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A Matter of Taste

A Farmers' Market Devotee's Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table

How did farmer’s markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with "good food"? And are these practices … 137 View

Any Other Way

How Toronto Got Queer

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how … ; ; ; 369 View

Curry

Eating, Reading, and Race

Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn’t properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By … 120 View

Hard to Do

The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up

From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, Hard to Do breaks down the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution. Whatever the underlying motives – love, money, or mere masochism … 146 View

No Place To Go

How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we’re allowed to "go" in public. Adults don’t talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one … 209 View

The Seed

Infertility Is a Feminist Issue

Notes on desire, reproduction, and grief, and how feminism doesn’t support women struggling to have children. In pop culture as much as in policy advocacy, the feminist movement has … 145 View
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Foreword

From: Any Other Way

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In the foreword, Kristyn Wong-Tam recounds her arrival in Toronto from Hong Kong and describes the diversity of the city’s queer community, which is often overshadowed by the predominantly … 2 $0.20 Add
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Game of Thrones

From: No Place To Go

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This first chapter makes the case for public washrooms through personal and anecdotal stories of the paradox they present: everyone needs them and thinks about them often, and yet they are … 12 $1.20 Add
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Introduction

From: Hard to Do

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Western culture upholds the nuclear family as its foundation. Yet, in recent years women have gained more freedom to leave relationships they previously were unable to. Korducki states that she … 17 $1.70 Add
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Introduction

From: The Seed

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In this chapter, Kimball discusses her struggle with infertility and  existing narratives of infertile women. There is a discussion on the divide between male and female infertility and what … 10 $1.00 Add
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Introduction

From: Curry

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This chapter begins by discussing Ruthnum’s homeland of Mauritius while diving into the concept of curry as a cultural signifier for South Asian identities. This introduction is framed … 7 $0.70 Add
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Introduction, Consider the Dunkaroo

From: A Matter of Taste

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In this chapter, Tucker begins with a discussion on the association of moral good and bad in relation to food habits. This leads into what constitutes good or bad food, and stresses four … 5 $0.50 Add
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‘A New Way of Lovin": Queer Toronto Gets Schooled by Jackie Shane

From: Any Other Way

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Social historian Steven Maynard recounts how Jackie Shane, a trans R&B musician who performed in Toronto throughout the 1960s, sparked discussion throughout Toronto. Any discussion of queer … 8 $0.80 Add
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Eating

From: Curry

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This chapter focuses on South Asian culture through eating, cookbooks, and nostalgia. There is an exploration of South Asian food writing and its intersection with colonialism, international … 36 $3.60 Add