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Violence and Public Anxiety

This book examines perceptions of violent behaviour and compares public opinion with statistics and past events. How do the press and special interest groups shape public opinion and official concern ...

Port O'Call

This fleet of dorymen fishing the Grand Banks is now but a memory--and St. John's no longer its port o' call. Through harbour-front conversations in St. John's, Lisbon, Ilhavo and elsewhere, some of that ...

Sanctuary Denied

This is the first book-length inquiry into Newfoundland immigration prior to Confederation in 1949. Sanctuary Denied sheds new light on the preservation of Newfoundland's culturally "distinct" homogeneous ...

A Place in the Sun

So what happens to 17,000 people and 550 square miles of islands when they become the centre of attention for the media, big business and the government?

Here is one man's interpretation of events in Shetland ...

What is the Indian "Problem?"

This book addresses the so-called Indian "problem" or "question" which once again is a prominent political concern in Canada. The book critically examines past and present relations between Indians and ...

Dire Straits

The Atlantic Canadian fisheries are in the throes of a resource and management crisis. Here is a thorough but accessible case study of a community forced to confront technological and social change. Looking ...

Living in a Material World

This book offers scholarly state-of-the-art presentations concerning material culture research at this critical stage in its development. These essays describe the emerging field of Material Culture Studies ...

Midwives in Passage

Midwives in Passage provides a unique look at the organization of midwifery from the vantage point of several generations of midwives in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Benoit explores ...

Saying Isn't Believing

This study focuses on the supernatural belief tradition of a French Newfoundland community. Using a combination of descriptive and analytic techniques from the fields of folklore, linguistic anthropology ...

The Native Game

"Indians" are woven into the conversations of the Settlers who live on one side of the settlement of Northwest River. Ostensibly, these appear to be references to the Naskapi who are on the other side--a ...