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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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The Finest Blend

Graduate Education in Canada

Athabasca University Press

As Canadian universities work to increase access to graduate education, many are adopting blended modes of delivery for courses and programs. This book provides a comprehensive overview of current practices and opportunities for blended learning success.

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Grieving for Pigeons

Twelve Stories of Lahore

By Zubair Ahmad; Translated by Anne Murphy
Athabasca University Press

In this poignant and meditative collection of short stories, Zubair Ahmad captures the lives and experiences of the people of the Punjab, a region divided between India and Pakistan.

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Regime of Obstruction

How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy

Athabasca University Press

Rapidly rising carbon emissions from the intense development of Western Canada's fossil fuels continue to aggravate the global climate emergency and destabilize democratic structures. This book provides essential context to the climate crisis and will transform discussions of energy democracy.

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Psychiatry and the Legacies of Eugenics

Historical Studies of Alberta and Beyond

Athabasca University Press
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Lookout Cave

The Archaeology of Perishable Remains on the Northern Plains

By John H. Brumley; Photographs by James Marshall
Athabasca University Press

This fully illustrated volume sheds new light on Plains culture and the centuries old use of the well-hidden space at Lookout Cave.

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The Art of Communication in a Polarized World

Athabasca University Press

In North America and elsewhere, communities are fractured along ideological lines as social media and algorithms encourage individuals to seek out others who think like they do and to condemn those that don’t. An essential guide for surviving in our polarized society, this book offers concrete strategies for refining how values and ideas are communicated.

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Under the Nakba Tree

Athabasca University Press

In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.

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25 Years of Ed Tech

Athabasca University Press

In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education.

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World Bolshevism

By Iulii Martov; Introduction by Paul Kellogg; Translated by Paul Kellogg and Mariya Melentyeva
Athabasca University Press

In 1903, at the close of the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, the socialist party had split into two factions, those that would follow Lenin’s proposed revolutionary path and those that would follow Iulii Martov—a group that would call themselves the Mensheviks. In this edition, Martov’s only book is ably translated by Paul Kellogg and Mariya Melentyeva, making it available in English in its complete form for the first time in a hundred years.

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Fish Wars and Trout Travesties

Saving Southern Alberta's Coldwater Streams in the 1920s

Athabasca University Press
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"Truth Behind Bars"

Reflections on the Fate of the Russian Revolution

Athabasca University Press

The temporary class of peasants-in-uniform, unmotivated by Lenin’s vision of democracy, that brought down the Russian Revolution.

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Bucking Conservatism

Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 60s and 70s

Athabasca University Press

With chapters by both scholars and activists, Bucking Conservatism highlights the lasting influence of Alberta’s nonconformists.

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From Turtle Island to Gaza

Athabasca University Press

An expression of the solidarity between Indigenous peoples within settler Canada and the people of Palestine.

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Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

Athabasca University Press

A poetic setting of a World War I soldier's diary.

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The Law is (Not) for Kids

A Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and Teens

Athabasca University Press

A practical guide to the law as it pertains to the young people of Canada.

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Canada's Labour Market Training System

Athabasca University Press

How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations of social scientists and government policymakers, Barnetson interrogates the training system through analysis of the political and economic forces that constitute modern Canada. This book not only provides students of Canada’s division of labour with a general introduction to the main facets of labour-market training – including skills development, post-secondary and community education, and workplace training – but also encourages students to think critically about the relationship between training systems and the ideologies that support them.

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Sharing Breath

Embodied Learning and Decolonization

Athabasca University Press
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What We Are, When We Are

Kaj smo, ko smo

By Cvetka Lipuš; Translated by Tom Priestly
Athabasca University Press

Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipuš and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surreal, dull urban lives with dreams.

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American Labour's Cold War Abroad

From Deep Freeze to Détente, 1945-1970

Athabasca University Press

During the Cold War, at a time when trade unions were a substantial force in both American and European politics, the fiercely anti-communist American Federation of Labour–Congress of Industrial Organizations, set a strong example for labour organizations overseas. Carew presents a lively and clear account of what has largely been an unknown dimension of the Cold War, mapping the international programs of the AFL–CIO and its relations with labour organizations abroad.

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