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An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives. Despite this, the subject of Mad Studies does not often enter the public consciousness. Breaking free from the stigma attached to mental illness, Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies, showcases the work of Canadian psychiatric survivors, activists, academics and writers who have, in various ways, involved themselves in the pursuit of social justice by and in concert with people within the mental health system.
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Popular titles on labour, solidarity, and social movements
Deena Mandell's Revisiting the Use of Self was very favourably reviewed in Canadian Social Work Review, V. 29, no.1, 2012. See excerpt below:
"This book is a gem that has much to offer social workers regardless of practice context. It provides both broad and specific issues to think about when critically analyzing social work relationships ... this book represents the beginning of a new discussion about the use of self--not the end."
The 2013 catalogues are here! Check out the "Download catalogue" drop-down menu on the righthand side or click on the images below to view our forthcoming titles, including New Perspectives on African-Centred Education in Canada (Spring 2013) and Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader and Practical Guide (Fall 2013).
Gender and Sexualtiy Studies
November 20 is International Trangender Day of Remembrance, a day to gather and remember those who have been killed due to anti-transgender prejudice. Since Women's Press's inception in 1972, we've been proud to publish books that celebrate and explore gender and sexual diversity. See above for some of our publications, and if you're interested in attending a TDoR event in your community, you can find the full list of international events here: http://www.transgenderdor.org/
York University's news article "New book examines how wealthy developed nations tackle health inequalities" provides highlights of our brand new book edited by Dennis Raphael, Professor of Health Policy and Management at York, and author of over 150 scientific publications. "In North America, the picture is rather bleak. The US has just begun to highlight the issue of health inequalities, but governmental authorities have done little to tackle them." Canadian governmental statements provide plentiful arguments for addressing health inequalities, with rather little actual activity actually seen, Raphael adds.
Read more of health policy expert Raphael's insight into how Canada can confront these problems here
Canadian health expert Dennis Raphael's new title Tackling Health Inequalities: Lessons from International Experience will be launched on Thursday, November 8, at Riverdale Library (370 Broadview Avenue) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for snacks, mingling, and discussions of what we can learn from other countries in our battle to reduce health inequities.
Canadian Scholars' Press is on the move! As of Monday, October 22, you can find us downtown at 425 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200. Our phone numbers, fax number, and email addresses will remain them same.
Women's Press, shown here in its original office at 282 Bloor St, rolled out its first books in 1972. Now, as a CSPI imprint, it remains Canada's oldest English-language feminist publisher. Check out our facebook page for a chance to win a free book!
Please join us on Thursday, September 27, for the launch of Queerly Canadian: An Introductory Reader in Sexuality Studies in Room 140 at University College, University of Toronto. The events will begin at 3:00 with a round table discussion on "Queer/Sexuality Studies in Canada Today: Where have we been? Where are we going?" Speakers will include co-editors Maureen FitzGerald and Scott Rayter as well as Mariana Valverde, Rinaldo Walcott, Steven Maynard, and Brenda Crossman. At 4:30, following the round table discussion, join us at Croft Chapter House for a reception, where you'll be able to mingle with the editors and contributors as well as purchase your copy of the book. Email email@example.com for more information.
With London 2012 well underway, we thought we'd celebrate by highlighting some of our titles in the sociology of sport, particularly our forthcoming collection Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities. Check them out on the carousel above, and congratulations to Team Canada on their 5 medals so far!
Vancouver Sun article "Premiers: Remember that Poverty Affects All Canadians" exhorts Canadian politicians to bear this in mind as the premiers' and territorial leaders' annual meeting convenes this week in Halifax.
Professor of Health Policy at York University and author/editor of multiple CSPI titles including Tackling Health Inequalities forthcoming in November, Dennis is quoted, "... Thousands of accumulated studies have come to the same basic conclusion: The incidence of poverty is a severe – if not the most severe – threat to the health and quality of life of individuals, communities, and societies in wealthy industrialized societies such as Canada."
Read the full article here
Anne Rochon Ford, editor of The Push to Prescribe and director of the Canadian Women's Health Network, is quoted on increased Canadian dependance on sleeping pills in the Ottawa Citizen. Ford connects this increase to anxiety over missing the prescribed healthy amount of sleep per night.
Read the full article here
Harald Bauder, Director of the Centre for Immigration and Settlement at Ryerson University and editor of Immigration and Settlement: Challenges, Experiences, and Opportunities, was among the signatories on an open letter to Jason Kenney asking for the repealing of Bill C-31. Other signatories were Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic; and Winnie Ng, CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy, Ryerson University.
You can read the letter here
Happy Pride Week from CSPI/Women's Press! Don't miss the parade on Sunday! And don't miss Queerly Canadian, our critical, colourful and Canadian-focused Queer Studies reader forthcoming in September 2012!
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Canadian Scholars’ Press gratefully acknowledges financial support for our publishing activities from the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund.