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Undressed Toronto

From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850–1935

Dale Barbour (Author)

Undressed Toronto challenges assumptions about class, the urban environment, and the presentation of the naked body in five Toronto environments.

Dammed

The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory

Brittany Luby (Author)

Dammed explores Canada’s hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River.

Compelled to Act

Histories of Women's Activism in Western Canada 

Sarah Carter (Editor), Nanci Langford (Editor)

Compelled to Act showcases fresh historical perspectives on the diversity of women’s contributions to social and political change in prairie Canada in the 20th century, including but looking beyond the era of suffrage activism.

Detroit's Hidden Channels

The Power of French-Indigenous Families in the Eighteenth Century

Karen L. Marrero (Author)

A study of the integral role of early French and Indigenous kinship networks in Detroit’s development as a site of singular political and economic importance in the continental interior.

In Good Relation

History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms

Sarah Nickel (Editor), Amanda Fehr (Editor)

Over the past thirty years, a strong canon of Indigenous feminist literature has addressed how Indigenous women are uniquely and dually affected by colonialism and patriarchy. Organized around the notion of “generations,” this collection brings into conversation new voices of Indigenous feminist theory, knowledge, and experience.

Ubuntu Relational Love

Decolonizing Black Masculinities

Devi Dee Mucina (Author)

Drawing on anti-racist, African feminist, and Ubuntu theories and critically influenced by Indigenous masculinities scholarship in Canada, Ubuntu Relational Love is a powerful and engaging book.

Implicating the System

Judicial Discourses in the Sentencing of Indigenous Women

Elspeth Kaiser-Derrick (Author)

Indigenous women continue to be overrepresented in Canadian prisons. Implicating the System demonstrates how their overincarceration and often extensive experiences of victimization are interconnected with and through ongoing processes of colonization.

Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth

Gender, Shamanism, and the Third Sex

Bernard Saladin d'Anglure (Author), Peter Frost (Translator), Claude Lévi-Strauss (Foreword)

As explained through first-person accounts and traditional legends, myths, and folk tales, the presence of transgender individuals informs Inuit relationships to one another and to the world at large, transcending the dualities of male and female, human and animal, human and spirit.

No Man's Land

The Life and Art of Mary Riter Hamilton, 1868-1954

Kathryn A. Young (Author), Sarah M. McKinnon (Author)

The life story of artist Mary Riter Hamilton (1868-1954) is one of tragedy and adventure, from homestead beginnings, to genteel drawing rooms in Winnipeg, Victoria and Vancouver, to Berlin and Parisian art schools, to Vimy and Ypres, and finally to illness and poverty. No Man’s Land is the first biographical study of Hamilton.

Imperial Plots

Women, Land, and the Spadework of British Colonialism on the Canadian Prairies

Sarah Carter (Author)

Imperial Plots depicts the female farmers and ranchers of the prairies, from the Indigenous women agriculturalists of the Plains to the array of women who resolved to work on the land in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Thrashing Seasons

Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling

C. Nathan Hatton (Author)

Thrashing Seasons illuminates wrestling as a complex and socially significant cultural activity, one that has been virtually unexamined by Canadian historians looking at the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

A Two-Spirit Journey

The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder

Ma-Nee Chacaby (Author), Mary Louisa Plummer (With)

A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby’s extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. Chacaby’s story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism.

Indigenous Men and Masculinities

Legacies, Identities, Regeneration

Robert Alexander Innes (Editor), Kim Anderson (Editor), Warren Cariou (Interviewee) + others

What do we know of masculinities in non-patriarchal societies? Indigenous peoples of the Americas and beyond come from traditions of gender equity, complementarity, and the sacred feminine, concepts that were unimaginable and shocking to Euro-western peoples at contact.

Edge of the Woods

Iroquoia: 1534-1701

Jon Parmenter (Author)

A re-examination of the relationship between mobility and Iroquois power in the pre-contact era.

Mary Jane Logan McCallum (Author)

A modern history of Indigenous labour in the Canadian workforce.

Masculindians

Conversations about Indigenous Manhood

Sam McKegney (Editor), Joseph Boyden (Interviewee), Tomson Highway (Interviewee) + others

Inspiring interviews with leading writers and activists on the past, present, and future of Indigenous masculinity.

Rewriting the Break Event

Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature

Robert Zacharias (Author)

Drawing on recent work in diaspora studies, Rewriting the Break Event offers a historicization of Mennonite literary studies in Canada, followed by close readings of five novels that rewrite the Mennonite break event through specific strains of emphasis, including a religious narrative, ethnic narrative, trauma narrative, and meta-narrative.

Finding a Way to the Heart

Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women's History in Canada

Jarvis Brownlie (Editor), Valerie J. Korinek (Editor)

Finding a Way to the Heart examines race, gender, identity, and colonization from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and illustrates Sylvia Van Kirk’s extensive influence on a generation of feminist scholarship.

University of Manitoba Press is grateful for the support it receives for its publishing program from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund; the Canada Council for the Arts; the Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage, and Tourism; the Manitoba Arts Council; and the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Programme.