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Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 60s and 70s
With chapters by both scholars and activists, Bucking Conservatism highlights the lasting influence of Alberta’s nonconformists.
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.
Kaj smo, ko smo
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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