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Eating Matters

Eating Matters

edition:Paperback
tagged : women authors

Kara-lee MacDonald is a survivor. The poems in EATING MATTERS are sophisticated explorations of anorexia and bulimia, from within and in retrospect, as the semiautobiographical narrator faces and overcomes her complex drives and compulsions. Through a variety of poetic forms, she explores the deep structures of body images and societal pressures that create and promulgate eating disorders and the culture of shame surrounding them. The poems will strike a chord in those who have experience with t …

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Boobs

Boobs

Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts
edited by Ruth Daniell
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : women authors

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, BOOBS is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance and the desire for acceptance.

Surrounded by flat-chested co-workers in a male-dominated construction cr …

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The Landscape of Ernest Lamarque

The Landscape of Ernest Lamarque

Artist, Surveyor and Renaissance Man, 1879-1970
edition:Paperback

At the age of sixteen, Ernest Lamarque travelled from England to North America, to begin a life as a Victorian adventurer. Born in 1879 and orphaned at age twelve, he would go on to become an artist, a writer and a surveyor, creating some of the earliest visual records of the people of remote regions of Canada. At seventeen, Lamarque started working as a clerk at Hudson's Bay Company posts in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. He recorded his adventuresthrough …

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The Bootlegger's Goddaughter

The Bootlegger's Goddaughter

A Gina Gallo Mystery
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

As Gina gets ready for her Christmas wedding, all is quiet in Steeltown. Then she's robbed, cousin Jimmy has a heart attack, and someone in the city has hijacked a transport truck full of booze. But who? And why? Gina knows bootlegging used to be a family business, but they stopped that in the '30s. Didn’t they?
Gina and Nico work feverishly to keep the latest bungled family matter under wraps, but the police are closing in. And, once again, everything points to the Holy Cannoli Retirement Ho …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between lo …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between lo …

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Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region

Development, Agency, and Contestation in Northern British Columbia
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between lo …

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Unbuilt Environments

Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback

In the latter half of the twentieth century, industrial pioneers came to British Columbia with grand plans for resource development projects, many of which never materialized. Unbuilt Environments argues that these kinds of projects have lasting impacts on the natural and human environment – even when they fail. Jonathan Peyton examines a range of archival materials in five case studies. Looking at a closed asbestos mine, an abandoned rail grade, an imagined series of hydroelectric installatio …

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