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Canada’s Official Languages

Canada’s Official Languages

Policy Versus Work Practice in the Federal Public Service
by Helaina Gaspard
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La politique sur les langues officielles du Canada a transformé la composition et les considérations opérationnelles des institutions fédérales. Grâce aux modifications législatives, la fonction publique du Canada a réussi à mettre en place une représentation équitable de ses deux groupes de langues officielles, assure la prestation de s …

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Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story

Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story

by Laurie Kruk
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Double-Voicing the Canadian Short Story is the first comparative study of eight internationally and nationally acclaimed writers of short fiction: Sandra Birdsell, Timothy Findley, Jack Hodgins, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, Olive Senior, Carol Shields and Guy Vanderhaeghe. With the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature going to Alice Munro, the “mast …

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The God of Gods: A Canadian Play

The God of Gods: A Canadian Play

A Critical Edition
by Carroll Aikins, edited by Kailin Wright
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Carroll Aikins’s play The God of Gods (1919) has been out of print since its first and only edition in 1927. This critical edition not only revives the work for readers and scholars alike, it also provides historical context for Aikins’s often overlooked contributions to theatre in the 1920s and presents research on the different staging techni …

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Choosing Buddhism

Choosing Buddhism

The Life Stories of Eight Canadians
by Mauro Peressini
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This book explores the experience of Canadians who chose to convert to Buddhism and to embrace its teachings and practices in their daily lives. It presents the life stories of eight Canadians who first encountered Buddhism between the late 1960s and the 1980s, and are now ordained or lay Buddhist teachers.

In recent census records, over 300,000 Can …

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The Fate of Bonté III

The Fate of Bonté III

by Alain Poissant, translated by Rob Twiss
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Bonté III was five years old. A cow at that age is at her prime. Prime is an accounting term. A dairy farm is a business and must be managed as such. From this perspective, Bonté III’s days were numbered. Numbered is not an empty word. She had been a good representative of her breed. A cow, after all, has no need to try to be a cow. Her life is …

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Hockey and Philosophy

Hockey and Philosophy

edited by Normand Baillargeon & Christian Boissinot, translated by Scott Irving
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Does hockey provide a better understanding of the differences between Canadian and Québécois nationalisms? Is there a fundamental relationship between the hockey arena and the political arena? What have we lost as a society in abolishing the tie game? Are salaries in the NHL really that outrageous? Is hockey more art than sport? Should hockey pla …

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The 1940 Under the Volcano

The 1940 Under the Volcano

A Critical Edition
by Malcolm Lowry, edited by Miguel Mota; Paul Tiessen, notes by Chris Ackerley; David Large, foreword by Vik Doyen & Patrick A. McCarthy
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The 1940 Under the Volcano—hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece—differs from the latter in significant ways. It is a bridge between Lowry’s 1930s fiction (especially In Ballast to the White Sea) and the 1947 Under the Volcano itself. Joining the recently published Swinging the Maelstrom and In Ballast to the White …

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Northrop Frye and Others

Northrop Frye and Others

Twelve Writers Who Helped Shape His Thinking
by Robert D. Denham
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Eminent Northrop Frye scholar Robert D. Denham explores the connection between Frye and twelve writers who influenced his thinking but about whom he didn’t write anything expansive. Denham draws especially on Frye’s notebooks and other previously unpublished texts, now available in the Collected Works of Frye. Such varied thinkers as Aristotle, …

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Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

edited by Michael Geist
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Years of surveillance-related leaks from US whistleblower Edward Snowden have fuelled an international debate on privacy, spying, and Internet surveillance. Much of the focus has centered on the role of the US National Security Agency, yet there is an important Canadian side to the story. The Communications Security Establishment, the Canadian coun …

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Hugh Garner's Best Stories

Hugh Garner's Best Stories

A Critical Edition
by Hugh Garner, edited by Emily Robins Sharpe
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Hugh Garner’s Best Stories received the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction in 1963. The collection consists of twenty-four stories composed between the late 1930s and the early 1960s and reflects the immense flux of the mid-century, from the Great Depression to the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Civil Rights mo …

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eGirls, eCitizens

eGirls, eCitizens

Putting Technology, Theory and Policy into Dialogue with Girls’ and Young Women’s Voices
edited by Jane Bailey & Valerie Steeves
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eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy …

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Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui

Canada and Aboriginal Canada Today - Le Canada et le Canada autochtone aujourd’hui

Changing the Course of History - Changer le cours de l’histoire
by Paul Martin
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Dans la conférence prononcée comme récipiendaire de la médaille Symons en 2013, le très honorable Paul Martin, vingt-et-unième premier ministre du Canada, s’appuie sur tout le savoir et le vécu de sa remarquable carrière publique, afin d’expliquer le défi d’obtenir justice pour les peuples autochtones du Canada. Se penchant sur les r …

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This Time a Better Earth, by Ted Allan

This Time a Better Earth, by Ted Allan

A Critical Edition
by Ted Allan, edited by Bart Vautour
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A young Canadian marches over the Pyrenees and enters into history by joining the International Brigades—men and women from around the world who volunteered to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. This new edition of Ted Allan’s novel, This Time a Better Earth, reintroduces readers to the electrifying milieu of the Spanish Civil War …

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Waken, Lords and Ladies Gay

Waken, Lords and Ladies Gay

Selected Stories of Desmond Pacey
by Desmond Pacey, edited by Frank M. Tierney
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From the Canadian Short Story Library, twelve stories from Desmond Pacey, a major figure in Canadian Literature and criticism. The twelve stories are typical of Pacey's story-telling technique and what emerges from them is a distinctive, even powerful optimism, charity, tolerance and deep understanding of human nature. The sombre side of life is ho …

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The Worlds of Carol Shields

The Worlds of Carol Shields

edited by David Staines
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"Carol was a very fine writer and a remarkable human being, a wonderful person whose work I closely followed for more than 20 years. I interviewed her frequently over those years, with virtually every work she produced —novel, radio drama, play, book of stories. So I had a good sense of the span of her work and also her evolution as a stylist. Bu …

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In Ballast to the White Sea

In Ballast to the White Sea

by Malcolm Lowry, edited by Patrick A. McCarthy, notes by Chris Ackerley, foreword by Vik Doyen; Miguel Mota & Paul Tiessen
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In Ballast to the White Sea is Malcolm Lowry’s most ambitious work of the mid-1930s. Inspired by his life experience, the novel recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been “written.” After a fire broke out in Lowry’s squatte …

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Mathematical Modelling of Zombies

Mathematical Modelling of Zombies

edited by Robert Smith?, introduction by Andrew Cartmel
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In this terrible new COVID-19 world, the University of Ottawa is doing its part by offering a 50% discount on this very important book. We decided not to rewrite the witty book description, though we realize it is tone-deaf at the present moment, as we wanted to give readers a sense of the tone of this title. But don’t be deceived: while a fun re …

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Death Sentences

Death Sentences

by Suzanne Myre, translated by Cassidy Hildebrand
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Death may seem a grim subject matter but, in the capable hands of Suzanne Myre, nothing is beyond humour. Though at times sincere, sorrowful, and even a tad gruesome, Death Sentences is also wry, mordant, and amusingly ironic.

Death Sentences features 13 unique short stories, thematically united by death, sex, and existential angst. Solitary and dej …

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Petun to Wyandot

Petun to Wyandot

The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century
by Charles Garrad, edited by Jean-Luc Pilon & William Fox
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In Petun to Wyandot, Charles Garrad draws upon five decades of research to tell the turbulent history of the Wyandot tribe, the First Nation once known as the Petun. Combining and reconciling primary historical sources, archaeological data and anthropological evidence, Garrad has produced the most comprehensive study of the Petun Confederacy. Begin …

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The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington

The Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington

A Critical Edition
edited by Ruth Panofsky, by Miriam Waddington
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Miriam Waddington's verse is deceptively accessible: it is personal but never private, emotional but not confessional, thoughtful but never cerebral. The subtlety of her craft is the hallmark of a modernist poet whose work opens to the world and its readers. She details intoxicating romance and mature love, the pleasures of marriage and motherhood, …

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A Nation Beyond Borders

A Nation Beyond Borders

Lionel Groulx on French-Canadian Minorities
by Michel Bock, translated by Ferdinanda Van Gennip
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This book, first published as Quand la nation débordait les frontières (Hurtubise HMH, 2004), is considered the most comprehensive analysis of Lionel Groulx's work and vision as an intellectual leader of a nationalist school that extended well beyond the borders of Québec. 

Recipient of the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award in non-fiction, t …

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Homelessness & Health in Canada

Homelessness & Health in Canada

edited by Manal Guirguis-Younger; Stephen W. Hwang & Ryan McNeil
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Homelessness & Health in Canada explores, for the first time, the social, structural, and environmental factors that shape the health of homeless persons in Canada. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, the authors strive to outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to the ongoing public health cr …

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Home Ground and Foreign Territory

Home Ground and Foreign Territory

Essays on Early Canadian Literature
edited by Janice Fiamengo
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Home Ground and Foreign Territory is an original collection of essays on early Canadian literature in English. Aiming to be both provocative and scholarly, it encompasses a variety of (sometimes opposing) perspectives, subjects, and methods, with the aim of reassessing the field, unearthing neglected texts, and proposing new approaches to canonical …

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Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life

Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life

A Novel by Susanna Moodie
by Susanna Moodie, edited by Michael A. Peterman
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Flora Lyndsay is Susanna Moodie’s prequel to Roughing it in the Bush and Life in the Clearings. Though Moodie fictionalizes herself in the context of this novel, Flora Lyndsay remains a close personalized record of her family’s experiences in planning their emigration and crossing the Atlantic.

Despite the limited critical attention it receives, …

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Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada

edited by Lucie Thibault & Jean Harvey
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Sport Policy in Canada provides the first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. In light of this new policy, the authors, top scholars in the field, provide detailed accounts of the most salient sport policies and programs, while also discussing issues and challenges facing policy makers. 
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Cloudburst

Cloudburst

An Anthology of Hispanic Canadian Short Stories
edited by Julio Torres-Recinos & Luis Molina Lora, revised by Hugh Hazelton
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Cloudburst is a milestone in Canadian literature. For over a half-century, beginning with the Spanish Civil War and continuing through the coups d’état and military repression in South and Central America in the 1970s and 80s, Spanish-speaking writers have been arriving in Canada as exiles and immigrants and have been creating new works in thei …

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Swinging the Maelstrom

Swinging the Maelstrom

A Critical Edition
by Malcolm Lowry, edited by Vik Doyen, introduction by Miguel Mota, notes by Chris Ackerley, foreword by Patrick A. McCarthy & Paul Tiessen, cover design or artwork by Philip Surrey
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Swinging the Maelstrom is the story of a musician enduring existence in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York. Written during his happiest and most fruitful years, this novella reveals the deep healing influence that the idyllic retreat at Dollarton had on Lowry. This long-overdue scholarly edition will allow scholars to engage in a geneti …

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Taking Aviation to New Heights

Taking Aviation to New Heights

A Biography of Pierre Jeanniot
by Jacqueline Cardinal & Laurent Lapierre, translated by Donald Winkler
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To chart the inspiring journey of Pierre Jeanniot is to trace the remarkable development of the air transport industry. In his youth, Jeanniot survived the bombing of Rome, the occupation of France, and was a witness to the Resistance in the Jura Mountains. In 1963, after the Sainte-Thérèse air tragedy and the threat of finding himself jobless, J …

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Yoko Tawada's Portrait of a Tongue

Yoko Tawada's Portrait of a Tongue

An Experimental Translation by Chantal Wright
by Yoko Tawada, translated with commentary by Chantal Wright
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Yoko Tawada's Portrait of a Tongue: An Experimental Translation by Chantal Wright is a hybrid text, innovatively combining literary criticism, experimental translation, and scholarly commentary. This work centres on a German-language prose text by Yoko Tawada entitled ‘Portrait of a Tongue’ [‘Porträt einer Zunge’, 2002]. Yoko Tawada is a n …

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Recovering the Body

Recovering the Body

A Philosophical Story
by Carol Collier
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Following the metaphysical and epistemological threads that have led to our modern conception of the body as a machine, the book explores views of the body in the history of philosophy. Its central thesis is that the Cartesian paradigm, which has dominated the modern conception of the body (including the development and practice of medicine), offe …

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Double-Takes

Double-Takes

Intersections between Canadian Literature and Film
edited by David R. Jarraway
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Over the past forty years, Canadian literature has found its way to the silver screen with increasing regularity. Beginning with the adaptation of Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God to the Hollywood film Rachel, Rachel in 1966, Canadian writing would appear to have found a doubly successful life for itself at the movies: from the critically accla …

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The Copyright Pentalogy

The Copyright Pentalogy

How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law
edited by Michael Geist
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In the summer of 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day. The cases represent a seismic shift in Canadian copyright law, with the Court providing an unequivocal affirmation that copyright exceptions such as fair dealing should be treated as users’ rights, while emphasizing the need for a technolog …

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Eight Men Speak

Eight Men Speak

A Play by Oscar Ryan et al.
edited by Alan Filewod, by Oscar Ryan; Edward Cecil-Smith; Frank Love & Mildred Goldberg
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This volume comprises a reprinting and gloss of the original text of the 1933 Communist play Eight Men Speak. The play was banned by the Toronto police after its first performance, banned by the Winnipeg police shortly thereafter and subsequently banned by the Canadian Post Office. The play can be considered as one stage–the published text–of a …

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Rewriting Marpole

Rewriting Marpole

The Path to Cultural Complexity in the Gulf of Georgia
by Terence N. Clark
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This book examines prehistoric culture change in the Gulf of Georgia region of the northwest coast of North America during the Locarno Beach (3500–1100 BP) and Marpole (2000–1100 BP) periods. The Marpole culture has traditionally been seen to possess all the traits associated with complex hunter-gatherers on the northwest coast (hereditary ine …

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They Divided the Sky

They Divided the Sky

A Novel by Christa Wolf
by Christa Wolf, translated by Luise von Flotow
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First published in 1963, in East Germany, They Divided the Sky tells the story of a young couple, living in the new, socialist, East Germany, whose relationship is tested to the extreme not only because of the political positions they gradually develop but, very concretely, by the Berlin Wall, which went up on August 13, 1961.

The story is set in 19 …

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Migrating Texts and Traditions

Migrating Texts and Traditions

edited by William Sweet
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There can be little dispute that culture influences philosophy: we see this in the way that classical Greek culture influenced Greek philosophy, that Christianity influenced mediaeval western philosophy, that French culture influenced a range of philosophies in France from Cartesianism to post-modernism, and so on. Yet many philosophical texts and …

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Stigma Revisited

Stigma Revisited

Implications of the Mark
edited by Stacey Hannem & Chris Bruckert
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Stigma Revisited: Implications of the Mark is a collection of qualitative, empirical studies of populations who experience stigma. Discrimination, marginality and social injustice are recognized as indelibly tied to the phenomena of stigma. This volume builds on the work of Erving Goffman and integrates a larger, structural understanding of stigma …

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The Hermes Complex

The Hermes Complex

Philosophical Reflections on Translation
by Charles Le Blanc, translated by Barbara Folkart
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When Hermes handed over to Apollo his finest invention, the lyre, in exchange for promotion to the status of messenger of the gods, he relinquished the creativity that gave life to his words.
The trade-off proved frustrating: Hermes chafed under the obligation to deliver the ideas and words of others and resorted to all manner of ruses in order to …

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Sexual Assault in Canada

Sexual Assault in Canada

Law, Legal Practice and Women’s Activism
edited by Elizabeth A. Sheehy
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Sexual Assault in Canada is the first English-language book in almost two decades to assess the state of sexual assault law and legal practice in Canada. Gathering together feminist scholars, lawyers, activists and policy-makers, it presents a picture of the difficult issues that Canadian women face when reporting and prosecuting sexual violence. …

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Foucault and the Indefinite Work of Freedom

Foucault and the Indefinite Work of Freedom

by Real Fillion
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This work underscores the need to examine history philosophically, not only to better appreciate how it unfolds and relates to our own unfolding lives, but to better appreciate our free engagement in this changing world. Linking a conception of ourselves as free beings to the historical process was of central importance to the classical speculative …

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Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity Theft and Fraud

Evaluating and Managing Risk
by Norm Archer; Susan Sproule; Yufei Yuan; Ken Guo & Junlian Xiang
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Personal data is increasingly being exchanged and stored by electronic means, making businesses, organizations and individuals more vulnerable than ever to identity theft and fraud. This book provides a practical and accessible guide to identity theft and fraud using a risk management approach. It outlines various strategies that can be easily imp …

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Charcot in Morocco

Charcot in Morocco

by Jean-Martin Charcot, translated by Toby Gelfand
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Charcot in Morocco is the first-ever publication of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot’s travel diary of his 1887 trip to Morocco. Considered the father of neuropathology, Charcot (1825–1893) is a seminal character in the history of neurology and psychology. His Moroccan travel diary includes his “objective” observations of the local Jewish community …

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Life, Fish and Mangroves

Life, Fish and Mangroves

Resource Governance in Coastal Cambodia
by Melissa Marschke
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In Life, Fish and Mangroves, Melissa Marschke explores the potential of resource governance, offering a case study of resource-dependent village life. Following six households and one village-based institution in coastal Cambodia over a twelve-year period, Marschke reveals the opportunities and constraints facing villagers and illustrates why loca …

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Braaaiiinnnsss!

Braaaiiinnnsss!

From Academics to Zombies
edited by Robert Smith?
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Think you know a thing or two about zombies? Think again. If you’re going to keep your wits – and your brains – about you during a zombie attack, you need expert advice. Braaaiiinnnsss!: From Academics to Zombies gathers together an irreverent group of scholars and writers to take a serious look at how zombies threaten almost every aspect of …

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International Approaches to Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers

International Approaches to Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers

edited by Nadine Bednarz; Dario Fiorentini & Rongjin Huang
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Schools everywhere are being confronted with evolving learning and teaching paradigms that call into question a number of traditional math teaching techniques. These changes demand serious reflection on how to support frontline educators in developing their teaching skills.

Alternative approaches to professional development have been established wor …

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Tom Symons

Tom Symons

A Canadian Life
edited by Ralph Heintzman
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Tom Symons: A Canadian Life is a compelling portrait of one of Canada’s pre-eminent educational and cultural statesmen of the twentieth century. An outstanding public figure, Symons was a leader in many areas of Canadian life, including as the founding president of Trent University, as a pioneer in Canadian and Aboriginal studies, as an architect …

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The China Challenge

The China Challenge

Sino-Canadian Relations in the 21st Century
edited by Huhua Cao & Vivienne Poy
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With the exception of Canada’s relationship with the United States, Canada’s relationship with China will likely be its most significant foreign connection in the twenty-first century. As China’s role in world politics becomes more central, understanding China becomes essential for Canadian policymakers and policy analysts in a variety of are …

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The End of Iceland's Innocence

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Financial Crisis
by Daniel Chartier
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In the space of a few days, one of the world’s richest and most egalitarian nations, Iceland, toppled into financial chaos and sunk into an economic, ethical, moral and identity crisis. The vast empire built by Iceland’s young entrepreneurs, the “new Vikings”—who had propelled the country to the top of wealth, equality and happiness chart …

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Translating Women

Translating Women

edited by Luise von Flotow
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of …

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My Life

My Life

by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, edited by Andrew Donskov, translated by John Woodsworth & Arkadi Klioutchanski
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The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa’s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya’s My Life memoirs.

My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail.
It has also won an honourab …

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