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Resettlement

Resettlement is a global phenomenon once again at the forefront of political debate in Newfoundland and Labrador. This collection, edited by political scientist Isabelle Côté and geographer Yolande ...

Shaped by Silence

Shaped by Silence brings together the powerful stories of five women from Ireland, Canada, and Australia whose lives were shaped by forced confinement in Magdalene laundries and other institutions operated ...

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 ...

Bringing Home Animals, 2nd edition

Bringing Home Animals is an ethnography detailing what the author learned as a result of travelling and working with Iinuu (Cree) hunters and their families in Northern Quebec. The study was conducted ...

Power and Restructuring

This is a book about power in small places, its perceptions and realities; where these conflict and where they come together. Based on research conducted on Canada's Atlantic and Pacific coasts, the chapters ...

What Do They Call a Fisherman?

Newfoundland fisheries have been transformed from an industry once dominated by petty commodity production and merchant-fisher relations to one dominated by private enterprise and corporate capitalism. ...

Narratives at Work

In February, 1948, a group of fish and blueberry processors formed the exclusively female, Ladies' Cold Storage Workers Union at Job Brothers fish plant in St. John's, Newfoundland. Unusual for the time, ...

Living on the Edge

"Living on the edge" implies insecurity. On the surface, the people of the Great Northern Peninsula must be marginal Canadians for they live in an isolated area where incomes are low and unemployment ...

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 ...

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 ...