Get inside, make a cup of tea, and put on those big fluffy socks—because there is no better time to read than over the holidays. 12 Days of Reading gives you an opportunity to enjoy a curated selection of some of the world’s best research. Best of all, every one of these articles is free-to-read until the New Year, so make sure your friends and family learn about these great articles too!
And just to help you out even more (we’re really feeling generous this year), we’ve put together a handy guide to figure out what articles might interest you most:
- If food will be the only thing on your mind for the next three weeks, make sure to save some room for a few subversive maple sugar candies and a look at why there are benefits and limitations to foodbanks in Toronto.
- Are you looking for a great gift but only now realizing that most don’t come with an academic paper to help see it from another perspective? Well, we’ve got you covered! Check out our articles on the politicization of craft sites like Etsy and the existentialist hip hop of Kendrick Lamar.
- If you already have all your Netflix shows lined up to stream for two weeks straight, you may want to find out why streaming might be ruining the way you view television.
- Do you just want to read some of the most popular new scholarship we’ve published? Dive into papers on Bill C-16 and the freedom of expression and an exploration of the black feminism in A Raisin in the Sun.
If you still can’t figure out what to read, just check out the full list of articles below. Every one of them is a perfect conversation starter at family dinners (Disclaimer: we shall not be held responsible for holiday disputes). We hope you enjoy this list as much as we do!
- Joy in Labour: The Politicization of Craft from the Arts and Crafts Movement to Etsy (CRAS 44.2, 2014)
- The Relationship between Food Banks and Household Food Insecurity among Low-Income Toronto Families (CPP 38.4, 2012)
- If God Got Us: Kendrick Lamar, Paul Tillich, and the Advent of Existentialist Hip Hop (TJT 33.1, 2017)
- Gender identity, gender pronouns, and freedom of expression: Bill C-16 and the traction of specious legal claims (UTLJ 68.1, 2018)
- Taking “Culture” out of Multiculturalism (CJWL 26.1, 2014)
- Ten Years of Mi’gmaq Language Revitalization Work: A Non-Indigenous Applied Linguist Reflects on Building Research Relationships (CMLR 73.4, 2017)
- Holiday at the Banff School of Fine Arts: The Cinematic Production of Culture, Nature, and Nation in the Canadian Rockies, 1945-1952 (JCS 39.1, 2004)
- Signifyin(g) When Vexed: Black Feminist Revision, Anger, and A Raisin in the Sun (MD 60.2, 2017)
- Time Wasting and the Contemporary Television-Viewing Experience (UTQ 86.4, 2017)
- Family Matters: The Work and Skills of Family/Friend Carers in Long-Term Residential Care (JCS 50.2, 2016)
- Fasts, Thanksgivings, and Senses of Community in Nineteenth-Century Canada and the British Empire (CHR 98.4, 2017)
- Oh-oh Canada: Sweet Treats for Unsettling Futures (CTR 174, 2018)
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