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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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Wild Words

Essays on Alberta Literature

Athabasca University Press

As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right.

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Making Game

An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being Who One Is

Athabasca University Press

Making Game is a mixed-genre composition in which the author reflects on the philosophical and ethical implications of hunting wild game.

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Expansive Discourses

Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945–1978

Athabasca University Press

A groundbreaking study of how and why the interactions between local government and land developers in Calgary after the Second World War created a city that exemplifies urban sprawl.

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Poems for a Small Park

Athabasca University Press

The powerful images and thoughtful metaphors in these short lyrics show readers the connections between Canadian nature (even within city limits) and the sublime, especially in the overwhelming silence we can sense outdoors – if we pay attention. The poet speaks to change by helping us see natural phenomena around us in a different light each time we read his poems.

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Hot Thespian Action!

Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse

Edited by Robin Whittaker
Athabasca University Press

This collection commemorates Walterdale’s 50th anniversary and highlights the social and artistic significance of amateur theatre practice in Canada by drawing together significant plays by acclaimed and emerging Canadian playwrights, detailed introductions, and archival production photographs.

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Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery

Information and Resource Guide

Athabasca University Press

Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery is a research-based, comprehensive, and comprehensible resource on prostate surgery in Canada.

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Lost Tracks

Buffalo National Park, 1909-1939

Athabasca University Press
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Icon, Brand, Myth

The Calgary Stampede

Edited by Max Foran
Athabasca University Press

An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede, an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July.

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Northern Love

An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity

Athabasca University Press

In Northern Love, Paul Nonnekes pursues debates in psychoanalysis and cultural theory in pursuit of a distinctive conception of a Canadian masculinity.

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Northern Rover

The Life Story of Olaf Hanson

Athabasca University Press
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Mountain Masculinity

The Life and Writing of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1906-1938

Edited by Julie Rak and Andrew Gow
Athabasca University Press

A captivating portrait – in his own words – of Nello Vernon-Wood (1882-1978), who reinvented himself as a Banff hunting guide and writer of "yarns of the wilderness by a competent outdoorsman."

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Imagining Head-Smashed-In

Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

Athabasca University Press

Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. drawing on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, Canada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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In/visible Sight

The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand

Athabasca University Press

Drawing on the experiences of mixed-Maori/White families, Wanhalla examines the early history of southern New Zealand, a world in which inter-racial intimacy played a formative role.

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