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The Politics of the Canoe argues that while the canoe is mainly thought of as a recreational vehicle, it is also a political vessel. Dive into your summer plans with a thoughtful exploration of your favourite hobby.
Popularly thought of as a recreational vehicle and one of the key ingredients of an ideal wilderness getaway, the canoe is also a political vessel. The Politics of the Canoe expands and enlarges the stories that we tell about the canoe’s relationship to colonialism, nationalism, environmentalism, and resource politics.
Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive is a powerful memoir by an Innu woman who never stops fighting for her land.
I Keep the Land Alive
Labrador Innu cultural and environmental activist Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue is well-known both within and far beyond the Innu Nation. The recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and an honorary doctorate from Memorial University, she has been a subject of documentary films, books, and numerous articles.
From politics to sports, activism and the arts, Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements with Fame draws on Indigenous processes of respect, recognition, and humility to offer possibilities for alternative understandings of celebrity.
Entanglements with Fame
Indigenous Celebrity speaks to the popular forms of recognition, critically recasting the lens through which we understand Indigenous people’s entanglements with celebrity. A wide range of essays explore the theoretical, material, social, cultural, and political impacts of celebrity on and for Indigenous people.
Unbecoming Nationalism: From Commemoration to Redress is a passionate and interdisciplinary intervention that unsettles and challenges current understandings of Canada’s national identity.
From Commemoration to Redress in Canada
Helene Vosters (Author)
Helene Vosters examines an eclectic range of both state-sponsored social memory projects and counter-memorial projects to reveal and unravel the threads connecting reverential military commemoration, celebratory cultural nationalism, and white settler-colonial nationalism.
Planning on visiting any heritage sites this summer? Pick up a copy of Authorized Heritage: Place, Memory, and Historic Sites in Prairie Canada before you head out to learn about how heritage sites such as Batoche, Seven Oaks, and Upper Fort Garry reflect colonial perceptions of the past.
Undressed Toronto: From the Swimming Hole to Sunnyside, How a City Learned to Love the Beach, 1850-1935 digs into the vibrant social life of Toronto’s public waterfronts while challenging assumptions about class, the urban environment, and the presentation of the naked body.
Making Believe: Questions About Mennonites and Art responds to a remarkable flowering of art by Mennonites in Canada. Part criticism, part memoir, Making Believe argues that there is no such thing as Mennonite art. At the same time, her close engagement with individual works of art paradoxically leads Redekop to identify a Mennonite sensibility at play in the space where artists from many cultures interact.
Questions About Mennonites and Art
Magdalene Redekop (Author)
Part criticism, part memoir, Making Believe argues that there is no such thing as Mennonite art. At the same time, her close engagement with individual works of art paradoxically leads Redekop to identify a Mennonite sensibility at play in the space where artists from many cultures interact.
In Grasslands Grown: Creating Place on the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies Molly P. Rozum explores the two related concepts of regional identity and sense of place by examining a single North American ecological region: the U.S. Great Plains and the Canadian Prairie Provinces.
In Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War.