University of Calgary Press

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The University of Calgary Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly work that makes a difference. We disseminate research that makes us think, that moves the conversation forward. Our books explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in our lives, and our impact on the world around us. We specialize in the following subject areas:

• The West
• Arctic and Northern Studies
• Energy, Ecology and Sustainability
• Canadian History and Environment
• Military and Strategic Studies
• Contemporary Canadian Art and Architecture
• African Studies
• Latin American & Caribbean Studies
• Film Studies

As a scholarly publisher, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the research of our authors is accessible to its widest possible audience. We therefore embrace open-access publishing and strive to make as many of our publications as possible available as open-access files that are free to anyone who wishes to download them. With our authors' permission, titles are published under a Creative Commons license and will be available for free download in PDF format from individual book pages on our website. Notice of the parameters of the Creative Commons licensing agreement have been placed at the beginning of each book and chapter PDF. Our open-access titles are also published in traditional book format and are available for purchase through bookstores and on-line retailers.

We welcome manuscripts in our subject areas and accept submissions exclusively through the on-line submission portion of our website.

The University of Calgary Press is proud to be a part of the innovative new Centre for Scholarly Communication of the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources.

Peer review info

All of our manuscripts undergo a peer review process to ensure that the material is bright, provocative and making a thoughtful contribution to scholarship.

1. Internal assessment by the Press staff.
2. Assessment by the Series editor and a member of our Editorial Board.
3. If it fits with our publishing program and has scholarly merit, it goes to two external reviewers who are knowledgeable in the subject area (this can take 3-4 months).
4. Blind copies of the external reviews are provided to the author/editor who then prepares a response.
5. The evaluations and the response are provided to the Series editor for comment.
6. All material is provided to the Editorial Board for discussion. The Board makes a decision to publish, reject, revise and resubmit, or some variation of these.

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Our free open access ebooks are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/. This means that others may share and re-use (no derivatives) the work for non-commercial purposes, provided they attribute the work to the creators.


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Calgary: City of Animals

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Book Series: Calgary Institute for the Humanities ISSN: 25606891 ISBN: 9781552389683 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Animal Sciences
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How have our interactions with animals shaped Calgary? What can we do to ensure that humans and animals in the city continue to co-exist, and even flourish together? This wide-ranging book explores the ways that animals inhabit our city, our lives and our imaginations. Essays from animal historians, wildlife specialists, artists and writers address key issues such as human-wildlife interactions, livestock in the city, and animal performers at the Calgary Stampede. Contributions from some of Calgary's iconic arts institutions, including One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, and the Glenbow Museum, demonstrate how animals continue to be a source of inspiration and exploration for fashion, art, dance, and theatre. The full-colour volume is beautifully illustrated throughout with archival images, wildlife photography, documentary and production stills, and original artwork. Calgary: City of Animals is published in co-operation with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities.

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Animals --- Nature

Canada and the New American Empire: War and Anti-War

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ISBN: 9781552386729 Year: Pages: 262 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science
Added to DOAB on : 2013-05-21 18:15:38
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Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadaís non-involvement might affect the future of Canadian-American relations. Included in this collection are never before published essays from high-profile contributors such as: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector; Douglas Roche, Liberal senator; and Rev. William Phipps, former moderator of the United Church of Canada.

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Canadian Countercultures and the Environment

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552388150 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- History
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Studies of the radical environmental politics of the 1960s have tended to downplay the extent to which much of that countercultural intellectual and social ferment continued into the 1970s and 1980s. Canadian Countercultures and the Environment adds to our knowledge of this understudied period. This collection contributes a sustained analysis of the beginning of major environmental debates in this era and examines a range of issues related to broad environmental concerns, topics which emerged as key concerns in the context of Cold War military investments and experiments, the oil crisis of the 1970s, debates over gendered roles, and the increasing attention to urban pollution and pesticide use. No other publication dealing with this period covers the wide range of environmental topics (among others, activism, midwifery, organic farming, recycling, urban cycling, and communal living) or geographic locales, from Yukon to Atlantic Canada. Together, they demonstrate how this period influenced and informed environmental action and issues in ways that have had a long-term impact on Canadian society. With contributions by: Matt Cavers Megan Davies Nancy Janovicek Alan MacEachern David Neufeld Ryan O'Connor Daniel Ross Henry Trim Sharon Weaver

Canadian Television Today

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Book Series: Op/positions ISSN: 19104442 ISBN: 9781552386743 Year: Pages: 184 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Media and communication
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What's on TV? Canadian Television Today explores the current challenges and issues facing the English-language television industry in Canada. Television in Canada has long been one of the principal conduits of national identity. But has it kept pace with the rapidly changing landscape of Canadian culture? After presenting an overview of the main issues and debates surrounding the Canadian small screen, Beaty and Sullivan offer their suggestions for the future of the medium. They argue that in today's globalized world, Canadian television should be a more fitting reflection of Canada's multicultural society, embracing a broader range of languages, cultures, and viewing strategies. Visualizing the potential reach of a revitalized industry, Beaty and Sullivan illustrate the promise and possibility of Canadian television that serves the cultural needs of all its citizens.

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A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011

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Book Series: Canadian History and Environment ISSN: 19253702 ISBN: 9781552385579 Year: Pages: 458 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History --- Environmental Sciences
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"... a diverse and fascinating array of perspectives on the history of Canada's national parks, illuminating many less well-understood aspects of the evolving place of people in and near these parks." - Stephen Bocking, Professor and Chair, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University When Canada created a Dominion Parks Branch in 1911, it became the first country in the world to establish an agency devoted to managing its national parks. Over the past century this agency, now Parks Canada, has been at the centre of important debates about the place of nature in Canadian nationhood and relationships between Canada's diverse ecosystems and its communities. Today, Parks Canada manages over forty parks and reserves totalling over 200,000 square kilometres and featuring a dazzling variety of landscapes, and is recognized as a global leader in the environmental challenges of protected places. Its history is a rich repository of experience, of lessons learned - critical for making informed decisions about how to sustain the environmental and social health of our national parks. A Century of Parks Canada is published in partnership with NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment; http://niche-canada.org/).

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China's Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada

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Book Series: Beyond Boundaries: Canadian Defence and Strategic Studies ISSN: 17162645 ISBN: 9781552389027 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 274 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Law --- Economics
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China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada is one of the first in-depth studies of China’s increasing interest in the Arctic. It offers a holistic approach to understanding Chinese motivations and the potential impacts of greater Chinese presence in the circumpolar region, exploring resource development, shipping, scientific research, governance, and security. Drawing on extensive research in Chinese government documentation, business and media reports, and current academic literature, this timely volume eschews the traditional assumption that Chinese actions are unified and monolithic in their approach to Arctic affairs. Instead, it offers a careful analysis of the different, and often competing, interests and priorities of Chinese government and industry. Analyzing Chinese interests and activities from a Canadian perspective, the book provides an unparalleled point of reference to discuss the implications for the Canadian and broader circumpolar North.

the Citizen's Voice: Twentieth-Century Politics and Literature

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ISBN: 9781552386699 Year: Pages: 179 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science
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Michael Keren traces the political lives and messages of some of the twentieth century's greatest literary characters in this insightful and jargon-free book of literary criticism. Hans Castorp (Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain), Joseph K. (Franz Kafka's The Trial), John the Savage (Aldous Huxley's Brave New World), Winston Smith (George Orwell's 1984), Ralph (William Golding's Lord of the Flies), Merusault (Albert Camus's The Stranger), Ida Ramundo (Elsa Morante's History), and Chauncey Gardiner (Jerzy Kosinski's Being There) participate in ideological, technological, and organizational projects of the twentieth century. Keren observes these infamous characters' behaviours and attitudes while they struggle through world wars, the rise and fall of totalitarianism, the Holocaust, the development of the atomic bomb, de-colonization, the Cold War, and globalization. Here is a refreshing contribution to civil society theory that makes a pioneering effort to cross the boundaries between politics, literature, and culture. A study of the human condition via literature, The Citizen's Voice expounds the key features of a "good citizen" while offering a perfect discussion piece for courses in political theory, politics and literature, and history.

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Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age: The Guadalajara Church and the Idea of the Mexican Nation, 1788-1853

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Book Series: Latin American and Caribbean ISSN: 14982366 ISBN: 9781552386767 Year: Pages: 435 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: History
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Clerical Ideology in a Revolutionary Age clearly delineates the role of the Catholic Church in the making of Mexico as a nation. It provides a nuanced sense of clerical thought during the turbulent years leading to and following Mexico's national independence. Connaughton delves deeply into various primary sources from Guadalajara between 1788 and 1853, including printed sermons of high clergymen, contemporaneous newspapers, pamphletry, and pastoral letters. Analyzing this literature in the broader context of the Enlightenment, Connaughton looks at the Enlightenment's potentially corrosive ideas, the rise of liberalism, the complex relationship between Church and State, and the spread of secular mentality. With a balanced approach to clerical discourse, this study of the substance, contradictions, and evolution of Church thinking and political posturing in the face of Bourbon Reforms and the rise of liberalism should be required reading for any student or scholar of Mexican history.

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The Clever Body

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ISBN: 9781552385944 Year: Pages: 208 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
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In Western civilization, we have come to regard the body as an instrument or a machine that responds to external challenges but does not have a life or creativity of its own. Thanks to some of its inherent capabilities, however, the living body can act in a highly intelligent and creative manner. All of us have noticed from time to time that our body can move naturally, without any conscious effort; it can adapt to new situational demands and propose unexpected solutions. While skiing or rock climbing or sailing, we may have abandoned ourselves to our bodily timing and responsiveness, our acute feeling for new solutions. In The Clever Body, Gabor Csepregi describes in detail the nature and scope of these innate abilities sensibility, spontaneity, mimetic faculty, sense of rhythm, memory, and imagination and reflects on their significance in human life.

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Coded Territories: Tracing Indigenous Pathways in New Media Art

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ISBN: 9781552387887 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Arts in general
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This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover thematic concepts and underlying approaches to new media from a distinctly Indigenous perspective. Through discourse and narrative analysis, the writers discuss a number of topics ranging from how Indigenous worldviews inform unique approaches to new media arts practice to their own work and specific contemporary works. Contributors include: Archer Pechawis, Jackson 2Bears, Jason Edward Lewis, Steven Foster, Candice Hopkins, and Cheryl L'Hirondelle.

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