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The Franz Boas Enigma

by Ludger Müller-Wille Baraka Books (February 07, 2014)

How did Franz Boas become the central founder of anthropology and a driving force promoting science in public life in North America? To answer this question, linguistic and cultural barriers must be overcome...

Finding Directions West

by George Colpitts & Heather Devine University of Calgary Press (February 22, 2017)

In the past, Western Canada was a place of new directions in human thought and action, migrations of the mind and body, and personal journeys. This book anthology brings together studies exploring the way the...

Understanding Atrocities

by Scott W. Murray, Lorraine Markotic, Kristin Burnett & Lori Chambers et al. University of Calgary Press (February 01, 2017)

Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essays in this...

Hearts and Minds

by Dan Azoulay University of Calgary Press (October 17, 2011)

What was romance like for Canadians a century ago? What qualities did marriageable men and women look for in prospective mates? How did they find suitable partners in difficult circumstances such as frontier...

Textual Exposures

by Dan Russek University of Calgary Press (April 21, 2015)

Textual Exposures: Photography in Twentieth Century Spanish American Narrative Fiction examines how twentieth-century Spanish American literature has registered photography's powers and limitations, and the...

Traditions, Traps and Trends

by Barbara Helen Miller, Jarich Oosten, Willem C.E. Rasing & Thea Olsthoorn et al. Polynya Press (August 12, 2018)

The transfer of knowledge is a key issue in the North as Indigenous peoples meet the ongoing need to adapt to cultural and environmental change. In eight essays, experts survey critical issues surrounding the...

To Know Our Many Selves

by Dirk Hoerder Au Press (June 01, 2010)

To Know Our Many Selves profiles the history of Canadian Studies, which began as early as the 1840s with the Study of Canada. Professor Dirk Hoerder discusses this comprehensive examination of culture by highlighting...

Sociocultural Systems

by Frank W. Elwell Au Press (June 01, 2013)

Macrosociology?the study of large-scale social structures and the fundamental principles of social organization?was the style of sociology practiced by the founders of the discipline. Today, the social theories...

Trail of Story, Traveller’s Path

by Leslie Main Johnson Au Press (April 01, 2010)

Trail of Story examines the meaning of landscape, drawn from Leslie Main Johnson?s rich experience with diverse environments and peoples, including the Gitksan and Witsuwit?en of northwestern British Columbia,...

Inuit and Whalers on Baffin Island Through German Eyes

by Ludwig Müller-Wille, Bernd Gieseking & William Barr Baraka Books (February 15, 2012)

Wilhelm Weike, a 23-year old handyman from Minden/Germany, accidentally found himself spending the year of 1883-84 among Inuit and wintering with whalers on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. The fledgling...

This is Toraja

by Paulus Palimbong Editions L'Harmattan (June 15, 2016)

This book is the result of direct observation of the author born in Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It provides a short description of many aspects of Toraja geography, government system, religion, population,...