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Corner Windows and Cul-de-Sacs

At a distance, Corner Windows and Cul-De-Sacs is a study of urban growth, planning, and household reform; up close, the study reveals a much more human story. In 1942, while Newfoundland was in an active ...

Strange Terrain

Fairies might be good or bad, and encounters with them funny or fatal. They can take on the form of people or animals, or they may have no form at all, as when a person walking in the woods is “led ...

The Earth is Flat!

Original author Leo Ferrari
Edited by Kay Burns & David Eso
Categories: Philosophy
Series: Social and Economic Studies

Kay Burns and David Eso’s edition of Leo Ferrari’s The Earth Is Flat! introduces us to a long-forgotten satirical work, which, in an age of fake news, possesses renewed relevance. Ferrari, a philosopher ...

The Music of Our Burnished Axes

While well-known songs such as “The Badger Drive” and “Tickle Cove Pond” provide glimpses into the hard labour and rich culture of woods work in early twentieth-century Newfoundland and Labrador, ...

Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge

From boat-building to berries, from knitting socks to mending nets, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge vividly presents the rich, place-based knowings and doings of more than one hundred knowledge-holders ...

Place Peripheral

Place Peripheral examines community and regional development in rural, island, and remote locales from a place-based approach. This is a timely edited collection, addressing themes that are receiving considerable ...

Patching Peace

Throughout Northern Ireland, the term “civil society” refers to community and voluntary sector organisations, many of which are constituted by women as the majority of their membership. This book ...

Kindness, Kinship, and Tradition in Newfoundland/Alberta Migration

Migration between Newfoundland and Alberta is transforming the social and cultural landscape of Canada. Newfoundlanders involved in this migration overcome the many challenges it entails with countless ...

Despite This Loss

This collection includes a variety of forms - art, photography, personal narrative, translation and cross disciplinary scholarly essay - to discuss many levels and kinds of loss: cultural assimilation ...

Folksongs and Folk Revival

In 1965, the classically trained musician and composer Kenneth Peacock published a three-volume work, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, based on six years of collecting folksongs in that province on ...