Book Reviews - Available

At Alternate Routes, accepted reviews are posted on an ongoing basis. Typically, completed reviews are expected within an 8-10 week period. Before requesting a book to review, you should be familiar with Alternate Routes’ formatting requirements and standards available under Guidelines.

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Reviewers should have a Ph.D., or at least be advanced graduate students already writing their doctoral dissertations. They must have sufficient expertise in the field of the book they propose to review. We also welcome reviews from practitioners and community-based researchers. The list of available books for review is updated monthly.

Books Available

Albo, G., & Evans, B. M. (Eds.). (2019). Divided Province: Ontario Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism. McGill-Queen's University Press.

Balibar, É., Brandes, S., Brown, W., et al., (2019). Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture. Fordham University Press.

Barnetson, B. (2018). Canada’s Labour Market Training System. UBC Press.

Bocking, P. (2020). Public Education, Neoliberalism, and Teachers: New York, Mexico City, Toronto. UBC Press.

Brock, D. (2020). Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times. UBC Press.

Brown, W. (2019). In the ruins of neoliberalism: the rise of antidemocratic politics in the west. Columbia University Press.

Brown, W. (2019). In the ruins of neoliberalism: the rise of antidemocratic politics in the West. Columbia University Press.

Callison, W., & Z. Manfredi (Eds.), (2019). Mutant Neoliberalism: Market Rule and Political Rupture. Fordham University Press.

Cannon, M.J. (2019). Men, Masculinity and the Indian Act. UBC Press.

Capurri, V. (2019). Not Good Enough for Canada: Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902-2002. University of Toronto Press.

Christophers, B. (2018). The New Enclosure: The Appropriation of Public Land in Neoliberal Britain. Verso.

Cooper, M. (2017). Family values: Between neoliberalism and the new social conservatism. MIT Press.

Crosby A. & J. Monaghan. (2018). Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State. Fernwood Publishing.

Diaz-Cayeros, A. et al., (2016) The Political Logic of Poverty Relief. Cambridge University Press.

Duxbury, L. & C. Higgins. (2017). Something’s Got to Give: Balancing Work, Childcare and Eldercare. University of Toronto Press.

Dursin, E.A. et al. (2018). Right Light Labour: Sex Work, Regulation, Agency, and Resistance. UBC Press.

Evans, B. & S. McBride (Eds). (2017). Austerity: The Lived Experience. University of Toronto Press.

Evans, B & C. Fanelli. (2018). The Public Sector in an Age of Austerity: Perspectives from Canada’s Provinces and Territories. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Evans, B., C. Fanelli and T. McDowell, eds. (2021). Rising Up: The Fight for Living Wage Work. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Foster, K. (2016). Productivity and Prosperity. A Historical Sociology of Productivist Thought. University of Toronto Press.

Fleming, P. (2015). The Mythology of Work. How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself. Pluto Press.

Fraser, H. & K. Seymour. (2018). Understanding Violence and Abuse: An Anti-Oppressive Practice Perspective. Fernwood Publishing.

Fraser, N. (2019). The old is dying and the new cannot be born: From progressive neoliberalism to Trump and beyond. Verso Books.


Fraser, N., & Jaeggi, R. (2018). Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory. John Wiley & Sons.


Granzow, K. (2020). Invested Indifference: How Violence Persists in Colonial Society. UBC Press.

Harvey, D. (2017). Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason. Profile Books.

Harvey, D. (2017). The Ways of the World. Oxford University Press.

Harvey, D. (2020). The anti-capitalist chronicles. London: Pluto.

High, S. (2018). One Job Town: Work, Belonging, and Betrayal in Northern Ontario. University of Toronto Press.

Jaffe, S. (2020). Whose Class is it Anyways: The “White Working Class” and the Myth of Trump. Cornell University Press.

Khalaf, A. et al eds., (2015). Transit States. Labour, Migration & Citizenship in the Gulf. Pluto Press.

Kochi, T. (2019) Global Justice and Social Conflict: The Foundations of Liberal Order and International Law. Routledge.


Kotso, A. (2018). Neoliberalism’s Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital. Stanford University Press.

Labaton, V. et al, eds., The Fire This Time. Young Activists and the New Feminism. Anchor Books.

Loreto, N. Take Back the Fight: Organizing Feminism for the Digital Age. Fernwood.

Lee, R. (2018). The Ethics and Politics of Breastfeeding: Power, Pleasure, Poetics. University of Toronto Press.

Liebert, H. (2016) Plutarch’s Politics. Between City and Empire. Cambridge University Press.

Lunny, A.M. (2017). Debating Hate Crime: Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada. UBC Press.

Malinen, K.A. (Ed.). (2018). Dis/Consent: Perspectives on Sexual Consent and Sexual Violence. Fernwood Publishing.

MacDonald, D. (2019). The Sleeping Giant Awakens: Genocide, Indian Residential Schools, and the Challenge of Conciliation. University of Toronto Press.

Maynard, R. (2017). Policing Black Lives. Fernwood Publishing.

McBride, S. (2017). Working? Employment Policy in Canada. Rock’s Mills Press.

Moyer, A. (2016) Naiji Marxisms. Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria. Pluto Press.

Mudge, S. L. (2018). Leftism reinvented: Western parties from socialism to neoliberalism. Harvard University Press.

Ness, I. (2016) Southern Insurgency. The Coming of the Global Working Class. Pluto Press.

Noonan, J. (2019). The Troubles with Democracy. Roman and Littlefield International.

Palmater, P. (2015). Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens. Fernwood Publishing.

Plehwe, D., Q. Slobodian & P. Mirowski, P. (2020). Nine Lives of Neoliberalism. Verso.

Pickard, V. (2019). Democracy Without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Society. Oxford University Press.

Procyk, S., W. Lewchuk, and J. Shields. (2017). Precarious Employment: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies. Fernwood Publishing.

Ress, J. (2016). The Leveller Revolution. Verso

Rodriguez, C.O. (2018). Decolonizing Academia: Poverty, Oppression, and Pain. Fernwood Publishing.

Seymour, R. (2020). The Twittering Machine. Verso Books.

Solnit, R. (2018). Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism. Verso.

Stote, K. (2015). An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and the Sterilization of Aboriginal Women. Fernwood Publishing.

Sunkara, B. (2019). The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality. Hachette UK.

Tremblay, M. (2019). Queering Representation: LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada. UBC Press.

Winant, G. (2021). The Next Shift: The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America. Harvard University Press.

Woodcock, J. (2017). Working the Phones. Control and Resistance in Call Centres. Pluto Press.

Whiteside, H. (Ed.) (2020). Canadian Political Economy. University of Toronto Press.

Žižek, S. (2018). Like a Thief in Broad Daylight. Penguin.

Žižek, S. (2020). Pandemic! COVID-19 Shakes the World. OR Books.