Communication & Media Studies

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CBC Television Drama since 1952

UBC Press

Both a critical analysis and a survey history of how Canadians have used the medium of television, this is the first book to explore the content of Canadian television drama.

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Bloodsucking Witchcraft

The University of Arizona Press

In the rural areas of south-central Mexico, there are believed to be witches who transform themselves into animals in order to suck the blood from the necks of sleeping infants. This book analyzes beliefs held by the great majority of the population of rural Tlaxcala a generation ago and chronicles its drastic transformation since ...

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Christian Symbols, Ancient Roots

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book selects dominant Christian symbols and places them against the archaic background from which they grew, drawing on myths and rituals of both ancient and contemporary cultures, thereby integrating the worlds of symbol and reality, sacred and secular, myth and history.

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Borderlands

How We Talk About Canada

UBC Press

In Borderlands, W.H. New poetically and metaphorically considers the image of 'the border' in Canada and how it affects the way Canadians look at themselves and their society.

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Prometheus Wired

The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology

UBC Press

Describing and documenting the actual effects of computer networks on people's experience in the workplace, marketplace, and community, the book argues that the conditions of surveillance and corporate control far outweigh those of information access as key elements in the social and political presence of network computing.

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Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World

UBC Press

Increasingly, Indigenous people are being drawn into global networks. In the long term, cultural isolation is unlikely to be a viable – even if sometimes desired – option, so how can Indigenous people protect and advance their cultural values in the face of pressure from an interconnected world?

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Place, Culture and Identity

Essays in Historical Geography in Honour of Alan R.H. Baker

Laval University Press

This book features twelve commissioned essays recognizing Alan R.H. Baker, a leading scholar in historical geographyhighly influential and innovative contributions.

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Wired to the World, Chained to the Home

Telework in Daily Life

UBC Press

Will working from home solve many of society's ills, or create new ghettos? This book analyzes the experiences to look at workload, mobility, work status and gender to understand the implications of telecommuting on employment policies, community planning and daily life patterns.

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Oâ¿¿odham Creation and Related Events

The University of Arizona Press

The origin stories of the O'odham (Pima) Indians of Arizona are renowned for their beauty and complexity but have been collected in only a handful of books. This volume—the third full O'odham telling of ancientness to appear in print—brings together dozens of stories collected in 1927 by anthropologist Ruth Benedict during ...

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Preserving What Is Valued

Museums, Conservation, and First Nations

UBC Press

What are the “right ways” to preserve heritage? Are the aims and purposes of museums necessarily at odds with those of First Nations? This thoughtful book explores the concept of museum conservation in light of cultural repatriation issues, and helps readers understand the complex relationship between museums and Aboriginal peoples.

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