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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Athabasca University Press | Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class


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 accumulation. But as the transients moved from the jungles to the city, they made innumerable demands on Vancouver’s Relief Department, consuming financial resources at a rate that threatened the city with bankruptcy. In response, the municipality instituted a card-control system—no longer offering relief recipients currency to do with as they chose. It also implemented new investigative and assessment procedures, including office spies, to weed out organizational inefficiencies. McCallum argues that, threatened by this “ungovernable society,” Vancouver’s Relief Department employed Fordist management methods that ultimately stripped the transients of their individuality.

Vancouver’s municipal government entered into contractual relationships with dozens of private businesses, tendering bids for meals in much the same fashion as for printing jobs and construction projects. As a result, entrepreneurs clamoured to get their share of the state spending. With the emergence of work relief camps, the provincial government harnessed the only currency that homeless men possessed: their muscle. This new form of unfree labour aided the province in developing its tourist driven “image” economy, as well as facilitating the transportation of natural resources and manufactured goods. It also led eventually to the most significant protest movement of 1930s’ Canada, the On-to-Ottawa Trek. Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine explores the connections between the history of transiency and that of Fordism, offering a new interpretation of the economic and political crises that wracked Canada in the early years of the Great Depression.

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"… offers a new way interpreting shifts in relief policy for scholars of the Depression. Yet, it is McCallum’s theoretical arguments that stand out. Historians may prove reluctant in adopting ‘indivisible analytic totality’ like McCallum. Nonetheless, it provides a new and interesting way of incorporating Foucault and Adorno into social history analyses."

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"The respectful way in which McCallum approaches the literature is entirely laudable. Too many scholarly works begin from the premise that everything that has gone before needs to be exposed as fundamentally wrong, a task that is crowned by a new, revised interpretation that finally sets the record straight. McCallum presents an alternative viewpoint rather than a cagematch. [...] This book contains challenging ideas built on superb archival research; it offers up fresh perspectives and it contains a historical tale worth reading."

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Todd McCallum is assistant professor in the Department of History, Dalhousie University.

 
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Amazing Medical Stories

Goose Lane Editions


The twenty true tales in Amazing Medical Stories give a rich and entertaining picture of the ways in which medical workers (both real and fake) have used the keys to the mysterious kingdom of life: health, disease, and physical anomaly, birth, death, and post-mortem diagnosis. The stories run the gamut from tragedy to hilarity, from satisfaction of curiosity to evocation of terrible pity. Amazing Medical Stories deals with quacks and charlatans, the giants Angus McAskill and Anna Swan, the first case of antisocial personality disorder, as well as wonderous inventions and achievements by physicians.

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"Medical stories amaze, amuse."

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"Interesting... ‘The Physicians on Titanic,’ ‘The Undertakers and the Titanic Disaster,’ and ’The Halifax Explosion: Taking Care of the Victims,’ these three compelling tales combined are reason enough to want to read this book."

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Dr. George Burden is a general practitioner in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. His stories on medical history appear frequently in the Medical Post, and he is also a contributor to Reader's Digest, Stitches Magazine of Medical Humour, the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the St. John's Telegram.

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Dorothy Grant worked as a registered nurse in Halifax and New York, and later turned to journalism. With consumer affairs as her beat, she became a Halifax radio and TV personality. In the 1990s, she did communications work for the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and at the same time she published more than 60 articles in the Medical Post. Her byline is familiar to readers of Family Practice Magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

 
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A Drastic Turn of Destiny

The Azrieli Foundation | The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs


Under the Yellow & Red Stars is a remarkable story of survival, coming of age and homecoming after years as a stranger in a strange land. Alex Levin was only ten years old when he ran deep into the forest after the Germans invaded his hometown of Rokitno and only twelve when he emerged from hiding to find that he had neither parents nor a community to return to. A harrowing tale of escape, endurance and exceptional emotional resilience, Levin’s story also draws us into his later life as an officer and eventual outcast in the USSR, and as an immigrant who successfully built a new life in Canada. This poetically written memoir is imbued with loss and pain, but also with the optimistic spirit of a boy determined to survive.

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Fred Mann was born in 1926 in Leipzig, Germany. During his travels after the war, he met and married his wife in Salzburg, Austria, and the family immigrated to Toronto in 1952, where he had a long career as an international financier. He passed away in 2008.

 
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Say Yes! Motivation Positive Thinking & Psychology

Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®


CLIMATE PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE: With this book you support - documented - afforestation projects and digital neural machine learning translation, receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because what is it called so beautifully? Faith moves mountains. However, if you are deeply frustrated by your job and everyday life or can't get out of your brooding, these words quickly appear as pure mockery. If you change your perspective and your attitude towards something, you will quickly notice how your own perception and therefore also the thing itself changes to a more positive one. This book shows how you can develop resilience and become a strong personality with the help of positive psychology, mindfulness and the right beliefs.

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Our publishing house has a special concept: You will find all authors in the detailed table of contents paired with information as desired, free onDemand-eCourses as add-on, and many more offers. Our books on job, hr, management, finance and life support are praised by press and customers – more in the book. Editor Simone Janson is a German Top-20-Blogger, bestselling author and was a columnist for renowned media - more in Wikipedia. We support neural machine learning with our AI-translation.

 
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The Application of the Dragon

Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®


CLIMATE PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE: With this book you can support - documented - afforestation projects and digital neural machine learning translation, quickly receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because TV series like Game of Thrones inspire with exciting stories, highly complex tasks, psychologically sophisticated character studies and perfect marketing. And this is exactly what companies and applicants should learn from - especially if they want to inspire, gain trust and make the right offer in negotiations. This book shows the methods, selection criteria and tricks in the application process, but also makes it clear: Only if employees and companies pull together, i.e. if matching and cultural fit are right, will both be successful in the long term.

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Our publishing house has a special concept: You will find all authors in the detailed table of contents paired with information as desired, free onDemand-eCourses as add-on, and many more offers. Our books on job, hr, management, finance and life support are praised by press and customers – more in the book. Editor Simone Janson is a German Top-20-Blogger, bestselling author and was a columnist for renowned media - more in Wikipedia. We support neural machine learning with our AI-translation.

 
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Sag Ja! Motivation Positives Denken & Psychologie

Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®


KLIMASCHUTZ UND WISSEN: Mit diesem Buch unterstützen Sie – urkundlich belegt – Aufforstungsprojekte, erhalten schnell kompakte Informationen und Checklisten von Experten (Übersicht und Pressestimmen in der Buchvorschau) sowie in der Praxis erprobte Ratschläge, die auch dank AddOn Schritt für Schritt zum Erfolg führen. Denn wie heißt es so schön? Glaube versetzt Berge. Wer jedoch gerade zutiefst frustriert ist von Job und Alltag oder aus dem Grübeln gar nicht mehr herauskommt, dem erscheinen diese Wort schnell als purer Hohn.Dabei lassen sich negative Gedanken bewusst kontrollieren und so nach und nach loswerden. Wer seine Perspektive und seine Einstellung zu einer Sache ändert, wird schnell feststellen, wie sich die eigene Wahrnehmung und somit auch die Sache selbst zum positiveren ändern. Wie Sie mit Hilfe positiver Psychologie, Achtsamkeit und den richtigen Glaubenssätzen Resilienz entwickeln und zu einer starken Persönlichkeit werden, zeigt diese Buch.

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Wir sind ein Verlag mit besonderem Konzept, daher finden Sie alle Autoren im detaillierten Inhaltsverzeichnis – wie auch individuelle Information nach Wunsch, gratis onDemand-eKurse als AddOn, und viele weitere Aktionen. Unsere Bücher zu Beruf, HR, Management, Finanzen und Lebenshilfe wurden von Presse und Kunden gelobt – alle Informationen im Buch. Herausgeberin Simone Janson ist deutsche Top-20-Bloggerin, Bestseller-Autorin und war Kolumnistin renommierter Medien - mehr zu ihr in Wikipedia.

 
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Canada’s Labour Market Training System

Athabasca University Press | OPEL: Open Paths to Enriched Learning


How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations of social scientists and government policymakers, Barnetson interrogates the training system through analysis of the political and economic forces that constitute modern Canada. This book not only provides students of Canada’s division of labour with a general introduction to the main facets of labour-market training—including skills development, post-secondary and community education, and workplace training—but also encourages students to think critically about the relationship between training systems and the ideologies that support them.

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Bob Barnetson is a professor of labour relations at Athabasca University. He is the author of The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada (2010) and co-editor of Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustice and Activism (2016). His research focuses on the political economy of workplace injuries, with particular attention to child, migrant, and farm workers. Formerly, Bob worked for a trade union, the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, and Alberta Employment and Immigration.

 
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Die große Aufstiegslüge

Eichborn


Kann man ein Talent erkennen? Und fördern? Der Talentscout Suat Yilmaz sagt: Ja, man kann und man muss! Denn zahllose Studien belegen, dass in Deutschland nach wie vor nur Akademikerkinder das Privileg genießen, sich zu bilden. Doch brauchen wir dringend die versteckten Potenziale von Kindern mit Migrationshintergrund, Kinder von Arbeitern und Nichtakademikern. Denn aufgrund des demografischen Wandels, den wir schon heute erleben, wird es dringend nötig sein, die Talente aller Kinder zu entdecken. Dies ist für den Erhalt unseres gesellschaftlichen Wohlstands von großer Bedeutung, denn die Zukunft dieser Kinder bestimmt die Zukunft unseres Landes.

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"Yilmaz' biografisch unterfüttertes Buch ist ein flammendes Plädoyer für das Grundrecht auf gerechte Bildung."

Sozialcourage, Herbst 2017

 
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Cosmographia

BookThug


Butt out, Dante. Move over, Milton. Piss off, Pound. Outta the way, Olson. Here comes Cosmographia – a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic, the latest ground breaking incursion into the ever popular spectacle of the Epic Poem. Tracking the classic epic journey through the unfolding cosmos toward home, though occasionally disoriented by milling cows with similar intent, Cosmographia teems with nasty political invective, scurrilous spiritual slander, and endless exploitive sexual innuendo. Taking as its muses Cab Calloway and Charles Mingus, by the time it gets home, Cosmographia has subjected the epic to unspeakable acts in the name of linguistic rectumtude, dada terrorism, and sporadic ejaculations of self-expression. Oh yeah! – poetry will never be the same.

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Well, this isn’t fair, is it? Boughn starts out as if he’s just fooling around, and then he sneaks in a major long poem for our time, whatever that is. This happened to me once before in Muncie, and this time it was even better. – George Bowering

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Michael Boughn has taught literature courses at the University of Toronto for 19 years. His own writing includes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essays. He is the author of H.D.: A Bibliography 1905-1990 (1993) and co-editor (with Victor Coleman) of Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book (2011). His recent book of poetry, Cosmographia - A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic, was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His mystery novel, Business As Usual, was published in 2011. Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol.1 Illus. Ed is forthcoming from BookThug in 2012.

 
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The German Labour Market in the Year 2030

wbv Media


What will be the shape of the German economy and its labour market in 20 years time? Beyond combining qualitative scenarios and mathematical methods in a professional forecast, the report raises the questions how politics, entrepreneurs and the labour force should act in face of demographic change and international competition. In a breakdown by 44 economic sector, 88 occupational groups and 27 fields of vocational training, the study provides detailed insights into the future of work in Germany.

The results show that Germany will transform from a service-oriented into a knowledge-oriented economy with new jobs in business services, financial services and education, health and social services. Manufacturing, trade and transport, and public service, however, will clearly reduce the number of jobs. The growth potential of the German economy will be determined by skills shortages: The higher the investments in human capital the better the opportunities for growth.

 
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