Canadian Studies Collection (Books)

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Coping with Crisis: Conflict Management and Resolution

This text. in English & French, focuses on the theme of conflict management and resolution in its many facets: on the level of individuals, families, groups, cities, and countries; in the spheres of environment, economics, law, and politics; and, through its representation in literature and the arts. The essays in this three-part volume, grouped into the rubrics of Humanities, Law, and Social Sciences, describe varied modes of response to conflict, presenting both theoretical discussions...

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מחזות קנדיים: אנתולוגיה

שרת המחזות הרואים כאן אור לראשונה בעברית נכתבו בידי כמה מהמחזאים הקנדיים החשובים ביותר. ב'אינדיאני' ג'ורג' ריגה, שמוצאו מאוקראינה, מתמודד עם קיפוח האינדיאנים. 'אינוק והשמש' מאת הנרי בייסל, שמוצאו מגרמניה, מספר על תהליך התבגרותו של נער אינואיט במחזה מסע וחניכה...

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Identity, Community, Nation: Essays on Canadian Writing

In this collection, scholars from Canada, England, France, India and Israel explore the intersections of identity, community, and nation within Canadian culture. Multiple waves of immigration and the intermingling of histories, memories and cultures have engaged Canadians in cross-cultural exchanges that have rendered definitions of identity increasingly complex. Modern-day mobility fosters cultural diversity and transnational identities, calling for a redefinition of subjectivity and belonging...

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Conditions of the Civic State

The civic state functions by covenant, consensus, contract and compact to protect and enhance the lives of all citizens living in a defined territory. The civic state promotes the public good. Attempts to describe conditions encourage the use of so-called objective indicators and measures of levels of achievement, outcomes and distribution patterns to assess trends and consequences of policy decisions. It is clear however that matters such as legitimacy, identity, citizenship, self-worth and...

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Mapping Canadian Cultural Space

This collection of essays by scholars from Canada, Croatia, India, Italy and Israel maps an important aspect of Canadian culture by exploring the inherent relation between space and questions of subjectivity. Location at first stood out in Canadian literature because survival depended on control of the land; today owing to the technological advances that have eased human exploitation of the ground and its resources, and to some extent enhanced protection against adverse climatic conditions, the...

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The Last Best West

Based on revised articles first published in a variety of prestigious academic journals, this book analyzes the pattern and process of ethnic group settlement in western Canada from 1874 until the 1920s from the perspective of historical geography and in the context of time, space, and society. Through consideration of six major ethnic groups, the Mennonites, Jews, Mormons, Ukrainians, Doukhobors and Hutterites, the book describes how and why these groups created a series of distinctive...

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Precarious Present/ Promising Future?

This collection of essays by feminist scholars from Canada and Israel explores the various aspects of Canadian identities and ethnic realities. A major source of tension and political conflict today, ethnicity and the problematics of identities inspire Canadian writers of all origins; to give a true picture of their society, they feel the urge to express their difference. The essays examine the voices of minority writers and of established writers from the two solitudes, whose views with regard...

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Multiculturalism, Jews and Identities in Canada

Some have called Canada the post-modernist society. Canada is widely acclaimed as a multicultural and immigrant experiment. In this lively collection of essays, Canadian scholars provide a wealth of information and analysis on how those abstractions actually operate in practice.

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At the Edge

Scholars from Canada, Spain, France and Israel survey Canadian Postmodernism, the National Film Board's successes and failures, the autobiographies of Native Women Writers, the metaphorical vision of George Faludy's Vancouver, the class and cultural tensions of Mavis Gallant's Montreal, the Jewishness of Canadian Jewish poetry, Quebec's experimental theatre and cinema, and Quebecois and Israeli drama of social protest.

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Change and Impact

This is an amalgam of original articles that confront serious and important issues for Canada and Canadians. Here the works of scholars from many countries, including Canada of course, reflect on Canadian politics and public policy, the Canadian economy, environmental questions and social issues. This book benefits from the multiplication of Canadian Studies university programs throughout the world, from which its international scholarly character undoubtedly stems.

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