How is it that corporations are able to behave irresponsibly, criminally, and undemocratically? Wealth by Stealth is a scathing introduction to the operations of the modern corporation, written by a corporate lawyer. Many writers point to the growth of undemocratic corporate power. Glasbeek takes these observations further and outlines clearly how corporations become so powerful. He also shows how they are able to act without regard to the behaviour and laws governing citizens and other groups. Glasbeek is known by generations of students for his brilliant, funny lectures at Osgoode Hall Law School. With Wealth by Stealth his informative critique of corporate behaviour becomes available and accessible to all. How is it “The corporation makes them do it”?
Unsettling Canada, a Canadian bestseller, is built on a unique collaboration between two First Nations leaders, Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ron Derrickson. Both men have served as chiefs of their bands in the B.C. interior and both have gone on to establish important national and international reputations. But the differences between them are in many ways even more interesting. Arthur Manuel is one of the most forceful advocates for Aboriginal title and rights in Canada and comes from the activist wing of the movement. Grand Chief Ron Derrickson is one of the most successful Indigenous businessmen in the country. Together the Secwepemc activist intellectual and the Syilx (Okanagan) businessman bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to Canada’s most glaring piece of unfinished business: the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space. The story is told through Arthur’s voice but he traces both of their individual struggles against the colonialist and often racist structures that have been erected to keep Indigenous peoples in their place in Canada.
Lesbians in Canada is an anthology that gives women a forum to speak for themselves about their diverse personal experiences when dealing with racism, disability, the denial of lesbian existence in education, motherhood, old age, sexism, heterosexism, and lesbophobia.
Feminists Under Fire is about women living and working in conflict zones. Focusing on the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia, diverse authors face the problems of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and militarized violence. They explore commonalities and differences between the two regions, and consequences for women, their societies, and feminist politics.
Bittersweet Passage is a moving account, written by an insider, of the Japanese Canadian community’s struggle to come to terms with its painful history. It is also the story of the author‘s own odyssey — to rediscover her family’s past both in Japan and Canada and to understand and reclaim the silenced voices of the past.
Jamie Swift combines sharp-eyed journalism that brings out the nuances of daily life with a penetrating analysis of jobless recovery. He describes the emerging world of work through the eyes and experiences of people in Kingston and Windsor – two Ontario cities with roots in the pre-industrial past, places poised for the post-industrial information age. Read chapter 9, “Work, Time, and the Wheel of Fortune,” here for free, in the format of your choice.
In Getting Doctored, Martin Shapiro has written a critical memoir that explores the process whereby young medical students are transformed, seemingly overnight, into hardened, alienated “professionals.” Read chapter one, “Getting In,” here for free in the format of your choice.