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Just One More Drive

Just One More Drive

the true story of a stuttering homosexual and his race car
by Robert James O?Brien
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This honest, uplifting and painfully funny memoir is about love, soapboxes and why you should never lie on national TV. It's the story of how the Beast, a BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution, almost killed Robert but ended up saving his life.
From his father, Robert developed a passion for all things automotive as he grew up in Dublin, a painfully shy, lo …

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Borderline

Borderline

by Marie-Sissi LaBreche, translated by Melissa Bull
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Searing and lyrical, Marie-Sissi Labrèche's auto-fictional novel, Borderline, describes a young girl's experience growing up in Montreal's working-class neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Raised by her "two mothers" - a stern grandmother and a mother struggling with schizophrenia, the story's protagonist, Sissi, is artistic, feral, fragile, i …

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Rain City

Rain City

Vancouver Essays
by John Moore
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BC Bestseller! From its Coast Mountain skyline to its seedy waterfront tattoo parlors, from the private downtown booze-cans of the city's business elite and the Faux Chateau enclave of Whistler, to the riot-shaken streets of the early Sixties and the history of pipe bomb attacks in the city, Moore has been there, done that. He's been a graveyard sh …

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Kawai Scrolls

Kawai Scrolls

by Louis Druehl
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tagged : biographical

His Hopi princess bride has left him for the head of the philosophy department and his PhD thesis is stalled; what is left for an Iowa farmboy to do but to board a slow boat to Yokohama? John Fox leaves the academic desert of New Mexico for Japan, in search of fame and inspiration among the Ainu, the white aborigines of Hokkaido. While his adventu …

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The Vilest Rag You Can Imagine

100 Years of the Ubyssey
by Tom Hawthorn
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), editors, journalists, publishers

In October 1918, a four-sheet newspaper appeared in the shacks that served as a campus for the fledgling University of British Columbia. It had an odd name with an odd spelling, a rhyming corruption of The Odyssey invoking the university’s initials. For one hundred years, the Ubyssey newspaper has outraged, entertained and, on occasion, informed …

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Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

by Martin J. Cannon
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tagged : indigenous studies, gender studies

Canada’s Indian Act is infamously sexist. Many iterations of the legislation conferred a woman’s status rights through marriage, and even once it was amended First Nations women could not necessarily pass their status on to their descendants. What has that injustice meant for First Nations men? Martin J. Cannon challenges a decades-long assumpt …

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What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
edited by Mireille Lalancette; Vincent Raynauld & Erin Crandall
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What trends are shaping contemporary political communication and behaviour in Canada, and where are they heading? What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? examines political communication and democratic governance in a digital age. Exploring the effects of conventional and emerging political communication practices in Canada, contributors investigat …

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Bad Medicine - Revised & Updated

Bad Medicine - Revised & Updated

A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community – Revised & Updated
by John Reilly
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tagged : indigenous studies, judicial power, lawyers & judges

This revised and updated edition details the latest legal developments surrounding tribal leadership and the state of governance on Canadian reserves.

When Bad Medicine first appeared in 2010 it was an immediate sensation, a Canadian bestseller that sparked controversy and elicited praise nationwide for its unflinchingly honest portrayal of tribal c …

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Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

Bad Judgment – Revised & Updated

The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
by John Reilly
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This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country’s indigenous communities.

During John Reilly’s more than 30-year career with the Provincial Court of Alberta he became interested in how the Canadian judicial system dealt with Indigenous societies. He saw the failure o …

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age
by Devin Penner
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tagged : history & theory, social theory, media studies

Spectacle is usually considered a superficial form of politics, which tries to distract and deceive a passive audience. It is difficult to see how this type of politics could be reconciled with the democratic requirement of active and informed agency. Rethinking the Spectacle re-examines the tension between spectacle and political agency using the …

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care
edited by Wendy Hulko; Danielle Wilson & Jean Balestrery
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tagged : indigenous studies, alzheimer's & dementia

Dementia is on the rise around the world, and health organizations in Canada, the United States, and New Zealand are responding to the urgent need – voiced by communities and practitioners – for guidance on how best to address memory loss in Indigenous communities. This innovative volume responds to the call by bringing together, for the first …

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Free to a Good Home

Free to a Good Home

With Room for Improvement
by Jules Torti
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tagged : lgbt, women

The German word ZUGUNRUHE translates as the ''stirring before moving.'' It's used to describe birds and herds of animals, like wildebeests, before the great migration. Though Jules Torti is neither German nor a wildebeest, she understands this marrow-deep anxiousness all too well; she is just someone looking for a home.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME is evide …

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At the Bridge

At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
by Wendy Wickwire
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tagged : cultural, post-confederation (1867-), indigenous studies

At the Bridge chronicles the little-known story of James Teit, a prolific ethnographer who, from 1884 to 1922, worked with and advocated for the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and the northwestern United States. From his base at Spences Bridge, BC, Teit forged a participant-based anthropology that was far ahead of its time. Whereas his cont …

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

by Kelly Saunders & Janique Dubois
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tagged : indigenous studies, canadian, indigenous peoples

At a time when the Métis are becoming increasingly visible in Canadian politics, this unique book offers a practical guide for understanding who they are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government. It shows how the Métis are giving life to Louis Riel’s vision of a self-governing Métis Nation through the ongoing application of …

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From Bear Rock Mountain

From Bear Rock Mountain

The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor
by Antoine Bear Rock Mountain
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In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from h …

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Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Contributions from Critical Social Science
edited by Eric Mykhalovskiy & Viviane Namaste
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tagged : aids & hiv, public health, health policy

Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, the world continues to grapple with this public health challenge. Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS explores the limits of mainstream approaches to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and challenges readers to develop alternate solutions, emphasizing the value of critical social science perspectives. The con …

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Gendered Mediation

Gendered Mediation

Identity and Image Making in Canadian Politics
edited by Angelia Wagner & Joanna Everitt
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tagged : women in politics, canadian, media & internet

Despite decades of women’s participation in politics, the gender identities of Canadian politicians continue to attract media and public attention and shape the way they are perceived and evaluated. Gendered Mediation takes an original approach to the study of gender and political communication by examining the implications of intersecting notion …

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The Famous Five

The Famous Five

Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights
by Barbara Smith
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A concise history of the five women who changed the course of history and brought Canadians one step closer to equality.

On August 27, 1927, five women gathered at a house on Edmonton’s Southside to sign a letter that would change the course of Canadian history. Those women were Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Henr …

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Saving the Nation through Culture

Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China
by Jie Gao
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The Modern Chinese Folklore Movement coalesced at National Peking University between 1918 and 1926. A group of academics, inspired by Western thought, tried to revitalize the study of folklore to stave off postwar disillusionment with Chinese elite culture. By documenting this phenomenon’s origins and evolution, Jie Gao opens a new chapter in the …

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Incorporating Culture

Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry
by Solen Roth
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tagged : indigenous studies, cultural, native american

Fragments of culture often become commodities when the tourism and heritage business showcases local artistic and cultural practice. But what happens when local communities become more involved in this cultural marketplace? Incorporating Culture examines how Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs are cultivating more equitable relationships with the …

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Nothing to Write Home About

Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia
by Laura Ishiguro
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tagged : great britain, indigenous studies

Nothing to Write Home About uncovers the significance of British family correspondence sent between the United Kingdom and British Columbia between 1858 and 1914. Drawing on thousands of letters, Laura Ishiguro offers insights into epistolary topics including familial intimacy and conflict, everyday concerns such as boredom and food, and what corre …

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Seeking the Court’s Advice

Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power
by Kate Puddister
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Can Parliament legalize same-sex marriage? Can Quebec unilaterally secede from Canada? Can the federal government create a national firearms registry? Each of these questions is contentious and deeply political, and each was addressed by a court in a reference case, not by elected policy makers. Reference cases allow governments to obtain an adviso …

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Essential Fly Patterns for Lakes and Streams

Essential Fly Patterns for Lakes and Streams

Tips for Tying Your Own Flies
by Brian Smith
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tagged : equipment & supplies, fishing, lakes, ponds & swamps

In ESSENTIAL FLY PATTERNS FOR LAKES AND STREAMS Brian Smith cuts to the chase, offering the reader and fly tier over eighty flies with recipes and instructions for each. In his third book, Smith shares the results of his more than fifty years of experimentation and research developing and refining fly patterns that are proven fish-catchers. Some of …

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Inside an Honor Killing

Inside an Honor Killing

A Father and a Daughter Tell Their Story
by Lene Wold
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tagged : women's studies, human rights, islamic studies

A shockingly intimate look at the world of honor killings, as seen through the eyes of both the perpetrators and the victims.

What drives a person to murder their sister, mother, or daughter? What is life like in a society in which women are imprisoned for their own “protection,” while their potential killers walk free?

In this powerful and affec …

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Amber Fang: Hunted

Amber Fang: Hunted

by Arthur Slade
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age: 12 to 100
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : vampires, dark fantasy, black comedy

Amber Fang enjoys life's simple pleasures. A perfect evening for her includes a good book, a glass of wine and, of course, a great meal, preferably straight from the jugular.
Raised to eat ethically, Amber dines only on delicious cold-blooded killers. But confirming that her chosen victims deserve to die takes time. And patience. So it's a good th …

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Whatever Gets You Through

Whatever Gets You Through

Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault
by Jen Sookfong Lee, edited by Stacey May Fowles
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Personal stories of surviving after the trauma of sexual assault.

In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go.

Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through o …

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The Living

The Living

by Colleen Wagner
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tagged : canadian, african, women's studies

The Living is a powerful and unsettling documentary play by Colleen Wagner, author of the Governor General's Literary Award–winning play The Monument. It is inspired by the actual stories of women and girls who survived trauma in post-conflict zones like Rwanda and Uganda. The Living examines the lives of victims and perpetrators, post-genocide, …

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Double Melancholy

Double Melancholy

Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man
by C.E. Gatchalian
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tagged : gay studies, cultural heritage, lgbt, asian american studies

According to Didier Eribon, melancholy is where it all starts and where it also ends: the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual experiences, and through which they construct their own identity. In this beguiling book, an introverted, anxious, ambitious, artistically gifted queer Filipino-Canadian boy finds solace, inspiration, and a "sy …

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Dear Scarlet

Dear Scarlet

The Story of My Postpartum Depression
by Teresa Wong
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tagged : contemporary women, biography & memoir, women's studies, motherhood

Longlisted for Canada Reads; Finalist, City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking and funny, Dear Scarlet perfectly captures the quiet desperation …

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The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015
edited by Andreas R. Dugstad Sanders; Pål R. Sandvik & Espen Storli
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Industrialist John Paul Getty famously quipped, “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights.” Throughout history, natural resources have been sources of wealth and power and catalysts for war and peace. The case studies gathered in this innovative volume examine how the intersection of ideas, interest groups, international ins …

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Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising

A Queer Film Classic
by R.L. Cagle
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The final book in the Queer Film Classics series is R.L. Cagle's take on Scorpio Rising (1963), Kenneth Anger's avant-garde short film that about gay Nazi bikers preparing for a race. The film marked Anger's spectacular return to the US underground cinema scene after an absence of nearly ten years. Scorpio Rising resonates with the thrill and energ …

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This One Looks Like a Boy

This One Looks Like a Boy

My Gender Journey to Life as a Man
by Lorimer Shenher
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tagged : lgbt, personal memoirs, gender studies, men's studies

Inspiring and honest, this unique memoir of gender transition and coming-of-age proves it’s never too late to find your true identity.

Since he was a small child, Lorimer Shenher knew something for certain: he was a boy. The problem was, he was growing up in a girl’s body.

In this candid and thoughtful memoir, Shenher shares the story of his gend …

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Assembling Unity

Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs
by Sarah A. Nickel
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tagged : indigenous studies, post-confederation (1867-), feminism & feminist theory

Established narratives portray Indigenous unity as emerging solely in response to the political agenda of the settler state. But unity has long shaped the modern Indigenous political movement. With Indigenous perspectives in the foreground, Assembling Unity explores the relationship between global political ideologies and pan-Indigenous politics in …

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Four Unruly Women

Four Unruly Women

Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison
by Ted McCoy
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tagged : women, criminology, social history, women's studies

Bridget Donnelly. Charlotte Reveille. Kate Slattery. Emily Boyle. Until now, these were nothing but names marked down in the admittance registers and punishment reports of Kingston Penitentiary, Canada’s most notorious prison. In this shocking and heartbreaking book, Ted McCoy tells these women’s stories of incarceration and resistance in poign …

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The Last Suffragist Standing

The Last Suffragist Standing

The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson
by Veronica Strong-Boag
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The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering politician, a New Woman who tested Canadian democracy. Laura Marshall Jamieson (1882–1964) was the last suffragist in Canada to be elected to a provincial or federal legislature, and her biography opens a window onto the political and social landscape of her time. She embraced …

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