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Athabasca University Press (AU Press) is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. AU Press is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media. AU Press will offer its imprint only to scholarship of the highest quality, as determined through peer review.

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Fish Wars and Trout Travesties

Saving Southern Alberta's Coldwater Streams in the 1920s

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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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What We Are, When We Are

Kaj smo, ko smo

By Cvetka Lipuš; Translated by Tom Priestly
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amma’s Daughters

A Memoir

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Sharing Breath

Embodied Learning and Decolonization

Athabasca University Press
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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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Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music

Discovering Musical Patterns by Interpreting Artifical Neural Networks

Athabasca University Press

Intended to introduce readers to the use of artificial neural networks in the study of music, this volume contains numerous case studies and research findings that address problems related to identifying scales, keys, classifying musical chords, and learning jazz chord progressions. A detailed analysis of networks is provided for each case study which together demonstrate that focusing on the internal structure of trained networks could yield important contributions to the field of music cognition.

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Public Deliberation on Climate Change

Lessons from Alberta Climate Dialogue

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Defying Expectations

The Case of UFCW Local 401

Athabasca University Press

In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth.

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Under Siege

The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain

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The Wolves at My Shadow

The Story of Ingelore Rothschild

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An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land

Unfinished Conversations

Athabasca University Press

These essays Jennifer Brown’s investigations into the surprising range of interactions among Indigenous people and newcomers as they met or observed one another from a distance, and as they competed, compromised, and rejected or adapted to change.

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Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments

Athabasca University Press

Contributors discuss and explore the unique record of prehistoric landscape use revealed by development in the lower Athabasca Basin.

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Interrogating Motherhood

Athabasca University Press

Ross explores the topic of mothering from the perspective of Western society and encourages students and readers to identify and critique the historical, social, and political contexts in which mothers are understood.

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My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

Athabasca University Press

My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a simple and outspoken account of the sexual and psychological abuse that Arthur Bear Chief suffered during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation.

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Spark of Light

Short Stories by Women Writers of Odisha

Athabasca University Press

Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha.

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Reading Vincent van Gogh

A Thematic Guide to the Letters

Athabasca University Press

Reading Vincent van Gogh is at once an interpretive guide to Van Gogh’s letters and a distillation of the key themes that reoccur throughout his collected letters.

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Without Apology

Writings on Abortion in Canada

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Living on the Land

Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place

Athabasca University Press

An interdisciplinary volume that explores Indigenous women’s environmental knowledge and how that knowledge is often marginalized by ethnocentric research paradigms and legal processes that focus on male economic interactions with the environment.

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Visiting with the Ancestors

Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces

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Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning

Foundations and Applications

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Learning in Virtual Worlds

Research and Applications

Athabasca University Press

In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning.

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How Canadians Communicate VI

Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy

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How Canadians Communicate V

Sports

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The Digital Nexus

Identity, Agency, and Political Engagement

Edited by Raphael Foshay
Athabasca University Press

The totalizing scope of the combined effects of computerization and the worldwide network are the subject of the essays in The Digital Nexus, a volume that responds to McLuhan’s request for a “special study” of the tsunami-like transformation of the communication landscape.

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Scaling Up

The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainability

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Speaking Power to Truth

Digital Discourse and the Public Intellectual

Athabasca University Press
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Leaving Iran

Between Migration and Exile

Athabasca University Press

An intimate portrait of one family’s displacement after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and their search for identity.

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The Teacher and the Superintendent

Native Schooling in the Alaskan Interior, 1904-1918

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Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada

Athabasca University Press

This is a much needed critical assessment of the political peculiarities of Alberta and the impact the government’s relationship to the oil industry has on the lives of the province’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Familiar and Foreign

Identity in Iranian Film and Literature

Athabasca University Press

In Familiar and Foreign, Mannani and Thompson set out to explore the tensions surrounding the ongoing formulation of Iranian identity by bringing together essays on poetry, novels, memoir, and films.

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“My Own Portrait in Writing”

Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Athabasca University Press

An inspiring book that argues for Van Gogh’s letters to be placed alongside the literary work of Blake and Eliot.

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Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

Rival Images of a New World in 1930s Vancouver

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Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti

Athabasca University Press

A poor man’s first-hand account of the punishing realities of daily life in Haiti from the final years of the Duvalier dictatorship to the year following the 2010 earthquake.

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Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country

Memories of a Mother and Son

Athabasca University Press

The previously unpublished memoirs of mother and son from a prominent missionary family living near Norway House in the early 1900s.

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Legal Literacy

An Introduction to Legal Studies

Athabasca University Press

Legal Literacy provides a foundational understanding of key concepts such as legal personhood, jurisdiction, and precedent, and by introducing students to legal research and writing skills.

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We Are Coming Home

Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence

Athabasca University Press

The story of the highly complex process of of sacred objects to Aboriginal peoples from the Glenbow Museum.

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Teaching Crowds

Learning and Social Media

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Online Distance Education

Towards a Research Agenda

Athabasca University Press

Offers a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research.

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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A Critical Study

Athabasca University Press

As the first literary critical study of Vincent van Gogh’s letters, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh presents the painter’s letters as purposeful imaginative creations that chart van Gogh’s evolving conception of himself as an artist.

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Transparent Lives

Surveillance in Canada

Athabasca University Press

This highly readable book tells Canadians what they ought to know to better understand the ways in which surveillance is expanding – mostly unchecked – into every facet of their lives, and what they can do about it.

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