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Jamie Swift

Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author of numerous books. He works on social justice issues for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and lectures at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

  • The Vimy Trap

    or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Great War

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    An essential antidote to “Vimyism”!

    • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, 2017 (Shortlisted)
    • Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2017 (Shortlisted)

    Published October 2016

  • Warrior Nation

    Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety

    By Ian McKay and Jamie Swift  

    Explores the ominous campaign to change a nation’’s definition of itself

    • John W. Dafoe Prize, 2012 (Shortlisted)
    • Independent Publisher Book Award for Current Events (Foreign Affairs/Military), 2013 (Runner-up)

    Published May 2012

  • Persistent Poverty

    Voices From the Margins

    By Brice Balmer, Mira Dineen and Jamie Swift  

    Gives voice to our most vulnerable neighbors—-people marginalized by joblessness, disability, poverty level wages, and mental illness

    • Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2012 (Shortlisted)

    Published December 2010

  • Hydro

    The Decline and Fall of Ontario’s Electric Empire

    By Jamie Swift and Keith Stewart  

    Published October 2004

  • Walking the Union Walk

    Stories From the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union

    By Jamie Swift  

    Chronicles one of the most dynamic labour unions in North America

    Published November 2003

  • Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada, Fourth Edition

    By Jacqueline M. Davies, Jamie Swift, Robert Clarke and Michael Czerny  

    This classic resource on social analysis introduces key issues and equips students with the tools to perform a critical analysis of the world around them.

    Published April 2003

  • Civil Society in Question

    By Jamie Swift  

    In this concise, critical study of civil society, Jamie Swift sketches the history of the concept from its roots in the eighteenth century, to the present.

    Published April 1999

  • Wheel of Fortune

    Work and Life in the Age of Falling Expectations

    By Jamie Swift  

    Published May 1995

  • Conflicts of Interest

    Canada and the Third World

    Edited by Jamie Swift and Brian Tomlinson  

    Published May 1991

  • Cut and Run

    The Assault on Canada’s Forests

    By Jamie Swift  

    Published August 1983

  • The Big Nickel

    Inco at Home and Abroad

    By Jamie Swift  

    Inco is the World’s largest producer of nickel. This gripping account of the corporation is an essential contribution to an understanding of concentrated economic power, how it operates in Canada and the Third World, and its human consequences.

    Published October 1977

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