Anthropology

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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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On Nostalgia

On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting far from home has come become a quintessentially … 161 View

The Biology of Wonder

Aliveness, Feeling, and the Metamorphosis of Science

In The Biology of Wonder author Andreas Weber proposes a new approach to the biological sciences that puts the human back in nature. He argues that feelings and emotions, far from being … 336 View

The Franz Boas Enigma

Inuit, Arctic, and Sciences

“… Franz Boas has remained an enigma, so misunderstood as a person and so often misrepresented as an anthropologist.” William S. Willis, Jr. How did Franz Boas become the … 188 View

The Truth About Stories

A Native Narrative

"Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional … 184 View
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The Web of Meaning

Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find our Place in the Universe

This book lays out an entirely different foundation for a civilization that could lead us sustainably through this century and beyond. It reveals the flaws hidden within the current worldview, … 530 View
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"You’ll Never Believe What Happened" Is Always a Great Way to Start

From: The Truth About Stories

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In this reading, Indigenous author and scholar Thomas King explores the idea that stories, both those we tell ourselves and those that are told to us by others, are foundational in establishing … 30 $3.60 Add
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From: The Franz Boas Enigma

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The Story of Canada

From: National Dreams

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In the introduction the author states that Indians were referred to as looking “Alien Like” and that the “British-born Canadians” are the “Elect of the earth”. … 30 $0.90 Add
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Towards a Poetic Ecology

From: The Biology of Wonder

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In the introduction, Weber discusses attempts to separate emotions and nature in the science of biology, and how modern researchers are rejecting this earlier paradigm. 14 $1.40 Add
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Play It Once Again

From: On Nostalgia

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The introduction discusses paradise as a place where nothing ever happens, as in the song "Heaven" by the Talking Heads. It also discusses the tension in nostalgia between the loss, the … 3 $0.30 Add
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The Nameless Uncarved Wood

From: The Web of Meaning

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Traditional Chinese and Greek philosophy of mind is discussed, along with the insights of modern neuroscience. The chapter describes the role of the pre-frontal cortex as the executive function, … 19 $1.90 Add
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Introduction

From: The Franz Boas Enigma

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On Franz Boas, his research, and pivotal role in the history of science and anthropology. His publications provide us two-fold insights: an understanding of the scientific stimuli the young Boas … 9 $0.90 Add
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Making Tracks

The Myth of CPR

From: National Dreams

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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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The Continuous Vibration of Animal Spirits:

On the Why of Nostalgia

From: On Nostalgia

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This chapter discusses nostalgia as a feeling, and the history of nostalgia, from antiquity to the present, moving out of the medical into the cultural realm. Why it is important to describe … 21 $2.10 Add
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The Desire for Life

From: The Biology of Wonder

The author discusses his scientific education, and how he felt that something was lacking in the overly mechanistic conception of life in biology. 19 $1.90 Add