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Wilfrid Laurier University Press

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  • Of God and Maxim Gunsby Geoffrey Johnston

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Co-winner of the Presbyterian Church in Canada History Prize for 1989. more...

  • Reflections on Cultural Policyby Evan Alderson; Robin Blaser; Harold Coward

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    This book looks at the roles various world views have played in generating cultural policies at various times in Western history. Evan Alderson's introduction places the work within its social, political and historical framework. Robin Blaser addresses the problem of how we can begin to locate a responsible cultural position at the present time.... more...

  • Weaving Relationshipsby Kathryn Anderson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    Weaving Relationships tells the remarkable, little-known story of a movement that transcends barriers of geography, language, culture, and economic disparity. The story begins in the early 1980s, when 200,000 Maya men, women, and children crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico, fleeing genocide by the Guatemalan army and seeking refuge.... more...

  • Education as and for Legitimacyby M. Kazim Bacchus

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    This study of the development of education in the British West Indian colonies during the last half of the nineteenth century examines the educational policies and curriculum used in schools following the abolition of slavery. During this period the nature and development of the educational system in the region was profoundly affected by the decline... more...

  • Imperial Power and Regional Tradeby Abigail B. Bakan; David Cox; Colin Leys

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    The election of Ronald Reagan as President of the United States in November 1980 opened a new chapter in international relations; U.S. foreign policy shifted from an alliance-based, consensual approach to one based on a more overt use of its immense economic and, above all, military power. This policy entailed some stark choices for the U.S.A.'s... more...

  • The Politics of Enchantmentby J. David Black

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    What do "raves" have to do with eighteenth-century Romanticism, or the latest communication technologies with historical ideas about language, media, and culture? Today's culture dazzles us with technological marvels and media spectacles. While we find them entertaining, just as often they are troubling - they seem to contradict common sense,... more...

  • Unsettling Narrativesby Clare Bradford

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 38.95

    Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations,... more...

  • Methodist Education in Peruby Rosa del Carmen Bruno-Jofré

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    With research based on extensive primary sources, the author examines the activities of the Methodist mission in Peru, in particular its educational work, within the Peruvian socioeconomic formation and its ideological and intellectual changes. Yet her study goes beyond Methodist boundaries: Social Gospel doctrine and educational theory, which link... more...

  • National Plotsby Andrea Cabajsky; Brett Josef Grubisic

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 42.95

    Fiction that reconsiders, challenges, reshapes, and/or upholds national narratives of history has long been an integral aspect of Canadian literature. Works by writers of historical fiction (from early practitioners such as John Richardson to contemporary figures such as Alice Munro and George Elliott Clarke) propose new views and understandings... more...

  • The Battle for Berlin, Ontarioby W.R. Chadwick

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    In August 1914, Berlin, Ontario, settled largely by people of German origin, was a thriving, peaceful city. By the spring of 1915 it was a city torn apart by the tensions of war. By September 1916, Berlin had become Kitchener. It began with the need to raise a battalion of 1,100 men to support the British war effort. Meeting with resistance from... more...