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The Northern Route

This book explores the refugee experience of people from El Salvador, Iran, Vietnam, Cuba, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The scope is local (St. John's), national (Canada), and international, thus providing ...

Hostage to Fortune

A vulnerable community on the southwest coast of Ireland is caught up in the development plans of a rich and powerful multinational corporation. Here is a detailed case study which shows in a vivid and ...

To Work and To Weep

Here is a cross-cultural collection of ethnographic essays (from Brazil, Newfoundland, Portugal, India, Scotland, Malaysia and Peru) that challenge popular images of women in fishing communities. Offering ...

Language and Poverty

Gilbert Foster looks at the cultural survival of minority populations and stresses the importance of maintaining a tradition of literacy. Focussing on the influence of Scottish Gaelic in Eastern Canada. ...

A Public Nuisance

This critical and irreverent history of the Mummers Troupe demands the attention of theatre enthusiasts everywhere. With wit and polemic, Brookes, the Troupe's director who has experience with 'activist' ...

Listen While I Tell You

Of the hundreds of thousands of Jewish immigrants who left Eastern Europe between the 1880s and the early 1920s, a handful settled in Newfoundland. These Yiddish-speaking, Eastern European Jews lived ...

Talking Violence

Talking Violence is a conversational journey around St. John's, reconstructing the repeated discussions about violence heard in bars, cars, courts-of-law, halfway houses, hospitals and the university. ...

To Each His Own

This is a study of the Fishermen's Protective Union, a remarkable populist movement that flourished in Newfoundland between 1908 and the mid-1920s. Under the dynamic leadership of William Coaker, the ...

Fish Verses Oil

While contributors from Scotland and Norway address the question of "Oil – Threat or Salvation" from the standpoint of actual observation, other writers consider the prospects of fish and oil co-existence ...

Sea Change

Sea Change is an anthropological account of Burra, a small fishing island in Shetland, the northernmost part of the British Isles. Over the centuries the people of Burra have adapted their economic and ...