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Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments
edited by Brian M. Ronaghan, contributions by Elizabeth C. Robertson; Janet Blakey; James A. Burns; Gloria J. Fedirchuk; Duane G. Froese; Eugene M. Gryba; John W. Ives; Alwynne B. Beaudoin; Raymond J. Le Blanc; Thomas V. Lowell; Brian O. K. Reeves; Laura Roskowski; Murray Lobb; Nancy Saxberg; Jennifer C. Tischer; Stephen A. Wolfe; Robin J. Woywitka; Robert R. Young; Timothy G. Fisher; Grant M. Clarke; Luc Bouchet & Angela M. Younie
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Over the past two decades, the oil sands region of northeastern Alberta has been the site of unprecedented levels of development. Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin tells a fascinating story of how a catastrophic ice age flood left behind a unique landscape in the Lower Athabasca Basin, one that made deposits of bitumen available for surface mining. L …

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Learning in Virtual Worlds

Learning in Virtual Worlds

Research and Applications
edited by Sue Gregory; Mark J.W. Lee; Barney Dalgarno & Belinda Tynan
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Three-dimensional (3D) immersive virtual worlds have been touted as being capable of facilitating highly interactive, engaging, multimodal learning experiences. Much of the evidence gathered to support these claims has been anecdotal but the potential that these environments hold to solve traditional problems in online and technology-mediated educa …

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How Canadians Communicate VI

How Canadians Communicate VI

Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy
edited by Charlene Elliott
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Food nourishes the body, but our relationship with food extends far beyond our need for survival. Food choices not only express our personal tastes but also communicate a range of beliefs, values, affiliations and aspirations—sometimes to the exclusion of others. In the media sphere, the enormous amount of food-related advice provided by governme …

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How Canadians Communicate V

How Canadians Communicate V

Sports
edited by David Taras & Christopher Waddell
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Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage …

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The Digital Nexus

The Digital Nexus

Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement
edited by Raphael Foshay
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Over half a century ago, in The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), Marshall McLuhan noted that the overlap of traditional print and new electronic media like radio and television produced widespread upheaval in personal and public life:

 

Even without collision, such co-existence of technologies and awareness brings trauma and tension to every living person. O …

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Scaling Up

Scaling Up

The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability
edited by Mike Gismondi; Sean Connelly; Mary Beckie; Sean Markey & Mark Roseland
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When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such g …

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Leaving Iran

Leaving Iran

Between Migration and Exile
by Goldin Farideh
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In 1976, at the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran in search of her imagined America. She sought an escape from the suffocation she felt under the cultural rules of her country and the future her family had envisioned for her. While she settled uneasily into American life, the political unrest in Iran intensified and in February of 1979, …

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The Teacher and the Superintendent

The Teacher and the Superintendent

Native Schooling in the Alaskan Interior, 1904-1918
edited by Barbara Grigor-Taylor & George E. Boulter II
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From its inception in 1885, the Alaska School Service was charged with the assimilation of Alaskan Native children into mainstream American values and ways of life. Working in the missions and schools along the Yukon River were George E. Boulter and Alice Green, his future wife. Boulter, a Londoner originally drawn to the Klondike, had begun teach …

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Speaking Power to Truth

Speaking Power to Truth

Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual
edited by Michael Keren & Richard Hawkins
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Online discourse has created a new media environment for contributions to public life, one that challenges the social significance of the role of public intellectuals—intellectuals who, whether by choice or by circumstance, offer commentary on issues of the day. The value of such commentary is rooted in the assumption that, by virtue of their tra …

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Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

edited by Meenal Shrivastava; Lorna Stefanick, contributions by Ricardo Acuna; Bob Barnetson; Sara Dorow; Josh Evans; Jason Foster; Joy Fraser; Trevor Harrison; Paul Kellogg; Manijeh Mannani; Gabrielle Slowey; Peter (Jay) Smith & Karen Wall
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Prior to May 2015, the oil-rich jurisdiction of Alberta had, for over four decades, been a one-party state. During that time, the rule of the Progressive Conservatives essentially went unchallenged, with critiques of government policy falling on deaf ears and Alberta ranking behind other provinces in voter turnout. Given the province’s economic r …

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Familiar and Foreign

Familiar and Foreign

Identity in Iranian Film and Literature
edited by Manijeh Mannani & Veronica Thompson
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The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions do not reflect the complex evolution of Iranian identity that occurred in the years following the Constitutional Revolution (1906–11) and t …

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"My Own Portrait in Writing"

"My Own Portrait in Writing"

Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh
by Patrick Grant
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Art historians, biographers, and other researchers have long drawn on Van Gogh’s voluminous correspondence—more than eight hundred letters—for insights into both his personal struggles and his art. But the letters, while often admired for their literary quality, have rarely been approached as literature. In this volume, Patrick Grant sets out …

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Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti
by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné & Paul Jackson
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When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their …

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We Are Coming Home

We Are Coming Home

Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence
edited by Gerald T. Conaty, contributions by Robert R. Janes; Allan Pard; Jerry Potts; Frank Weasel Head; Herman Yellow Old Woman; Chris McHugh & John W. Ives
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tagged : museum studies, native american studies, indigenous peoples

In 1990, Gerald Conaty was hired as senior curator of ethnology at the Glenbow Museum, with the particular mandate of improving the museum’s relationship with Aboriginal communities. That same year, the Glenbow had taken its first tentative steps toward repatriation by returning sacred objects to First Nations’ peoples. These efforts drew harsh …

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Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country

Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country

Memories of a Mother and Son
by Elizabeth Bingham Young & E. Ryerson Young, edited by Jennifer S.H. Brown
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In May of 1868, Elizabeth Bingham Young and her new husband, Egerton Ryerson Young, began a long journey from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Methodist mission of Rossville. For the next eight years, Elizabeth supported her husband’s work at two mission houses, Norway House and then Berens River. Unprepared for the difficult conditions and the “eight …

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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver
by Todd McCallum
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In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver’s “hobo jungle.” The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and shared directly, without benefit of currency. The organization of life was immediate and consensual, conducted in the absence of capital …

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Legal Literacy

Legal Literacy

An Introduction to Legal Studies
by Archie Zariski
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To understand how the legal system works, students must consider the law in terms of its structures, processes, language, and modes of thought and argument—in short, they must become literate in the field. Legal Literacy fulfills this aim by providing a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precede …

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Teaching Crowds

Teaching Crowds

Learning and Social Media
by Jon Dron & Terry Anderson
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Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). Howeve …

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Online Distance Education

Online Distance Education

Towards a Research Agenda
edited by Olaf Zawacki-Richter & Terry Anderson
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Online Distance Education provides a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter an international expert or team of experts provides an overview of one relevant issue in online distance education, discussing theoretical insights that guide the research, summarizing ma …

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Transparent Lives

Transparent Lives

Surveillance in Canada
edited by Colin J. Bennett; Kevin D. Haggerty; David Lyon & Valerie Steeves
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tagged : constitutional, intelligence & espionage, political freedom, social policy

Although most Canadians are familiar with surveillance cameras and airport security, relatively few are aware of the extent to which the potential for surveillance is now embedded in virtually every aspect of our lives. We cannot walk down a city street, register for a class, pay with a credit card, hop on an airplane, or make a telephone call with …

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Film and the City

Film and the City

The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema
by George Melnyk
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Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films tend to support what film scholar Jim Leach calls “the nationalist-realist project,” a documentary style that emphasizes the exoticism and mythos of th …

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Vivre à nu

Vivre à nu

La surveillance au Canada
edited by Colin J. Bennett; Kevin D. Haggerty; David Lyon & Valerie Steeves
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Nombre de Canadiens savent que les organismes du gouvernement s’adonnent à de la surveillance de masse en utilisant les données téléphoniques et électroniques. Néanmoins, peu d’entre eux sont réellement conscients de l’influence réelle que cette surveillance a sur presque tous les aspects de leur vie quotidienne. Aujourd’hui, nous n …

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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A Critical Study
by Patrick Grant
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When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters—more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin, and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been a …

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Teaching in Blended Learning Environments

Teaching in Blended Learning Environments

Creating and Sustaining Communities of Inquiry
by Norman D. Vaughan; Martha Cleveland-Innes & D. Randy Garrison
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Teaching in Blended Leaning Environments provides a coherent framework in which to explore the transformative concept of blended learning. Blended learning can be defined as the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies. A direct result of the transformative innovation of virt …

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Teaching Health Professionals Online

Teaching Health Professionals Online

Frameworks and Strategies
by Sherri Melrose; Caroline Park & Beth Perry
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Teaching Health Professionals Online is a must-read for professionals in the health care field who strive to deliver excellence in their online classes. Intended for a wide range of professionals, including nurses, social workers, occupational and radiation therapists, chiropractors, dietitians, and dental hygienists, this compendium of teaching st …

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The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner

The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner

A Transformational Journey
by Judy Rashotte
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From the moment it was first proposed, the role of the nurse practitioner has been steeped in controversy. In the fields of both nursing and medicine, the idea that a nurse practitioner can, to some degree, serve as a replacement for the physician has sparked heated debates. Perhaps for that reason, despite the progress of the nurse practitioner mo …

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Development Derailed

Development Derailed

Calgary and the CPR , 1962–64
by Max Foran
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In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal to redevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary. In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefine its urban presence, the CPR proposed a multimillion dollar development project that included retail, office, and convention facilities, along with a m …

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Xwelíqwiya

Xwelíqwiya

The Life of a Stó:lo Matriarch
by Rena Point Bolton & Richard Daly
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Xwelíqwiya is the life story of Rena Point Bolton, a Stó:lo matriarch, artist, and craftswoman. Proceeding by way of conversational vignettes, the beginning chapters recount Point Bolton's early years on the banks of the Fraser River during the Depression. While at the time the Stó:lo, or Xwélmexw, as they call themselves today, kept secret the …

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Strategic Nonviolent Power

Strategic Nonviolent Power

The Science of Satyagraha
by Mark A. Mattaini
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History indicates that there are powerful routes to liberation from oppression that do not involve violence. Mohandas Gandhi called for a science of nonviolent action, one based on satyagraha, or the “insistence on truth.” As Gandhi understood, nonviolent resistance is not passive, nor is it weak; rather, such action is an exercise of power. De …

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Game-Day Gangsters

Game-Day Gangsters

Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football
by Curtis Fogel
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In the complicated interaction between sport and law, much is revealed about the perception and understanding of consent and tolerable deviance. When a football player steps onto the field, what deviations from the rules of the game are considered acceptable? And what risks has the player already accepted by voluntarily participating in the sport? …

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Mind, Body, World

Mind, Body, World

Foundations of Cognitive Science
by Michael R. W. Dawson
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Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field’s immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initi …

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The Lays of Marie de France

The Lays of Marie de France

translated by David R. Slavitt
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The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest known French woman poet, are here presented in sprightly English verse by poet and translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s series of lively but profound considerations of love, life, death, fidelity and betrayal, and luck and fate. …

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A Metaphoric Mind

A Metaphoric Mind

Selected Writings of Joseph Couture
edited by Ruth Couture & Virginia McGowan, by Joseph Couture
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Dr. Joseph Couture (1930–2007), known affectionately as "Dr. Joe," stood at the centre of some of the greatest political, social, and intellectual struggles of Aboriginal peoples in contemporary Canada. A profound thinker and writer, as well as a gifted orator, he easily walked two paths, as a respected Elder and traditional healer and as an educ …

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Open Data Structures

Open Data Structures

An Introduction
by Pat Morin
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Offered as an introduction to the field of data structures and algorithms, Open Data Structures covers the implementation and analysis of data structures for sequences (lists), queues, priority queues, unordered dictionaries, ordered dictionaries, and graphs. Focusing on a mathematically rigorous approach that is fast, practical, and efficient, Mor …

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Sociocultural Systems

Sociocultural Systems

Principles of Structure and Change
by Frank W. Elwell
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Macrosociology—the study of large-scale social structures and the fundamental principles of social organization—was the style of sociology practiced by the founders of the discipline. Today, the social theories of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Émile Durkheim, and Herbert Spencer (among others) are commonly studied as part of the history of the field, …

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Solidarités provinciales

Solidarités provinciales

Histoire de la Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Nouveau-Brunswick
by David Frank, translated by Réjean Ouellette
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La Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Nouveau-Brunswick, fondée en 1913, est la deuxième plus ancienne fédération provinciale du travail au Canada. Son histoire remonte aux premières campagnes en faveur de l’indemnisation des accidents du travail et de la reconnaissance syndicale, et elle se poursuit dans les plus récentes lu …

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The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country

Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture
by Ian Angus
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In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical theory of neoliberal globalization. The essays are organized into three parts. The opening part offers a nuanced critique of the Hegelian …

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The Wages of Relief

The Wages of Relief

Cities and the Unemployed in Prairie Canada, 1929–39
by Eric Strikwerda
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In the early part of the Dirty Thirties, the Canadian prairie city was a relatively safe haven. Having faced recession before the Great War and then again in the early 1920s, municipalities already had relief apparatuses in place to deal with poverty and unemployment. Until 1933, responsibilty for the care of the urban poor remained with local gove …

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Provincial Solidarities

Provincial Solidarities

A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour
by David Frank
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Established in 1913, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour is the second oldest provincial federation of labour in Canada. Its history began in early campaigns for workers’ compensation and union recognition and continues today in the latest battles to defend social standards, secure employment, and union rights. Active initially in the port cit …

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Man Proposes, God Disposes

Man Proposes, God Disposes

Recollections of a French Pioneer
by Pierre Maturié, translated by Vivien Bosley, introduction by Robert Wardhaugh
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In 1910, young Pierre Maturié bid farewell to his comfortable bourgeois existence in rural France and travelled to northern Alberta in search of independence, adventure, and newfound prosperity. Some sixty years later, he wrote of the four years he spent in Canada before he returned to France in 1914 to fight in the First World War. Like that of s …

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Reel Time

Reel Time

Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada, 1896 to 1986
by Robert M. Seiler & Tamara P. Seiler
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In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argues that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century social, economic, and technological developments. From the first entrepreneurs who attempted to lure custom …

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Sefer

Sefer

by Ewa Lipska, translated by Barbara Bogoczek & Tony Howard
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Poetic, witty, and ever so faintly surreal, Sefer delicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwar generation, a generation for whom a devastating history has grown distant, both temporally and emotionally. The novel’s protagonist, Jan Sefer, is a psychotherapist living in Vienna—someone whose professional life puts him in daily …

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Selves and Subjectivities

Selves and Subjectivities

Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture
edited by Manijeh Mannani & Veronica Thompson
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Long a topic of intricate political and social debate, Canadian identity has come to be understood as fragmented, amorphous, and unstable, a multifaceted and contested space only tenuously linked to traditional concepts of the nation. As Canadians, we are endlessly defining ourselves, seeking to locate our sense of self in relation to some Other. B …

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Connecting Canadians

Connecting Canadians

Investigations in Community Informatics
edited by Andrew Clement; Michael Gurstein; Graham Longford; Marita Moll & Leslie Regan Shade
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Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for comm …

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The Praying Man

The Praying Man

Henry Bird Steinhauer, Ojibwe and Methodist Minister
by Isaac Mabindisa, with Daniel Johns
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Until he was about nine, Henry Bird Steinhauer was an Ojibwe—born around 1820, in the area of Lake Simcoe, and probably named Sowengisik. In 1828, he was baptized into the Christian faith, and his life changed. Impressed by his quick mind, Methodist missionary William Case arranged for Steinhauer to receive a Western education and religious instr …

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Social Democracy After the Cold War

Social Democracy After the Cold War

edited by Bryan Evans & Ingo Schmidt
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Despite the market triumphalism that greeted the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet empire seemed initially to herald new possibilities for social democracy. In the 1990s, with a new era of peace and economic prosperity apparently imminent, people discontented with the realities of global capitalism swept social democrats into power in …

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Union Power

Union Power

Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara
by Carmela K. Patrias & Larry Savage
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From factory workers in Welland to retail workers in St. Catharines, from hospitality workers in Niagara Falls to migrant farm workers in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Union Power showcases the role of working people in the Niagara region. Charting the development of the region’s labour movement from the early nineteenth century to the present, Patrias an …

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Hard Time

Hard Time

Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada
by Ted McCoy
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Prisons have always existed in a climate of crisis. The penitentiary emerged in the early decades of the nineteenth century as an enlightened alternative to brute punishment, one that would focus on rehabilitation and the inculcation of mainstream social values. Central to this goal was physical labour. The penitentiary was constructed according to …

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Imperfection

Imperfection

by Patrick Grant
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“…aspirations to perfection awaken us to our actual imperfection.” It is in the space between these aspirations and our inability to achieve them that Grant reflects upon imperfection. Grant argues that an awareness of imperfection, defined as both suffering and the need for justice, drives us to an unrelenting search for perfection, freedom, …

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kiyam

kiyam

by Naomi McIlwraith
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Through poems that move between the two languages, McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language, and English, âkayâsîmowin. Written to honour her father’s facility in nêhiyawêwin and her mother’s beauty and generosity as an inheritor of Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English, kiyâm articu …

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