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Local Matters

A Defence of Dooney's Cafe and Other Non-Globalized Places, People and Ideas

by (author) Brian Fawcett

New Star Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2003
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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Brian Fawcett's first book of essays since 1991's Unusual Circumstances, Interesting Times, Local Matters tries to come to grips with a system behind what everyone calls "globalization," and to isolate some of its less publicized effects. A collection of thoughtful, irreverent, deliberately personal essays, Local Matters is a polemic against brand-borne viruses, a love letter to one man's Toronto neighbourhood, and a road map to a better world. Many of the essays are developed from earlier versions published on, the internet news service Fawcett runs with Stan Persky.

About the author

Brian Fawcett is the author of more than twenty books, including Cambodia: A Book for People Who Find Television Too Slow, The Secret Journals of Alexander Mackenzie, and VirtualClearcut: Or, TheWay Things Are In My Home Town. He is a past editor of Books in Canada, a former columnist for the Globe and Mail, has written articles and reviews for most of  Canada’s major newspapers and magazines, and is a founding editor of the  internationallyfollowed Internet news service, Fawcett was born and raised in Prince George, B.C. and now lives in Toronto.

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