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The Inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America

by Thomas King

Chosen by Canada Reads (1)

This book won the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize. A member of this jury said:  “Histories of North America’s Native Peoples abound, but few are as subversive, entertaining, well-researched, hilarious, enraging, and finally as hopeful as this very personal take on our long relationship with the “inconvenient” Indian" (CBC News, march 10, 2014. Retrievec, February 06 2015 from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/thomas-king-wins-25k-rbc-taylor-prize-for-non-fiction-1.2566943

Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, The Inconvenient Indian distills the insights gleaned from Thomas King's critical and personal meditation on what it means to be "Indian" in North America, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. 

This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope--a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.

Available under document code number 62544 and on display in the new arrival stand.
(1) ''Canada Reads 2015 is all about books that can change perspectives, challenge stereotypes and illuminate issues''.Récupéré le 10 février 2015 de: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads2015/ 

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The Crooked Maid

A novel by Dan Vyleta

Vienna, 1948.The war is over, and as the first stage of  denazification draws to a close, the citizens of Vienna struggle to rebuild their lives amidst the rubble. Anna Beer returns to the city she fled nine years earlier upon discovering her husband's infidelity. She has come back to find him and, perhaps, to forgive him, only to learn that she will first have to find him. Traveling on the same train is eighteen-year-old Robert Seidel, a schoolboy summoned home to his stepfather's sickbed and the secrets of his family's past.

As Anna and Robert navigate a damaged, unrecognizable city, they cross paths with a war-widowed American journalist, a hunchbacked young servant girl, and a former POW whose primary purpose is to survive, by any means. Meanwhile, in the shells of burned-out houses and beneath the bombed-out ruins, a ghost of a man, his head wrapped in a red scarf, battles demons from his past and hides from a future deeply uncertain for all.

Available under document code number 62542  and on display in the new arrival stand.

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Social Media Marketing

What are the impact of Facebook and Twitter on marketing strategy? Check out this series available on CVE. 

Social Media Marketing, video II

As consumers and brands explore the digital world, social media evolves. How are brands to leverage online influences, loyalty and marketing campaigns? How to respond to the consumer? What happens to the notion of privacy in a world of constant accountability, and what will be the future of social media marketing?

Source: CVE

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Our Changing Planet

USA - Broward Education Communications Network - 2009
Serie : Earth and Space (28 min)

The planet Earth is constantly changing. This program focuses on what the planet Earth is made of inside and out (crust, lava, magma). The planet is made of different types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. Wind, water and weather tear down the surface of the land creating earthquakes, tidal waves, physical and chemical weathering, volcanoes, erosion, acid rain, mountain formation.

This program shows different types of shores and the effect it has in our daily lives as well as the theory of plate tectonics.

Source : CVE

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The world as it is

by Chris Hedges
Available under the Cote 62084

The World As It Is is a collection of Hedges essays originally published by Truthdig, the Webby Award-winning progressive news website. Hedges lyrically and fearlessly dissects the most controversial issues of the day: America’s wars of self-destruction in Iraq and Afghanistan, the decay of American empire (at home and abroad), Israel’s ghettoization of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and the failure of American liberalism. His essays draw on his extraordinary experiences as a journalist but also his conviction that the centers of power in America have been seized and hijacked by corporations, something the American media pays deference to.

Source : http://www.truthdig.com/worldasitis

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