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Place Peripheral

Vodden, KellyGibson, RyanBaldacchino, Godfrey (Hrsg.) | Memorial University Press | Social and Economic Papers


Place Peripheral examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable attention in Canada and internationally as local communities, scholars, researchers and public policy analysts strive to better understand and apply place-based strategies in rural and remote regions. The volume and its contributors examine place-based economic development strategies, recognizing the broader and deeper significance, meanings, and attachments often associated with place and also interrogating such relationships as may exist between sense of place, cultural and social development, and environmental stewardship.

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kelly vodden is Associate Professor (Research), Environmental Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus, Canada.

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ryan gibson is Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s University, Canada.

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godfrey baldacchino is Professor of Sociology, University of Malta, Malta, and Island Studies Teaching Fellow, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

 
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My Conversations With Canadians

Book*hug Press


Shortlisted for the 2018 Toronto Book Award

Shortlisted for the First Nation Communities READ 2018-2019 Award

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn't possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time has passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions, which touch upon subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, prejudice and reconciliation, to name a few, are the heart of My Conversations with Canadians.

In essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle seeks not to provide any answers to these questions she has lived with for so long. Rather, she thinks through each one using a multitude of experiences she has had as a First Nations leader, a woman, a mother, and grandmother over the course of her life. Lee Maracle's My Conversations with Canadians presents a tour de force exploration into the writer's own history and a reimagining of the future of our nation.

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Praise for My Converstaions With Canadians:

"My Conversations With Canadians… offer[s] strength and solidarity to Indigenous readers, and a generous guide to allyship for non-Indigenous readers. For the latter, these books will unsettle, but to engage in allyship is to commit to being unsettled—all the time." —The Globe and Mail

"Maracle sets the record straight on a few of our beloved myths, including Canada's current narrative as a model multicultural society." —Kamal Al-Solaylee

"A very timely work in the era of the botched Canada 150 celebrations and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inquiry… a powerful and thought provoking read. Highly recommended." —Vancouver Sun

"By inviting us into her home, Maracle reminds us that we inhabit someone else's space. We come to see that maybe we are the problem and that reconciliation is not a solution—not without restitution." —The UC Observer

"In these pages, Maracle develops a relationship with her audience that feels intuitive and intimate, yet weaves together something far more comprehensive than any interview or conversation could provide." —Maisonneuve

"As challenging as these "conversations" may be for some Canadians, the harshness pales in comparison to the abuses endured at residential schools. Readers will not be stripped naked, deloused, and then shaved bald on their first day of school. Only the readers' false notions will be stripped away." —Hamilton Review of Books

"Maracle, never one to hold back, is an unblinking observer of First Nations experience and seizes the moment—specifically the occasion of Canada's 150th birthday—to release this collection of essays…  A unique voice worth heeding." —Now Magazine

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North Vancouver–born Lee Maracle is the author of numerous critically acclaimed literary works, including Sundogs, Ravensong, Sojourner's Truth and Other Stories, Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, Daughters Are Forever, Will’s Garden, Bent Box, Memory Serves, I Am Woman, and Talking to the Diaspora. She is the coeditor of a number of anthologies, including the award-winning My Home As I Remember. A member of the Sto: Loh nation, Maracle is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the JT Stewart Award, and the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts for 2014. Maracle is currently an instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Toronto, where she teaches Oral Tradition. She is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nation's House and an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre. Maracle has served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the University of Western Washington, and received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University in 2009.

 
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Tu es einfach und glaub daran

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Was können wir tun, wenn uns die Welt, in der wir leben, nicht mehr gefällt? Wie finden wir die Liebe, wenn wir einsam sind?

Wie schaffen wir es, im Moment zu leben? Mit 40 Millionen verkauften Kinderbüchern prägte Thomas Brezina die Kindheit einer ganzen Generation. Seit zwei Jahren zeigt er auf Instagram und Youtube mit großem Erfolg, warum das Leben schön ist und wie wir unsere Träume verwirklichen können. Jetzt legt er seine positiven Botschaften von einem selbstbestimmten, freien und glücklichen Leben erstmals in Buchform vor.

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Thomas Brezina, geboren 1963, ist Buchautor, TV-Produzent und TV-Moderator. Mit mehr als 560 Büchern, die in mehr als 35 Sprachen und 40 Ländern erschienen sind, gilt er als einer der erfolgreichsten Autoren weltweit. Für diese Leistung erhielt er unter anderem das »Goldene Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich«.

 
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Droits et voix - Rights and Voices

Strimelle, VeroniqueVanhamme, Françoise (Hrsg.) | Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa | Alternative Perspectives in Criminology


Cet ouvrage souligne le 40e anniversaire du Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, fondé en 1968. On y relate l’histoire du département de ses origines à nos jours en mettant l’accent sur les débats théoriques qui ont influencé son approche critique et autoréflexive de la criminologie. Les articles qui le composent s’inscrivent dans cet ordre d’idée en mettant en question la perspective traditionnelle de la criminologie sur divers sujets, notamment les études policières, la santé mentale, la violence politique, le suicide et la prévention du crime. Droits et voix souligne le rôle primordial que joue l’Université d’Ottawa dans la redéfinition de la criminologie et la promotion du militantisme, de la justice sociale et de la compassion. -- This volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of the University of Ottawa’s Department of Criminology, founded in 1968. It relates the history of the department from its origins to today, focusing on the theoretical debates that have influenced its critical and self reflexive approach to criminology. The contributions to this volume continue in that vein by questioning the traditional perspective of criminology on a variety of topics including police studies, mental health, political violence, suicide, and crime prevention. Rights and Voices reveals the significant role that the University of Ottawa has played in redefining criminology to advocate activism, social justice, and compassion.

 
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Mediensoziologie

UTB / UVK


Was ist eigentlich ein "Medium"? Welche Bedeutung haben Medien für soziale Ordnung? Und wie verändern sich soziale Praktiken, wenn sich ein neues Medium verbreitet?

Anhand von Anwendungsfällen wie Individualität, Öffentlichkeit, Privatheit und Tourismus überführt Elke Wagner die Ansätze der Medientheorie in soziologisch-empirische Fragestellungen.

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Elke Wagner ist Professorin für Spezielle Soziologie und Qualitative Methoden der Empirischen Sozialforschung in Würzburg.

 
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Home Ground and Foreign Territory

Fiamengo, Janice (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Reappraisals: Canadian Writers


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 authors. Renowned experts in early Canadian literary studies, including D.M.R. Bentley, Mary Jane Edwards, and Carole Gerson, join emerging scholars in a collection distinguished by its clarity of argument and breadth of reference. Together, the essays offer bold and informative contributions to the study of this dynamic literature.

Home Ground and Foreign Territory reaches out far beyond the scope of early Canadian literature. Its multi-disciplinary approach innovates literal studies and appeals to literature specialists and general readership alike.

 
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Zukunft und Werte der Demokratie

Meyer, MartinSIAF, Institut für Auslandstudien (Hrsg.) | NZZ Libro ein Imprint der Schwabe Verlagsgruppe AG | SIAF / Schweizerisches Institut für Auslandsforschung


'Zukunft der Demokratie' – so lautete die thematische Klammer über dem Herbstsemester 2014 des Schweizerischen Instituts für Auslandforschung, das dafür eine Reihe von hochkarätigen Referenten gefunden hatte. Dass Demokratie, Rechtsstaat und eine freiheitliche Gesellschaftsordnung ein für den ganzen Globus skalierbares Modell sein könnten resp. sollten, ist heute keineswegs gegeben. Im Gegenteil: Diese Werte westlichen Bewusstseins werden durch andere, konkurrierende Systeme unterlaufen. Autoritäre Regimes, Diktaturen und 'gelenkte' Demokratien sind im Aufstieg begriffen. Hinzu kommt, dass neue Realitäten wie Big Data ebenfalls dazu bei tragen, die Freiheiten des Individuums zu unterlaufen. Auch die Vorträge des Frühjahrssemesters 2014 stellten sich direkt oder indirekt diesen Herausforderungen.

Mit Beiträgen von Alain Berset, Christopher Clark, Mathias Döpfner, Taiye Selasi, Jonathan Steinberg, Peer Steinbrück, Kaspar Villiger, Jacques de Watteville, Sonja Zekri.

 
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Bennett

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In the late 1920s, Canada's economy was showing all the signs of a full-fledged depression. Life savings were evaporating, unemployment was up, and exports were dramatically down. Riding on the popularity of his promise to "blast" Canada's way into world markets — and thus stop the economy's downward spiral — Richard Bedford Bennett defeated William Lyon Mackenzie King at the polls on July 28, 1930, and assumed the leadership of the country. Over the next five years, however, Bennett's name became synonymous with the worst of the Depression — from Bennett buggies, to Bennett tea, to Bennett-burghs. Eighty years later, he is widely viewed as a difficult man, an ineffectual leader, and a politician who "flip-flopped" on his conservative beliefs in exchange for popularity. John Boyko offers not only the first major biography of the man, but a fresh perspective on the old scholarship. Boyko looks at the Prime Minister's sometimes controversial and often misunderstood policies through a longer lens, one that shows not a politician angling for votes, but rather a man following through on a life-long dedication to a greater role for government in society and the economy. It is easy to understand why Bennett has been so misunderstood. It is not often, after all, that a Conservative Prime Minister finds himself to the left of his Liberal opposition, but that it exactly where Bennett landed. Bennett's New Deal — a series of proposals that included unemployment insurance; the establishment of a minimum wage and limits on work hours; an extension of federally backed farm credit; fair-trade and anti-monopoly legislation; and a revamped Wheat Board to oversee and control grain prices — was certainly a departure from the Conservative politics of the day. The same could be said for his creation of the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission. Boyko explores the origins and hardening of those beliefs as he details Bennett's birth (into relative poverty) in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, his stunning success as a corporate lawyer and financial entrepreneur in Calgary, his years in politics, and his eventual retirement in England. As he ranges through the ups and downs of his subject's career, Boyko also invites his reader to compare the challenges faced by Bennett to those faced in Canada's more recent history. Nearly every other Canadian prime minister finds his or her way into the analysis, with Bennett's beliefs and actions measured against theirs.

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"Boyko consistently demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian history... [His] writing is so good and his research so thorough that any Canadian with an interest in our political history can read and enjoy this book."

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"Not much has been known about R.B. Bennett. Amazingly, no full-scale biography was written about him until now, 75 years on. John Boyko has finally done the deed and indeed he had done it well."

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"[Boyko gives] Bennett his rightful due as an effective national leader who created a remarkable economic blueprint for the future Canada... Boyko has given us perhaps the most details and most revealing study of Bennett the man and the politician that we're likely to get."

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"An extraordinary Canadian."

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John Boyko has earned degrees from McMaster, Queen’s, and Trent universities. Bennett is his fourth book addressing Canadian history and politics. Reviews of this biography of Bennett, praise him for his "encyclopaedic knowledge of Canadian history," his "engaging style," and his ability to "make the most arid political debate interesting." He has written a bi-weekly newspaper column and a number of op-ed articles, has spoken throughout the country, and appeared on regional and national radio and television programs. He has been elected to municipal council and served on a number of boards. John Boyko is also an educator. He is the director of Entrepreneurial Programs and Northcote Campus at Lakefield College School. He lives in Lakefield, Ontario.

 
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Lehrbuch Moderne Familiensoziologie

Schneider, Norbert F. (Hrsg.) | UTB GmbH


Namhafte Autorinnen und Autoren geben einen fundierten Überblick über Theorien, Methoden und empirische Befunde der gegenwärtigen familiensoziologischen Forschung. Die Einführungenthält vielfältige vertiefende Informationen zum Wandel und zur aktuellen Situation der Familie in Deutschland und Europa.

Ein unentbehrliches Lehr- und Nachschlagewerk für Studierende, Expertinnen und Experten der Familiensoziologie, aber auch für die Praxis – also die zeitgemäße Grundlegung für AnfängerInnen und Fortgeschrittene.

 
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Bomb Canada and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines how the American media has portrayed Canada, from Confederation to Obama’s election. By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S. Informative, thought provoking and at times hilarious, this book reveals another layer of the complex relationship between Canada and the United States.

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Chantal Allan is an award-winning journalist who has reported for CBC Radio and NPR (National Public Radio). Her articles have appeared in the Toronto Star, Los Angeles Daily News, and other publications. She received her M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California and now lives in Los Angeles.

 
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