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Items in Geography, Anthropology or Recreation that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • LNH 101 : testez vos connaissances! / Simon Grondin
    GV 847.8 N3G876 2019eb

  • La danse de l'aîné célibataire ou La résistance des marges : étude d'une sanction populaire dans le rituel du mariage franco-ontarien : suivie d'un essai d'interprétation de la dynamique des traditions / Jean-Pierre Pichette
    GR 113.5 Q3A673 2019eb

  • Le Canada : une culture du métissage = Transcultural Canada / sous la direction de Paul D. Morris
    GN 345.7 C36 2019eb

  • Paul Preuss, lord of the abyss : Life and Death at the Birth of Free-Climbing

    Shortlisted for the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature

    Shortlisted for the 2019 Boardman Tasker Award

    An intriguing biography of the renowned Austrian alpinist Paul Preuss, who achieved international recognition both for his remarkable solo ascents and for his advocacy of an ethically "pure" alpinism (meaning without any artificial aids).

    In the months before his death in 1913, from falling more than 300 metres during an attempt to make the first free solo ascent of the North Ridge of the Mandlkogel, Paul Preuss's public presentations on his climbing adventures filled concert halls in Austria, Italy, and Germany.

    George Mallory, the famed English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s, is quoted as saying "no one will ever equal Preuss."

    Reinhold Messner, the first climber to ascend all fourteen 8000 metre peaks, was so impressed by the young Austrian's achievements that he built a mountaineering museum around Preuss's piton hammer, wrote two books (in German) about him and instituted a foundation in Preuss's name.

    Although he died at only 27 years old, modern climbing may never have developed the ethical, existential core that it has today if not for Preuss's bold style. Even the most trenchant traditionalists remain unsure about whether to add him to their pantheon or dismiss him as at worst a lunatic or at best an indelicate subject better left ignored.

  • The democracy of suffering : life on the edge of catastrophe, philosophy in the Anthropocene / Todd Dufresne
    GE 149 D84 2019

  • The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson
    GV 1195 O45 2019eb
    You can't escape pro wrestling today, even if you want to. Its stars are ubiquitous in movies, TV shows, product endorsements, swag, and social media to the point that they are as much celebrities as they are athletes. Pro wrestling has morphed from the fringes of acceptability to a global [1 billion industry that plays an everyday role in 21st-century pop culture. In this latest addition to the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series, Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson explain how the sport's unique take on storytelling has fueled its remarkable expansion. Hundreds of interviews and original accounts inform this exploration of the imaginative ways in which wrestlers and promoters have used everything from monkeys to murderers to put butts in seats and eyes on screens. From the New York City Bowery in the 1890s to a North Carolina backyard in 2017, readers will encounter all manner of scoundrels, do-gooders, scribes, and alligators in this highly readable, heavily researched book that inspires

  • There's no such thing as a bad kid : how I went from stereotype to prototype / Titus O'Neil with Paul Guzzo
    GV 1196 O54A3 2019eb
    Through stories of his own childhood challenges, wrestling legend Titus O'Neil aspires to provide hope and inspiration to kids in similar circumstances through education and opportunity. This book is also a teaching tool for how well-meaning adults can pay forward their successes to a generation of disadvantaged children.

  • Watch me play : Twitch and the rise of game live streaming / T.L. Taylor

    A look at the revolution in game live streaming and esports broadcasting

    Every day thousands of people broadcast their gaming live to audiences over the internet using popular sites such as Twitch, which reaches more than one hundred million viewers a month. In these new platforms for interactive entertainment, big esports events featuring digital game competitors live stream globally, and audiences can interact with broadcasters--and each other--through chat in real time. What are the ramifications of this exploding online industry? Taking readers inside home studios and backstage at large esports events, Watch Me Play investigates the rise of game live streaming and how it is poised to alter how we understand media and audiences.

    Through extensive interviews and immersion in this gaming scene, T. L. Taylor delves into the inner workings of the live streaming platform Twitch. From branding to business practices, she shows the pleasures and work involved in this broadcasting activity, as well as the management and governance of game live streaming and its hosting communities. At a time when gaming is being reinvented through social media, the potential of an ever-growing audience is transforming user-generated content and alternative distribution methods. These changes will challenge the meaning of ownership and intellectual property and open the way to new forms of creativity.

    The first book to explore the online phenomenon Twitch and live streaming games, Watch Me Play offers a vibrant look at the melding of private play and public entertainment.

  • Bebes and the Bear : Gene Stallings, Coach Bryant, and their 1968 Cotton Bowl showdown / Ron J. Jackson, Jr

  • Football at historically black colleges and universities in Texas / Rob Fink
    GV 959.52 T4F56 2019

  • The power of a tale : stories from the Israel Folktale Archives / Haya Bar-Itzhak, Idit Pintel-Ginsberg
    GR 285 P69 2019

  • Geographical information systems theory, applications and management : third international conference, GISTAM 2017, Porto, Portugal, April 27-28, 2017 : revised selected papers / Lemonia Ragia, Robert Laurini, Jorge Gustavo Rocha (eds.)
    G 70.212 G578 2017

  • Advances in quantitative ethnography : first International Conference, ICQE 2019, Madison, WI, USA, October 20-22, 2019, Proceedings / Brendan Eagan, Morten Misfeldt, Amanda Siebert-Evenstone (eds.)

  • Anthropological perspectives on the religious uses of mobile apps / Jacqueline H. Fewkes, editor
    GN 470.2 A58 2019eb

  • Creative measures of the anthropocene : art, mobilities, and participatory geographies / Kaya Barry, Jondi Keane

  • Ecologies of guilt in environmental rhetorics Tim Jensen

  • Juri Lotman -- culture, memory and history : essays in cultural semiotics / edited by Marek Tamm ; translated by Brian Baer

  • Cricket, Kirikiti and imperialism in Samoa, 1879-1939 / Benjamin Sacks

  • Forgotten communities of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh : a story of de-notified tribes / Vijay Korra

  • An economic roadmap to the dark side of sport. Wladimir Andreff

  • An Economic Roadmap to the Dark Side of Sport. Wladimir Andreff
    GV 718 A53 2019eb

  • Ethnopsychology : pieces from the Mexican Research Gallery / Rolando Díaz-Loving
    GN 560 M6D53 2019eb

  • Europe and the Soviet Union, by Robert M. Glendinning
    G 126 G6435

  • Salinity and water use: a National Symposium on Hydrology, sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science, 2-4 November 1971; edited by T. Talsma and J.R. Philip
    GB 665 N32 1971

  • The Soviet Far East in antiquity : an archaeological and historical study of the Maritime Region of the U.S.S.R. / A.P. Okladnikov ; edited by Henry N. Michael
    GN 4 A65 no.6

  • Blood and nerves : an ethnographic focus on menopause / Dona Lee Davis
    GN 479.7 D38 1983

  • Principles of economic sociology; the economics of primitive life as illustrated from the Bantu peoples of South and East Africa, by D.M. Goodfellow
    GN 489 G6

  • Arkheologii︠a︡ Starogo i Novogo Sveta / Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR, Institut arkheologii ; [otvetstvennye redaktory N.I︠A︡. Merpert, P.M. Kozhin]
    GN 766 A7

  • Cities in a larger context / Thomas W. Collins, editor
    GN 2 S9243 no.14

  • The shell money of the slave trade / Jan Hogendorn and Marion Johnson
    GN 450.5 H64 1986
    This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade. The shells were carried from the Maldives to the Mediterranean by Arab traders for further transport across the Sahara, and to Europe by competing Portuguese, Dutch, English and French traders for onward transport to the West African coast. In Africa they served to purchase the slaves exported to the New World, as well as other less sinister exports. Over a large part of West Africa they became the regular market currency, but were severely devalued by the importation of thousands of tons of the cheaper Zanzibar cowries. Colonial governments disliked cowries because of the inflation and encouraged their replacement by low-value coins. They disappeared almost totally, to re-appear during the depression of the 1930s, and have been found occasionally in the markets of remote frontier districts, avoiding exchange and currency control problems.

  • Revolution graffiti : street art of the new Egypt / Mia Gröndahl
    GT 3913.83 A2G76 2013
    The Egyptian Revolution that began on 25 January 2011 immediately gave rise to a wave of popular political and social expression in the form of graffiti and street art, phenomena that were almost unknown in the country under the old regime. Mia Gröndahl, a noted photographer, has followed and documented the constantly and rapidly changing graffiti art of the new Egypt from its beginnings, and here in more than 430 full-colour images celebrates the imagination, the skill, the humour and the political will of the young artists and activists who have claimed the walls of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their canvas. Punctuated by interviews with some of the individual artists whose work has broken fresh ground.

  • Oceanography; readings from Scientific American. With introductions [compiled] by J. Robert Moore
    GC 26 M73

  • Experiencing Persian heritage : perspectives and challenges / edited by Antónia Correia, Metin Kozak, and Ana Isabel Rodrigues
    G 155 I7E97 2019eb
    Tourism is seen as a way of promoting a nation's history or heritage. This is especially resonant for countries such as Iran which is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with its historical and urban settlements dating back to 4000 BC. However, the mere existence of historical and cultural resources is not sufficient to develop a country as an international destination.
    Building on comparatively limited tourism and hospitality research on Iran as a destination, and being mindful of recent political, cultural, and social transitions there, Experiencing Persian Heritage: Perspectives and Challenges is developed as an essential reference for destination development in emerging international destinations similar to Iran--rich in history, culture, heritage, and ethnic and natural diversities. These constitute the unique substances for image formulation, marketing, and competitive and global positioning. The topics advanced in this volume summarize a number of relevant challenges and opportunities for practical applications in hospitality and tourism.
    The book will be of interest to national and international tourism authorities, postgraduate students, and faculty members in tourism, marketing, heritage management, history and anthropology.

  • A research agenda for event management / Edited by John Armbrecht, Erik Lundberg and Tommy D. Andersson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    GT 3405 R47 2019eb

  • Real games : what's legitimate and what's not in contemporary video games / Mia Consalvo and Christopher A. Paul
    GV 1469.3 C6463 2019eb

    How we talk about games as real or not-real, and how that shapes what games are made and who is invited to play them.

    In videogame criticism, the worst insult might be "That's not a real game!" For example, "That's not a real game, it's on Facebook!" and "That's not a real game, it's a walking simulator!" But how do people judge what is a real game and what is not--what features establish a game's gameness ? In this engaging book, Mia Consalvo and Christopher Paul examine the debates about the realness or not-realness of videogames and find that these discussions shape what games get made and who is invited to play them.

    Consalvo and Paul look at three main areas often viewed as determining a game's legitimacy: the game's pedigree (its developer), the content of the game itself, and the game's payment structure. They find, among other things, that even developers with a track record are viewed with suspicion if their games are on suspect platforms. They investigate game elements that are potentially troublesome for a game's gameness, including genres, visual aesthetics, platform, and perceived difficulty. And they explore payment models, particularly free-to-play--held by some to be a marker of illegitimacy. Finally, they examine the debate around such so-called walking simulators as Dear Esther and Gone Home . And finally, they consider what purpose is served by labeling certain games "real."

  • Antarctica : what everyone needs to know / David Day
    G 870 D295 2019
    Part of the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, David Day's book on Antarctica examines the most forbidding and formidably inaccessible continent on Earth. Antarctica was first discovered by European explorers in 1820, and for over a century following this, countries competed for the frozen land's vast marine resources--namely, the skins and oil of seals and whales. Soon the entire territory played host to competing claims by rival nations. The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was meant to end this contention, but countries have found other means of extending control over the land, with scientific bases establishing at least symbolic claims. Exploration and drilling by the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, and others has led to discoveries about the world's climate in centuries past--and in the process intimations of its alarming future.Delving into the history of the continent, Antarctic wildlife, arguments over governance, underwater mountain ranges, and the continent's use in predicting coming global change, Day's work sheds new light on a territory that, despite being the coldest, driest, and windiest continent in the world, will continue to be the object of intense speculation and competition.

  • Clowns / John H. Towsen
    GV 1828 T68 1976

  • Exotic no more : anthropology for the contemporary world / edited by Jeremy MacClancy
    GN 4 E93 2019
    In this new edition of the anthropological classic Exotic No More , some of today's most respected anthropologists demonstrate the tremendous contributions that anthropological theory and ethnographic methods can make to the study of contemporary society. With chapters covering a wide variety of subjects--the economy, religion, the sciences, gender and sexuality, human rights, music and art, tourism, migration, and the internet--this volume shows how anthropologists grapple with a world that is in constant and accelerating transformation. Each contributor uses examples from their adventurous fieldwork to challenge us to rethink some of our most firmly held notions. This fully updated edition reflects the best that anthropology has to offer in the twenty-first century. The result is both an invaluable introduction to the field for students and a landmark achievement that will set the agenda for critical approaches to the study of contemporary life.

    Contributors: Ruben Andersson, Philippe Bourgois, Catherine Buerger, James G. Carrier, Marcus Colchester, James Fairhead, Kim Fortun, Mike Fortun, Katy Gardner, Faye Ginsburg, Roberto J. González, Tom Griffiths, Chris Hann, Susan Harding, Faye V. Harrison, Laurie Kain Hart, Richard Jenkins, George Karandinos, Christopher M. Kelty, Melissa Leach, Margaret Lock, Jeremy MacClancy, Sally Engle Merry, Fernando Montero, Matt Sakakeeny, Anthony Alan Shelton, Christopher B. Steiner, Richard Ashby Wilson

  • Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole / Sarah Dry
    GB 659.6 D79 2019
    From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story.

    Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who summited volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapor, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate.

    We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is--and always has been--evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most.

  • The democracy of suffering : life on the edge of catastrophe, philosophy in the Anthropocene / Todd Dufresne
    GE 149 D84 2019
    In The Democracy of Suffering philosopher Todd Dufresne provides a strikingly original exploration of the past, present, and future of this epoch, the Anthropocene, demonstrating how the twin crises of reason and capital have dramatically remade the essential conditions for life itself. Images, cartoons, artworks, and quotes pulled from literary and popular culture supplement this engaging and unorthodox look into where we stand amidst the ravages of climate change and capitalist economics. With humour, passion, and erudition, Dufresne diagnoses a frightening new reality and proposes a way forward, arguing that our serial experiences of catastrophic climate change herald an intellectual and moral awakening - one that lays the groundwork, albeit at the last possible moment, for a future beyond individualism, hate, and greed. That future is unapologetically collective. It begins with a shift in human consciousness, with philosophy in its broadest sense, and extends to a reengagement with our greatest ideals of economic, social, and political justice for all. But this collective future, Dufresne argues, is either now or never. Uncovering how we got into this mess and how, if at all, we get out of it, The Democracy of Suffering is a flicker of light, or perhaps a scream, in the face of human extinction and the end of civilization.

  • The psychology of exercise : integrating theory and practice / Curt L. Lox, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, Heather L. Gainforth, and Steven J. Petruzzello
    GV 481.2 L69 2020

    Now in its fifth edition, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is the ideal resource for undergraduate courses devoted to the study of exercise behavior. Following the success of previous editions, this book successfully integrates theoretical principles and the latest research with intervention strategies that students can apply in real-world settings. Students will find multiple forms of presentation throughout including graphics and models, questionnaires and other instruments, focus boxes highlighting research on the impact of physical activity on specific populations, and review questions and activities to enhance learning.

    This edition includes a substantial revision of the theory and intervention chapters, with a focus on the most popular theories currently thriving in the field, a discussion of environmental and policy influences on behavior, and an expanded presentation of intervention components, design, and evaluation. Separate chapters are also dedicated to popular topics such as personality, self-perceptions, stress, anxiety, depression, emotional well-being, cognitive function, and health-related quality of life. For those seeking to learn more about exercise behavior, The Psychology of Exercise: Integrating Theory and Practice is a must-have resource.

  • Playing on an uneven field : essays on exclusion and inclusion in sports / edited by Yuya Kiuchi
    GV 706.5 P536 2019
    We expect sports to be fair and equal--everyone who tries out has a chance to play and everyone who plays hard has a chance to win. But is that really true? In reality, female athletes are paid far less than their male counterparts. Youth sports often cost too much for many families to participate in. African American athletes continue to face discrimination both on and off the field. Adaptive sports are considered to be only for those with disabilities. But there are signs of progress as sports organizations try to promote equality and fairness. This study explores the intricacies of inclusion and exclusion in sports.

  • Methods of group exercise instruction / Mary M. Yoke, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
    GV 481 K416 2020
    In the constantly evolving world of fitness and exercise, it is challenging to become--and remain--an effective group exercise instructor. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition With Online Video, offers expert guidance in a variety of group exercise formats so current and aspiring instructors can hone their skills and create demand for their services. The authors--who have dozens of years of experience--thoroughly explain group exercise training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips. They also have taught this course within a university setting. This research-based text will enhance the skills of group exercise leaders and prepare them to lead more dynamic, safe, and effective classes for clients of differing ages, abilities, and interests.

    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, goes beyond theory to help fitness instructors and managers understand the why behind class and program design, the proper way to cue participants, and the variety of modalities they can use in their teaching. Revised and reorganized based on current industry best practices, this edition includes the following: Over 100 minutes of online video demonstrating warm-ups, routines, drills, and 15 new class formats A new chapter dedicated specifically to instructing older adults New coverage of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) Two additional sample class plans for featured group exercise formats The text also features a number of additional learning aids to help readers retain and apply the content. Pro Tips offer insights and expertise from industry veterans; boxes and sidebars highlight important topics, research findings, and technique and safety checks; practice drills offer opportunities to apply the information; and evaluation forms are provided to self-assess teaching success.

    Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, will prepare any group fitness instructor for a successful career. Students will gain a strong foundation to earn their group fitness certification, and veteran instructors will be able to refine their skills to increase their marketability and success.

  • Handbook of embodied cognition and sport psychology / edited by Massimiliano L. Cappuccio
    GV 706.4 H365 2019

    The first systematic collaboration between cognitive scientists and sports psychologists considers the mind-body relationship from the perspective of athletic skill and sports practice.

    This landmark work is the first systematic collaboration between cognitive scientists and sports psychologists that considers the mind-body relationship from the perspective of athletic skill and sports practice. With twenty-six chapters by leading researchers, the book connects and integrates findings from fields that range from philosophy of mind to sociology of sports. The chapters show not only that sports can tell scientists how the human mind works but also that the scientific study of the human mind can help athletes succeed. Sports psychology research has always focused on the themes, notions, and models of embodied cognition; embodied cognition, in turn, has found striking confirmation of its theoretical claims in the psychological accounts of sports performance and athletic skill. Athletic skill is a legitimate form of intelligence, involving cognitive faculties no less sophisticated and complex than those required by mathematical problem solving.

    After presenting the key concepts necessary for applying embodied cognition to sports psychology, the book discusses skill disruption (the tendency to "choke" under pressure); sensorimotor skill acquisition and how training correlates to the development of cognitive faculties; the intersubjective and social dimension of sports skills, seen in team sports; sports practice in cultural and societal contexts; the notion of "affordance" and its significance for ecological psychology and embodied cognition theory; and the mind's predictive capabilities, which enable anticipation, creativity, improvisation, and imagination in sports performance.

  • Collaborative environmental governance frameworks : a practical guide / Timothy M. Gieseke
    GE 300 G54 2020

    This book takes a practical approach to understanding and describing collaborative governance for resolving environmental problems. It introduces a new collaborative governance assessment model and recognizes that collaborations are a natural result of organizations converging around complex issues. Rather than identifying actors by their type of organization, the actors are identified by the type of role they play. This approach is aligned with how individuals and organizations interact in practice, and their dependance on collaborations to solve emerging environmental problems. The book discusses real cases with governance issues and creates new frameworks for collaborations.


    Addresses communities at all levels and scales that are gravitating toward collaborations to solve their environmental issues. Prepares and enables individuals to participate in collaborative governance and design collaborative governance frameworks. Introduces the first simplified and standardized model to assess governance using governance actors and styles. Explains governance in simple terms and builds governance frameworks from the individual's perspective; the smallest, viable unit of governance in a collaboration. Describes "tools of convergence" for collaborative leaders to organize and align activities to create shared-governance outcomes and outputs.

  • Utopia in the Anthropocene : a change plan for a sustainable and equitable world / Michael Harvey
    GF 41 H29 2019

    Utopia in the Anthropocene takes a cross-disciplinary approach to analyse our current world problems, identify the key resistance to change and take the reader step by step towards a more sustainable, equitable and rewarding world. It presents paradigm-shifting models of economics, political decision-making, business organization and leadership and community life. These are supported by psychological evidence, utopian literature and inspirational changes in history.

    The Anthropocene is in crisis, because human activity is changing almost everything about life on this planet at an unparalleled pace. Climate change, the environmental emergency, economic inequality, threats to democracy and peace and an onslaught of new technology: these planetwide risks can seem too big to comprehend, let alone manage. Our reckless pursuit of infinite economic growth on a finite planet could even take us towards a global dystopia. As an unprecedented frenzy of change grips the world, the case for utopia is stronger than ever. An effective change plan requires a bold, imaginative vision, practical goals and clarity around the psychological values necessary to bring about a transformation.

    This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the environmental humanities, sustainability studies, ecological economics, organizational psychology, politics, utopian philosophy and literature - and all who long for a better world.

  • On [fire] : the burning case for a Green New Deal / Naomi Klein
    GF 75 K54 2019

    A MUST-READ book. Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward.

    For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet--and the champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with stability and justice at its center. In lucid dispatches from the frontlines--from the ghostly Great Barrier Reef, to the annual smoke-choked skies of the Pacific Northwest, to post-hurricane Puerto Rico, to a Vatican attempting an unprecedented "ecological conversion"--she has penned surging, indispensable lectures and essays for a wide public, with prescient, clarifying information about the future that awaits us and our children if we stick our heads in the sand. They show Klein at her most thoughtful, tracing the evolution of the climate crisis as the key issue of our time, not only as an immediate political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one too.
    Delving into topics ranging from the clash between ecological time and our culture of "perpetual now," to the soaring history of humans' ability to change rapidly in the face of grave threat, to rising white supremacy and fortressed borders as a form of "climate barbarism," this is a rousing call to action for a planet on the brink. Above all, she underscores how we can still rise to the existential challenge of the crisis if we are willing to transform our systems that are producing it, making clear how the battle for a greener world is indistinguishable from the fight for our lives.
    On Fire is a critical book: it captures the burning urgency of this moment, the fiery energy of a rising movement demanding change now, and lays out an inspiring vision for a sustainable future.

  • Playing out of bounds : "belonging" and the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament / Yuka Nakamura
    GV 1015.55 N35 2019

    Playing Out of Bounds investigates the North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (NACIVT), an annual event that began in the 1930s in the streets of Manhattan and now attracts 1200 competitors from the U.S. and Canada. Its two key features are the 9-man game, where there are nine instead of the usual six volleyball players on the court, and the fact that player eligibility is limited to "100% Chinese" and Asian players, as defined in the tournament rules. These rules that limit competitors to specific ethno-racial groups is justified by the discrimination that Chinese people faced when they were denied access to physical activity spaces, and instead played in the alleyways and streets of Chinatowns.

    Drawing on interviews, participant-observation, and analysis of websites and tournament documents, Playing Out of Bounds explores how participants understand and negotiate their sense of belonging within this community of volleyball players and how membership within and the boundaries of this community are continually being (re)defined. This identity/community building occurs within a context of anti-Asian racism, growing numbers of mixed race players, and fluidity of what it means to be Canadian, American, Chinese, and Asian.

  • The nature of Canada / edited by Colin M. Coates, Graeme Wynn
    GF 511 N38 2019
    Intended to delight and provoke, these short, beautifully crafted essays, enlivened with photos and illustrations, explore how humans have engaged with the Canadian environment and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada. Tracing a path from the Ice Age to the Anthropocene, some of the foremost stars in the field of environmental history reflect on how we, as a nation, have idolized and found inspiration in nature even as fishers, fur traders, farmers, foresters, miners, and city planners have commodified it or tried to tame it. Their insights are just what we need as Canada attempts to reconcile the opposing goals of prosperity and preservation.

  • From Boas to Black power : racism, liberalism, and American anthropology / Mark Anderson
    GN 308.3 U6A49 2019

    From Boas to Black Power investigates how U.S. cultural anthropologists wrote about race, racism, and "America" in the 20th century as a window into the greater project of U.S. anti-racist liberalism. Anthropology as a discipline and the American project share a common origin: their very foundations are built upon white supremacy, and both are still reckoning with their racist legacies. In this groundbreaking intellectual history of anti-racism within twentieth-century cultural anthropology, Mark Anderson starts with the legacy of Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict and continues through the post-war and Black Power movement to the birth of the Black Studies discipline, exploring the problem "America" represents for liberal anti-racism.

    Anderson shows how cultural anthropology contributed to liberal American discourses on race that simultaneously bolstered and denied white domination. From Boas to Black Power provides a major rethinking of anthropological anti-racism as a project that, in step with the American racial liberalism it helped create, paradoxically maintained white American hegemony. Anthropologists influenced by radical political movements of the 1960s offered the first sustained challenge to that project, calling attention to the racial contradictions of American liberalism reflected in anthropology. Their critiques remain relevant for the discipline and the nation.

Updated: Saturday 14 December 2019
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