Social Theory

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National Dreams

Myth, Mystery, and Canadian History

As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past—the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National … 217 View
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Restless Ideas

Contemporary Social Theory in an Anxious Age

How do we make sense of the rise of political strongmen like Trump and Erdoğan, or the increase in hate crimes and terrorism? How can we understand Brexit and xenophobic, anti-immigrant … 592 View
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Acknowledgements

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Making Tracks

The Myth of CPR

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The myth of the CPR as creator of the country is, in fact, as old as the railway itself, which is not surprising given that it was the railway itself which created the myth. The mundane act of … 39 $1.17 Add
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Prologue

The Changing Face of Contemporary Theory

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The Mild West

The Myth of RCMP

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For a hundred years the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has occupied a special place in Canadian history and our imaginations. The story of how they drove out the American whiskey peddlers and … 49 $1.96 Add
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Why Do We Theorize?

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Theorizing Our Human Systems

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Your Majesty’s Realm

The Myth of the Master Race

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Canadian schoolchildren, who were taught to venerate Great Britain and its empire pledged allegiance to the monarch and sang "Rule Britannia" and "Soldiers of the Queen." … 63 $3.78 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Ingrained, tribal behaviors can bind and blind us, and shut down open-minded thinking. Looking at the dynamic of polarization from the point of view of tribes and teams is enlightening and useful … 9 $0.90 Add
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The Infantilization of Quebec

The Myth of Unity

From: National Dreams

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The author presents the opposing view points on the Battle of Quebec. For generations, while Quebec historians characterized the Battle of Quebec as a catastrophe, English-Canadian historians … 49 $1.96 Add
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Theorizing Our Conflict Zones

Conflict Theories of Society

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Divided We Stand

The Myth of Heroism

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It has often been observed that English Canada has not produced many heroes. The overwhelming influence of American culture on Canadian lives has inhibited the emergence of homegrown greatness. … 42 $1.68 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Why We Want to be Misled with Dan Kahan

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Group values impact risk perceptions and how our interpretation of scientific evidence is shaped by our cultural affiliations. Cultural cognition describes the tendency of individuals to conform … 8 $0.80 Add
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Theorizing Our Class Divisions

Neo-Marxist and Post-Marxist Theories of Society

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A Failure to Communicate

Facts are not Enough with George Lakoff

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Lakoff described frames as metaphors and conceptual frameworks that we use to interpret and understand the world. They give meaning to the words we hear more than the other way around, because … 7 $0.70 Add