Special event celebrates accomplished authors in Department of Social Science

A special event on Jan. 17 hosted by the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University will celebrate 13 recent publications authored by faculty. The event, which will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room S757, Ross Building on the Keele Campus, will have books available for purchase (have your PER account numbers handy). All are welcome to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served.  

The following authors and their books will be recognized:

Beyond Accommodation: Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians
(UBC Press, 2018) by Jennifer Selby, Amélie Barras and Lori Beaman

Problems – of integration and requests for various kinds of accommodation – seem to dominate the social scientific research on Muslims in and beyond Canada. Beyond Accommodation offers a different perspective, showing how Muslim Canadians successfully navigate and negotiate their religiosity in their everyday lives.

The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories
(McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018) by Bryan M. Evans and
Carlo Fanelli (Eds)

This book challenges conventional wisdom by showing that Canada did not escape post-crisis austerity, and that its recovery has been vastly overstated.

The Black Social Economy in the Americas: Exploring Diverse Community-Based Markets
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) by
Caroline Shenaz Hossein (Ed)

Fourteen scholars explore how Black communities across the Western Hemisphere create meaningful livelihoods by forming their own economies, autonomous from the mainstream.

Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa
(Cambridge University Press, 2018) by
Kenneth Amaeshi, Adun Okupe and Uwafiokun Idemudia (Eds)

The book refines the notion of Africapitalism and contributes to the debates about the nature of capitalism in Africa. It offers insights into what variety of capitalism might work for Africans by rethinking the role of business in African societies.

Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape
(Irwin Law, 2018) by
Lorne Foster, Les Jacobs, Bobby Siu and Shaheen Azmi (Eds)

This book offers a human rights perspective on racial profiling in Canada, resulting in a holistic, multifaceted approach to understanding the phenomenon of racial profiling and how to eradicate it.

Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance
(UBC Press, 2018) by Daniel Drache and Les Jacobs (Eds)

This book argues that there are many grey zones in international economic law where there is an immense amount of potential for flexibility and rule-bending by member states, which creates new domestic policy space that can be used to advance human rights and other public goods. 

Women and Gendered Violence in Canada: An Intersectional Approach (University of Toronto Press, 2018) by Chris Bruckert and Tuulia Law

This book troubles the narrow framing of violence against women as an issue of interpersonal violence perpetrated by men, to broaden the lens to examine a diversity of experiences and interconnected forms of gendered violence occurring through social structures, at the workplace and perpetrated by the state.

Body Work
(Signature Editions, 2018) by Emilia Nielsen

If Body Work begins by writing desire through a belief in the stability of the physical body, this is undone in exploring symptoms of disease, new self-knowledge and rewriting one’s personal story.

Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair
(University of Toronto Press, 2019) by Emilia Nielsen

Resisting the optimism of pink ribbon culture, the politically insistent illness narratives included in Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair use anger as a starting place to reframe cancer as a collective rather than an individual problem.

Labor Politics in Latin America: Democracy and Worker Organization in the Neoliberal Era
(University Press of Florida, 2018) by Paul Posner, Viviana Patroni, and Jean François Mayer

This book evaluates the impact of neoliberal reforms on labour movements and workers’ rights in Latin America through comparative analyses of labour politics in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela.

Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System: A Practitioner’s Handbook
(Emond Publishing, 2018) by
Jonathan Rudin

This book provides a comprehensive background of the evolution of the interaction of Indigenous people with the criminal justice system, while giving practitioners useful and practical tools to better interact and advocate for their clients.

Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home
(Indiana University Press) by Alex Pomson and
Randall Schnoor

For many Jews today, the family, in contrast to the synagogue, organizations and the larger community, has become the most important setting for creating identity and Jewish meaning. This book explores the power and magic of this “family system,” especially as it provides Jewish meaning through key moments in the life course.  

A Civil Society?: Collective Actors in Canadian Political Life, Second Edition (University of Toronto Press, 2018) by Miriam Smith

A Civil Society? surveys the main approaches to the study of group politics in Canada, with a strong comparative perspective. Unique to this brief and accessible text is a comprehensive theoretical framework that helps students evaluate policy areas surveyed in the book, while also pointing them toward future study.