We Resist: Defending the Common Good in Hostile Times.
McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2020.
Co-edited with Lisa Kowalchuk, We Resist was sparked by the US political election of November 8, 2016. Like citizens around the world, Canadians are affected by the increasingly hostile political climate that threatens democratic life. Refusing the temptation that some feel to give in to despair, the book is aimed at collective action articulated by practitioners, activists, public figures, and academics who have dedicated their careers to the preservation of the public good. Consisting of thirty-eight highly readable essays by forty-four writers: Pat Armstrong, Matthew Behrens, John Clarke, Aziz Choudry, Ed Corrigan, Steve D’Arcy, Richard Day, Carolyn Egan, Amira Elghawaby, Bernie Farber, Melissa Graham, Max Haiven, Mostafa Henaway, Alia Hogben, Philip S.S. Howard, Dan Irving, Uzma Jamil, Yasmin Jiwani, Caitlyn E. Kasper, El-Farouk Khaki, Lisa Kowalchuk, Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Ian MacDonald, Tim McCaskell, Neil McLaughlin, David Murakami Wood, Alex Neve, Janice Newson, Morgane Oger, Pamela Palmater, Barbara Perry, Margaret Reid, Kikélola Roach, Michelle Robidoux, Len Rudner, Kim Sauder, Alan Sears, Stephen Sheps, Keith Stewart, Mark Thomas, Steven Tufts, Lorne Waldman, Vanessa Watts, Lesley J. Wood. We Resist presents the views of influential Canadians on to mobilize to build a social movement for the collective good and human dignity.
Writing the Roma: Histories, Policies, and Communities in Canada.
2016. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Publishing.
Writing the Roma is the first book to provide an overview of the identities, origins, and treatment of Roma refugees. Tracing the historical roots of the Roma in Europe, the book describes the Roma Holocaust, the persecution of the Roma in Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era, and their settlement in Canada both as recent refugees and as immigrants in the early 20th century. Excerpts from interviews with Canadian Roma are integrated throughout giving readers insights into the lives of Romani people in Canada, anti-Roma racism, life in Europe, life as a refugee claimant, and local community building.
Romani Women in Canada: Spectrum of the Blue Water.
2017. Toronto: Inanna Publications.
Co-edited with Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, Spectrum is a collection of the work of twenty Romani women, women of mixed Romani heritage, and non-Romani allies: Melaena Allen-Trottier, Sarah Barbieux, Julianna Beaudoin, Monica Bodirsky, Elizabeth Lisa Ann Csanyi, Gina Csanyi-Robah, Jen Danch, Tímea Ágnes Daróczi, Arielle Dylan, Ildi Gulyas, Gyongyi Hamori, Lynn Hutchinson Lee, Delilah Lee, Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Julia Lovell, Viktoria Mohacsi, Hedina Tahirović-Sijerčić, Bluma Teram, Saskia Tomkins, and Chad Evans Wyatt. Divided into three sections—life writing, creative work, research essays—authors write about identity, childhood, immigration, work, art, memory, love, spirituality, activism, advocacy, leadership, and other themes affecting the lives of Canadian Romani women. The first of its kind in North America and maybe anywhere, Spectrum features an array of writing styles reflecting the panoply of women’s voices made poignant for never having been heard together. Bridging the divide between cultural work and community work, the book embodies the spirit of alliance building among a diffuse group of Romani feminists and their allies. The cover features the beautiful work of visual artist and OCADU instructor, Monica Bodirsky.
Whiteness Fractured. 2013. Surrey, UK. Ashgate Publishing, now Routledge.
Exploring the intersections between whiteness, social class, ethnicity and psychosocial phenomena, Whiteness Fractured is framed by the question of how whiteness works and what it does. Starting with an explanation of the four ways in which whiteness works, it examines the outward and inward fractures of whiteness. Outward fractures reveal the intersections between whiteness and social class and ethnicity. Inward fractures engage the psychic life of whiteness and explores questions of emotionality, the “epistemology of ignorance,” and psychoanalytic themes in racism. Investigating various approaches in critical whiteness studies, the book concludes with a model for action.
Editor. 2008. Canadian Perspectives in the Sociology of Education. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Contributors: Joyce Barakett, André Brassard, Michael Corbett, Scott Davies, Kari Dehli, George J. Sefa Dei, Jo-Anne Dillabough, Don Dippo, Marcela Duran, Jane Gaskell, Jen Gilbert, Jennifer R. Kelly, Harvey Krahn, Ernest Krieger, Wolfgang Lehmann, Claude Lessard, Claire Polster, Alice Pitt, Rebecca Raby, Goli Rezai-Rashti, Jessica Ringrose, Judith P. Robertson, Verna St. Denis, Alison Taylor, Charles Ungerleider, Ann Vibert, Gerald Walton, Lorin G. Yochim, David Zarifa
edited with Valerie Zawilski. 2004. Inequality in Canada: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Editor. 2002. Working through Whiteness: International Perspectives. SUNY series: Interruptions: Border Testimonies and Critical Discourse/s, Henry A. Giroux, ed. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Contributors: David Bedford, Alastair Bonnett, Helen Harper, Andrew Jakubowicz, Stephanie Kellington, Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Marika Lindholm, Renisa Mawani, Anoop Nayak, Jennifer A. Reich, Jessica Ringrose, Michael Alan Sacks, Livy Visano, W. Thom Workman
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