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Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, AU Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public. With both an open-access journal and monograph program, they make a significant contribution to the growing body of academic and literary work that is available to a global readership at no cost to the reader.

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An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals

Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Athabasca University Press

Kumar and Dawson's program design is grounded in the theoretical and research foundations of online, adult, and doctoral education, curriculum design and community-building, implementation and evaluation. The authors, who draw on their experience of implementing a similar program at the University of Florida, not only share data collected from students and faculty members but also reflect on lessons learned working on the program in diverse educational contexts. An important guide for program leaders who wish to develop and sustain an online professional doctorate, An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals will also be a valuable resource for higher education professionals seeking to include e-learning components in existing on-campus doctoral programs.

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Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music

Discovering Musical Patterns by Interpreting Artifical Neural Networks

Athabasca University Press

Intended to introduce readers to the use of artificial neural networks in the study of music, this volume contains numerous case studies and research findings that address problems related to identifying scales, keys, classifying musical chords, and learning jazz chord progressions. A detailed analysis of networks is provided for each case study which together demonstrate that focusing on the internal structure of trained networks could yield important contributions to the field of music cognition.

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Public Deliberation on Climate Change

Lessons from Alberta Climate Dialogue

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Defying Expectations

The Case of UFCW Local 401

Athabasca University Press

In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth.

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Under Siege

The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain

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The Wolves at My Shadow

The Story of Ingelore Rothschild

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An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land

Unfinished Conversations

Athabasca University Press

These essays Jennifer Brown’s investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed, compromised, and rejected or adapted to change.

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Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments

Athabasca University Press

Contributors discuss and explore the unique record of prehistoric landscape use revealed by development in the lower Athabasca Basin.

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Interrogating Motherhood

Athabasca University Press

Ross explores the topic of mothering from the perspective of Western society and encourages students and readers to identify and critique the historical, social, and political contexts in which mothers are understood.

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My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

Athabasca University Press

My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a simple and outspoken account of the sexual and psychological abuse that Arthur Bear Chief suffered during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation.

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Spark of Light

Short Stories by Women Writers of Odisha

Athabasca University Press

Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha.

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Reading Vincent van Gogh

A Thematic Guide to the Letters

Athabasca University Press

Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to Van Gogh’s letters and a distillation of the key themes that reoccur throughout his collected letters.

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Without Apology

Writings on Abortion in Canada

Athabasca University Press
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Living on the Land

Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place

Athabasca University Press

An interdisciplinary volume that explores Indigenous women’s environmental knowledge and how that knowledge is often marginalized by ethnocentric research paradigms and legal processes that focus on male economic interactions with the environment.

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Visiting with the Ancestors

Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces

Athabasca University Press
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Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning

Foundations and Applications

Athabasca University Press
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Learning in Virtual Worlds

Research and Applications

Athabasca University Press

In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning.

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How Canadians Communicate VI

Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy

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How Canadians Communicate V

Sports

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The Digital Nexus

Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement

Edited by Raphael Foshay
Athabasca University Press

The totalizing scope of the combined effects of computerization and the worldwide network are the subject of the essays in The Digital Nexus, a volume that responds to McLuhan’s request for a “special study” of the tsunami-like transformation of the communication landscape.

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Scaling Up

The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainability

Athabasca University Press
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Speaking Power to Truth

Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual

Athabasca University Press
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Leaving Iran

Between Migration and Exile

Athabasca University Press

An intimate portrait of one family’s displacement after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and their search for identity.

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The Teacher and the Superintendent

Native Schooling in the Alaskan Interior, 1904-1918

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Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

Athabasca University Press

This is a much needed critical assessment of the political peculiarities of Alberta and the impact the government’s relationship to the oil industry has on the lives of the province’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Familiar and Foreign

Identity in Iranian Film and Literature

Athabasca University Press

In Familiar and Foreign, Mannani and Thompson set out to explore the tensions surrounding the ongoing formulation of Iranian identity by bringing together essays on poetry, novels, memoir, and films.

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“My Own Portrait in Writing”

Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Athabasca University Press

An inspiring book that argues for Van Gogh’s letters to be placed alongside the literary work of Blake and Eliot.

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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver

Athabasca University Press
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