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  1. Adventures in Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
  2. Against the American Grain
    Essays on the Effects of Mass Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
    Critical essays on American culture.
  3. American Dreams: Lost and Found
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    Interviews with 100 Americans who relate their dreams, disappointments, aspirations and experiences.
  4. The Arc of Justice and the Long Run
    Hope, History, and Unpredictability

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and effect are centuries apart; sometimes Martin Luther King’s arc of the moral universe that bends toward justice is so long few see its curve; sometimes hope lies not in looking forward but backward to study the line of that arc.
  5. Arts Culture Media Communications Topic Index in Sources Directory
    Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources

    Resource Type: Website
    A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to arts, culture, media, and communicatins in the Sources directory for the media.
  6. Artscape
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Bad Marxism
    Capitalism and Cultural Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Cultural Studies commonly claims to be a radical discipline. This book thinks that's a bad assessment. After an introduction critiquing the so-called 'Marxism' of the academy, Hutnyk provides detailed critical analyses of the approaches and theorists of cultural studies.
  8. Bertolt Brecht's Berlin
    A Scrapbook of the Twenties

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A testament, in words and pcitures to Berlin in the 1920s: "the age of anxious euphoria that gripped the German capital as it poised uneasily between two eras of unprecedented catastrophe."
  9. The Brain That Changes Itself
    Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Doidge explains neuroplasticity and shows that the brain is not a collection of specialized parts but a dynamic organ and can rewire and rearrange itself as the need arises.
  10. Canada Council for the Arts
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. The Canadian City
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art and architecture, urban planning, land development, and the greening of the urban environment.
  12. Challenging McWorld
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
  13. Charity Begins At Home
    Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  14. Charity Begins At Home
    Generosity and Self-Interest Among the Philanthropic Elite

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  15. The City in History
    Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
  16. Compass Points
    Navigating the Twentieth Century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    A radical history of the twentieth century by a wide of Canadian authors and essayists grappling with crucial developments in politics, economics, society, and culture in Canada and abroad.
  17. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  18. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  19. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  20. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  21. Connexions Annual 1989
    A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
  22. Connexions Annual 1994
    A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1994
    Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series of introductory articles surveying a wide range of social and environmental issues and possibile alternatives.
  23. Connexions Annual Overview: Arts, Media, Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    The established wisdom has it that the media are neutral purveyors of news and entertainment, while the arts are about individual creativity and cultural values untainted by the vulgar concerns of politics and economics.
  24. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  25. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  26. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  27. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  28. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  29. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  30. Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
  31. Critical Theory
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
  32. Culture Against Man
    Resource Type: Book
  33. Culture Inc.
    The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
  34. Culture of Complaint
    The Fraying of America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasant realities in abstraction or sugar, is so perfectly endemic that we expect nothing else.
  35. "Culture", Science and State-Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Neither culture nor science can lead lives separate from the economic realities of the societies which nurture them. Science and culture, even as they are procliamed to be the harbingers of revolutionary change, are being used today by the existing social order to preserve itself.
  36. Dancing With A Ghost
    Exploring Aboriginal Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Ross examines the differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world views as it relates to culture, justice and values.
  37. The Dialectical Imagination
    A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research

    Resource Type: Book
  38. Discriminations
    Resource Type: Book
  39. Encyclopedia of World Cultures
    Resource Type: Book
  40. Finite and Infinite Games
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Carse suggests that there are two kinds of games: One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. The rules of a finite game may not change, the rules of an infinite game must change.
  41. The Freudian Left
    Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, and Herbert Marcuse.
  42. Global Imperative
    Harmonizing Culture and Nature

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  43. The Great Turning
    From Empire to Earth Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
  44. Healing the Wounds
    The Promise of Ecofeminism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    An anthology of writings on ecofeminism.
  45. Tim Hector
    A Caribbean Radical's Story

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
  46. A History of Reading
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.
  47. Identity is that which is given
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    In this age of globalisation many people fret about Western culture taking over the world. But the greatest Western export is not Disney or McDonalds or Tom Cruise. It is the very idea of culture.
  48. Illuminations
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Litearcy essasy, general reflections, and probings into cultural phenomena.
  49. Keywords
    A Vocabulary of Culture and Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Williams examines more than 100 familiar words and explores how they are used.
  50. Land and Community
    Crisis in Canada's Countryside

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Sim's thesis is that rural society is overlooked due to urban dependence upon "great associations," economies of scale, and other socio-cultural institutions of unmanageable size.
  51. The Library at Night
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
  52. The Limits of Postcolonial Criticism: The Discourse of Edward Said
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    ONE OF THE fundamental discoveries of Marxist historiography is that capitalism as a world system has developed unevenly, with the operations of the “free market” determined by unplanned but (after analysis) “lawful” tendencies of accumulation of surplus value.
    With the rise of merchant capitalism, diverse modes of production with varying temporalities and “superstructural” effects have since then reconfigured the planet. In a new cartography, we find...
  53. Living in a Dark Age
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  54. A Long and Terrible Shadow
    White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
  55. The Long Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
  56. Made in America
    An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    A history of American English.
  57. Mass Culture
    The Popular Arts in America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1957
  58. Not a Carwash
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    In the Albanian capital of Tirana, students, professors, activists and film lovers take to the streets when authorities attempt to redevelop the property of the city's only art house theatre for profit. The changing face of post-communist Albania is the backdrop for this classic battle between art, commerce, artistic passion and government indifference.
  59. Only Connect
    On Culture and Communication

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  60. Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  61. Our Generation
    Volume 7 Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
  62. People's Aesthetics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An essay on self-proclaimed "progressives" and their hypocritical defense of cultural hierarchies and consumption of popular or lower middle class culture for camp value. He opines that the distinction between craft and art is class based.
  63. Problems of Everyday Life
    And Other Writings On Culture & Science

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    The focus of this book is the impact of the Russian Revolution of the culture life of the country -- and conversely, the effect of the country's cultural backwardness on the course of the revolution. Among the topics discussed are religion, communications media, language, education, science, industry, cinema, marriage, the position of women, child care, "proletarian" literature, art, philoosphy, primitive rural conditions, the dangers of overspecialization and bureaucracy.
  64. Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  65. The Question of the Commons
    The Culture and Ecology of Communal Resources

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  66. Radical Mass Media Criticism
    A Cultural Geneology

    Resource Type: Book
    Examines the thinkers who have reacted against the increasing media power. From the critiqes of the corrupt press during the First World War, an analysis of the relationship between public opinion and propaganda diring the Nazi years and the bias of the supposed objective news of today. Contributors include Noam Chomsky, Slavko Splichal, Joost van Loon and many other leaders in the international field.
  67. Raids and Reconstructions
    Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
  68. Royal BC Museum
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  69. Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  70. Sexual Anarchy
    Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  71. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  72. Simon Fraser University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  73. Sleeping On A Wire
    Connversations with Palestinians in Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  74. Socialism and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and parliamentary institutions that its decay often does not become apparent to us until those institutions have been either brushed aside or reduced to a purely decorative role.
  75. Society of the Spectacle
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." Translator Ken Knabb describes the book as "an effort to clarify the nature of the society in which we find ourselves and the advantages and drawbacks of various methods for changing it. Every single thesis has a direct or indirect bearing on issues that are matters of life and death."
  76. Sources welcomes the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.
  77. The Story of Language
    The Classic Account by a World-Famous Linguist of Humanity's Most Important Invention

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    The author explores the origin and development of language from the first sounds spoken to the many languages used today.
  78. Utopian Essays and Practical Proposals
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
    Whatever the subject, Goodman asks: What blocks and limits human freedom, joy, and creativity? What tends to release, free, liberate? In criticizing society and life his purpose is to improve. Goodman is animated by a vision of a good society, a coherent community, a style, and quality, of life that is fully human, and humanizes.
  79. Working Class Experience
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.

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