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Theories, Methods, Pedagogies, and Praxes
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While mobilizing the metaphor of ‘burning’, we remain ambiguous of the racial-geographical signifier of ‘Asian’. On one hand, ‘Asia’ as an idea emerged as a part of the colonial cartography of the world, divided subsequently into sub areas such as East Asia, South, Central and Western Asia. People from said geographies are treated as homogenous groups locatable by an index of skin colour, facial feature, culture, and language (Sakai, 2019). In this sense, the racialization of ‘Asia’ suggests the continuation of the racial-colonial-capitalist project of which Canada is an integral part. On the other, ‘Asia’ itself is diverse and heterogenous, fraught with internal tensions between ethnic groups and nation-states. It is perhaps only when ‘Asia-ness’ becomes a minoritarian experience that such diversity can potentially unify under the identity ‘Asian’. Even so, the uniformity is full of political, ethnic, gender, and economic divides. Therefore, we deploy Asian Canadian experiences not as a fixed referent by time and space, but as an ongoing engagement with the settler state and other racialized groups. In other words, we treat Asian Canadian as a process of encounter rather than a given ‘identity’ we are born into. ‘Asian Canadian’ might be at best a way of describing how people who either identify as Asians or come from Asian countries experience settler Canada’s state power, regulation, and governmentality, within a global capitalist system of exploitation and oppression. Depending on one’s immigration status, age, gender, sexuality, ability, and class, those perceived as ‘Asian’ might have completely different sets of experiences, identifications and affective relationships to settler Canada and their ‘places of origins’. Simultaneously, these differentiated social structures also mean that people identifying themselves as ‘Asians’ become complicit in the exploitation, marginalization and oppressions of other groups, as well as, simultaneously implicated in global racial capitalism, colonialism, anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, homo and transphobia, sexism and ableism. ‘Asian Canadian experiences,’ therefore, are best understood as relational, contradictory and becoming. This collection is concerned with moments and places of tensions, confrontations, relations, and solidarity. We offer no roadmap for liberation but stories of insurgent encounters as people who identify or become ‘Asian’ migrate, navigate, and implicate uneven global systems to make new dreams, histories and intimacies.
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Criminalization: Politics and Policies provides a thorough analysis of the relationship between politics, policies, and criminalization. Through diverse perspectives and scholarly essays, it explores the multifaceted issues in criminal justice, law, and governance. The book scrutinizes the impact of law, society, politics, and penal populism on criminalization across legal systems, advocating for a reassessment of criminal law's scope. It delves into the prevalence of resorting to criminalization for social issues, urging for a critical review. Additionally, it examines the normative foundations of criminalization, addressing 'over'-criminalization and exploring its empirical and normative aspects. The anthology also considers the roles of prosecutorial and judicial discretion, as well as State preventive powers, in over-criminalization. Whether a scholar, policymaker, or citizen, readers gain insights into the expansion of criminal laws and their consequences, making it a valuable resource for understanding the dynamics of law, politics, and power in criminal justice.

Contributors are Naveed Ahmad, Chirag Balyan, Shruti Bedi, Subhangi Jain, Charles Khamala, Sébastien Lafrance, Sidharth Luthra, David McCallum, Garima Pal, Daria Ponomareva, Alok Prasanna, Yogesh Pratap Singh, and Ekkehard Strauss.
The debate on “sustainable development”, ecosocialism, agroecology and the production of healthy food is increasing in Europe and in the world.
This book depicts peasants' struggles for the resistance to the advance of destructive production. It also socializes the results of research, which shows us the pressage of alternative forms of labour, which are based upon agroecology, in cooperation and corporativism besides the emergence of agroecology schools of one of the main social movements of the present time: the Landless Movement.
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This volume grew out of a symposium held at the University of Alberta in March 2021 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of official multiculturalism in Canada. Scholars gathered online during the Covid-19 pandemic to take stock and reflect on the extent and ways multiculturalism legislation and evolving policy has impacted education. Scholars used varied and contrasting approaches to educational theory to think about multiculturalism and its impacts, including terror management theory, the riddle scale, art theory and pentimenti, transitional justice, intraminority and interminority relations, the null curriculum, and ideas of cultural humility, hope, and cultural comfort, among others.
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Arts-Based Research and the Practice of Freedom in Education advocates for the inclusion of arts-based research in doctoral education programs and, indeed, in educational programs at all levels. The doing of art to investigate ideas, situations, and experiences embraces bell hooks’ concept of education as the practice of freedom, a practice in which everyone can learn and every voice counts.

Through the use of photography, collage, painting, sculpture, textile arts and dance, 10 current and former doctoral students who had enrolled in an arts-based research course show and write about how arts-based methods enriched their educational experiences, celebrated their wholeness by dissolving the barriers between their scholar-artist-teacher-activist selves, and affirmed the inner-artist even in those who doubted they had one. Furthermore, their work establishes that arts-based research can reveal dimensions of experience that elude traditional research methods.

Contributors are: Michael Alston, Kelly Bare, Shawn F. Brown, Nicholas Catino, Christopher Colón, Abby C. Emerson, Gene Fellner, Francie Johnson, Rendón Ochoa, Mariatere Tapias and Natalie Willens.
Sparking Transformation in Education
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In the Critical Storytelling series, this latest book elevates the voices of a myriad of authors, using empathetic storytelling to spark transformation in education. Stories connect us through the meaning we make, intricately woven in a diverse tapestry of shared experiences held together with the delicate thread of our humanity. Uncovering implicit biases and choices inherent in the two themes of belonging and identity, and caring and relationships, the editors offer concrete strategies for classroom teachers, professors, educational leaders, and policy makers to use storytelling to complement awareness and discourse with calls to action.

Contributors are: Noor Ali, Eisa Al-Shamma, Carol Battle, Anne René Elsbree, Ana M. Hernández, Mark Hevert, Edward D. Kim, Viviane King-Adas, Amanda Moody Maestranzi, Lily Mittnight, Jaclyn Murawska, Sean Nank, Jackie Palmquist, Michael Palmquist, MJ Palmquist, Rania Saeb, Karen Toralba, Suzanne M. Van Steenbergen and Sarah Catherine Vaughan.
Championing Diversity in Scholarship on Growing Older with Chronic Illness
Statistical data suggest that many people with chronic health conditions pass away at much younger ages than their peers. Yet large quantitative datasets that address aging with chronic illness often do not capture the diversity of people with chronic diseases and their experiences of growing older. The assumptions built into many core data resources on aging often erase the journeys of people occupying marginalized social locations. Likewise, these same assumptions can result in omission of people who survive for long amounts of time while managing conditions with relatively short median life expectancies.

These barriers to understanding diverse experiences of aging with chronic illness are endemic but not unique to quantitative research. Qualitative data collection can indeed offer richer insight into both of these intersecting sets of aging experiences. However, even more in-depth approaches to inquiry with smaller groups of people require asking questions that explicitly explore and affirm the diversity of identities and health statuses held by older adults. A more constructive and impactful approach to capturing meaningful data on diverse experiences of aging with chronic disease is thus to focus on affirming study architecture, rather than viewing one particular set of methods as a panacea for exclusion.

With this new edited volume, the editors support the broader goal of expanding knowledge on diverse trajectories of aging with chronic health conditions. Contributed chapters range from critical reviews to methods primers to empirical investigations. The authors focus synergistically on amplifying the attributes and experiences of diverse social populations and on highlighting journeys of longevity with chronic disease.

Contributors are: Nicholas B. DiCarlo, Angela Hunt, Ian M. Johnson, Nat Jones, Kristen D. Krause, Nik M. Lampe, Ginny Natale, Audria LB, Kirsten Ostergren Clark, Manacy Pai, Michele Wise Wright and Terry Gene Wright.