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  • Announcing Some of Our Major Award Winners

    Congress 2019 is now nearing the finishing line, and we are proud to announce that our authors are taking home some important book awards. So with that in mind, we thought we would pull together a list of some our major award recipients during Congress, and over the past few months. Scroll down to see some of the recipients, as we send out a big congratulations to our authors for their achievements.


    Canadian Historical Association

    Winner of the CHA 2019 Clio Prairies Book Award

    Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985 by Valerie J. Korinek

    Prairie Fairies draws upon a wealth of oral, archival, and cultural histories to recover the experiences of queer urban and rural people in the prairies. Focusing on five major urban centres, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary, Prairie Fairies explores the regional experiences and activism of queer men and women by looking at the community centres, newsletters, magazines, and organizations that they created from 1930 to 1985.

    Also a winner of the 2019 Jennifer Welsh Scholarly Writing Award on behalf of the Saskatchewan Book Awards.


     Winner of the CHA 2019 Clio Ontario Book Award

    One Job Town: Work, Belonging, and Betrayal in Northern Ontario by Steven High

    There’s a pervasive sense of betrayal in areas scarred by mine, mill, and factory closures. Steven High’s One Job Town delves into the long history of deindustrialization in the paper-making town of Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, located on Canada’s resource periphery. One Job Town approaches deindustrialization as a long term, economic, political, and cultural process, which did not begin and simply end with the closure of the local mill in 2002.

    Also a winner of the 2018 OHS Fred Landon Award.


    Winner of the CHA 2019 Best Political History Book Prize Award

    Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985 by Michael Dawson

    Selling Out or Buying In? is the first work to illuminate the process by which consumers’ access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada in the second half of the twentieth century. Michael Dawson’s engagingly written and detailed exploration of the debates amongst everyday citizens and politicians regarding the pros and cons of expanding shopping opportunities challenges the assumption of inevitability surrounding Canada’s emergence as a consumer society.


    Canadian Sociological Association

    Winner of the CSA 2019 John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award

    Regulating Professions: The Emergence of Professional Self-Regulation in Four Canadian Provinces by Tracey L. Adams

    In Regulating Professions, Tracey L. Adams explores the emergence of self-regulating professions in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia from Confederation to 1940. Adams’s in-depth research reveals the backstory of those occupations deemed worthy to regulate, such as medicine, law, dentistry, and land surveying, and how they were regulated.


    Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies

    Winner of the CAWLS 2019 Book Prize

    Working towards Equity: Disability Rights Activism and Employment in Late Twentieth-Century Canada by Dustin Galer

    In Working towards Equity, Dustin Galer argues that paid work significantly shaped the experience of disability during the late twentieth century. Using a critical analysis of disability in archival records, personal collections, government publications, and a series of interviews, Galer demonstrates how demands for greater access among disabled people for paid employment stimulated the development of a new discourse of disability in Canada.


    Canadian Political Science Association

    Loleen Berdahl, Winner of the 2019 CPSA Prize for Teaching Excellence

    Work Your Career: Get What You Want from Your Social Sciences or Humanities PhD, by Loleen Berdahl and Jonathan Malloy

    Work Your Career shows PhD students how to use the unique opportunities of doctoral programs to build successful career outcomes. The authors encourage students to consider both academic and non-academic career options from the outset, and to prepare for both concurrently. The book presents a systematic mentoring program full of practical advice for social sciences and humanities PhD students in Canada.


    Other Recent Award Winners

    Winner of the 2019 JW Dafoe Book Prize

    Power, Politics, and Principles: Mackenzie King and Labour, 1935-1948 by Taylor Hollander

    Set against the backdrop of the U.S. experience, Power, Politics, and Principles uses a transnational perspective to understand the passage and long-term implications of a pivotal labour law in Canada. Utilizing a wide array of primary materials and secondary sources, Hollander gets to the root of the policy-making process, revealing how the making of P.C. 1003 in 1944, a wartime order that forced employers to the collective bargaining table, involved real people with conflicting personalities and competing agendas.


    Winner of the 2019 Pierre Savard Award for Outstanding Scholarly Monograph in French or English on a Canadian Topic

    A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada by Benjamin Authers

    In A Culture of Rights, Benjamin Authers reads novels by authors including Joy Kogawa, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Jeanette Armstrong alongside legal texts and key constitutional rights cases, arguing for the need for a more complex, interdisciplinary understanding of the sources of rights in Canada and elsewhere. He suggests that, at present, even when rights are violated, popular insistence on Canada’s rights-driven society remains.


    Winner of the 2018 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize awarded on behalf of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

    Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy by Arielle Saiber

    Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy. Arielle Saiber explores the relationship between number, shape, and the written word in the works of four exceptional thinkers: Leon Battista Alberti’s treatise on cryptography, Luca Pacioli’s ideal proportions for designing Roman capital letters, Niccolò Tartaglia’s poem embedding his solution to solving cubic equations, and Giambattista Della Porta’s curious study on the elements of geometric curves.


    Winner of the 2018 American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Prize

    Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800-1905 by Serhiy Bilenky

    In Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands, Serhiy Bilenky examines issues of space, urban planning, socio-spatial form, and the perceptions of change in imperial Kyiv. Combining cultural and social history with urban studies, Bilenky unearths a wide range of unpublished archival materials and argues that the changes experienced by the city prior to the revolution of 1917 were no less dramatic and traumatic than those of the Communist and post-Communist era.


    Winner of the 2018 American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Prize for Translation

    My Final Territory: Selected Essays by Yuri Andrukhovych, edited by Michael M. Naydan, and translated by Mark Andryczyk and Michael M. Naydan

    My Final Territory is a collection of Andrukhovych’s philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays, which demonstrate his enormous talent as an essayist to the English-speaking world. This volume broadens Andrukhovych’s international audience and will create a dialogue with Anglophone readers throughout the world in a number of fields including philosophy, history, journalism, political science, sociology, and anthropology.


    Winner of the 2018 Research Society for American Periodicals Book Prize

    American Little Magazines of the Fin de Siecle: Art, Protest, and Cultural Transformation by Kirsten MacLeod

    In American Little Magazines of the Fin de Siecle, Kirsten MacLeod examines the rise of a new print media form – the little magazine – and its relationship to the transformation of American cultural life at the turn of the twentieth century. MacLeod’s study challenges conventional understandings of the little magazine as a genre and emphasizes the power of “little” media in a mass-market context.

  • UTP Goes to Congress: Enter Our Twitter Contest!

    Our team is on its way to the beautiful University of British Columbia for Congress! Heading to BC? Plan to drop by the UTP display to meet with editors, grab some swag, and enter our contests – and, of course, add a book or two to your reading list.

    First up: we’ll be kicking off the week with a Twitter contest. It’s easy: during Congress, follow us @utpress and send out a tweet using the hashtag #UTPGoesToCongress. You’ll be entered to win a prize pack of our top titles in higher ed. Hanging out at Congress and aren’t on Twitter? Stop by the UTP booth and sign up for our newsletter for another chance to win. Never miss an update and you may have some great reads heading your way...

    Learn more about our higher ed prize pack:

    Work Your Career: Get What You Want from Your Social Sciences or Humanities PhD

    How do you choose between a non-academic and an academic career? Prepare for both from your first day on campus! Authors Jonathan Malloy and Loleen Berdahl show how your PhD can take you down any number of paths. Filled with practical, no-nonsense advice tailored to you, you'll want this handy guide beside you every step of the way.


    The Craft of University Teaching

    How does university instruction look when it’s approached as a craft? In an era of bureaucratic oversight, diminishing budgets, and technological distraction, Peter Lindsay seeks to reclaim teaching as the rewarding endeavor it is.

     


    The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

    A must-read for anyone in academia concerned about the frantic pace of contemporary university life. Focusing on individual faculty members and their own professional practice, Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber present both an analysis of the culture of speed in the academy and ways of alleviating stress while improving teaching, research, and collegiality.


    Course Correction: A Map for the Distracted University

    The university’s business, Paul Gooch writes, is to generate and critique knowledge claims, and to transmit and certify the acquisition of knowledge. Course Correction engages in deliberation about what the twenty-first-century university needs to do in order to re-find its focus as a protected place for unfettered commitment to knowledge, not just as a space for creating employment or economic prosperity.


    Kickstarting Your Academic Career: Skills to Succeed in the Social Sciences

    An essential primer on the common scholastic demands that social sciences students face upon entering college or university. Based on the challenges that instructors most often find students need help with, Robert Ostergard Jr. and Stacy Fisher offer practical advice and tips on topics such as how to communicate with instructors, take notes, read a textbook, research and write papers, and write successful exams.

     


    Contest Rules and Regulations – University of Toronto Press
    Open to residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec)

    1. CONTEST PERIOD: The 2019 University of Toronto Press Twitter contest commences at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 1, 2019, and will end at June 8, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). All times are Eastern Times.

    2. RULES: By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Contest rules and regulations (the “Official Rules”). The decisions of the independent contest organization with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final. These rules are posted at http://blog.utorontopress.com/2019/05/30/utp-congress-twitter-contest

    3. ELIGIBILITY: To enter the win the Contest and be eligible to win a Prize (see rule 6), a person (“Entrant”) must, at the time of entry, be a legal resident of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who has reached the age of majority in his/her province or territory of residence. The following individuals and members of such person’s immediate family (including mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partner or spouse regardless of where they live) or persons with whom they are domiciled (whether related to the person or not) are not eligible to enter the Contest: employees, officers, directors, shareholders, owners, general and limited partners, agents, representatives, successors.

    4. HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest period, follow @utpress on Twitter, and tweet using the hashtag #UTPGoesToCongress that pertains to the Contest. Limit one (1) entry per person per day during the contest Period regardless of method of entry. Any person who is found to have entered in a fashion not sanctioned by these Official Rules will be disqualified.

    5. PRIZE: The winner will receive one (1) print copy of each of the following: Course Correction, The Slow Professor, Work Your Career, Kickstarting Your Academic Career, and The Craft of University Teaching.

    6. DRAW:

    i. The random draw will include all eligible entries, and will take place on June 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the University of Toronto Press offices, located at 800 Bay St. Mezzanine, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3A9.

    ii. The winner will be contacted via social media, and will be included in the announcement on Twitter. If a selected Entrant cannot be reached via social media within 7 days of the draw, then he/she will be disqualified and another Entrant will be randomly selected until such time as contact is made via social media with a selected Entrant that satisfies the foregoing requirements or there are no more eligible entries, whichever comes first. University of Toronto Press will not be responsible for failed attempts to contact a selected Entrant.

    7. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By entering the Contest, Entrants (i) confirm compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of University of Toronto Press, made in its sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Entrants who have not complied with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification.

    8. CONSENT TO USE PERSONAL INFORMATION: University of Toronto Press respects your right to privacy. The information you provided will only be used for the purpose of administering this Contest and prize fulfillment. For more information regarding University of Toronto Press’s privacy statement, please visit https://utorontopress.com/ca/privacy-policy.

  • UTP Goes to Congress 2019

    With summer fast approaching, that can only mean one thing here at UTP. Yes, we're packing our bags and heading to Congress 2019 in gorgeous Vancouver, BC. We will be mounting our largest ever display of books in Vancouver, and we'll be teaming up with our Journals and Distribution divisions to showcase an even wider range of publications.

    Whether you are attending your association’s conference or are a member of the Vancouver community, we would love to see you. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop your social network, or maybe add some fabulous UTP books to your home or office library. You can find us at the Congress Expo, located in the Congress Hub. You can also follow us on Twitter throughout the conference for regular updates.

    In this blog post, we've listed a number of key events throughout the week of Congress that you should mark in your calendars. We hope to see you in Vancouver!


    Key Events at Congress

    Sunday, June 2, 2019: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (AMS Nest - NEST 2301 Expo Event Space)

    Book Launch: Amplify

    Join us for the book launch of Amplify, where author Norah Bowman will discuss this latest addition in graphic storytelling.

    In this highly original text – a collaboration between a college professor, a playwright, and an artist – graphic storytelling offers a unique way for readers to understand and engage with feminism and resistance in a more emotionally resonant way.


    Sunday, June 2, 2019: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Laserre 102)

    CAS Book Celebration

    Come and learn about the books that have been published in 2018-19 and meet their authors. Some copies will be available for purchase and/or author signing. Natalie Kononenko will be in attendance to launch her new book Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song, and Erica L. Fraser will be there to celebrate her book Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union.


    Monday, June 3, 2019: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Ideas Lounge and Patio)

    Reception of the Canadian Committee on Women’s History

    Featuring Reading Canadian Women’s and Gender Historyedited by Nancy Janovicek and Carmen Nielson.

    Inspired by the question of "what’s next?" in the field of Canadian women’s and gender history, this broadly historiographical volume represents a conversation among established and emerging scholars who share a commitment to understanding the past from intersectional feminist perspectives.


    Monday, June 3, 2019: 6:00 PM - 8:25 PM (Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 2E2)

    Marvellous Grounds: Queering Urban Justice

    A discussion with the editors of the Marvellous Grounds Collective on queering urban justice and challenging racialized state formations and geographies.

    Speakers:
    • Ghaida Moussa, PHD Student York University, PhD Student York University
    • Jin Haritaworn, Professor, York University, Professor, York University
    • Syrus Marcus Ware, PhD Student York University

    Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Book Launch for A Violent History of Benevolence

    Following on from the Queer Caucus meeting at noon, The Canadian Association for Social Work Education will be hosting the launch for A Violent History of Benevolence by Chris Chapman and A.J. Withers.

    The book traces how normative histories of liberalism, progress, and social work enact and obscure systemic violences.


    Tuesday, June 4, 2019: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Dorothy Somerset Studio - Room 101)

    Coffee Break and Book Launch: Insecurity

    The Canadian Association for Theatre Research will be hosting a book launch for Dr. Jenn Stephenson's new book Insecurity: Perils and Products of Theatres of the Real.

    "This book offers a compelling and timely investigation of the ‘real’, ably and amply illustrated by a diversity of case studies. A must-read addition to scholarship on Canadian theatre and performance."

    Susan Bennett, Department of English, University of Calgary


    Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Buchanan Tower 1197)

    Book Launch for Violence, Order, and Unrest

    The Canadian Historical Association will be hosting a book launch for Violence, Order, and Unrest edited by Elizabeth Mancke, Jerry Bannister, Denis McKim, and Scott W. See.

    This edited collection offers a broad reinterpretation of the origins of Canada. Drawing on cutting-edge research in a number of fields, Violence, Order, and Unrest explores the development of British North America from the mid-eighteenth century through the aftermath of Confederation.


    Wednesday, June 5, 2019: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (AMS Nest - NEST 2301 Expo Event Space)

    Peter Lindsay on The Craft of University Teaching

    What does university teaching – as a craft – look like? What changes does a craft perspective suggest for higher education? These questions will be addressed in both a general sense – What does the act of teaching become when treated as a craft? What changes to a professor’s educational philosophy does it require? – and with respect to the practical, everyday tasks of university professors, such as the use and misuse of technology, the handling of academic dishonesty, the assignment of course reading, and the instilling of enthusiasm for learning. Join author Peter Lindsay as he addresses these questions, outlined in his book, The Craft of University Teaching.


    Thursday, June 6, 2019: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (AMS Nest - NEST 2306)

    Work Your Career: How to Strategically Position Yourself for Career Success

    How can prospective and recent PhD students best position themselves for rewarding careers? Do you have to choose between preparing for an academic or non-academic career path? Drawing on research and their personal career histories in the nonprofit, government and academic sectors, the speakers will outline tools to: identify current career competencies and networks; create an action plan to increase competitiveness for both academic and non-academic careers simultaneously; and articulate competencies to potential employers. Current and recent PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate supervisors and chairs in the social sciences and humanities should plan to attend.

    Speakers:
    • Loleen Berdahl, Professor and Head, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
    • Jonathan Malloy, Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

    Thursday, June 6, 2019: 6:00 Pm - 8:00 PM (Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre - IRSHDC Main Room)

    Genocide, Residential Schools, and the Challenge of [Re]Conciliation: Dialogue and Panel Discussion

    Join in a panel discussion and dialogue with Professor David MacDonald (Guelph University) and Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia). as they discuss MacDonald’s new book, The Sleeping Giant Awakes: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools and the Challenge of Conciliation.

    Speakers:
    • David MacDonald, Guelph University
    • Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, UBC

  • The Journal of Education Human Resources Joins the University of Toronto Press Journals

    University of Toronto Press is pleased to announce that the Journal of Education Human Resources (JEHR), formerly known as the Journal of School Public Relations (JSPR), has joined UTP’s Journals publishing program.

    The Journal of Education Human Resources is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies, and field-based commentary on human resource issues in the education sector. Practitioners, policymakers, consultants, researchers, and faculty have relied on JSPR for cutting-edge ideas and current knowledge since 1975. As a “user-inspired” research-practice journal, published articles are a blend of empirical, scholarly, and field-based reflection addressing contemporary human resource and finance issues in education, spanning across the P-20 continuum.

    “For decades,” says Henry Tran (Editor of JEHR), “education has been plagued with talent management and staffing issues that have resulted in frequent public criticism and constant calls for reform. Most recently, declining interest in the education profession and massive educator strikes over pay and working condition issues across the United States and beyond have intensified the necessity to respond to these escalating problems.”

    Starting in 2020, what was formerly known as JSPR will evolve into the Journal of Education Human Resources to serve as a platform that will leverage the capacity of the collective academic and professional practitioner community to help solve some of the most pressing human resource problems in education.

    “H. Richard Milner at Vanderbilt University recently asked, ‘As teachers are working to meet the needs of their students, who is taking care of them?’ That is a great question,” says Tran. “Other important questions to ask are: How do we take care of them and the other important personnel that work in schools? That is, how do we support the people who support our students to succeed?

    “Published by The University of Toronto Press, the Journal of Education Human Resources will serve as a venue for us to think deeply about these issues and an outlet for robust discussions. As a result, this will advance our knowledge and practice in the field.”

    “We are delighted to welcome the Journal of Education Human Resources to the UTP Journals collection,” says Antonia Pop (Director, University of Toronto Press Journals). “JEHR is a vital resource in the field of human resource studies and will make a significant contribution to UTP’s long-standing tradition of scholarly publishing excellence. We look forward to working closely with JEHR authors and sharing this crucial research with current and future readers.”

    By September 2019, back issues of JEHR will be available online at https://www.utpjournals.press/jehr.

    To sign up to receive important news relating to the Journal of Education Human Resources visit http://bit.ly/JEHRnews

    For more information, please contact:

    Vesna Micic
    Sales and Marketing Manager, Journals
    Journals Division
    University of Toronto Press
    vmicic@utpress.utoronto.ca

    About University of Toronto Press

    Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada’s leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America. A leader in its field, the Journals Division publishes a wide selection of scholarly journals and is dedicated to innovation in publishing and ensuring the scholarly journals in its program thrive. The Journals team works hand-in-hand with editors and associations to assist publications in achieving their goals, resulting in major strides forward in areas such as online peer review systems and advance online publishing. www.utpjournals.press.

  • The Journal of Comparative Family Studies joins the University of Toronto Press Journals

    JCFS joins UTP Journals

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    University of Toronto Press is pleased to announce that the Journal of Comparative Family Studies has joined UTP’s Journals publishing program.

    The Journal of Comparative Family Studies (JCFS) was established in 1970 to publish high quality articles based on research in comparative and cross-cultural family studies. The journal promotes a better understanding of both intra- and inter-ethnic family interaction that is essential for all multicultural societies. It draws articles from social science researchers around the world and contains valuable material for Sociologists, Anthropologists, Family Counselors and Social Psychologists. JCFS publishes peer-reviewed articles, research notes, and book reviews four times per year.

    “The Journal of Comparative Family Studies continues the vision of founder Dr. George Kurian in providing high quality, comparative and cross cultural family research. We are excited to partner with the University of Toronto Press, a world class Canadian publisher, in order to expand and grow the availability and impact of JCFS. We look forward to being better able to serve our current and future subscribers with this new partnership.” – Todd Martin, Ph.D., CFLE, Managing Editor, JCFS

    “We are delighted to welcome Journal of Comparative Family Studies to the UTP Journals collection. JCFS is a vital resource in the field of family studies and will make a significant contribution to UTP’s long-standing tradition of scholarly publishing excellence. We look forward to working closely with JCFS authors and sharing this crucial research with current and future readers.” – Antonia Pop, Director, University of Toronto Press Journals.

    Early in 2019, the Journal of Comparative Family Studies’s complete archive of articles will be available online at https://www.utpjournals.press/jcfs.

    To sign up to receive important news relating to the Journal of Comparative Family Studies visit http://bit.ly/JCFSnews

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Vesna Micic
    Sales and Marketing Manager, Journals
    vmicic@utpress.utoronto.ca

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