses of the connections between processes of "racialization" and "criminalization" in Canada. The book seeks to engage the reader in thinking critically about how conceptualizations of racial identity and crime are interwoven. The editors begin by arguing for a need to shift from an analysis of "race" to an analysis of "racialization" in order to create the space for new ways of looking at the connections between race and crime. They investigate the history of the treatment of racialized people in Canada, looking at the processes through which First Nations people, immigrants, and people of colour have been defined in racialized terms and the way in which state policy has racialized individuals and groups. The insights provided by the historical backdrop situates the problematic legal positions First Nations people and people of colour occupied vis-a-vis the criminal justice system.Contemporary analyses of "race" and crime continue to highlight the on-going, complex, and subtle nature of the issues. Understanding how individuals are racialized in the legal system forms one of the main themes in this collection. Specifically, these discussions involve identifying the processes through which racialized groups and individuals are criminalized. The processes of racialization and criminalization come together in many contexts including various criminal justice institutions like the police and social institutions like the media
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  • 3
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602663 
    Title: Hidden Knowledge
    Subtitle: Organized Labour in the Information Age
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602663
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Working people are more knowledgeable and actively engaged in learning than public discussion generally assumes. Two basic assumptions underlie much recent discussion about work and learning: a new "knowledge-based economy" is quickly emerging with new jobs generally requiring greater knowledge and skill; and, a "lifelong learning culture" must be created in order for workers to cope with these employment-related knowledge demands. Virtually every recent public policy statement about employment in every advanced industrial country begins with these assumptions. It implies that most workers suffer from a deficit of necessary skills and knowledge which must be rectified by greater education and training efforts. Hidden Knowledge challenges these assumptions. Through life history interviews and case study research with union members, the actual learning practices of working class people are documented in unprecedented detail. Published Under the Garamond Imprint Available in the US through Rowman & Littlefield
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  • 4
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    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602922 
    Contributer: Anderson, John , Schenk, Chris
    Title: Re-Shaping Work 2
    Subtitle: Labour, the Workplace, and Technological Change
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602922
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: This is the second of two volumes of original research undertaken by Canadian trade unionists (the first volume was published in 1995). The research (known as the Technology Adjustment Research Program, or TARP, of the Ontario Federation of Labour), was unique because, for the first time, government provided resources for workers, rather than just academics and corporations. TARP was established under the Ontario Liberals in 1990, renewed by the NDP government, and subsequently cancelled in 1995 by the newly elected Tory government. Nevertheless, new research has been added to this volume. This book will contribute to a better understanding of workplace change, the role of new technologies, the debate on lean production and empowerment of the workforce, the information highway, work and the environment, and the possibilities of shorter work hours. Despite the cancellation of government funding for further research, Re Shaping Work 2 sheds new light on crucial issues of the changing nature of work and technology. Re Shaping Work 2 is a book of great interest to students of workplace change, labour studies, and industrial relations, as well as trade unionists
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  • 5
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602083 
    Person(s): Katz, Stephen
    Title: Cultural Aging
    Subtitle: Life Course, Lifestyle, and Senior Worlds
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602083
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Getting older is not what it used to be. Unprecedented changes to longevity, demographic, and life course patterns are transforming the social roles and experiences of older people. Cultural Aging explores this phenomenon and focuses on what it means to grow older today. As Western populations age, positive images of aging that promote activity, autonomy, mobility, and choice have increased. On the one hand, these images defy traditionally negative stereotypes of decline, decrepitude, and dependency and create new opportunities for self-definition that stretch middle age into later life. On the other hand, the new aging animates an anti-aging culture, which potentially idealizes later life as an experience unburdened by the challenging material realities of growing older. This collection of essays looks at two general themes: the way that modern life course regimes have been defined historically by the professional sciences and the way that aging identities have been affected by the cultural and economic significance of consumer lifestyle markets. In the process, Katz offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject that expands traditional gerontological theory by borrowing from the humanities, feminism, and cultural theory. "
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  • 6
    Contributer: Ginsburg, Jerry , Newton, Janice , Rehner, Jan , Rogers, Pat , Sbrizzi, Susan , Spencer, John
    Title: Voices from the Classroom
    Subtitle: Reflections on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442603059
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Published Under the Garamond Imprint The voices in this book reflect the broad diversity of a large urban university community, with contributions from undergraduate and graduate students, teaching assistants, contract and full-time faculty, staff and administrators. Issues of equity, diversity and power form the foundation of this community's thinking about pedagogy, and the topics span a continuum from the theoretical to the practical. Voices from the Classroom will have a broad appeal to the university teaching community across North America, facing common challenges in the twenty-first century
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  • 7
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602748 
    Person(s): Phillips, Mark
    Title: The Memoir of Marco Parenti
    Subtitle: A Life of Medici Florence
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602748
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Originally published by Princeton University Press, The Memoir of Marco Parenti is now available only in this edition
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  • 8
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    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602953 
    Person(s): Sears, Alan
    Title: Retooling the Mind Factory
    Subtitle: Education in a Lean State
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602953
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Alan Sears examines education reform in relation to a broad process of cultural and economic change. His book makes the case that education reform is one aspect of a broad-ranging neo-liberal agenda that aims to push the market deeper into every aspect of our lives by eliminating or shrinking non-market alternatives. The author begins by showing that advocates of education reform have had to make the case that the current system is not working. This sets the ground for an examination of the so-called 'Common Sense Revolution,' a claim that drastic change was required to redesign government policies to fit a changing world. Lean production methods are a crucial component of this changing world, and broader social and cultural change is now required to consolidate the emerging order built on the spread of these methods. Education reform is designed to recast the relations of citizenship, contributing to the cultural and social change promoted through the social policy of the lean state
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  • 9
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    2019
    ISBN: 9781442603172 
    Contributer: Laxer, Gordon , Soron, Dennis
    Title: Not for Sale
    Subtitle: Decommodifying Public Life
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442603172
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Not for Sale examines key dimensions of the current assault against communal resources by relentless commodification and privatization. Gordon Laxer and Dennis Soron include chapters by social scientists who explore ways in which progressive projects of "reclaiming" the commons involve confronting the capitalist drive to commodify all aspects of existence, including human body parts, water, labour, knowledge, and even the air we breathe. The book argues that crucial areas of social and natural life should not be treated as commodities regulated by undemocratic markets. Not for Sale discusses the alternatives presented by local, national, and international struggles to decommodify and democratize as many spheres of life as possible
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019
    ISBN: 9781442602489 
    Title: Configuring Gender
    Subtitle: Explorations in Theory and Politics
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442602489
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: "Gender", as an idea or concept "defines the feminist critical project". It is in the spirit of this project that Barbara Marshall undertakes a critical examination of gender as a constitutive category, not only in feminist social theory but also in recent political debates. This brief book focuses on how the idea of gender has developed both in scholarship and in the public mind, for the notion of gender has, as the author notes, "taken up residence in the public consciousness, and become one of the lenses through which we seek to understand ourselves and our everyday lives, as well as to comprehend the public issues of the day." Gender has become a critical social fact but a fact (like all such facts) constantly reconstituted as those who fight the social issues through which it travels, adopt it for their own purpose. Feminists have defined critiques of patriarchal society according to their understanding of gender divisions. In so doing, they have also critiqued more traditional liberal and Marxist theories for their blind spots with respect to gender. In turn, Western feminists have been challenged by a new and diverse range of voices that have entered the conversation more recently. Others have deployed the idea of gender to undermine feminist politics, rendering gender a pejorative term for those in dissident feminist, anti-feminist, or conservative circles. Marshall also sets the politicization of gender in a larger context, examining the ways in which gender is continually reconstructed in global processes of economic and political change. She concludes with an attempt to reassess the status of gender as a key concept for both feminist and sociological analysis and suggests strategies for reconfiguring our understanding of gender in a more contextualized and pragmatic way
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