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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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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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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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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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Amma’s Daughters

A Memoir

Athabasca University Press
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Small Cities, Big Issues

Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era

Athabasca University Press

If local governments accept a social agenda as part of their responsibilities, the contributors to Small Cities, Big Issues believe that small cities can succeed in reconceiving community based on the ideals of acceptance, accommodation, and inclusion.

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Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

Engagement and Authenticity

Athabasca University Press

Conrad and Openo insist that moving to new learning environments, specifically those online and at a distance, afford opportunities for educators to adopt only the best practices of traditional face-to-face assessment while exploring evaluation tools made available by a digital learning environment in the hopes of arriving at methods that capture the widest set of learner skills and attributes.

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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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