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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,...


Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

by E. Randolph Richards & Richard James Ivp Academic (October 13, 2020)

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it's easy to misinterpret important elements—or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most...


The Myth of the American Dream

by D. L. Mayfield Ivp (May 05, 2020)

  • 2020 ECPA Top Shelf Book Cover Award


In Search of the Common Good

by Jake Meador & Timothy Keller Ivp Books (June 25, 2019)

  • ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist - Faith and Culture
  • Christianity Today 2020 Book of the Year Award, Politics and Public Life


Cahokia Mounds

by William Iseminger The History Press (March 03, 2010)

About one thousand years ago, a phenomenon occurred in a fertile tract of Mississippi River flood plain known today as the "American Bottom." This phenomenon came to be called Cahokia Mounds, America's first...


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,...


Traditions, Traps and Trends

by Barbara Helen Miller, Jarich Oosten, Willem C.E. Rasing & Thea Olsthoorn et al. Polynya Press (August 11, 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...


How We Eat

by Leon Rappoport & Dennis Hull with Robert Thompson Ecw Press (April 30, 2003)

Rappoport treats the dinner table like a Freudian couch, asking us to lie back and spill our guts. Tracing our culinary customs from the Stone Age to the stovetop range, he illuminates our complex and often...


A Short History of Progress

by Ronald Wright House of Anansi Press (October 22, 2004)

Now more relevant than ever, Ronald Wright’s #1 national bestseller, A Short History of Progress. The fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction warning of the accelerating patterns of progress...


Beyond Fate

by Margaret Visser House of Anansi Press (October 22, 2002)

In spite of modern ideals and achievements in the area of freedom and choice, people today are often afflicted with a sense that they cannot change things for the better. They feel helpless, constrained, caught...


The Wayfinders

by Wade Davis House of Anansi Press (September 30, 2009)

Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic...


Napi

by Hugh A. Dempsey, Alyssa Koski & Pauline Gladstone Dempsey Heritage House (April 15, 2018)

An enthralling collection of traditional Blackfoot stories revealing the frailty of mankind and the enduring power of narrative.

Napi, the Old Man of the Blackfoot Nation, appears prominently in mythology, sometimes...


Finding Directions West

by George Colpitts & Heather Devine University of Calgary Press (February 21, 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...


Animal Metropolis

by Joanna Dean, Darcy Ingram & Christabelle Sethna University of Calgary Press (February 16, 2017)

Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped the city of...


Coded Territories

by Kerry Swanson, Steven Loft, Candice Hopkins & Stephen Foster et al. University of Calgary Press (October 07, 2014)

This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts...


Mining and Communities in Northern Canada

by John Sandlos, Arn Keeling, Tyler Levitan & Sarah Gordon et al. University of Calgary Press (November 24, 2015)

For indigenous communities throughout the globe, mining has been a historical forerunner of colonialism, introducing new, and often disruptive, settlement patterns and economic arrangements. Although indigenous...


Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

by Colin M. Coates University of Calgary Press (February 03, 2016)

Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian...


Honey, We Lost the Kids

by Kathleen McDonnell Second Story Press (December 31, 2004)

Remember when children grew up in well-defined stages? Adults tried to keep whole areas of life hidden from them ? death, bad language, and, of course, sex ? and allowed them to step out into the adult world...


How Canadians Communicate III

by Bart Beaty, Derek Briton, Gloria Filax & Rebecca Sullivan Au Press (December 31, 2009)

What does Canadian popular culture say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity? This third volume of How Canadians Communicate describes the negotiation of popular culture across...


Sociocultural Systems

by Frank W. Elwell Au Press (May 31, 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...


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...