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  • Names, Numbers and Northern Policy

    Inuit, Project Surname, and the Politics of Identity

    By Valerie Alia     January 1994

    Names are the cornerstones of cultures. They identify individuals, represent life, express and embody power. When power is unequal and people are colonized at one level or another, naming is manipulated form the outside. In the Canadian North, the most blatant example of this manipulation is the long history of interference by visitors with the ways to Inuit named themselves and their land. This book is a concise history of government-sponsored interference with Inuit identity.

  • The University as Text

    Women and the University Context

    By Carol Schick     January 1994

    This book is an excellent analysis of how male-centric approaches and methods dominate university life. “Schick effectively raises stimulating questions that challenge the status quo of university education.” - Britta Santowski, Canadian Book Review Annual

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  • Stifling Debate

    Canadian Newspapers and Nuclear Power

    By Michael Clow     January 1993

    This study of nuclear coverage in four dailies in Ontario and New Brunswick finds that it is the promoters, not the opponents, of nuclear energy that overwhelmingly dominate news coverage.

  • Star Wars in Canadian Sociology

    Exploring the Social Construction of Knowledge

    By David A. Nock     January 1993

    “David Nock looks at the theories of prominant sociologists and presents a thoroughly grounded discussion of how this unique brand of sociology has been socially constructed. It is a pleasant, interesting, and informative reader which makes all these topics look just a little bit different than they did before.”-Rich Ogmundson, University of Victoria

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  • No Going Back

    Women as University Students

    By Patricia Campbell     January 1993

    Allowing women to tell their stories in their own voices, this book reveals their collective experience in all its complexity.

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  • Marketing Place

    Cultural Politics, Regionalism and Reading

    By Ursula A. Kelly     January 1993

    Marketing Place provides a framework for an analysis of the politics of cultural practices and their relationship to the broader social forces which shape our lives.

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  • Divorce and Disengagement

    Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage

    By Edward Kruk     January 1993

    This book’s purpose is to better portray divorced fatherhood and to provide family practitioners and policy-makers with an empirically-based understanding of the impact of divorce on non-custodial fathers, and of fathers’ disengagement from their children after divorce.

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  • Man’s Will to Hurt

    Investigating the Causes, Supports and Varieties of His Violence

    By Joseph Kuypers     January 1992

    This book identifies how men code their will to hurt to make it moral, and how they ignore the drastic realities of excessive male violence.

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  • Issumatuq

    Learning from the Traditional Healing Wisdom of the Canadian Inuit

    By Kit Minor     January 1992

    Through the development of a culture-specific design the author shows us how Inuit people, in a working relationship with members of the dominant culture, can continue to define and decide on appropriate helping skills.

  • Elusive Justice

    Beyond the Marshall Inquiry

    Edited by Joy Mannette     January 1992

    “The Marshall Commission Report does not deserve accolades. While it acknowledges errors, negligence and mismanagement, it did not make the connections necessary to begin the process of developing a dialogue about a justice system that Aboriginal people can respect, or which respects Aboriginal people.” - M.E. Turpel, Dalhousie Law School

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