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The complex relationship between subsistence practices and formal markets should be a growing matter of concern for those uneasy with the stark contrast between commercial and local food systems especially since self- provisioning has never been limited to the margins. In fact subsistence occupies a central space in local and global economies and networks. Bringing together essays from diverse disciplines to reect on the meaning of subsistence in theory and in practice in historical and contemporary con- texts in Canada and beyond Subsistence under Capitalism is a collective study of the ways in which local food systems have been relegated to the shadows by the drive to establish and expand capitalist markets. Considering shing farming and other forms of subsistence provisioning the essays in this volume document the persistence of these practices despite capitalist government policies that actively seek to subsume them. Presenting viable alternatives to capitalist production and exchange the contributors explain the critical interplay between politics local provisioning and the ultimate survival of society. Illuminating new kinds of engagements with nature and community Sub- sistence under Capitalism looks behind the scenes of subsistence food provi- sioning to challenge the dominant economic paradigm of the modern world. James Murton is chair and associate professor of history at Nipissing University. Dean Bavington is associate professor of geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Carly Dokis is assistant professor of anthro- pology at Nipissing University. For four decades Robert Evans has been Canadas foremost health policy analyst and commentator playing a leadership role in the development of both health economics and population health at home and internationally. An Undisciplined Economist collects sixteen of Evanss most important contributions including two new articles. The topics addressed range widely from the peculiar structure of the health care industry to the social determinants of the health of entire populations to the misleading role that economists have sometimes played in health policy de- bates. Written with Evanss characteristic clarity candour and wit these essays unabashedly expose health policy myths and the special interests that lie be- hind them. He refutes claims that public health insurance is unsustainable that the health care costs of an aging population will bankrupt Canada that user charges will make the health care system more efcient and that health care is the most important determinant of a populations health. An Undisciplined Economist is a lucid introduction for those new to the elds of health economics health policy and population health and a tting tribute to an outstanding scholar. Robert G. Evans is professor emeritus of economics and a founding member of the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research at the University of British Columbia. Morris L. Barer is professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Greg L. Stoddart is professor emeritus of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University. Kimberlyn M. McGrail is associate professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Chris B. McLeod is assistant professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. 3 4 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S McGill-Queens Rural Wildland and Resource Studies June 2016 978-0-7735-4700-1 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4699-8 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 424pp Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2016 978-0-7735-4716-2 39.95A 39.95A 27.99 paper 978-0-7735-4715-5 125.00S 125.00S 87.00 cloth 6 x 9 520pp 10 tables 40 diagrams Ebook available Subsistence under Capitalism Historical and Contemporary Perspectives edited by james murton dean bavington and carly dokis An understanding of subsistence is crucial to comprehending and challenging the human relationship to nature under capitalism. H E A LT H S T U D I E S E C O N O M I C SE N V I R O N M E N TA L S T U D I E S P O L I T I C A L E C O N O M Y An Undisciplined Economist Robert G. Evans on Health Economics Health Care Policy and Population Health edited by morris l. barer greg l. stoddart kimberlyn m. mcgrail and chris b. mcleod Incisive analysis of health policy issues in Canada by a pioneering health economist.