Forever Loved  Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada Book

Forever Loved Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada


  • Author : Lavell Memee.D Harvard
  • Publisher : Demeter Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772580679

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Forever Loved Exposing the hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada Excerpt :

The hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D. Memee Lavell-Harvard have pulled together a variety of voices from the academic realms to the grassroots and front-lines to speak on what has been identified by both the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations as a grave violation of the basic human rights of Aboriginal women and girls. Linking colonial practices with genocide, through their exploration of the current statistics, root causes and structural components of the issue, including conversations on policing, media and education, the contributing authors illustrate the resilience, strength, courage, and spirit of Indigenous women and girls as they struggle to survive in a society shaped by racism and sexism, patriarchy and misogyny. This book was created to honour our missing sisters, their families, their lives and their stories, with the hope that it will offer lessons to non-Indigenous allies and supporters so that we can all work together towards a nation that supports and promotes the safety and well-being of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit women and girls.

Forever Loved Book

Forever Loved


  • Author : Dawn Memee Lavell-Harvard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 1772580201

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Forever Loved Excerpt :

The hidden crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is both a national tragedy and a national shame. In this ground-breaking new volume, as part of their larger efforts to draw attention to the shockingly high rates of violence against our sisters, Jennifer Brant and D. Memee Lavell-Harvard have pulled together a variety of voices from the academic realms to the grassroots and front-lines to speak on what has been identified by both the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations as a grave violation of the basic human rights of Aboriginal women and girls. Linking colonial practices with genocide, through their exploration of the current statistics, root causes and structural components of the issue, including conversations on policing, media and education, the contributing authors illustrate the resilience, strength, courage, and spirit of Indigenous women and girls as they struggle to survive in a society shaped by racism and sexism, patriarchy and misogyny. This book was created to honour our missing sisters, their families, their lives and their stories, with the hope that it will offer lessons to non-Indigenous allies and supporters so that we can all work together towards a nation that supports and promotes the safety and well-being of all First Nation, Métis and Inuit women and girls.

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies Book

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies


  • Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 572
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429559303

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The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies Excerpt :

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies is a comprehensive, global, and interdisciplinary examination of the essential relationship between Gender, Sexuality, Comics, and Graphic Novels. A diverse range of international and interdisciplinary scholars take a closer look at how gender and sexuality have been essential in the evolution of comics, and how gender and sexuality in comics demand that we re-frame and re-view comics history. Chapters cover a wide array of intersectional topics including Queer Underground and Alternative comics, Feminist Autobiography, re-drawing disability, Latina testimony, and re-evaluating the critical whiteness and masculinity of superheroes in this first truly global reference text to gender and sexuality in comics. Comics have always been an important place for the radical exploration of feminist and non-binary sexualities and identities, and the growth of non-normative comic book traditions as a field of inquiry makes this an essential text for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers studying Comics Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Literary Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Keetsahnak   Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters Book

Keetsahnak Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters


  • Author : Kim Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772123906

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Keetsahnak Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters Excerpt :

In Keetsahnak / Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters, the tension between personal, political, and public action is brought home starkly as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective. They acknowledge the destruction wrought by colonial violence, and also look at controversial topics such as lateral violence, challenges in working with “tradition,” and problematic notions involved in “helping.” Through stories of resilience, resistance, and activism, the editors give voice to powerful personal testimony and allow for the creation of knowledge. It’s in all of our best interests to take on gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of Indigenous nation building, and as the backbone of any Indigenous mobilization. —Leanne Betasamosake Simpson Contributors: Kim Anderson, Stella August, Tracy Bear, Christi Belcourt, Robyn Bourgeois, Rita Bouvier, Maria Campbell, Maya Ode’amik Chacaby, Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group, Susan Gingell, Michelle Good, Laura Harjo, Sarah Hunt, Robert Alexander Innes, Beverly Jacobs, Tanya Kappo, Tara Kappo, Lyla Kinoshameg, Helen Knott, Sandra Lamouche, Jo-Anne Lawless, Debra Leo, Kelsey T. Leonard, Ann-Marie Livingston, Brenda Macdougall, Sylvia Maracle, Jenell Navarro, Darlene R. Okemaysim-Sicotte, Pahan Pte San Win, Ramona Reece, Kimberly Robertson, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Beatrice Starr, Madeleine Kétéskwew Dion Stout, Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, Alex Wilson

Surviving the City Book
Score: 3.5
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Surviving the City


  • Author : Tasha Spillett
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553797852

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Surviving the City Excerpt :

Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020 Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape – they’re so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can’t stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can’t bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?

Body Studies in Canada Book

Body Studies in Canada


  • Author : Valerie Zawilski
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773382586

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Body Studies in Canada Excerpt :

How do we perceive ourselves and our bodies in relation to our physical, geographical, social, cultural, political, psychological, and spiritual environments? Body Studies in Canada uses intersectional methodological and theoretical frameworks to discuss the political and socio-historical discourses that shape body studies in Canadian society. This edited volume delves into a variety of timely topics including postcolonial “othering” of the body; social discourses around healthy and un-healthy bodies; intersections of aging, gender, race, class, and size; the fitness industries’ promotion of the “ideal” body; the gendering of bodywork symbols and expressions in carceral environments; and self-awareness of “the body” in social and digital media. In thirteen chapters, editor Valerie Zawilski brings together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines and expertise to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on how the body interacts reflexively with society. This collection is a foundational text for sociology of the body and body studies courses, as well as gender studies, political science, and health studies. FEATURES: - provides a uniquely Canadian perspective on body studies and the surrounding historical and political issues, with a focus on decolonization, racialization, masculinities, engagement with critical weight scholarship, and immigration - pedagogical features include section introductions, boxed inserts highlighting key concepts, learning objectives, questions for critical thinking, and a glossary

Highway of Tears Book
Score: 4
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Highway of Tears


  • Author : Jessica McDiarmid
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501160288

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Highway of Tears Excerpt :

“These murder cases expose systemic problems... By examining each murder within the context of Indigenous identity and regional hardships, McDiarmid addresses these very issues, finding reasons to look for the deeper roots of each act of violence.” —The New York Times Book Review In the vein of the bestsellers I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and The Line Becomes a River, a penetrating, deeply moving account of the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls of Highway 16, and a searing indictment of the society that failed them. For decades, Indigenous women and girls have gone missing or been found murdered along an isolated stretch of highway in northwestern British Columbia. The corridor is known as the Highway of Tears, and it has come to symbolize a national crisis. Journalist Jessica McDiarmid meticulously investigates the devastating effect these tragedies have had on the families of the victims and their communities, and how systemic racism and indifference have created a climate in which Indigenous women and girls are overpoliced yet underprotected. McDiarmid interviews those closest to the victims—mothers and fathers, siblings and friends—and provides an intimate firsthand account of their loss and unflagging fight for justice. Examining the historically fraught social and cultural tensions between settlers and Indigenous peoples in the region, McDiarmid links these cases to others across Canada—now estimated to number up to four thousand—contextualizing them within a broader examination of the undervaluing of Indigenous lives in the country. Highway of Tears is a piercing exploration of our ongoing failure to provide justice for the victims and a testament to their families’ and communities’ unwavering determination to find it.

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics Book

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics


  • Author : Claire Raymond
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-04-21
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317242451

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Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics Excerpt :

Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography, from nineteenth-century Europe to twenty-first century Africa and Asia. She offers original interpretations of well-known photographers such as Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Carrie Mae Weems, analysing their work in relation to gender, class, and race. The book also pays close attention to the way in which indigenous North Americans have been represented through photography and the ways in which contemporary Native American women photographers respond to this history. Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image. This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.

Stolen Sisters Book

Stolen Sisters


  • Author : Emmanuelle Walter
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443445184

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Stolen Sisters Excerpt :

In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that year. In fact, an official report revealed that since 1980, 1,200 Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or have gone missing. This alarming official figure reveals a national tragedy and the systemic failure of law enforcement and of all levels of government to address the issue. Journalist Emmanuelle Walter spent two years investigating this crisis and has crafted a moving representative account of the disappearance of two young women, Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander, teenagers from western Quebec, who have been missing since September 2008. Via personal testimonies, interviews, press clippings and official documents, Walter pieces together the disappearance and loss of these two young lives, revealing these young women to us through the voices of family members and witnesses. Stolen Sisters is a moving and deeply shocking work of investigative journalism that makes the claim that not only is Canada failing its First Nations communities, but that a feminicide is taking place.

Diversity in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Book

Diversity in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies


  • Author : Derek M.D. Silva
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781801170017

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Diversity in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Excerpt :

This volume explores the theoretical and methodological maturity and diversity in reflexive accounts of criminology and criminal justice in a number of areas, such as and teaching and research in criminology, queer criminology, the intersections of race and gender, indigeneity and decolonization, domestic violence and human rights.

Contesting Carceral Logic Book

Contesting Carceral Logic


  • Author : Michael J Coyle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-12
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000404289

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Contesting Carceral Logic Excerpt :

Contesting Carceral Logic provides an innovative and cutting-edge analysis of how carceral logic is embedded within contemporary society, emphasizing international perspectives, the harms and critiques of using carceral logic to respond to human wrongdoing, and exploring penal abolition thought. With chapters from scholars across many disciplines, people in prison, as well as penal abolition activists, the book explores what a future without carceral logic would look like, as well as how such a future is to be developed. The book is also an exploration of penal abolition thought as it is developing in the twenty-first century. Diverse geographical, cultural, identity and experiential frames inform the book’s themes of analysing carceral logic as it harms disparate people in disparate places, creating anti-carceral knowledge, exploring case studies pointing to radical alternatives, and to contesting carceral logic from below. Ultimately, Contesting Carceral Logic provides the reader with an alternative and critical perspective from which to reflect on carceral logic, the punitive state and the criminalizing systems that almost exclusively dominate across the world. Finally, it raises the questions of how we are to build communities as well as transform our response to human wrongdoing in ways that are not defined by racism/ethnocentrism, class war and heteropatriarchy. Contesting Carceral Logic will be of great interest to not only scholars and activists, but also provides an introduction to key carceral issues and debates for students of penology, criminology, social policy, geography, politics, philosophy, social work and social history programmes in countries all around the world.

Disrupting Shameful Legacies Book

Disrupting Shameful Legacies


  • Author : Claudia Mitchell
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2018-07-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004377714

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Disrupting Shameful Legacies Excerpt :

Disrupting Shameful Legacies: Girls and Young Women Speaking Back through the Arts to Address Sexual Violence is based on methodologies that seek to disrupt colonial legacies, by privileging speaking up and speaking back through the arts and visual practice to challenge the situation of sexual violence.

Keetsahnak   Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters Book
Score: 5
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Keetsahnak Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters


  • Author : Kim Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2017-03-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772123678

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Keetsahnak Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters Excerpt :

A powerful collection of voices that speak to antiviolence work from a cross-generational Indigenous perspective.

In Search of A Better World Book

In Search of A Better World


  • Author : Payam Akhavan
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2017-09-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487002015

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In Search of A Better World Excerpt :

A work of memoir, history, and a call to action, the CBC Massey Lectures by internationally renowned UN prosecutor and scholar Payam Akhavan is a powerful and essential work on the major human rights struggles of our times. Renowned UN prosecutor and human rights scholar Payam Akhavan has encountered the grim realities of contemporary genocide throughout his life and career. He argues that deceptive utopias, political cynicism, and public apathy have given rise to major human rights abuses: from the religious persecution of Iranian Bahá’ís that shaped his personal life, to the horrors of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, and the rise of contemporary phenomena such as the Islamic State. But he also reflects on the inspiring resilience of the human spirit and the reality of our inextricable interdependence to liberate us, whether from hateful ideologies that deny the humanity of others or an empty consumerist culture that worships greed and self-indulgence. A timely, essential, and passionate work of memoir and history, In Search of a Better World is a tour de force by an internationally renowned human rights lawyer.

Stampede Book

Stampede


  • Author : Kimberly A. Williams
  • Publisher : Fernwood Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25T00:00:00Z
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773632179

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Stampede Excerpt :

Kimberly A. Williams wants the annual Calgary Stampede to change its ways. An intrepid feminist scholar with a wry sense of humour, Williams deftly weaves theory, history, pop culture and politics to challenge readers to make sense of how gender and race matter at Canada’s oldest and largest western heritage festival. Stampede examines the settler colonial roots of the Calgary Stampede and uses its centennial celebration in 2012 to explore how the event continues to influence life on the streets and in the bars and boardrooms of Canada’s fourth-largest city. Using a variety of cultural materials—photography, print advertisements, news coverage, poetry and social media—Williams asks who gets to be part of the “we” in the Stampede’s slogan “We’re Greatest Together,” and who doesn’t.