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    Title: (Re)Generations
    Sub-title: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
    Series: Laurier Poetry
    By (author): Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm Edited by: Dallas Hunt
    ISBN10-13: 1771124717 : 9781771124713
    (Re)Generations contains selected poetry by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm that deals with a range of issues: from violence against Indigenous women and lands to Indigenous erotica and the joyous intimate encounters between bodies. Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm's influence on the field of Indigenous literature cannot be understated. Her creative work is formative, and she is responsible for the release of other influential works in the field of Indigenous literary studies through her publishing house, Kegedonce Press. Akiwenzie-Damm is proof positive that if Indigenous peoples are going to resist the violent processes of ongoing colonialism, then they're going to have to do it together. Akiwenzie-Damms's afterword speaks to the relations and obligations Indigenous peoples have to one another and their other-than-human kin, as she reflects on the resilient work that Indigenous creative work has done and continues to do in spite of colonial violence. Her afterword stakes a claim for the necessity of poetry in the face of ongoing colonialism, not only in the present but in the future and for the generations to come. The introduction by Dallas Hunt locates Akiwenzie-Damm within the field of Indigenous literature and meditates on her influence on the field of Indigenous erotica. Akiwenzie-Damm writes in service of Indigenous love, intimacy, and joy, and speaks with an unwavering voice, one that, to paraphrase Akiwenzie-Damm herself, "shakes the earth."
    About The Author:
    Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is an Anishinaabe writer, poet, spoken-word performer, librettist, and activist of mixed ancestry from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Saugeen Ojibway Nation. She is the founder and Managing Editor of Kegedonce Press which was established in 1993 to publish the work of Indigenous creators. Kateri has written two books of poetry my heart is a stray bullet and bloodriver woman, the Sarton Literary Award nominated collection of short fiction The Stone Collection, and the graphic novel Nimkii which was commissioned for the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. Kateri was editor of two anthologies: Without Reservation, Indigenous Erotica and the award-winning Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing, and has released two poetry and music CDs, Standing Ground and A Constellation of Bones which was a nominee for an Aboriginal Music Award.
    Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. His first children's book, Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Literature at the University of British Columbia.
    Pages: 88  Size: 228x152mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - January   2021
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Poetry
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    Title: “His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”
    Sub-title: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967
    Series: Editions SR
    By (author): Jiwu Wang
    ISBN10-13: 0889204853 : 9780889204850
    A history of Chinese immigrants encounter with Canadian Protestant missionaries, "His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril": Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859-1967 , analyzes the evangelizing activities of missionaries and the role of religion in helping Chinese immigrants affirm their ethnic identity in a climate of cultural conflict. Jiwu Wang argues that, by working toward a vision of Canada that espoused Anglo-Saxon Protestant values, missionaries inevitably reinforced popular cultural stereotypes about the Chinese and widened the gap between Chinese and Canadian communities. Those immigrants who did embrace the Christian faith felt isolated from their community and their old way of life, but they were still not accepted by mainstream society. Although the missionaries' goal was to assimilate the Chinese into Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture, it was Chinese religion and cultural values that helped the immigrants maintain their identity and served to protect them from the intrusion of the Protestant missions. Wang documents the methods used by the missionaries and the responses from the Chinese community, noting the shift in approach that took place in the 1920s, when the clergy began to preach respect for Chinese ways and sought to welcome them into Protestant-Canadian life. Although in the early days of the missions, Chinese Canadians rejected the evangelizing to take what education they could from the missionaries, as time went on and prejudice lessened, they embraced the Christian faith as a way to gain acceptance as Canadians.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for “His Dominion” and the “Yellow Peril”: Protestant Missions to Chinese Immigrants in Canada, 1859â€1967 by Jiwu Wang Acknowledgements List of Tables Introduction Chapter 1: Chinese Immigrants and Their Lives in Canada Chapter 2: The Individual Missionary Efforts to Reach Chinese Immigrants in Canada since 1859 Chapter 3: The Establishment of the Missions: The Organized Work among the Chinese from 1885 to 1923 Chapter 4: Crisis and Development: Missions from 1923 to 1967 Chapter 5: Response to Chinese Immigrants and the Motives and Methods of the Protestant Missions Chapter 6: Chinese Response to the Protestant Missions Conclusion Notes References Index
    About The Author:
    Jiwu Wang earned his PhD in religious studies from the University of Ottawa. He has taught at universities in Canada and China and published numerous books and articles on history of religion in China and Canada and on racial relations in Canada. He is co-editor of A Dictionary of Christianity and co-author of An Introduction to Christian Culture .
    Reviews:
    ``This is one of the major studies on the history of Protestant missions to the Chinese in Canada.'' -- Alan L. Chan, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong -- Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 39, #3, 2007, 200905
    ``"His Dominion" and the "Yellow Peril" is a solid work grounded in church and archival research ... [and] is the first book-length study on an important chapter of Chinese Canadian history, the history of the church in Canada, and Canadian history at large.'' -- Wing Chung Ng, University of Texas at San Antonio -- Studies in Religion, Volume 36, Numbers 3-4, 2007, 200803
    Pages: 204  Size: 1x157x18mm  Illustrations: tables 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - May   2006
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Asian history : Protestantism & Protestant Churches : Christian ministry & pastoral activity : Religious institutions & organizations : Ethnic studies : China : Canada
    List Price: 65.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 2 of: 523
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    Title: “I Want to Join Your Club”
    Sub-title: Letters from Rural Children, 1900-1920
    Series: Life Writing
    Edited by: Norah L. Lewis
    ISBN10-13: 0889202605 : 9780889202603
    "I am a girl, 13 years old, and a proper broncho buster. I can cook and do housework, but I just love to ride." In letters written to the children's pages of newspapers, we hear the clear and authentic voices of real children who lived in rural Canada and Newfoundland between 1900 and 1920. Children tell us about their families, their schools, jobs and communities and the suffering caused by the terrible costs of World War I. We read of shared common experiences of isolation, hard work, few amenities, limited educational opportunities, restricted social life and heavy responsibilities, but also of satisfaction over skills mastered and work performed. Though often hard, children's lives reflected a hopeful and expanding future, and their letters recount their skills and determination as well as family lore and community histories. Children both make and participate in history, but until recently their role has been largely ignored. In "I Want to Join Your Club," Lewis provides direct evidence that children's lives, like adults', have both continuity and change and form part of the warp and woof of the social fabric.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for “I want to join your club”: Letters from Rural Children, 1900â€1920 , edited by Norah L. Lewis Preface | Neil Sutherland Acknowledgments Introduction “We Were Nine Days Coming Out”: By Ship, by Train, by Wagon “I Have Two Sisters and a Brother”: Family and Community Life “We Have No School Here”: Education and Schooling “I Have a Pony”: Children and Their Pets “I Want to Tell You of the Fun We Had Today”: Games, Hobbies, Clubs, and Community Events “I Have Been Trapping This Year”: Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing “My Father Is Both Fisherman and Farmer”: Occupations and Vocations “I Shall be a Farmer”: Life and Work on the Farm and Ranch “A Story That Is a Little Tragic”: Drama, Trauma, and Childhood Adventures “My Father Has Enlisted”: Children and the First World War “I Worked in a Pulp-Mill”: Part of the Work Force
    About The Author:
    Norah L. Lewis was a member of Canadian Childhood History Project (UBC). She taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and in the Faculties of English at Jiaotong University, Shanghai, and at Zhongshan University, Canton.
    Reviews:
    ``This book would be a good addition to any school library, both as entertaining reading and historical reference, and as a reminder that the past was not so golden: `I am housekeeper, as my mother works in town eight miles away and only comes home Saturday night, as she has to walk. I have a little brother three months old to take care of besides looking after the other children and the work. I can sew and knit. I am eleven years old....Northern Rose.' '' -- Atlantic Books Today
    ``The book is low-key, as delicate and wistful as a watercolor. Yet it is a tremendously important addition to our collective social history because it gives voice to a previously ignored segment of Canadian society.'' -- Janet Arnett, , Canadian Book Review Annual
    Pages: 262  Size: 228x152x12mm  Illustrations: 30 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - November   1996
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: general : Diaries, letters & journals : Anthologies (non-poetry) : History of other lands : Sociology & anthropology : Canada
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    Title: "Race," Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada
    Sub-title: Historical Case Studies
    Edited by: James W. St.G. Walker
    ISBN10-13: 0889203067 : 9780889203068
    Four cases in which the legal issue was "race" -- that of a Chinese restaurant owner who was fined for employing a white woman; a black man who was refused service in a bar; a Jew who wanted to buy a cottage but was prevented by the property owners' association; and a Trinidadian of East Indian descent who was acceptable to the Canadian army but was rejected for immigration on grounds of "race" -- drawn from the period between 1914 and 1955, are intimately examined to explore the role of the Supreme Court of Canada and the law in the racialization of Canadian society. With painstaking research into contemporary attitudes and practices, Walker demonstrates that Supreme Court Justices were expressing the prevailing "common sense" about "race" in their legal decisions. He shows that injustice on the grounds of "race" has been chronic in Canadian history, and that the law itself was once instrumental in creating these circumstances. The book concludes with a controversial discussion of current directions in Canadian law and their potential impact on Canada's future as a multicultural society.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for "Race," Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada: Historical Case Studies by James W.St.G. Walker Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Invitation Chapter 1: Orientation "Race" and the Law Approaching the Bench Approaching the Past Chapter 2: Quong Wing v. The King The Legislation The Chinese Problem Restriction and Regulation Litigation Defending the Family The Moral Crusade Chinese Response Quong Wing and Quong Sing Quong Wing v. the King Explanations Quong Wing as Precedent Chapter 3: Christie v. York Corporation The Incident "Jim Crow" in Canada The Montreal Community Issues and Initiatives La Question de la Liberté In the Supreme Court of Canada Aftermath Christie as Precedent Chapter 4: Noble and Wolf v. Alley Exclusive Clientele Counter Attack Principles and Policies The Public Interest Preparing for the Supreme Court of Canada Noble and Wolf v. Alley Noble and Wolf as Precedent Chapter 5: Narine-Singh v. Attorney General of Canada "Race" and Immigration Restrictive Tradition South Asian Immigration Rehearsal: Narain Singh and Munshi Singh West Indian Immigration Policy Shifts, 1945-52 The Immigration Act, 1952 Campaign for Immigration Reform The Inevitable: Harry Singh in the Ontario Courts Anticlimax: The Supreme Court of Canada Confirmation Chapter 6: Implications "Race" and "Race Relations" Legal Sensibility Historical Study Afterword Directions in Public Policy Apprehensions Reflections Index
    About The Author:
    James W. St.G. Walker is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo, where he specializes in the history of human rights and race relations. His books include The Black Loyalists and "Race", Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada (WLU Press, 1998), and he has published numerous articles and book chapters analyzing campaigns for human rights reform.
    Awards / Prizes:
    Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for Best Book in Canadian History   1998   Canada   Short-listed
    Reviews:
    ``This book has many strengths. Walker skilfully bridges the gap between legal history and social history in a compelling introduction which `orients' the reader to developments in scholarly work in the areas of race and race relations, social history, and legal history. Moreover, the author demonstrates an impressive grasp of the intricacies of legal procedure, tracing each case from lower courts through to Canada's Supreme Court. Walker also breathes life into each of these case studies by situating them intheir historical context....There are, however, a few questions one is left with after reading thiswork....Walker's work provides us a point from which to engage with these issues. This work, in sum, will surely cement the author's well-deserved reputation as one of the foremost thinkers on the subject of race in Canada.'' -- Barrington Walker, Atlantis
    ``...this book is a major contribution to our understanding of the interaction of race and the law in the Canadian experience. It is history told with engaging detail, in a lively and comprehensible style and embodying wise and convincing reflection. Moreover, as Walker warns us in his afterword, the story has no neat historical end. It has relevance today. The fragility of assumptions about the tolerance of ethnic difference in contemporary Canadian society, especially at street and community levels, and the difficulties the Supreme Court has had with setting the interpretative matrix of the Charter and the Constitution Act on equality issues should warn us against undue complacency and smugness in assuming that racism is dead or, if alive, can be easily and predictably suppressed by the invocation of the law.'' -- John McLaren, The Canadian Historical Review
    ``Walker presents a superb study of four cases in which the Supreme Court of Canada grappled with the meaning of race....Walker writes with several audiences in mind, and his engaging prose and careful analysis should appeal to that mythical `well-educated general reader' as well as those who read books for a living. There are even sections that Walker suggests can be skipped by those who do not need background on law and legal process, race theory, the historiography of the race or the methodology of history -- all excellent readings for introducing students to legal history.'' -- Margaret McCallum, University of New Brunswick, Acadiensis
    ``Walker chose well, as these four cases disclose a panoply of approaches to race regulation in the era prior to human rights legislation and the Charter....In short, the cases are presented as moments at which the concept of race itself was at stake.'' -- Kerry Rittich, , University of Toronto Quarterly
    Pages: 463  Size: 221x152x23mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - October   1997
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: History of the Americas : History of other lands : 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 : Social discrimination & inequality : Ethnic studies : Politics & government : Legal history : Human rights & civil liberties law : Canada
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    Title: "Without fear and with a manly heart"
    Sub-title: The Great War Letters and Diaries of Private James Herbert Gibson
    Edited by: L. Iris Newbold, K. Bruce Newbold With: Evelyn A. Walters, Mark G. Walters
    ISBN10-13: 1771123451 : 9781771123457
    Private James Herbert (Herb) Gibson was 26 years old when he volunteered for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War. Born near Perth, Ontario and descended from Scottish settlers, Gibson enlisted against his father's wishes because he viewed the war as justified and felt he needed to do his part. "Without fear and with a manly heart" collects his personal letters and diaries as well as those sent to him by family and friends. They reveal his beliefs, hopes, realizations, and tragedies through an account of his contribution to the war. The letters trace Gibson's wartime service from 1916 to 1919 from his enlistment and training with the 130th (Lanark and Renfrew) Battalion to his service on the Western Front with the 75th Battalion. Gibson was wounded twice, first near Vimy during the Gas Raid of March 1917 and again more seriously during a night patrol in July 1918 which ended his war. He also had to deal with tragedy on the home front from afar. Gibson's religious beliefs significantly influenced and sustained him through his darkest hours. He felt himself a gentle man caught up "on an errand the full consequences of which we did not realize."
    About The Author:
    Iris Newbold is the daughter of James Herbert Gibson. She completed her nursing training at Kingston General Hospital and practised nursing in Hamilton, Ontario, before raising her family.
    Bruce Newbold is a Professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University. Trained as a population geographer, his research interests include immigration, health, and migration issues, and he has authored 6 Billion Plus and Population Geography: Tools and Issues. Bruce Newbold is the grandson of James Herbert Gibson.
    Pages: 300  Size: 228x152mm  Illustrations: 20 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - March   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Biography: historical, political & military : First World War : Warfare & defence : Canada
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    Title: A Brief History of Women in Quebec
    Series: Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada
    By (author): Denyse Baillargeon Translated by: W. Donald Wilson
    ISBN10-13: 1554589509 : 9781554589500
    A Brief History of Women in Quebec examines the historical experience of women of different social classes and origins (geographic, ethnic, and racial) from the period of contact between Europeans and Aboriginals to the twenty-first century to give a nuanced and complex account of the main transformations in their lives. Themes explored include demography, such as marriage, fecundity, and immigration; women's work outside and inside the home, including motherhood; education, from elementary school to post-secondary and access to the professions; the impact of religion and government policies; and social and political activism, including feminism and struggles to attain equality with men. Early chapters deal with New France and the first part of the nineteenth century, and the remaining are devoted to the period since 1880, an era in which women's lives changed rapidly and dramatically. The book concludes that transformation in the means of production, women's social and political activism (including feminism), and Quebec nationalism are three main keys to understanding the history of Quebec women. Together, the three show that women's history, far from being an adjunct to "general history," is essential to a full understanding of the past. Originally published in French with the title Brève histoire des femmes au Québec.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for A Brief History of Women in Quebec by Denyse Baillargeon and translated by W. Donald Wilson Introduction 1. Amerindian and French Women during the French Colonial Period 2. The Early Years of British Rule (1780â€1840) 3. A Society on the Path to Industrialization (1840â€1880) 4. A New Capitalist Industrial Order (1880â€1920) 5. Women in a "Modern" Society (1920â€1940) 6. A Society Undergoing Profound Transformation (1940â€1965) 7. The Feminist Revolution (1966â€1989) 8. Women in a Neoliberal Society (1990â€2012) Conclusion Selected Bibliography Index
    About The Author:
    Denyse Baillargeon is a professor in the History Department at the Université de Montréal.
    Donald Wilson joined the faculty of the University of Waterloo in 1970, where he remained until his retirement. A former chair of the Department of French Studies at UW, he is the translator of Babies for the Nation: The Medicalization of Motherhood in Quebec, 1910-1970, by Denyse Baillargeon (WLU Press, 2009) and, with Paul G. Socken, of Aaron: A Novel, by Yves Thériault (WLU Press, 2007).
    Pages: 284  Size: 177x127x17mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - July   2014
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: History of the Americas : History of other lands : Social & cultural history : Gender studies: women : Canada
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    Title: A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas
    Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism
    By (author): John Horman
    ISBN10-13: 1554582245 : 9781554582242
    This book uncovers an early collection of sayings, called N, that are ascribed to Jesus and are similar to those found in the Gospel of Thomas and in Q, a document believed to be a common source, with Mark, for Matthew and Luke. In the process, the book sheds light on the literary methods of Mark and Thomas. A literary comparison of the texts of the sayings of Jesus that appear in both Mark and Thomas shows that each adapted an earlier collection for his own purpose. Neither Mark nor Thomas consistently gives the original or earliest form of the shared sayings; hence, Horman states, each used and adapted an earlier source. Close verbal parallels between the versions in Mark and Thomas show that the source was written in Greek. Horman's conclusion is that this common source is N. This proposal is new, and has implications for life of Jesus research. Previous research on sayings attributed to Jesus has treated Thomas in one of two ways: either as an independent stream of Jesus sayings written without knowledge of the New Testament Gospels and or as a later piece of pseudo-Scripture that uses the New Testament as source. This book rejects both views.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas by John Horman Preface Introduction N: A New Greek Source The Scope of N The Sayings Common to Mark and Thomas N 2:19 The Bridegroom and the Bridechamber N 2:21 Old and New N 3:27 Bbinding the Strong Person N 3:28 Speaking against the Holy Spirit N 3:31 Jesus’s Mother and Brothers N 4:3 The Sower N 4:9 Whoever Has Ears N 4:11 Mystery N 4:21 A Lamp under a Storage Vessel N 4:22 What is Hidden Will Be Revealed N 4:25 Whoever Has Will Receive N 4:29 When the Fruit Ripens N 4:30 A Mustard Seed N 6:4 Prophet Is Not Received N 7:15 What Goes into the Mouth N 8:27 What Am I Like? N 8:34 Carry One’s Cross N 9:1 Tasting Death N 10:15 Become as a Child N 10:31 The First and the Last N 11:23 Moving a Mountain N 12:1 The Vineyard Owner and the Sharecroppers N 12:10 The Stone That the Builders Rejected N 12:13 Taxes to Caesar N 13:31 Heaven Will Pass Away N 14:58 I Will Destroy This House Other Candidates for N The Setting of N in Early Christianity Conclusions Excursus Excursus 1: Sayings of Jesus and Narrative about Jesus in the Early Church Excursus 2: Esoteric and Exoteric Sayings and Settings in Mark Excursus 3: Narrative Frameworks for Sayings in Mark Excursus 4: Structural Markers Indicating the Use of Sources in Thomas Excursus 5: Thomas and the “Gnostics” Notes Bibliography Indexes Text Nag Hammadi Scriptures Subject Greek Coptic
    About The Author:
    John Horman received his Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1973 and is an independent scholar from Waterloo, ON. He has published in Novum Testamentum, and this is his first book.
    Reviews:
    ``This is a very learned, thoughtful, meticulous work of scholarship that adds a novel alternative to the various theories on the sources and composition histories of the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Thomas, the latter especially. The N hypothesis will be provocative in the best sense; it will provoke debate, surely criticism, scholarly re-thinking of how to account for the composition of the Gospel of Thomas, still a front of hyper-activity in scholarship on early Christianity and its literature.'' -- Willi Braun, University of Alberta, editor of[http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/braun.shtml Rhetoric andReality in Early Christianities] (WLU Press, 2005) -- 201101
    ``Systematically working through the evidence, H. makes a strong case for a shared written source behind parts of Mark and Thomas. If he is correct, we have a sayings source as old as Q but with a different viewpoint. More speculative are H.'s ideas about the secondary nature of narrative (includng passion narrative) in early Christian writing and about the lack of interest in a narrative of Jesus' life until the mid-second century. The question of how and where the Gospel of Thomas continued to expand beyond the common written source is left open. The stream of Thomas research shows little sign of abating or reaching a consensus, but H. adds important data and analysis to the ongoing effort.'' -- Janet Timbie, The Catholic University of America -- Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75, 2013, 201309
    ``Without doubt this is an innovative hypothesis, which carefully reconstructs proposed earlier forms of traditions behind shared Markan and Thomasine parallels. Readers will be grateful for the care displayed in handling both Coptic and Greek sayings, and the technical skills used to recreate the form that is suggested to underlie these parallels.'' -- Paul Foster -- Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34(5), 2012, 201208
    Pages: 270  Size: 228x1x25mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - February   2011
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: New Testaments : Biblical studies & exegesis
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    Title: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics
    Edited by: Harold Coward, Pinit Ratanakul
    ISBN10-13: 0889203253 : 9780889203259
    The ethical theories employed in health care today assume, in the main, a modern Western philosophical framework. Yet the diversity of cultural and religious assumptions regarding human nature, health and illness, life and death, and the status of the individual suggest that a cross-cultural study of health care ethics is needed. A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics provides this study. It shows that ethical questions can be resolved by examining the ethical principles present in each culture, critically assessing each value, and identifying common values found within all traditions, It encourages the development of global awareness and sensitivity to and respect for the diversity of peoples and their values and will advance understanding as well as help to foster a greater balance and a fuller truth in consideration of the human condition and what makes for health and wholeness.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for A Cross-Cultural Dialogue on Health Care Ethics , edited by Harold Coward and Pinit Ratanakul Preface 1. Introduction | Harold Coward and Pinit Ratanakul Part I: Culture, Health, and Illness Part I, Introduction | Michael McDonald 2. Buddhism, Health, Disease, and Thai Culture | Pinit Ratanakul 3. Concepts of Health and Disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine | Edwin Hui 4. Discourses on Health: A Critical Perspective | Joan Anderson and Sheryl Reimer Kirkham 5. Expanding Notions of Culture for Cross-Cultural Ethics in Health and Medicine | Peter Stephenson 6. Health, Health Care, and Culture: Diverse Meanings, Shared Agendas | Michael McDonald Part I, Conclusion | Harold Coward Part II: Culture and Health Care Ethics Part II, Introduction | Barry Hoffmaster 7. Buddhist Health Care Ethics | Pinit Ratanakul 8. Chinese Health Care Ethics | Edwin Hui 9. Secular Health Care Ethics | Barry Hoffmaster Part II, Conclusion | Barry Hoffmaster Part III: Ethical Issues in the Delivery of Health Care Services Part III, Introduction | Michael Burgess 10. Pediatric Care: Judgments about Best Interests at the Onset of Life | Michael Burgess, Patricia Rodney, Harold Coward, Pinit Ratanakul, and Khannika Suwonnakote 11. Comparing the Participation of Native North American and Euro-North American Patients in Health Care Decisions | Edward Keyserlink 12. End-of-Life Decisions: Clinical Decisions About Dying and Perspectives on Life and Death | Michael Burgess, Peter Stephenson, Pinit Ratanakul, and Khannika Suwonnakote Part III, Conclusion | Michael Burgess Part IV: Health Policy: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Part IV, Introduction | Patricia Rodney 13. A Critical View of North American Health Policy | Arthur Blue, Edward Keyserlingk, Patricia Rodney, and Rosalie Starzomski 14. Threats from the Western Biomedical Paradigm: Implications for Chinese Herbology and Traditional Thai Medicine | Edwin Hui, Sumana, Tangkanasingh, and Harold Coward 15. Global Challenges: Ethical Implications of the Greening of Modern Western Medicine | Barry W. Glickman Part IV, Conclusion | Joan Anderson and Patricia Rodney 16. Conclusion | Robert Florida About the Editors Subject Index Contributors’ Bios Joan M. Anderson is Professor of Nursing at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She works primarily in the area of culture and health, anti-racism in health care, and women and health. She is the author of a number of articles on various aspects of health care, culture, and women’s health. Arthur W. Blue is a Professor Emeritus at Brandon University, a retired clinical psychologist, a former psychological advisor to Health Canada, and psychological consultant to Corrections Canada. He was the first president of the Native Psychological Association in Canada, the Society for the Advancement of Native Studies, and Chairman of the editorial board for The Canadian Journal of Native Studies . He has been involved with a number of international research projects including: Child of Two Soils, International grant to study the cross-over effect in North American Indian children, Tiyospaye Project, NIMH grant to study the effects of traditionality on health on the Rosebud Reservation. Alzheimer’s Study of North American Indians, NIH grant to examine the incidence of Alzheimer's in Indian communities. He is the author of a number of articles dealing with mental health and acculturative stress in Aboriginal peoples of North America. Michael M. Burgess is a philosopher, specializing in bioethics. He currently holds a research chair in Biomedical Ethics at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Applied Ethics, the department of Medical Genetics, and a clinical appointment to the B.C. Children’s Hospital. Following completion of his PhD at the University of Tennessee, he was on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, and served as an ethics consultant to hospitals and a regional health care unit. His current research utilizes qualitative research methods to assess the effects of genetic technology on family relations and on society, specifically in the areas of Huntington disease and breast cancer. Other recent work is in cross-cultural health care ethics. Harold Coward is Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society and Professor of History at the University of Victoria. His main fields are comparative religion; psychology of religion; and environmental ethics. He serves as an Executive Member of the Board, Canadian Global Change Program. His wide variety of publications include Pluralism: Challenge to World Religions (1985), Population, Consumption and the Environment: Religious and Secular Responses (SUNY Press, 1995), and Life After Death in World Religions (Orbis, 1997). Robert E. Florida is Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Arts at Brandon University. His current research interests are in Buddhist ethics and health care ethics. He has recently served on the board of the Canadian Bioethics Society and has organized bioethics workshops for the community in Brandon, Manitoba. Barry W. Glickman is a Professor in Biology and Director of the Centre for Environmental Health at the University of Victoria. He received his PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Leiden in 1972 and works primarily on the relationship between the environment and cancer with a particular interest in the origins of mutation. His research has included studies on the genetic effects of radiation, including both accident victims and Soviet cosmonauts, and the role of DNA repair in determining individual predisposition to cancer. He is an editor of Mutation Research and on the editorial board of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. Barry Hoffmaster is a Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. From 1991 to 1996 he was the Director of the Westminster Institute for Ethics and Human Values in London, Ontario. He served as President of the Canadian Bioethics Society in 1994â€95, and he has been a Fellow of The Hastings Center since 1995. He is a co-author of Ethical Issues in Family Medicine (Oxford University Press, 1986) and a co-editor of two collections of essays and one text in bioethics and one collection of essays in journalism ethics. Edwin Hui is Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Spiritual Theology and Associate Dean in charge of the Chinese Studies Program in Regent College, University of British Columbia, where he received his MD and PhD and theological training. He is a Research Associate of UBC’s Centre for Applied Ethics and Ethicist of the B.C. Cancer Agency and since 1995 Visiting Professor to the Department of Philosophy and Religion of Peking University. He is the founding editor of the Regent Chinese Journal , and his research interests include the interface between medicine and theology, and religion and culture. His recent publications include two edited volumes in ethics entitled Questions of Right and Wrong (1993) and Christian Character, Virtues and Bioethics (1996), and a volume in religious studies entitled Dialogue: Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism and Christianity (1997). Edward Keyserlingk is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and Director of the Biomedical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. He is also Director of the Ethics and Law Teaching Program in the Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Ethicist at the Montreal General Hospital. He did his graduate studies in both ethics and law and received his PhD from McGill University in 1983. He works in both bioethics and health law with a particular interest in cross-cultural perspectives in both disciplines. Among the publications authored is Sanctity of Life and Quality of Life in the Context of Medicine, Ethics and Law (1979). He is presently editing a book on cross-cultural aspects of the interaction of ethics and law in biomedicine. Michael McDonald occupies the Maurice Young Chair in Applied Ethics and is the founding Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of various publications in applied ethics, including The Ethics Reading Handbook (for the Certified General Accountants of Canada) and Towards a Canadian Research Strategy for Applied Ethics (for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada). He has also published in ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law, especially in the area of minority collective rights. McDonald served as Deputy Chair of the Tri-Council Working Group on Ethics that produced The Code of Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. McDonald is past-President of the Canadian Philosophical Association and the former Editor of
    About The Author:
    Harold Coward is a professor of history and director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.
    Pinit Ratanakul is director of the Centre of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has written extensively on bioethics and Buddhism.
    Pages: 288  Size: 212x138x14mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - April   1999
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Ethics & moral philosophy : Medical ethics & professional conduct : Popular medicine & health
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    Title: A Fragile Revolution
    Sub-title: Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors Confront the Power of the Mental Health System
    By (author): Barbara Everett
    ISBN10-13: 0889203423 : 9780889203426
    Despite two centuries and three major reform movements, mental patients have remained on the outside of the mainstream of society, often living in poverty and violence. Today we are undergoing yet another period of reform and, in a historical first, ex-mental patients, now calling themselves consumers and psychiatric survivors, have been recruited in record numbers by the Ontario government to participate in the change process. A Fragile Revolution investigates the complex relationship between ex-mental patients, the government, the mental health system, and mental health professionals. It also explores how the recent changes in policy have affected that relationship, creating new tensions and new opportunities. Using qualitative interviews with prominent consumer and survivor activists, Everett examines how consumers and survivors define themselves, how they define mental illness, and how their personal experience has been translated into political action. While it is clear that consumers and survivors have affected the rhetoric of reform, they know that words do not equal action. As they struggle to develop their own separate advocacy agenda, they acknowledge that theirs is a fragile revolution, but one that is here to stay.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for A Fragile Revolution: Consumers and Psychiatric Survivors Confront the Power of the Mental Health System by Barbara Everett Acknowledgements Introduction The research questions A word about methodology Some caveats 1. Nothing changes and no one gets better Becoming a professional helper What is mental illness? Help for the patients Nothing changes and no one gets better Control battles Who's in charge of the staff? Helpless and hopeless In conclusion 2. From insanity to mental illness to psychiatric disability Insanity Mental illness Anti-psychiatric thought and feminist criticism The therapeutic community Deinstitutionalization Psychiatric disability In conclusion 3. Power and protest Power inequity and oppression Dominance For your own good Power as protest Agency Power as a contractual relationship New social movements Personal empowerment and social action When things go wrong In conclusion 4. A new power contract? Partnership Another group of partners The making of policy The forgotten partners In conclusion 5. A special bond Telling stories Four stories Sadly mistaken A special bond The personal becomes political In conclusion 6. Them Invisibility They hate emotion It's just a job They are abusive But they're more like us than they think The system In conclusion 7. Us Getting involved Is this a social movement Consumer? Survivor? Consumer\survivor? Or just a person? When some of "us" joined "them" The Ontario Psychiatric Survivors Alliance In conclusion 8. Partnership The threat and the promise of partnership The problems with partnership The personal costs Feeling used If it's not partnership, what is it? Will mental health reform work? In conclusion 9. What do consumers and survivors believe in? It's a chicken or egg thing What needs to change? What are consumers and survivors going to do about it? Disability rights In conclusion 10. Final thoughts and understandings So, what's it all about? A legacy of violence The power of powerless people The powerlessness of powerful people Things change and people get better A political identity in search of a future In conclusion Postscript Appendix I. Research methodology Sample selection A global view of the respondents Data collection techniques and sources Data analysis References Index
    About The Author:
    Barbara Everett has worked in both hospital and community mental health services in a variety of professional roles, from social work to senior manager. Her clinical focus has been the provision of psychotherapy for people suffering from complex posttraumatic stress disorder. She presently works as a consultant providing services such as clinical skills development workshops, clinical consultation and supervision, as well as program developmnet and evaluation.
    Reviews:
    ``Everett is a professional. She has worked in institutional and agency settings and has a valid take on the nature of power and powerlessness, control and being controlled.... Quotations from consumer/survivors make the book come alive.... Everett has done a good service to professionals and clients alike.'' -- Pat Capponi -- The Journal of Addiction and Mental Health, Vol. 4 #4, July/August 2001
    ``The major sources of information for Everett's study were consumers and psychiatric survivors and those involved in providing services to this group. In-depth interviews yielded striking stories of pain and heroism as people sought help from a system with limited help to give.... Everett['s]...book, a powerful examination of the mental health system from the inside, presents a strong case for continued reform in the system.'' -- Robert B. MacIntyre -- Canadian Book Review Annual, 2000
    ``[As] a worker in the mental health field...[it] was gratifying to see my lived experience described in a cohesive way within a theoretical framework that helped me understand my professional experiences at a deeper level.... The author's ability to integrate the historical context of mental health reform with the experiences of consumers/survivors, the viewpoints of family members, and the perspectives of professionals is both exceptional and sensitively done. I highly recommend this book for anyone coming in contact with the mental health system--consumers/survivors, family members, mental health professionals, and students who are plannng to enter the field of mental health.'' -- Ru Tauro -- Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, Vol. 21 #1, Spring 2002
    ``A Fragile Revolution demonstrates quite unequivocally, a first-rate strategic thinker, competent analyst, and elegant literary stylist.... This is the book you give to non-academic Psych Industry Workers for their `own short course in what the antipsychiatry movement is all about.... A major contribution and a must-read for anyone concerned with Canadian mental health policy making and development.'' -- Byron Fraser -- In a Nutshell, Winter/Spring 2002
    ``The initial section on the history of the consumer movement is excellent.... Everett's discussions about `partnership,' about the different meaning behind the terms `consumer' and `survivor,' and about possible retaliation against consumer activists are all excellent and important. Her description of the failure of well-funded consumer groups is illuminating.... The discussion about whether consumer-survivors can participate without being co-opted is worth the price of the entire book.... I finished the book wanting to phone the author and continue the discussion, to argue with her and to agree with her.'' -- Ronald J. Diamond -- Psychiatric Services, Vol. 52, #39, September 2001
    Pages: 263  Size: 228x152x15mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - January   2006
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Illness & addiction: social aspects : Politics & government : Human rights : Mental health services : Psychiatric nursing
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    Title: A History of Antisemitism in Canada
    By (author): Ira Robinson Ph.D
    ISBN10-13: 1771121661 : 9781771121668
    This state-of-the-art account gives readers the tools to understand why antisemitism is such a controversial subject. It acquaints readers with the ambiguities inherent in the historical relationship between Jews and Christians and shows these ambiguities in play in the unfolding relationship between Jews and Canadians of other religions and ethnicities. It examines present relationships in light of history and considers particularly the influence of antisemitism on the social, religious, and political history of the Canadian Jewish community.  A History of Antisemitism in Canada builds on the foundation of numerous studies on antisemitism in general and on antisemitism in Canada in particular, as well as on the growing body of scholarship in Canadian Jewish studies. It attempts to understand the impact of antisemitism on Canada as a whole and is the first comprehensive account of antisemitism and its effect on the Jewish community of Canada. The book will be valuable to students and scholars not only of Canadian Jewish studies and Canadian ethnic studies but of Canadian history.
    Table of Contents:
    Table of Contents for  A History of Antisemitism in Canada by Ira Robinson Preface Part I: Introduction Chapter 1 Defining Antisemitism: Jews and Non-Jews in Historical Perspective Chapter 2 Jews in the Cultures of the Medieval and Early Modern French and English Part II: Canada and the Jews: Early Encounters (1759-1914) Chapter 3 Jews in the Consciousness of Canadians in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Chapter 4 The Jewish Problem Comes to Canada Part III: Jews and Canadian Society (1914-1945) Chapter 5 Social and Institutional Antisemitism in Canada Chapter 6 The Spectre of Europe: Nazism and Communism Part IV: Postwar Canada (1945-present) Chapter 7 Canada and Antisemitism in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century Chapter 8 The Holocaust and Its Deniers Chapter 9 Zionism and Israel Chapter 10 Perspectives on Antisemitism in Twenty-First-Century Canada Notes Bibliography Index
    About The Author:
    Ira Robinson is a professor of Judaic studies in the Department of Religion at Concordia University in Montreal. He has taught at Concordia since 1979 and has published extensively in the area of Jewish studies.
    Awards / Prizes:
    CHOICE Magazine Community College Recommendation   2015
    Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature   2016   Canada   Short-listed
    Reviews:
    A state-of-the-art account of antisemitism in Canada. Attempts to understand the many ways in which antisemitism has impacted Canada as a whole, and examines most especially its influence on the development of Canada's Jewish community. "...timely and intriguing," -- Blacklocks Reporter
    Though it is not the first study of antisemitism in Canada, it is the most sweeping book on the topic. While he uses few archival materials, Robinson seems to have consulted every published source of any relevance. The result is a masterful, easily readable, lucid analysis of the phenomenon. This is a book not only to be read but to be savoured. -- Irving Abella -- AJS Review, 20170424
    "People interested in learning about the history of antisemitism in Canada will find Robinson's study quite enlightening. The book is well written, massively detailed, and deeply researched in mostly secondary sources." -- Leonard Dinnerstein -- American Jewish History, 20170402
    Pages: 300  Size: 228x1x25mm 
    PublishedWilfrid Laurier University Press (CA) - August   2015
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: History : History of the Americas : History of other lands : Social & cultural history : Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict : Jewish studies : Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography : Canada
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