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    Reframed Self-Reg for a Just Society Stuart Shanker Canada
    9781487506315 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Self-Management Publication Date:March 23, 2020
    $34.95 CAD 6.4 x 9.25 x 1.05 in | 660 gr | 360 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      For Stuart Shanker, the possibility of a truly just and free society begins with how we see and nurture our children.

      Shanker is renowned for using cutting-edge neuroscience to help children feel happy and think clearly by better regulating themselves. In his new book, Reframed, Shanker explores self-regulation in wider, social terms. Whereas his two previous books, Calm, Alert, and Learning and Self-Reg, were written for educators and parents, Reframed, the final book in the trilogy, unpacks the unique science and conceptual practices that are the very lifeblood of Self-Reg, making it an accessible read for new Self-Reggers.

      Reframed is grounded in the three basic principles of Shanker Self-Reg®:

      - There is no such thing as a bad, lazy, or stupid kid.

      - All people can learn to self-regulate in ways that promote rather than constrict growth.

      - There is no such thing as a "fixed outcome": trajectories can always be changed, at any point in the lifespan, if only we have the right knowledge and tools.

      Only a society that embraces these principles and strives to practice them, argues Shanker, can become a truly just society. The paradigm revolution presented in Reframed not only helps us understand the harrowing time we are living through, but inspires a profound sense of hope for the future. Shanker shows us how to build a compassionate society, one mind at a time.

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      Stuart Shanker is a distinguished research professor emeritus of philosophy and psychology at York University, and founder of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. He is a world leading authority and bestselling author on the topic of self-regulation and child development, and the former president of the Council of Early Child Development.
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    Breathe, Baby, Breathe! Neonatal Intensive Care, Prematurity, and Complicated Pregnancies Annie Janvier Canada, Phyllis Aronoff Canada, Howard Scott Canada
    9781487523060 Paperback MEDICAL / Pediatric Emergencies Publication Date:January 04, 2020
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.2 in | 560 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      Every year in the United States, 12 per cent of all births are preterm births, 5 per cent of all babies need help to breathe at birth, and 3 per cent of neonates are born with at least one severe malformation. Many of these babies are hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. Annie Janvier and her husband, Keith Barrington, are both pediatricians who specialize in the care of these sick babies and are internationally known for their research in this area. In 2005, when their daughter Violette was born extremely prematurely, four months before her due date, they faced the situation "from the other side" as parents. Despite knowing the scientific facts, they knew nothing about the experience itself. "Knowing how a respirator works did not help me be the mother of a baby on a respirator," writes Annie. She did not know how to navigate the guilt, the uncertainty, the fears, the predictions of providers, and the responses of friends and family. In a society obsessed with goals, performance, efficiency, and high percentages, she discovered that the daily lack of control that new parents of sick babies face changes their lives. And that, for physician parents, it also changes the way they practice medicine.

      Most of the articles and books written about premature babies and neonatal intensive care units examine the technological and medical aspects of neonatology. Breathe, Baby, Breathe!, however, is written in the voice of a parent-doctor and tells the story of Violette and her parents, alongside the stories of other fragile babies and their families with different journeys and different outcomes. With the story of Violette at the core of the book, the interwoven stories and empirical articles provide essential insights into the medical world of premature birth. This original and clever blend of narrative and evidence provides a new, experiential view of the way forward during a parental crisis.

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      Annie Janvier is a professor of Paediatrics and Clinical Ethics at the University of Montreal, and a Neonatologist, clinical ethicist and researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine.


      Phyllis Aronoff and Howard Scott won the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for their translation of Descent into Night by Edem Awumey.


      Howard Scott and Phyllis Aronoff won the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for their translation of Descent into Night by Edem Awumey.
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    The Conflict over the Conflict The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate Kenneth S. Stern, Nadine Strossen
    9781487507367 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies Publication Date:May 13, 2020
    $29.95 CAD 6.4 x 9.25 x 1 in | 580 gr | 296 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y New Jewish Press
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      The Conflict over the Conflict chronicles one of the most divisive and toxic issues on today’s college and university campuses: Israel/Palestine.

      Some pro-Palestinian students call supporters of Israel's right to exist racist, and disrupt their events. Some pro-Israel students label pro-Palestinian students terrorists, and the Jews among them traitors. Lawsuits are filed. Legislation is proposed. Faculty members are blacklisted and receive death threats. Academic freedom is compromised and the entire academic enterprise is threatened. How did we get here and what can be done?

      In this passionate book, Kenneth S. Stern examines attempts from each side to censor the other at a time when some say students, rather than being challenged to wrestle with difficult issues and ideas, are being quarantined from them. He uniquely frames the examination: our ability to think rationally is inhibited when our identity is fiercely connected to an issue of perceived social justice or injustice, and our proclivity to see in-groups and out-groups – us versus them – is obvious. According to Stern, the campus is the best place to mine this conflict and our intense views about it to help future generations do what they are supposed to do: think. The Conflict over the Conflict shows how this is possible.

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      Kenneth S. Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and an attorney and award-winning author. For twenty-five years he was the American Jewish Committee’s expert on antisemitism, and he was also the lead drafter of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism.” He has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and testified before Congress, and he is a frequent guest on television and radio. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Forward.


      Nadine Strossen is a professor at New York Law School, past President of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a leading expert on constitutional law and civil liberties. Her acclaimed 2018 book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship was selected by Washington University as its 2019 “Common Read.”
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      "In a smart, personal, and engaging book, Kenneth S. Stern, director of Bard College’s Bard Center for the Study of Hate, takes us on a tour of today’s American campus Israel/Palestine debates in the context of a full-throated argument for free speech."


      "The Conflict over the Conflict is a calm, controversial analysis of 'the tendency of people who define themselves as part of a group to depersonalize others.' Stern pulls no punches. His work is thoughtful and provocative."


      "The Conflict over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate, by Kenneth S. Stern, may be the most comprehensive assessment of the (at least) 20-year battle on North American campuses between pro-Israel and anti-Israel forces."


      "A useful reminder that faculty would do well to model the respect for and effort to understand conflicting points of view that we often encourage in our students."


      "Ken Stern deftly navigates challenging waters on this deeply contentious topic, one where even a topic as simple as adherence to the truth over lies is debatable."


      "Anyone interested in the history of the BDS controversy would benefit from reading Stern’s book. There is no better road map to the twists and turns of the debate in recent years, in a book that is in equal parts a history and a memoir."


      "College students, parents, anyone concerned about the Israel/Palestine campus debate, and anyone wondering about the IHRA definition of antisemitism owe it to themselves to read The Conflict over the Conflict."

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    The A-Z of Intermarriage Denise Handlarski Canada
    9781487506780 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology Publication Date:February 10, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.7 in | 400 gr | 248 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y New Jewish Press
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      Most Jewish communities continue to cite intermarriage as the most serious threat to Jewish continuity. Contrary to this view, The A–Z of Intermarriage reveals that intermarriage is a force for good in the lives of Jewish families and communities.

      Written by Rabbi Denise Handlarski, an intermarried rabbi, The A–Z of Intermarriage is part story, part strategy, and all heart. Fun to read and full of helpful and practical tips and tools for couples and families, this book is the perfect “how-to” manual for living a happy and balanced intermarried life.

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      Rabbi Denise Handlarski is an intermarried rabbi ordained through the Secular Humanistic Jewish movement, serving the online community SecularSynagogue.com and the Toronto community Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism.
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      "If you are intermarried, have a family member or friend who is, or are interested in how intermarriage affects Jewish communities, this book has something to offer to you. The author’s optimism, good humour, and belief in each person’s capacity to find fulfillment will charm any reader willing to approach its important subject with an open mind."

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    Series: ethnoGRAPHIC
    Gringo Love Stories of Sex Tourism in Brazil Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan Canada, Debora Santos, William Flynn
    9781487594527 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology Publication Date:July 25, 2020
    $26.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.5 in | 340 gr | 200 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
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      In the city of Natal in northeastern Brazil, several local women negotiate the terms of their intimate relationships with foreign tourists, or gringos, in a situation often referred to as "sex tourism." These women have different experiences, but they share a similar desire to "escape" the social conditions of their lives in Brazil.

      Based on original ethnographic research and presented in graphic form, Gringo Love explores the hopes, dreams, and realities of these women against a backdrop of deep social inequality and increasing state surveillance leading up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. It touches on important contemporary issues, including sexual economics, transnational mobility, romantic imaginaries, gender representation, race and inequality, and visual methods.

      The graphic story is accompanied by analysis and contextual discussion, which encourage readers to engage with the narrative and expand their understanding of the broader social issues therein.

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      Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.


      Débora Santos is a freelance illustrator based in Brazil.


      William Flynn is an instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.
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    Intimate Integration A History of the Sixties Scoop and the Colonization of Indigenous Kinship Allyson Stevenson Canada
    9781487520458 Paperback HISTORY / Canada Publication Date:December 04, 2020
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.1 in | 520 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      Privileging Indigenous voices and experiences, Intimate Integration documents the rise and fall of North American transracial adoption projects, including the Adopt Indian and Métis Project and the Indian Adoption Project. Allyson D. Stevenson argues that the integration of adopted Indian and Métis children mirrored the new direction in post-war Indian policy and welfare services. She illustrates how the removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities took on increasing political and social urgency, contributing to what we now call the "Sixties Scoop."

      Making profound contributions to the history of settler colonialism in Canada, Intimate Integration sheds light on the complex reasons behind persistent social inequalities in child welfare.

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      Allyson D. Stevenson is an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina.
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    Winning and Keeping Power in Canadian Politics Jason Roy Canada, Christopher Alcantara Canada
    9781487525019 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / World Publication Date:August 07, 2020
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.7 in | 380 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      Do negative campaigns win elections? Do voters abandon candidates accused of scandalous behaviour? Do government apologies affect prospects for re-election? While many people assume the answer to each of these questions is yes, there is limited empirical evidence to support these assumptions. In this book, Jason Roy and Christopher Alcantara use a series of experiments to test these and other commonly held beliefs.

      Each chapter draws upon contemporary events and literature to frame the issues and strategies. The findings suggest that not all of the assumptions that people have about the best strategies for winning and keeping political power hold up to empirical scrutiny. In fact, some work in ways that many readers may find surprising.

      Original and innovative in its use of experimental methods, Winning and Keeping Power in Canadian Politics is a persuasive analysis of some of our most prominent and long-standing political myths. It will be a "go to" resource for journalists, strategists, scholars, and general readers alike.

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      Jason Roy is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.


      Christopher Alcantara is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Western University.
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    9781487525040 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work Publication Date:March 26, 2020
    $39.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.7 in | 430 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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      High-profile legal cases involving individuals with mental health challenges often address complex issues that confront previous decisions of the courts, influence or change existing social policies, and ultimately have a profound impact on the daily practice of mental health professionals and the lives of their patients. Providing in-depth context into milestone cases in forensic mental health, this book addresses issues such as the confidentiality of mental health records, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, the right of individuals to refuse mental health treatment, and the duty of mental health practitioners to warn and protect individuals who may be at risk of harm at the hands of a patient. The authors explore the social and political context in which these cases occurred, incorporating court decisions, contemporaneous media articles, and legal reviews in the analysis.

      Graham Glancy and Cheryl Regehr, who are experts in the field of forensic psychiatry, draw upon their own practice, in addition to scholarly literature, to describe the impact of the decisions rendered by the courts in the area of mental health and offer practical guidelines for professionals working at the interface of law and mental health.

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      Graham Glancy is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.


      Cheryl Regehr is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
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    Shift A New Mindset for Sustainable Execution M. Kathryn Brohman Canada, Eileen Brown Canada, Jim McSheffrey Canada
    9781487503789 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning Publication Date:October 18, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 6.3 x 9.25 x 0.5 in | 420 gr | 184 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Rotman-UTP Publishing
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      Organizations all too often create impressive strategies but fail at implementing them. Based on research with over 750 organizations, Shift conceptualizes execution with energy management in mind to offer discrete capabilities that will help leaders "shift" into more sustainable and dynamic execution practices. With the importance of orchestrating balance between stability and flexibility at the core, Shift is written in four parts - identifying execution barriers, filling gaps, removing distractions, and differentiating execution leaders that are capable of driving improvement.

      Most novel is the introduction of a performance indicator, called the Cost of Execution (COx), that quantifies execution capabilities and challenges. Shift includes real case studies and describes a comprehensive approach that will help organizations satisfy the business demands of today and adapt to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.

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      M. Kathryn Brohman is an associate professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Management Information Systems at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.


      Eileen Brown is an accomplished executive with a proven track record for transformative execution in operations, supply chain, acquisitions, and IT with companies such as IBM, Celestica and BlackBerry.


      Jim McSheffrey spent his career at 3M and held senior executive roles, including President and General Manager of 3M Canada, and Managing Director of both 3M UK and 3M China.
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    Creating Gender-Inclusive Organizations Lessons from Research and Practice Ellen Ernst Kossek, Kyung Hee Lee
    9781487503734 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership Publication Date:April 09, 2020
    $32.95 CAD 6.1 x 9.1 x 1 in | 480 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:22 Canadian Rights: Y Rotman-UTP Publishing
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      With fresh insights on diversity, inclusion, and female leadership, this book will guide managers and organizations as they bridge the gap between research and practice, and better position women in work spaces. Creating Gender-Inclusive Organizations addresses how to improve the climate for gender inclusion; leverage the benefits of gender diverse teams; advance and retain women in STEM; support women in entrepreneurial and high growth firms; and implement D & I initiatives. This book is a must-read for practitioners and human resource and diversity leaders, as well as scholars and students focused on improving the effectiveness of gender diversity and inclusion initiatives within organizations.

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      Ellen Ernst Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.


      Kyung-Hee Lee is a research associate and project manager at the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue University.
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