Alvin Finkel; Jason Foster, Winston Gereluk; Jennifer Kelly; Dan Ciu; James Muir; Joan Schiebelbein; Jim Selby; Eric Strikwerda
Athabasca University Press, 2012.
Título de la serie/colección:Working Canadians: Books from the CCLH. ISSN 1925-184X,
ISBNs9781926836584 9781926836591 9781926836607
Colección: Directory of Open Access Books
Resumen (en inglés): Working People in Alberta traces the history of labour in Alberta from the period of First Nations occupation to the present. Drawing on over two hundred interviews with labour leaders, activists, and ordinary working people, as well as on archival records, the volume gives voice to the people who have toiled in Alberta over the centuries. In so doing, it seeks to counter the view of Alberta as a one-class, one-party, one-ideology province, in which distinctions between those who work and those who own are irrelevant. Workers from across the generations tell another tale, of an ongoing collective struggle to improve their economic and social circumstances in the face of a dominant, exploitative elite. Their stories are set within a sequential analysis of provincial politics and economics, supplemented by chapters on women and the labour movement and on minority workers of colour and their quest for social justice.
Resumen (en inglés): In his fresh reassessment of the wall paintings on the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos, Syria, award-winning scholar Michael Peppard argues for a radically different interpretation of the paintings’ central motifs.
Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International