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Conflict Is Not Abuse

Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between … 304 View

Good Places to Live

Povery and Public Housing in Canada

Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed, ostensibly for these … 156 View

Persistent Poverty

Voices From the Margins

It’s a very short trip from the limousine seat to the curb. Jim Mann never missed a payroll for the dozen men who worked for his flourishing landscaping business he built from the ground … ; ; 184 View

Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

Independent experts analyze often-controversial schemes from Nunavut to Montreal to Toronto’s failed Sidewalk Labs waterfront scheme

"Smart cities" use surveillance, big data processing and interactive technologies to reshape urban life. Transit riders can see the bus coming on a map on their phones. Cities can … ; 200 View

Staying Alive While Living The Life

Adversity, Strength, and Resilience in the Lives of Homeless Youth

In Staying Alive While Living the Life, Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck unpack the realities of living on the streets from the perspective of homeless youth. While much is written about … ; 212 View
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From: Persistent Poverty

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The Introduction describes the process by which the the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) gathered the material for this book through a 2010 social audit process that engaged … ; ; 5 $0.50 Add
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A Reparative Manifesto

From: Conflict Is Not Abuse

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A brief introduction about events in recent history and nature of Abuse. The author talks about Normative Conflict and Resistance, and how reasonable stances of difference can be misrepresented … 22 $0.44 Add
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Acknowledgements

From: Staying Alive While Living The Life

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Good Places to Live

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Introduction

Smart Cities in Canada

From: Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

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The introduction provides a general definition of what constitutes a “Smart City” as well as exploring what prompted the authors of this title to write about smart cities in Canada. ; 14 $1.40 Add
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“As Sharp As You Could Cut Them”

From: Persistent Poverty

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Introduction

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Smart Cities as a Civic Leaders’ Survivor Game

The Lure of Innovation in a Competitive World

From: Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

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Chapter 1 explores what leads municipal governments to persue smart city projects, whether they are seen as a quick and easy fix to deeper underlying infrastructure and urban planning issues, and … 15 $1.50 Add
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The New Urban Poverty and Public Housing

From: Good Places to Live

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“It’s Prime Land, and Why Would They Leave That to Poor People?”

Vancouver's Little Mountain Housing

From: Good Places to Live

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Abandoning the Personal

The State and the Production of Abuse

From: Conflict Is Not Abuse

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The state, learning from the work of anti-violence advocate Catherine Hodes to understand the difference between Conflict and Abuse in relationship to social service providers. 29 $0.58 Add