Une journée dans la mort de l'Amérique

Une journée dans la mort de l'Amérique

Chaque jour, ce sont près de sept enfants ou adolescents qui meurent par balle aux États-Unis. Cette statistique glaçante ne peut rendre compte à elle seule des vies détruites par les armes à feu, Gary Younge a donc décidé de raconter le destin des jeunes gens tués au cours d’une journée choisie au hasard. Ils sont dix à être abattus le 23 novembre 2013, dix enfants et adolescents âgés de 9 à 19 ans : sept noirs, deux hispaniques, un blanc. Gary Younge consacre un chapitre à chacune de ces victimes tuées par balle, parfois par accident, parfois lors d’un règlement de comptes : Jaiden, Kenneth, Stanley, Pedro, Tyler, Edwin, Samuel, Tyshon, Gary et Gustin. En recoupant les entretiens qu’il a menés avec leurs proches, les rapports de la police, du « 911 » et des journalistes locaux, il reconstitue la vie et les dernières minutes de ces jeunes, victimes de leur condition sociale, de la négligence des adultes, des lobbys. Vibrante immersion dans ces dix courtes vies, Une journée dans la mort de l’Amérique est un ouvrage aussi précis qu’intense. Gary Younge déploie tout son savoir-faire narratif pour nous immerger dans les États-Unis d’aujourd’hui et nous inviter à réfléchir, sans tabou, à cette tragédie américaine.

Why We Need More Canadian Health Policy in the Media

Why We Need More Canadian Health Policy in the Media

Why We Need More Canadian Health Policy in the Media is a compilation of health policy commentaries published by EvidenceNetwork.ca experts in major newspapers in 2015. These articles highlight the most recent evidence on a wide range of health policy topics, including our aging population, healthcare costs and spending, mental health, pharmaceutical policy, the social determinants of health and distinctions between the Canadian and American healthcare system among other topics. This is the fourth volume in the annual series of eBooks produced by EvidenceNetwork.ca, the first being Canadian Health Policy in the News (2013), followed by Making Evidence Matter in Canadian Health Policy (2014) and Navigating the Evidence: Communicating Canadian Health Policy in the Media (2015). We acknowledge the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Research Manitoba, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, and their Institute of Population and Public Health, The Canadian Frailty Network, and the University of Manitoba’s Department of Community Health Sciences and Max Rady College of Medicine whose funding supports EvidenceNetwork.ca.

Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Culture

Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Culture

This volume draws contributors from around the globe who represent the full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies: historical, literary, cultural, art historical, philosophical, and comparative. The theme of the volume – Birth and Death – is one with particular resonance for nineteenth-century French studies, since the nineteenth century is commonly perceived as an age of new life and renovation. It is the epoch that witnessed an efflorescence of industrial and artistic progress, the birth of the individual and the birth of the novel, and the creation of an urban population in the major demographic shift from the rural provinces to Paris. At the same time, however, it is the century of Decadence and degeneration theory, marked by a prominent morbid aesthetic in the artistic sphere and a fascination with criminality, moral decay and the pathologization of racial and sexual minorities in the scientific discourses. It is also the century in which reflection on processes of artistic creation begins to problematize concepts of mimetic representation, the function of the author and the status of the text. In the context of the dialectical quality of nineteenth-century French culture, caught between an obsession with the new and innovative and a paranoid sense of its own encroaching decay, the twin themes of birth and death open onto a variety of issues – literary, social, historical, artistic – which are explored, interrogated and reassessed in the essays contained in this volume.

Vital Statistics

Vital Statistics


Accident Mortality, 1950-1964

Accident Mortality, 1950-1964

"Motivated by an increasing interest in accidents over the past few years, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics has undertaken the preparation of analytical reports on accident mortality. This, the first such report, is based on data collected through the death registration system under a cooperative arrangement with the provincial vital statistics officials"--Preface.

Janus

Janus

"Revue internationale de l'histoire des sciences, de la médecine, de la pharmacie et de la technique." (varies)

Statistical Yearbook

Statistical Yearbook