Released on 2006Categories Travel

The Geist Atlas of Canada

The Geist Atlas of Canada

Author: Melissa Edwards

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd

ISBN: PSU:000060867063

Category: Travel

Page: 134

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Oh, Canada: a nation of hockey players, trailer park boys, and doughnut shop habitues; a nation that can claim Marshall McLuhan, Pamela Anderson, and Mr Dressup as among their own. Canada is one complex country all right, and what better way to document its character than an atlas of Canadian place names as compiled by Geist, the magazine of Canadian ideas and culture? This offbeat yet erudite collection of full-colour maps--many (but not all) of which have appeared in the magazine since 1995--includes a wide range of clearly Canadian subject matter from all points far and wide. The Meat Map of Canada features T-Bone Glacier, Yukon, Pork and Bean Point, Manitoba, and Burgerville, Ontario; the Angst Map of Canada locates Doom Mountain, BC, Dismal Creek, Alberta, and Port Disappointment, Newfoundland; and the Money Map of Canada lists Success, Saskatchewan, Silver Lake, Ontario, and Lac Spendet, Quebec. Each map is accompanied by the stories behind specific place names as well as fast and furious Canadian facts and trivia. The net result is a tongue-in-cheek snapshot of the essential Canadian character, in all its quirky glory. Other map subjects include: Apocalypse; Art; Atwood (Margaret); Automotive; Beer; Body Parts; Condiments; Doughnuts; Erotica; Gay and Lesbian; Hockey; International; Kitchen Implements; Literary; Loudmouths; Malls; Menstrual; Pets; Retail; Sartorial; and World's Largest. With an introduction by Geist editor Stephen Osborne.
Released on 2018-09-22Categories Reference

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

A Research Guide to Cartographic Resources

Author: Eva H. Dodsworth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538100844

Category: Reference

Page: 450

View: 134

This book navigates the numerous American and Canadian cartographic resources available in print, and online, offering information on how to locate and access the large variety of resources. Cartographic materials are highlighted and summarized, along with lists of map libraries and geospatial centers, and related professional associations.
Released on 2004-10-14Categories Travel

Saudade

Saudade

Author: Anik See

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552452073

Category: Travel

Page: 195

View: 593

Beside me, on the stone steps of this quiet courtyard, there is a lame man - the sweeper. He is so thin that the end of his belt comes back around to its buckle. He's trying to feed a puppy the rest of his lunch. He reminds me that we all need something to need us, and that maybe that's why we Westerners, who are so independent, mostly fail to understand family in this way, and need to come up with things like 'quality time' to justify such a base need. Everyone here asks if my family is in Sri Lanka, if that's why I've come here. When I say no, they're back in Canada, this confuses them. It's a black mark against me. Why would I leave them? I am a selfish person. (I am.) The Portuguese word saudade has no direct English translation. In its simplest sense, it describes a feeling of longing for something that is now gone, and may yet return, but in all likelihood can never be recaptured. In Saudade , traveller Anik See traces her attempts to reclaim this loss in a series of informal essays that take us from the salt plains of Wood Buffalo National Park and the mountains of British Columbia to the fishing ports of Sri Lanka and the rough roads of Tbilisi, Georgia. Whether at a fishfry in the Northwest Territories, at the post-9/11 Canada-US border, on the ultimate road trip through Australia or at a summercarnival in Santiago de Cuba, See is on a continual quest for simplicity, interrogating the perceived distance between privilege and want. Quietly, insistently, these thoughtful essays ask what we might accomplish if we said no to entitlement; if, instead, we used our privilege to help us better understand human nature. Throughout this psychogeographic diary, crowded with rituals of faith, death and renewal, See asks, again and again, 'How much will be enough?' Praise for Saudade : 'Anik See's Saudade is often disturbingly brilliant. It reassures me that much of our experience of the world is still undescribed. Saudade is fresh and utterly original.' - Jim Harrison 'See's meditations on loss, technology, design, and borders are like long-exposure photographs: richly textured, dreamy, observant of even the slightest movement.' - GLOSS Magazine
Released on 2009-08-04Categories Literary Criticism

Transnational Canadas

Transnational Canadas

Author: Kit Dobson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554581656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Transnational Canadas marks the first sustained inquiry into the relationship between globalization and Canadian literature written in English. Tracking developments in the literature and its study from the centennial period to the present, it shows how current work in transnational studies can provide new insights for researchers and students. Arguing first that the dichotomy of Canadian nationalism and globalization is no longer valid in today’s economic climate, Transnational Canadas explores the legacy of leftist nationalism in Canadian literature. It examines the interventions of multicultural writing in the 1980s and 1990s, investigating the cultural politics of the period and how they increasingly became part of Canada’s state structure. Under globalization, the book concludes, we need to understand new forms of subjectivity and mobility as sites for cultural politics and look beyond received notions of belonging and being. An original contribution to the study of Canadian literature, Transnational Canadas seeks to invigorate discussion by challenging students and researchers to understand the national and the global simultaneously, to look at the politics of identity beyond the rubric of multiculturalism, and to rethink the slippery notion of the political for the contemporary era.
Released on 2011-11-01Categories Nature

States of Nature

States of Nature

Author: Tina Loo

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774840767

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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States of Nature is one of the first books to trace the development of Canadian wildlife conservation from its social, political, and historical roots. While noting the influence of celebrity conservationists such as Jack Miner and Grey Owl, Tina Loo emphasizes the impact of ordinary people on the evolution of wildlife management in Canada. She also explores the elements leading up to the emergence of the modern environmental movement, ranging from the reliance on and practical knowledge of wildlife demonstrated by rural people to the more aloof and scientific approach of state-sponsored environmentalism.