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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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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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Defying Expectations

Athabasca University Press and Canadian Committee on Labour History | Working Canadians


In October 2005, Jason Foster, then a staff member of the Alberta Federation of Labour, was holding a picket line outside Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alberta with the members of local 401. It was a first contract strike. And although the employees of the meat-packing plant—many of whom were immigrants and refugees—had chosen an unlikely partner in the United Food and Commercial Workers local, the newly formed alliance allowed the workers to stand their ground for a three-week strike that ended in the defeat of the notoriously anti-union company, Tyson Foods.

It was but one example of a wide range of industries and occupations that local 401 organized over the last twenty years.

In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth. By examining not only the actions and behaviour of the local’s leadership and its members but also the narrative that accompanied the renewal of the union, Foster shows that both were essential components to legitimizing the leadership’s exercise of power and its unconventional organizing forces.

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"Riveting . . . Foster is a skillful writer whose account reads like a screenplay."

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“...a deeply interesting look at how unions and their members can work together to create much-needed change.”

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"Studying a thriving labour union in Alberta is a bit like studying an organism that flourishes in scorching, sulfur-laden undersea vents. [...] Defying Expectations portrays an imperfect organization that, despite a harsh political climate, has brought concrete gains to low-wage workers and their families. Simultaneously, it underscores how the North American labour movement might connect with those who stand to benefit most from unionization by redistributing not just profits, but power."

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Jason Foster is associate professor of human resources and labour relations at Athabasca University. He is the author of a number of articles examining health and safety issues. He was previously the director of policy analysis at the Alberta Federation of Labour where he spent more than a decade as an occupational healthy and safety practitioner, advocate, and educator. His other research interests include migrant workers, union renewal, and the contemporary labour movement. Jason lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

 
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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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Dieses E-Book enthält komplexe Grafiken und Tabellen, welche nur auf E-Readern gut lesbar sind, auf denen sich Bilder vergrössern lassen.

Warum sind Männer in pflegerischen, frühpädagogischen oder sozialen Berufen meist untervertreten? Wieso entscheiden sich junge Frauen nur selten für Studiengänge im MINT-Bereich? Seit Jahrzehnten rastert diese Aufteilung unsere Gesellschaft auf. Warum ist das so, und was lässt sich dagegen unternehmen? Da sich bereits Kinder mit ihren Traumberufen auseinandersetzen, ist eine gendersensible Berufsorientierung an Schulen zentral. Aber auch an Hochschulen ist sie wichtig, um das Geschlechterverhältnis in den Studiengängen und bei der Berufsfindung auszugleichen. Im Buch werden Erkenntnisse aus Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten sowie innovative Beispiele der Umsetzung einer gendersensiblen Berufsorientierung im (Hoch-)Schulkontext gebündelt.

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Prof. Dr. habil. Elena Makarova ist Professorin für Bildungswissenschaften und Direktorin des Instituts für Bildungswissenschaften an der Universität Basel. Ihre Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind Entwicklung, Lernen und Lehren im Hinblick auf Heterogenität im schulischen Kontext, Inklusions- und Exklusionsprozesse aufgrund von Herkunft und Geschlecht in Schule und Unterricht, Berufsorientierung und Gender, Serious Games in der Berufsorientierung, Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung.

 
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Imagining Head Smashed In

Athabasca University Press


At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below. Author Jack Brink, who devoted 25 years of his career to “The Jump,” has chronicled the cunning, danger, and triumph in the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported. He also recounts the excavation of the site and the development of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, which has hosted 2 million visitors since it opened in 1987. Brink’s masterful blend of scholarship and public appeal is rare in any discipline, but especially in North American pre-contact archaeology.

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"Imaging Head-Smashed-In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains is an outstanding book with a unique tale to tell. Brink uses the past and eyewitness accounts described by early settlers to set the mood for his story, which includes an abundant source of ancient legends from the Elders and a host of buffalo jump stories by those who wrote down what they witnessed on the plains of southern Alberta and beyond."

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"Brink takes readers on an exploration of the site, telling its story in an irresistible personal voice into which he pours his heart and soul."

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"A writer committed to a subject that most of the world considers marginal, yet approaches it with I-will-be-heard confidence, can win the heart of even the most recalcitrant reader. Jack W. Brink, a curator at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, has that ability. He’s spent 25 years studying the way Prairie natives kept themselves alive for millennia by hunting buffalo, a subject that in his hands becomes absorbing, dramatic and almost urgent — even though many will also find it inherently appalling."

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Jack W. Brink is Archaeology Curator at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Canada. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.A. from the University of Alberta. His interests also include the study of rock art images of the northern Plains, and he enjoys working with Aboriginal communities on heritage issues.

 
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Erving Goffman et le travail social

Garneau, StéphanieNamian, Dahlia (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | 21e – Société, Culture, Histoire


En ces temps de morcèlement et de cloisonnement

disciplinaire, il est impératif de rappeler les liens

ambigus, mais néanmoins enchevêtrés, entre le

travail social et la tradition sociologique dont est

issu Erving Goffman. 

Les auteurs de cet ouvrage – travailleurs sociaux,

sociologues, anthropologues, politistes et infirmiers –

ouvrent la « boîte à outils goffmanienne », offrant

des regards novateurs sur les enjeux contemporains

entourant le travail social. Il prend appui sur une

pluralité d’objets, dont la santé mentale, la toxicomanie,

les soins aux personnes âgées ou avec un handicap, et

l’aide aux sans-abris. 

Que ce soit sous l’angle épistémologique, théorique,

méthodologique ou pratique, la posture goffmanienne

est digne de considération. Elle permet d’observer

les effets des institutions et des catégories du travail

social sur les personnes ciblées. Elle aide à sortir d’une

vision normative de l’intervenant pour identifier les

possibilités et les contraintes qui pèsent sur lui. Elle

permet également d’accéder aux dimensions tacites,

affectives et parfois insoupçonnées du social et de la

relation d’aide dans le but de rendre visible l’invisible,

de rendre intolérable le toléré et les allant-de-soi.

Les dix-sept collaborateurs rattachent certaines des ficelles

qui ont été dénouées entre les deux disciplines au fil des

luttes visant leur reconnaissance institutionnelle.

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Professeure agrégée à l’École de service social de l’Université d’Ottawa. Ses champs de recherche sont les migrations, les relations interethniques, l’action publique en matière de migrations et d’éducation, et les méthodologies de recherche.

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Professeure adjointe à l’École de service social de l’Université d’Ottawa. Ses recherches s’inscrivent dans les champs de la sociologie de l’itinérance, de la marginalité urbaine et de la santé mentale.

 
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In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the world. Her name was Aloha Wanderwell.

Aloha's mission was foolhardy in the extreme. Drivable roads were scarce and cars were alien to much of the world. The Wanderwell Expedition created a specially modified Model T Ford for the journey that featured gun scabbards and a sloped back that could fold out to become a darkroom. All that remained was for Aloha to learn how to drive.

Aloha became known around the globe. She was photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower, parked on the back of the Sphinx, firing mortars in China, and smiling at a tickertape parade in Detroit. By the age of 25, she had become a pilot, a film star, an ambassador for world peace, and the centrepiece of one of the biggest unsolved murder mysteries in California history. Her story defied belief, but it was true. Every bit of it. Except for her name. The American Aloha Wanderwell was, in reality, the Canadian Idris Hall.

Drawing upon Aloha's diaries and travel logs, as well as films, photographs, newspaper accounts, and previously classified government documents, Aloha Wanderwell reveals the astonishing story of one of the greatest — and most outrageous — explorers of the 1920s.

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"Aloha Wanderwell must surely be the most remarkable woman adventurer to remain virtually unknown to history. This marvellous book sets the record straight, even as it powerfully evokes a distant era of travel when the survivors of the Great War set out to go anywhere but home."

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Christian Fink-Jensen's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Toronto Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Quarterly, Rampike, Vancouver Sun, and Ottawa Citizen.

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Randolph Eustace-Walden has worked as a writer, editor, researcher, television producer, and director. He has twice been nominated for Emmy and Gemini awards and has won several Leo awards.

 
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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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Die Botschaft des Dalai Lama von Frieden und Mitgefühl findet bei Menschen aller Glaubensrichtungen Anklang. Doch bei allem Weltruhm bleibt er als Persönlichkeit schwer fassbar. Jetzt liefert Alexander Norman, der langjährige Wegbegleiter und renommierte Oxford-Wissenschaftler für die Geschichte Tibets, die endgültige Biografie - einzigartig, vielschichtig und manchmal sogar schockierend. Die Lebensgeschichte eines der radikalsten, charismatischsten und beliebtesten Weltführers von heute.

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"Ohne selbst Buddhist zu sein schreibt Alexander Norman sehr fachkundig, vor allem sachlich und mit tiefem Respekt für den Dalai Lama. Für alle, die sich für den Dalai Lama und die jüngere Geschichte Tibets interessieren, eine aufschlussreiche und spannende Lektüre. Sehr zu empfehlen!" Traudel Reiß, Buddhismus aktuell, 2-2021

"In seinem neuesten Werk hebt Norman vor allem die tiefe Verhaftung des Dalai Lama innerhalb der tibetisch-buddhistischen Tradition hervor. [...] Wer seine Persönlichkeit und seinen spirituellen wie politischen Hintergrund kennenlernen möchte, der möge zu diesem Buch greifen." Brennpunkt Tibet, 01/2021

 
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