Cultural 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

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
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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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Introduction

Towards a Poetic Ecology

From: The Biology of Wonder

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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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 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
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The Machine That Can Die

From: The Biology of Wonder

In this chapter, the author explores "holistic biology," which considers both bodily and inner experiences as biological phenomena. 34 $3.40 Add
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The Mild West

The Myth of RCMP

From: National Dreams

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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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The Physics of Creation

From: The Biology of Wonder

In this chapter, Weber examines how complex natural patterns reveal the interrelated nature of life and the anorganic environment. 18 $1.80 Add
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Your Majesty’s Realm

The Myth of the Master Race

From: National Dreams

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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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World Inscape

From: The Biology of Wonder

This chapter discusses how emotions are embodied, and how the inward feelings of organisms are accessible through their bodily presence. 20 $2.00 Add
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Affective Neuroscience

From: The Biology of Wonder

This chapter probes the links between subjective experience, consciousness, and the body. 30 $3.00 Add
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Divided We Stand

The Myth of Heroism

From: National Dreams

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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