Communication & Media Studies
The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology
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.
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?
Telework in Daily Life
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.
Museums, Conservation, and First Nations
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.
How Journalists Influence the News
A controversial study showing how the political beliefs of journalists significantly affect the ideological slant of the news, skewing it further to the left than the political stance of the average Canadian.
Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century Fictions
This work explores how the construction of gender was thrown into crisis during the twentieth century, opening a permanent rupture in the gender system, destabilizing masculinity as an unstable category.
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