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Toward Defining the Prairies: Region, Culture, and History - download pdf or read online

By Robert Wardhaugh

ISBN-10: 0887556728

ISBN-13: 9780887556722

New methods of pondering literature and historical past have extensively replaced how we predict approximately or perhaps "define" a quarter just like the Prairie West. actually, the very suggestion of "defining" has come into query via new theoretical techniques and it could possibly now appear a hopeless endeavour. however the technique of defining could be simply as very important because the real creation of a definition.Toward Defining the Prairies highlights fresh techniques to pondering the Prairie West. Bounded via items from recognized historian Gerald Friesen and Governor-General's Award-winning author Robert Kroetsch, those thirteen essays are as assorted because the quarter itself. of their exam of other features of Prairie heritage, literature, weather, society, tradition, and id, they assist to supply a brand new knowing of this position and of the complexities of its definition.

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Download e-book for kindle: Temagami: A Debate on Wilderness by Matt Bray, Ashley Thomson

By Matt Bray, Ashley Thomson

ISBN-10: 1550020862

ISBN-13: 9781550020861

ISBN-10: 1554883059

ISBN-13: 9781554883059

Over the last 20 years, the query of who owns the land of Temagami and the way the land will be used has prompted a debate of unprecedented depth. For the local humans, it's their lands below assault. For environmentalists from all components of Ontario, it's a case of ecological upkeep of a special yet fast-disappearing desert. For others, established upon the source area, it's a subject of monetary survival, either separately and for his or her groups. In an try to make clear the problems surrounding Temagami, Laurentian University's Institute of Northern Ontario improvement and study invited contributors within the Temagami debate to a convention in October, 1989. What follows during this quantity are 11 of the revised papers initially offered there. A balanced point of view at the concerns to hand is coupled with the perspectives of many of the curiosity teams. themes lined contain aboriginal rights in Temagami, the improvement of a desert park approach in Ontario, the administration of a number of assets, the significance of tourism in Temagami and an environmentalist's viewpoint.

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Read e-book online Faith of Fools: A Journal of the Klondike Gold Rush PDF

By William Shape

ISBN-10: 0585079587

ISBN-13: 9780585079585

ISBN-10: 0874221609

ISBN-13: 9780874221602

Found in a California flea industry approximately 100 years after the Klondike gold rush, William Shape's unique magazine and pictures provide a truly human measurement to the adventure undertaken by means of giant hordes of prospectors who headed north within the past due Nineties. Venturing into essentially the most distant and inhospitable parts of North the USA, form recorded day-by-day the hardships and hazards, in addition to the sweetness and delight of his 1897-98 journey. His magazine and candid snapshots vividly recreated the push that drew hundreds of thousands of would-be prospectors to the frozen north. religion of Fools offers an extraordinary chance to stay background within the first individual, touring to the gold fields with these usual prospectors who made that lengthy, arduous journey.

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Read e-book online Images of Canadianness: Visions on Canada's Politics, PDF

By Leen D'Haenens

ISBN-10: 0776604899

ISBN-13: 9780776604893

Images of Canadianness deals backgrounds and factors for a sequence of relevant--if quite new--features of Canada, from political, cultural, and fiscal angles. every one of its 4 sections includes articles written by way of Canadian and ecu specialists that provide unique views on numerous matters: balloting styles in English-speaking Canada and Quebec; the energy of French-language groups outdoor Quebec; the Belgian and Dutch immigration waves to Canada and the ensuing Dutch-language immigrant press; significant transitions occurring in Nunavut; the media as a device for self-government for Canada's First Peoples; makes an attempt via Canadian Indians to barter their place in society; the Canada-US dating; Canada's alternate with the ecu; and Canada's cultural coverage within the mild of the data highway.

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Download e-book for iPad: Travelling Concepts: Negotiating Diversity in Canada and by Christian Lammert

By Christian Lammert

ISBN-10: 3531168924

ISBN-13: 9783531168920

'Diversity', understood when it comes to tradition, ethnicity, and of social stratification, is clearly a subject crucial to either the social sciences and cultural reports. during this context, Canada more and more serves as a version to be significantly assessed for an figuring out of firm and multicultural Europe. Taking the various debates in Canada and Europe and disciplinary discussions as a place to begin, this quantity brings jointly eu and Canadian students from sociology, cultural stories, political sciences, philosophy, and literary reviews to enforce a efficient discussion approximately techniques of range and how during which they 'travel' around the Atlantic and around the disciplines.

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New PDF release: Ethics and Security in Canadian Foreign Policy

By Rosalind Irwin

ISBN-10: 0774808624

ISBN-13: 9780774808620

This assortment brings jointly quite a lot of authoritative, trained views on problems with ethics and protection dealing with Canadians within the turbulent international atmosphere of the twenty first century. those reflections, by way of the various prime students within the box, hyperlink the summary analytical and philosophical questions of ethics to the serious and hard questions of determination making perform in Canadian overseas coverage. individuals to this quantity take care of either the summary notions of price, tradition, norms, and ethics, and the concrete questions of coverage, legislation, and enforcement. They determine the demanding situations and the possibilities offered by means of new options, resembling human safeguard, mutual vulnerability, tender strength, international cultural scripts, sturdy governance, and area of interest international relations, for international coverage choice making. The addition of urged seminar questions, an inventory of extra readings, and a pattern path define upload to the usefulness of this article in a realistic lecture room environment.

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Franca Iacovetta, Roberto Perin, Angelo Principe's Enemies Within: Italian and Other Internees in Canada and PDF

By Franca Iacovetta, Roberto Perin, Angelo Principe

ISBN-10: 0802044468

ISBN-13: 9780802044464

In the hot crusade led by means of the nationwide Congress of Italian Canadians to realize redress for compatriots interned throughout the moment international warfare, leaders claimed that the Canadian country had waged a 'war opposed to ethnicity.' Their model of background, argue the editors, drew on selective facts and glossed over the fascist earlier of a few Italian Canadians.

The editors have assembled students who, whereas having various perspectives, search to stimulate trained debate. Enemies inside is the 1st research of its variety to ascertain not just the formula and asymmetric implementation of internment coverage, however the social and gender historical past of internment. It brings jointly nationwide and foreign views. The booklet bargains differing interpretations of Italian internment in Canada, the uk, the U.S., and Australia. It invitations comparisons among Italian Canadians and Canada's different internees, together with Communists, German Canadians, Ukrainian Canadians and Jewish refugees. modern redress campaigns are tested. Masculinity, woman internees, Communist women's unlock politics, and reminiscence tradition are a few of the little-studied topics that still obtain recognition.

This publication comprises photos by no means sooner than obvious. A basic creation and 4 part introductions offer worthwhile history to the problems being discussed.

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New PDF release: Northern Rover: The Life Story of Olaf Hanson (Au Press)

By A.L. Karras

ISBN-10: 1897425015

ISBN-13: 9781897425015

From 1919 to 1970, Olaf Hanson used to be a trapper, fur dealer, prospector, online game mum or dad, fisherman, and street blasting professional in northeastern Saskatchewan. He advised his existence tale to renowned Saskatchewan writer A. L. Karras, who wrote this historic memoir within the Eighties. In an uncompromising, simple variety, Karras and Hanson exhibit the geography, flora and fauna, normal heritage of the sector in addition to the company and social interactions among humans. Their e-book deals a glance on the vanished subsistence and advertisement financial system of the boreal wooded area, wound round a desirable own tale of braveness and actual stamina.

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Alana Wilcox, Jason McBride's uTOpia: Towards a New Toronto PDF

By Alana Wilcox, Jason McBride

ISBN-10: 1552451569

ISBN-13: 9781552451564

Since the election of Mayor David Miller in November 2003, Toronto has skilled a wave of civic satisfaction and exuberance no longer felt in a long time. in the end, Torontonians see their urban as a spot of danger and strength. Visions of a very conceivable, habitable and world-class urban are once more dancing in voters’ heads. long ago years, this spirit has, without delay or not directly, manifested itself in multifarious types: in author Sheila Heti’s sui generis lecture sequence, Trampoline corridor; within the transformation of derelict inns equivalent to the Drake and the Gladstone into cultural hotspots; in renewed curiosity in waterfront revitalization and public transportation; in fascinating, debatable architectural advancements corresponding to the OCAD construction, the growth of the ROM and the in the past; within the [murmur] venture, which catalogues tales approximately Toronto neighbourhoods and publicizes them to people’s cellphones; within the explosion of the neighborhood self sufficient song scene.

uTOpia goals to catch and chronicle that spirit, amassing writing via a few of the humans encouraged through and occupied with those tasks. that includes passionate, visionary essays by means of thirty-four varied reporters, artists, thinkers, architects and activists, uTOpia is a compendium of principles, critiques and techniques. The anthology explores plans to redevelop the Island airport right into a Ward’s Island-style group; how the Zeidler kinfolk is energizing artist-run centres; what a car-free Kensington industry may well suggest; the need and sweetness of laneway housing; the way in which prior efforts to strive against devastating advancements just like the Spadina freeway have formed present activism; what a utopian Toronto could seem like mapped out; and lots more and plenty, even more. Playful, erudite and obtainable, uTOpia writes Toronto because it is shared and created through the folks who reside the following. even though it really is under no circumstances an entire photo of what's taking place within the urban without delay, it is going to confidently exhibit that what used to be only a T-shirt slogan – I center T.O. – is now real, heartfelt sentiment.

Contributors comprise Howard Akler, Andrew Alfred-Duggan, Jacob Allderdice, Bert Archer, James Bow, Nicole Cohen, Jonny Dovercourt, Dale Duncan, Philip Evans, Mark Fram, Misha Glouberman, Chris Hardwicke, Sheila Heti, Alfred Holden, Luis Jacob, Lorraine Johnson, Edward Keenan, Mark Kingwell, John Lorinc, Sally McKay, Heather McLean, Dave Meslin, Shawn Micallef, Derek Murr, Ninjalicious, Darren O’Donnell, making plans motion, Barbara Rahder, Dylan Reid, Erik Rutherford, Jeffrey Stinson, Deanne Taylor, Conan Tobias, Stéphanie Verge, Adam Vaughan and Marlena Zuber.

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