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University of Ottawa Press

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  • The Priesthood of Scienceby William Leiss

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    The global political situation is increasingly volatile, and Hera and her sisters are sealed off from the rest of the world in southern Nevada. She is still tormented by her parents? decision to genetically modify the brains of their twelve daughters?and by her own agreement to allow a similar procedure to be used on a much larger group of human... more...

  • Freedom, Nature, and Worldby Peter Loptson

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    Freedom, Nature, and World is a collection of essays by Peter Loptson which examine issues posed by a broadly naturalistic view of the world, which Loptson defends while also exploring some of the challenges it confronts. Papers on freedom, Kant, Christianity, Homer, the history of analytic philosophy, the place of humanity in nature, and other... more...

  • Deep Cultural Diversityby Gilles Paquet

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 14.99

    Political commentator and public policy analyst Gilles Paquet examines the benefits and drawbacks of Canada's multiculturalism policy. He rejects the current policy which perpetuates difference and articulates a model for Canadian transculturalism, a more fluid understanding of multiculturalism based on the philosophy of cosmopolitanism which would... more...

  • Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failuresby Gilles Paquet

    University of Ottawa Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    In Crippling Epistemologies and Governance Failures , Gilles Paquet criticizes the prevailing practices of the social sciences on the basis of their inadequate concepts of knowledge, evidence and inquiry, concepts he claims have become methodological ?mental prisons?. Paquet describes the prevailing policy development process in Canada in terms... more...

  • Northrop Fryeby David Rampton

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    More than fifty years after the publication of Anatomy of Criticism , Northrop Frye remains one of Canada's most influential intellectuals. This reappraisal reasserts the relevance of his work to the study of literature and illuminates its fruitful intersection with a variety of other fields, including film, cultural studies, linguistics, and feminism.... more...

  • Colonial Systems of Controlby Viviane Saleh-Hanna

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 42.99

    A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document... more...

  • Revolution or Renaissanceby D. Paul Schafer

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    In Revolution or Renaissance , D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world ? economics and culture ? to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems... more...

  • Rephrasing Heideggerby Richard Sembera

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    Richard Sembera introduces the reader to the essential features of Being and Time , Heidegger's main work in clear and unambiguous English. He dispels the nimbus of unintelligibility surrounding Heidegger's thought, a nimbus that Heidegger himself helped create and that has tended to confine serious Heidegger scholarship to closed circles. This... more...

  • Russia and the Northby Elana Wilson Rowe

    University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Russia holds more Arctic territory than any other state, yet unlike other Arctic states it does not have a unified strategy identifying economic and political aims for the North. Russia's policies on the North are dispersed across a variety of fields from domestic migration politics to oil and gas development. This volume engages the disparate elements... more...

  • Dry Waterby Robert J.C. Stead; Neil Querengesser; Jean Horton

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Dry Water tells the story of Donald Strand, from the time of his arrival as a ten-year-old orphan at his relatives? Manitoba farm in 1890 to his apogee as a successful farmer. It recounts the crises he faces during a troubled marriage and the great stock market crash of 1929. His life parallels the growth and development of Manitoba during the... more...