It’s the time of year again! The moment when we, once again, reveal the Wilson Book Prize and Viv Nelles Essay Prize finalists. Our thanks to the publishers and authors who have made the task of arriving at a short-list so difficult! Wilson Book Prize The Wilson Book Prize is awarded to the book that, … Continue reading 2022 Wilson Prize Finalists!
The Gendered Logic of Covid-19: Patterns in India and Beyond Dr. Bhattacharya is a world-renowned authority on Social Reproduction Theory (SRT), which explores everyday life under capitalism. Rather than an approach focused narrowly on waged workers and production, SRT looks more broadly at all the ways in which the social relations necessary for our capitalist … Continue reading The Wilson Institute is proud to announce the virtual visit to McMaster of Dr. Tithi Bhattacharya
Generously supported by the Future of Canada project, the “Sydemic Series” is about Canada, Covid-19 and our post-pandemic future. The name is borrowed from a comment by Dr. Richard Horton of the Lancet, who suggested that the “pandemic” might be better thought of as a “syndemic,” because in it so many different crises and problems … Continue reading Syndemic Series
Unique Indigenous and settler cultures have been shaped in intimate relation with particular coastal environments and ecologies. The multi-racial and international social arrangements of urban waterfronts and rural resource ports have engendered distinctive political configurations. Dramatic weather and climate patterns have shaped coastlines and human fortunes alike, just as humans have reshaped coasts through industry, … Continue reading Coming up: The Coastal Communities Workshop, 19-20 November 2021
The Wilson Book Prize—awarded to the book published in 2021 that best place places Canadian history in its transnational and/or global context—is now open. Publishers and authors can send books to the Institute, using this address: 38 Oak Avenue, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 4Y9 (a temporary address during the pandemic). The deadline for submission of books … Continue reading The Wilson Book Prize competition for 2021 is now open!
Constant Struggle is now in print! The Wilson Institute is very proud to announce the publication of Constant Struggle: Histories of Canadian Democratization, edited by Wilson Fellows Jullien Mauduit and Jennifer Tunnicliffe, as the ninth volume in its “Rethinking Canada in the World” series. This 503-page volume encompasses a wide diversity of topics and perspectives, … Continue reading Constant Struggle is now in print!
Once again, as a result of the pandemic, we will not be able to officially reveal the Wilson Book Prize and the Viv Nelles Essay Prize winners at a local watering hole during the CHA. Nevertheless, the show, as they say, must go on and it is our pleasure today to reveal the winners of … Continue reading 2020 Wilson Prize Winners!
The pandemic of 2020-21 can be analysed as an unpredictable natural event, akin to a hurricane or an earthquake, an accident of global dimensions for which humanity was unprepared. Yet, as Dr. Richard Horton of The Lancet suggests, a more appropriate term might be “syndemic,” combining three elements: “the virus, the chronic conditions that make people more … Continue reading What is Syndemic?
Nancy Janovicek, University of Calgary Feminists argue that COVID economic recovery plans may “turn back the clock” on the gains that women have made in the workplace by ten or twenty years. Dubbing the pandemic downturn the “she-cession,” feminist economists are critical of the focus on infrastructure-based economic recovery plans because they ignore workplaces dominated … Continue reading “Women Losers in a False Economy”: Feminist Resistance to Neoliberalism in Alberta
Doug Nesbitt The only good thing in the NinetiesAre the things that used to beBefore Mulroney’s LoonieFree trade and the GST A 59-year-old Stompin Tom Connors dropped these bars in October 1995 with Long Gone To The Yukon, an album that climbed to #5 on the Canadian country charts. Uncharacteristically political for Connors, “How Do … Continue reading Will you Break the Law Somehow?: Civil Disobedience and Ontario’s Common Sense Revolution