Jordi Morgan

  • Beyond Two Solitudes

    By Donald Smith     January 1998

    Beyond Two Solitudes offers a fresh approach in the present constitutional and political debate based on mutual respect and a desire to live together in harmony. The French edition has been hailed as a “lively and passionate account” (Voir) and as an “explosive book, a vibrant plea for a renewed country” (Radio-Canada) Donald Smith speaks from within, as an English Canadian who has learned French, moved to Quebec and successfully integrated into Francophone society. Beyond Two Solitudes answers the anti-Quebec rhetoric of Diane Francis, Barbara Amiel, William Johnson and others. Smith interviews other English Canadians who have chosen French as their language of creation: singer and songwriter Jim Corcoran, novelist Nancy Huston, horticulturist Larry Hodgson, and American-born singer Nanette Workman, who has made her career in Quebec and France. He also interviews novelist Neil Bissoondath, now a Quebec City resident, who gives a compelling account of what French Quebec and so-called multiculturalism are really about.

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  • Aboriginal Fishing Rights

    Laws, Courts, Politics

    By Parnesh Sharma     January 1998

    This book examines the nature of aboriginal fishing rights before and after the Sparrow decision from a perspective of whether disadvantaged groups are able to use the law to advance their causes of social progress and equality. It includes interviews with the key players in the fishing industry: the Musqueam Indian Band, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the commercial industry. It concludes that aboriginal fishing rights remain subject to arbitrary control and examines why and how this has happened.

  • Yesterday’s News

    Why Canada’s Daily Newspapers are Failing Us

    By John Miller     January 1998

    Yesterday’s News is about how Canada’s daily newspapers are failing us and how we need to win them back. The book documents the takeover of Canadian daily newspapers by profit-oriented corporations, the rise of Conrad Black, and the danger that these trends pose to the long-term survival of the daily press. Miller takes us on a fascinating journey from the editorial offices of the big daily newspapers, where he once worked, to a small town, Shawville, Quebec, where he went to try and re-capture the essence of how journalism should serve society.

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  • Challenge and Change

    A History Of The Dalhousie School Of Nursing, 1949-1989

    By Peter Twohig     December 1997

    Challenge and Change offers an innovative perspective on Dalhousie University School of Nursing’s first four decades of growth and transition. This book draws on rich archival sources and oral interviews to critically examine the school. Its analysis is highly relevant to contemporary debates within the history of nursing and the education of nurse practitioners. Most importantly, this book situates university nursing schools within their many and varied contexts of community, health care and university. Co-published with Dalhousie

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  • L’sitkuk

    The Story of the Bear River Mi’kmaw Community

    By Darlene A. Ricker     January 1997

    L’sitkuk (pronounced elsetkook) is the original name for the Bear River Mi’kmaw community, which is part of the Mi’kmaw First Nation. Nestled close to the Bear River watershed, this tiny native community is regaining its culture, language and identity after hundreds of years of colonialism and assimilation. Living in the area for thousands of years, they were among the first people in Canada to have continuous contact with non-natives.

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    A Roseway Book
  • Growing Up Salty and Other Plays

    By Natalie Meisner     January 1997

    The questions raised in Natalie Meisner’s plays will follow you out the door. At their root is the ghost that haunts the modern theatre: What is the role of live theatre in the information age? Why is it necessary? What do we get from the experience that cannot be had in any other artistic medium?

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    A Roseway Book
  • Counting Crows

    By Jenni Blackmore     January 1997

    This collection of stories and poems charts various pathways and detours in the universal quest for love. It’s a journey towards joy which begins with the call of a frog searching for a mate and ends as a woman inadvertently thwarts her own desire as she attempts to construct the perfect token of her love.

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    A Roseway Book
  • When the Fish Are Gone

    Ecological Collapse and the Social Organization of Fishing in Northwest Newfoundland, 1982-1995

    By Craig T. Palmer and Peter R. Sinclair     January 1997

    The Gulf Coast fisheries off Northwest Newfoundland provide a graphic example of the social and biological consequences of the failure to create conditions that would allow for fishing on a sustainable basis. This book shows how an ecological crisis has produced a social crisis threatening the viability of fishers, the fish plants where they sold their fish, and the communities in which they live. It is set in the context of the North Atlantic fisheries and of primary resource producing rural areas in mature capitalist societies.

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  • Transforming Communities

    By William L. Luttrell     January 1997

    An extraordinary exploration of the dangers, and possibilities, facing human communities today, Transforming Communities rejects the current myth that capitalism, led by global corporations, is providing the solutions we require to survive and prosper in the decades ahead. Quite a different path is offered to us by Mother Earth, Dr. Luttrell suggests, and it is the best hope for life on this planet, our own lives included. The book is an effort to outline the direction this path would take us, and the multifaceted transformation that it entails for our communities. It is also informed by the work of others, including environmentalists, social analysts, social biologists and anthropologists.

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  • The Women, Gender & Development Reader

    Edited by Lynne Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff and Nalini Visvanathan     January 1997

    Third World women, long the undervalued and ignored actors in the development process, are now recognized by scholars, practitioners and policy makers alike as playing a critical role. This book is a comprehensive reader for undergraduates and development practitioners, presenting the best of the now vast body of literature that is grown up along side this acknowledgement. Five parts cover respectively a review of the history of the theoretical debates, the status of women in the household and family, women in the global economy, the impact of social changes on women’s lives, and women organizing for change.

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