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Athabasca University Press (AU Press) is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. AU Press is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media. AU Press will offer its imprint only to scholarship of the highest quality, as determined through peer review.

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Writing the Body in Motion

A Critical Anthology on Canadian Sport Literature

Edited by Angie Abdou and Jamie Dopp
Athabasca University Press

Over the last decade, a proliferation of sport literature courses across the continent is evidence of the sophisticated and evolving body of work developing in this area. Writing the Body in Motion offers introductory essays on the most commonly taught Canadian sport literature texts.

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The Medium Is the Monster

Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology

Athabasca University Press

Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English.

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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

Athabasca University Press
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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

Athabasca University Press
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The Wolves at My Shadow

The Story of Ingelore Rothschild

Athabasca University Press
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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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