Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Political Activist Ethnography: Studies in the Social Relations of Struggle

by ed. Agnieszka Doll, Laura Bisaillon, and Kevin Walby

AU Press

2024

As activists strategize, build resistance, and foster solidarity, they also call for better dialogue between researchers and movements and for research that can aid their causes. In this volume, contributors examine how research can produce knowledge for social transformation by using political activist ethnography, a unique social research strategy that uses political confrontation as a…

Ethics in Action: Personal Reflections of Canadian Psychologists

by ed. M. A. Suzie Bisson, Carole Sinclair, and Ivana Djuraskovic

University of Calgary Press

2024

Psychologists face ethical and cultural intricacies in their work on a daily basis. Psychology graduate training and continuing education programs often focus mainly on common ethical issues and mainstream psychological services and settings. Although this provides a wealth of valuable information, it is necessary to look beyond the usual and mainstream.…

On Othering: Processes and Politics of Unpeace

by ed. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines

AU Press

2024

In every sphere of life, division and intolerance have polarized communities and entire nations. The learned construction of the Other—an evil “enemy” against whom both physical and discursive violence is deemed acceptable—has fractured humanity, creating divisions that seemingly defy reconciliation. How do we restore the bonds of connection among human beings? How do we shift…

We Are Already Ghosts

by Kit Dobson

University of Calgary Press

2024

The Briscoe-MacDougall family retire to their lakeside cabin each summer. This annual vacation is at time to unwind and refresh, a time to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We are Already Ghosts joins the Briscoe-MacDougalls in the summer of 1996 and returns to them at five-year intervals. William, Clare, Helen, Michael,…

Journalism for the Public Good: The Michener Awards at Fifty

by Kim S. Kierans

University of Calgary Press

2024

Journalism makes a difference. In-depth investigation and reporting can break preconceptions, expose hidden truths, and have deep impacts on both public perception and public policy. Evidence-based journalism is essential in a world where information is free, and facts are disputed. The Michener Awards, named after Governor General Roland Michener, for half a century have recognized…

Limited Verse

by David Martin

University of Calgary Press

2024

At the close of the twenty-first century, a prison population awaits transport to a world where their memories will be Cleaned, and where they will be Harmonized into the language of New English, made up of only 850 words. One person, knowing of this inevitability, secretly translates poetry into this limited tongue, a gift to…

Protest and Partnership: Case Studies of Indigenous Peoples, Consultation and Engagement, and Resource Development in Canada

by ed. Jennifer Winter and Brendan Boyd

University of Calgary Press

2024

The development of equitable relationships and outcomes among Indigenous communities, resource development companies, and governments in Canada is slow and uneven. Protest and Partnership brings together expert contributors to ask what works—and what doesn’t—in these relationships. It explores what processes lead to greater involvement and control in decision-making by Indigenous Peoples and the establishment of…

Indigenous Legalities, Pipeline Viscosities: Colonial Extractivism and Wet’suwet’en Resistance

by Tyler McCreary

University of Alberta Press

2024

Indigenous Legalities, Pipeline Viscosities examines the relationship between the Wet’suwet’en and hydrocarbon pipeline development, showing how colonial governments and corporations seek to control Indigenous claims and how the Wet’suwet’en resist. Tyler McCreary explores pipeline regulatory review processes, reviews attempts to reconcile Indigeneity with development, and asks fundamental questions about territory and jurisdiction. In the process,…

Deviant

by Patrick Grace

University of Alberta Press

2024

Deviant traces a trajectory of queer self-discovery from childhood to adulthood, examining love, fear, grief, and the violence that men are capable of in intimate same-sex relationships. Richly engaged with the tangible and experiential, Patrick Grace’s confessional poetry captures profound, sharp emotions, tracking a journey impacted equally by beauty and by brutality. Coming-of-age identity struggles…

All Sky, Mirror Ocean: A Healing Manifesto

by Brad Necyk

University of Alberta Press

2024

All Sky, Mirror Ocean is for everyone looking to understand the complex issues around mental illness and healing. Combining autobiography, research-creation, poetry, and creative philosophy, Brad Necyk uses art and words to uncover and tell new stories about trauma and recovery. Necyk weaves his own histories with bipolar affective disorder and childhood medical trauma with…

Unsettling Colonialism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

by ed. Vicki Chartrand and Josephine Savarese

Athabasca University Press

2023

The development of the Canadian criminal justice system has been central to the dispossession of Indigenous populations and the safeguarding of colonial relations of power. Contributors to this volume examine historical expressions and ongoing reinforcement of settler colonialism with a view to illuminating how it manifests in contemporary police actions and criminal proceedings. Using an…

Wheeling in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Wheelchair Users

by Christine Sutherland

Brush Education

2023

Christine Sutherland, a pioneering massage therapy educator and one of the founders of the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, teaches wheelchair basics and a range of techniques for wheelchair massage. You’ll learn about common problems stemming from wheelchair use, basic massage strokes, steps for massaging someone sitting in a wheelchair, and massage routines for specific…

Last But Not Least: A Guide to Proofreading Text

by Leslie Vermeer

Brush Education

2023

Last But Not Least is a combination primer and workbook to teach you the specific skills you need to find grammar gremlins, typos, and other slips that mar your copy and compromise communication. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, an administrative assistant or a communications specialist, a novice in the field or a seasoned…

Remembering Our Relations: Dënesųłıné Oral Histories of Wood Buffalo National Park

by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Nation with Sabina Trimble and Peter Fortna

University of Calgary Press

2023

Wood Buffalo National Park is located in the heart of Dënesųłıné homelands, where Dené people have lived from time immemorial. Central to the creation, expansion, and management of this park, Canada’s largest at nearly 45,000 square kilometers, was the eviction of Dënesųłıné people from their home, the forced separation of Dené families, and restriction of…

The Ghost of You

by Margarita Saona

Laberinto Press

2023

In The Ghost of You, animals behave like humans, humans like animals or the elements, in a relentless phantasmagoria reminiscent of ancient mythology. Margarita Saona’s sparse, precise yet mysterious prose casts a spell on the reader, remaining in their memory in the same way someone’s presence haunts a place.…

The Cancer Plot: Terminal Immortality in Marvel’s Moral Universe

by Reginald Wiebe & Dorothy Woodman

University of Alberta Press

2023

The Cancer Plot engages literature in comic studies, the medical humanities, and graphic medicine to examine representations of cancer in Marvel comics. Cancer, the authors argue, functions as a device that destabilizes moral binaries and symbolizes that which cannot be overcome. Further, the authors draw from gender theory, disability studies, and cultural theory to demonstrate…

Numinous Seditions: Interiority and Climate Change

by Tim Lilburn

University of Alberta Press

2023

With Numinous Seditions, celebrated poet and essayist Tim Lilburn investigates aspects of an interiority appropriate to a time and world irrevocably altered by climate change. What inner dispositions might sustain and help us bear the new sorrows of the climate crisis? The book draws from elements of the West’s almost forgotten contemplative tradition in its…

Prehistoric Mammals

by Tamara Hartson

Blue Bike Books

2023

Super Explorers take you back in time to see many of the amazing mammals that lived from the time of the dinosaurs to the last ice age. We’ll meet mammals both small and large, as well as some of your own ancestors!…

Tiny Creatures

by Wendy Einstein

Blue Bike Books

2023

Some are tiny, some not so much, but all of the creatures in this book are the smallest of their kind.…