Communication & Media Studies

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Masculinities without Men?

Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century Fictions

UBC Press

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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Hidden Agendas

How Journalists Influence the News

UBC Press

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.

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A Scattering of Jades

The University of Arizona Press

Long before Europeans came to America, the Aztecs created a unique culture based on myth and a love of language. Myths and poems were an important part of their culture, and a successful speech by a royal orator was pronounced "a great scattering of jades." A Scattering of Jades is an anthology of the best of Aztec ...

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Being a Tourist

Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel

UBC Press

What is meaningful about the experience of travelling abroad? What feeds the impulse to explore new horizons?

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Hollywood North

The Feature Film Industry in British Columbia

UBC Press

This timely book recounts the story of British Columbia's rapid rise from relative obscurity in the film world to its current status as "Hollywood North."

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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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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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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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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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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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