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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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Imperfection

Athabasca University Press

A mature scholar and established literary critic, Grant has emerged as a cultural critic of religious and ethnic conflict.

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How Canadians Communicate IV

Media and Politics

Athabasca University Press

A comprehensive, up-to-date, and probing examination of media and politics in Canada.

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Union Power

Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara

Athabasca University Press

Charts the development of the region's labour movement from the early nineteenth century to the present.

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Hard Time

Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth-Century Canada

Athabasca University Press

Tracing the rise and evolution of Canadian penitentiaries in the nineteenth century, this book examines the concepts of criminality and rehabilitation, the role of labour in penal regimes, and the problem of violence.

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The Metabolism of Desire

The Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti

Athabasca University Press

Bringing his genuine poetic gifts to the project, Slavitt’s translations provide stronger evidence of the originals’ poetic qualities than has been available for at least a century. – Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winner

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kiyâm

poems

Athabasca University Press

Contemplates language loss and recovery in the twenty-first century, by relating one woman's journey in learning an Indigenous language.

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Voices of the Land

The Seed Savers and Other Plays

By Katherine Koller; Introduction by Anne Nothof
Athabasca University Press

In this collection of four plays by Katherine Koller, the Canadian prairie drives and intensifies the actions of the human characters.

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Working People in Alberta

A History

Athabasca University Press

A political and economic analysis of the history of working people in Alberta.

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Valences of Interdisciplinarity

Theory, Practice, Pedagogy

Edited by Raphael Foshay
Athabasca University Press

A collection of essays on interdisciplinary theory, research, and teaching.

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Our Union

UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990

Athabasca University Press

A history of one union local after World War II and its impact on the daily working-class experience.

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Flexible Pedagogy, Flexible Practice

Notes from the Trenches of Distance Education

Athabasca University Press

Extending the reach of higher education through flexibility.

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Romancing the Revolution

The Myth of Soviet Democracy and the British Left

Athabasca University Press

This revealing history examines the impact of the myth of Soviet democracy: the belief that Russia was embarking on a brave experiment in a form of popular government more genuine and advanced than even the best forms of parliamentarism.

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The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

Athabasca University Press

Charles Noble’s poems push the boundaries of formal logic, using a poetic revitalization of the syllogism to experiment with conventionality.

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Controlling Knowledge

Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World

Athabasca University Press

How current legislation governs privacy and freedom in the digital age.

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Through Feminist Eyes

Essays on Canadian Women’s History

Athabasca University Press

Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster.

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Goodlands

A Meditation and History on the Great Plains

Athabasca University Press

Goodlands suggests methods for redeveloping the Great Plains region that are founded on native cultural values.

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Musing

Athabasca University Press

Musing is a book of sonnets, combining one of poetry’s most classic forms with history and landscape.

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Dustship Glory

By Andreas Schroeder; Foreword by Don Kerr
Athabasca University Press

Set in the Dirty Thirties, this prairie classic novel concerns Tom Sukanen's wild scheme to build a ship in the middle of a Ssaskatchewan wheatfield.

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Praha

By E.D. Blodgett; Translated by Marzia Paton
Athabasca University Press

Renowned poet E.D. Blodgett pays poetic homage to Prague in this collection of poems celebrating the legendary city’s rich lifeblood.

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Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

Athabasca University Press

A dream-like voyage exploring Mexican cowboys, robots, and convenience store clerks, this collection shatters all preconceived notions of poetry.

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The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership

To Lead Our Organizations in a Conscientious and Authentic Manner

Athabasca University Press

Dr. Lyse Langlois highlights ethical issues in workplace culture while looking at practices that encourage productive relationships between co-workers.

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Champagne and Meatballs

Adventures of a Canadian Communist

By Bert Whyte; Introduction by Larry Hannant; Edited by Larry Hannant
Athabasca University Press

Bert Whyte’s fascinating memoir of life as an underground historical rogue who spent 40 years navigating left-wing politics and communism in Canada.

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Alberta's Day Care Controversy

From 1908 to 2009—and Beyond

Athabasca University Press

Alberta’s Daycare Controversy traces the development of daycare policies and programs in Alberta, with particular emphasis on policy decisions and program initiatives that have provoked considerable debate and struggle among citizens.

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Light from Ancient Campfires

Archaeological Evidence for Native Lifeways on the Northern Plains

Athabasca University Press

Light from Ancient Campfires is the first book in twenty years to gather together a comprehensive prehistoric archaeological record of the Alberta Plains First Nations.

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Recollecting

Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands

Athabasca University Press

Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminate the lives of late eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century Aboriginal women.

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Roy & Me

A Memoir and Then Some

Athabasca University Press

Roy & Me is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran – soldier, politician, author, mentor – and his conflict with Farran’s anti-Semitic past.

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The dust of just beginning

Athabasca University Press

In this mature, accomplished collection, we can once again admire Don Kerr’s unique prairie voice – minimalist, self-effacing, immersed in his love of the vernacular language of this place.

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The West and Beyond

New Perspectives on an Imagined “Region”

Athabasca University Press

The West and Beyond evaluates and appraises the state of Western Canadian history to chart new directions for the future, and stimulate further interrogations of our past.

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Emerging Technologies in Distance Education

Athabasca University Press

A one-stop knowledge resource, this book showcases the international work of research scholars and innovative distance education practitioners who use emerging interactive technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.

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The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada

Athabasca University Press

The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention, intervening only to defend the system's legitimacy.

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To Know Our Many Selves

From the Study of Canada to Canadian Studies

Athabasca University Press

In this comprehensive examination of a culture, Dirk Hoerder looks at the history of Canadian studies from sociological and political angles, and the changes to the discipline as more ethnicities are added to the cultural story of Canada.

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From Bricks to Brains

The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots

Athabasca University Press

From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots.

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The ABCs of Human Survival

A Paradigm for Global Citizenship

Athabasca University Press

The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Trail of Story, Travellers’ Path

Reflections on Ethnoecology and Landscape

Athabasca University Press

A sensitive examination of meanings of landscape, this book draws on the author’s rich experience with diverse environments and peoples in western Canada.

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A Woman of Valour

The Biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle

Athabasca University Press

The biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle tells of a young Canadian woman of humble background who, at the turn of the 20th century, discovers love with the priest of her village.

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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site

Athabasca University Press

Examining the ecology of the Western Canadian mountain region, this book argues that preserving the Rocky Mountains may be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian west.

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Windfall Apples

Tanka and Kyoka

Athabasca University Press

In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west with backyard barbecue and rueful reflection.

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Letters from the Lost

A Memoir of Discovery

Athabasca University Press
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Accessible Elements

Teaching Online and at a Distance

Athabasca University Press

This collection informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory.

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How Canadians Communicate III

Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture

Athabasca University Press

The contributors to this third volume of How Canadians Communicate focus on the question “what does Canadian popular culture have to say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity?” and show how popular culture is negotiated across the different terrains where a sense of national identity is built.

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