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ISER Books 2014

st. john’s, newfoundland and labrador


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History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis edited by John C. Kennedy isbn 978-1-894725-15-6 | paperback | 224 pages | $24.95

This collection of essays presents new research on the archaeology, history, and contemporary adaptations of Inuit-Métis of central and southeastern Labrador from Lake Melville south to Chateau Bay. It reports on results from “Understanding the Past to Build the Future,” a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Contributing authors include veteran Labrador Studies specialists as well as emerging scholars. Many of their findings challenge longstanding assumptions about Labrador’s Aboriginal history. The editor, ethnographer and historical anthropologist John C. Kennedy, is author of several books, including Holding the Line: Ethnic Boundaries in a Northern Labrador Community. Related titles Title

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I Never Knowed it Was Hard: Memoirs of a Labrador Trapper

Montague

978-1-894725-12-5

$19.95

184 pages

paper (2013)

A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu

Samson

0-919666-99-X

$29.95

390 pages

paper 2003

The People of Sheshatshit: In the Land of the Innu

Mailhot

0-919666-42-6

$19.95

208 pages

paper (2001)

Remembering the Years of My Life: Journeys of a Labrador Inuit Hunter

Maggo

0-919666-95-7

$22.95

188 pages

paper (1999)

Quest for Equity: Norway and the Saami Challenge

Thuen

0-919666-86-8

$31.95

320 pages

paper (1995)

Holding the Line: Ethnic Boundaries in a Northern Labrador Community

Kennedy

0-919666-39-6

$19.95

186 pages

paper (1982)


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Bringing Home Animals:

Mistissini Hunters of Northern Quebec, 2nd Edition by Adrian Tanner, winner of the 2013 Weaver-Tremblay Award isbn 978-1-894725-14-9| paperback | 320 pages + 16 page photo insert | $24.95

An ISER Books’ bestseller, updated! Bringing Home Animals details what the author learned as a result of travelling and working with Iinuu (Cree) hunters from Mistissini in Northern Quebec in 1968-69, providing a rich illustration of subsistence hunting in an Indigenous territory. The second edition builds on the original argument by providing an extensive update about the current situation in the region, and adds new illustrative material including stunning colour photographs. Bringing Home Animals explores the way of life of the Mistissini Iinuu, including the ecology of the hunting grounds, the organization of social space, rites of hunting divination, religious ideology, and ritual relations between hunters and animals. It is relevant to current work in Indigenous Studies, alternative economies and food sovereignty, traditional or local ecological knowledge, religious studies, space and place, and animal studies. Related titles Title

Author

ISBN

Price

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Format

I Never Knowed it Was Hard: Memoirs of a Labrador Trapper

Montague

978-1-894725-12-5

$19.95

184 pages

paper (2013)

Remembering the Years of My Life: Journeys of a Labrador Inuit Hunter

Maggo

0-919666-95-7

$22.95

188 pages

paper (1999)

Inuit Morality Play: The Emotional Education of a Three-Year-Old

Briggs

0-919666-96-5

$31.95

300 pages

paper (1998)

Indigenous Peoples and the NationState: Fourth World Politics in Canada, Australia and Norway

Dyck (ed.)

0-919666-44-2

$19.95

264 pages

paper (1985)

The Politics of Indianness: Case Studies of Native Ethnopolitics in Canada

Tanner (ed.)

0-919666-42-6

$19.95

333 pages

paper (1983)


fall 2013

French Visitors to Newfoundland:

An Anthology of Nineteenth Century Travel Writings English translation by Scott Jamieson & Anne Thareau isbn 978-1-894725-13-2 | paperback | 312 pages | $29.95

From the early 1800s on, we encounter the first French writers to become interested in life in Newfoundland. This anthology provides an image of Newfoundland that was shaped over many years of writings by countless French voyagers—sailors and naval officers, diplomats, scientists, journalists, artists, and other visitors— who described this region and its people for their readers back in France. This collection of their accounts attempts to capture the perception held by French visitors of Newfoundland’s transformation from colony to country, of Newfoundlanders and their lifestyle, and of the development of Newfoundland’s own political institutions and the changes brought about as France relinquished its historical rights to the English. Related titles Title

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To Employ and Uplift Them: The Newfoundland Naval Reserve, 1899-1926

Hunter

978-1-894725-07-1

$24.95

246 pages

paper (2009)

Making a World of Difference: Essays on Tourism, Culture and Development in Newfoundland

Overton

0-919666-73-6

$27.95

312 pages

paper (1996)

Port O’Call: Memories of the Portuguese White Fleet in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Doel

0-919666-80-9

$21.95

220 pages

paper (1992)

Terranova: The Ethos and Luck of Deep-Sea Fishermen

Zulaika

0-919666-36-1

$19.95

136 pages

cloth (1981)


spring 2013

I Never Knowed it Was Hard: Memoirs of a Labrador Trapper by Louie Montague, edited by Elizabeth Dawson isbn 978-1-894725-12-5 | paperback | 184 pages + 16 page photo insert | $19.95

I Never Knowed It Was Hard, the memoirs of Naskaupi River trapper and fiddler Louie Montague, a 77-year-old Nunatsiavut (Inuit) elder from North West River, Labrador, recounts in rich detail the way of life in “them days.” While Louie Montague’s story tells about and draws from the past—his Great-Grandfather Montague came to Labrador from the Orkney Islands in the nineteenth century—he is very much a man of the present: he still goes to the land whenever he can; he remains busy as an accomplished craftsman; and he is deeply aware of how changes to the land have affected the present and will impact the future. He also describes the changes in life with the coming of the Goose Bay Air Base in the 1940s and his jobs there and elsewhere over the years. Related titles Title

Author

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Bringing Home Animals: Mistissini Hunters of Northern Quebec, 2nd edtion

Tanner

978-1-894725-14-9

$24.95

320 pages

paper (2014)

History and Renewal of Labrador’s Inuit-Métis

Kennedy (ed)

978-1-894725-15-6

$24.95

224 pages

paper (2014)

Remembering the Years of My Life: Journeys of a Labrador Inuit Hunter

Maggo

0-919666-95-7

$22.95

188 pages

paper (1999)

Inuit Morality Play: The Emotional Education of a Three-Year-Old

Briggs

0-919666-96-5

$31.95

300 pages

paper (1998)

Indigenous Peoples and the NationState: Fourth World Politics in Canada, Australia and Norway

Dyck (ed.)

0-919666-44-2

$19.95

264 pages

paper (1985)

The Politics of Indianness: Case Studies of Native Ethnopolitics in Canada

Tanner (ed.)

0-919666-42-6

$19.95

333 pages

paper (1983)


2012

Kindness, Kinship, and Tradition in Newfoundland/Alberta Migration by Craig T. Palmer, Emily K. Groom, & Jordan H. Brandon isbn 978-1-894725-11-8 | paperback | 138 pages | $24.95

Migration between Newfoundland and Alberta is transforming the social and cultural landscape of Canada. Newfoundlanders involved in this migration overcome the many challenges it entails with countless acts of altruism—ranging from supplying a place to live and help in finding a job, to providing a familiar meal or a ride home for Christmas. Although such kindness is a familiar part of human behaviour, social scientists have struggled to explain it because they adhere to the assumption that all human behaviour is driven by hedonistic self-interest. As a result, most social scientists only succeed in explaining human kindness away by arguing that what appears to be altruistic is really only an investment that will lead to future selfish gains. This book provides an alternative explanation of the kindness exhibited by Newfoundlanders as they overcome the obstacles inherent in migration. Related titles Title

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Living on the Edge: The Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland

Felt, Sinclair (eds.)

0-919666-84-1

$27.95

268 pages

paper (1995)

Rough Food: The Seasons of Subsistence in Northern Newfoundland

Omohundro

0-919666-82-5

$31.95

412 pages

paper (1994)

Sanctuary Denied: Refugees from the Third Reich and Newfoundland Immigration Policy, 1906–1919

Bassler

0-919666-75-2

$27.95

312 pages

paper (1992)

Port O’Call: Memories of the Portuguese White Fleet in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Doel

0-919666-80-9

$21.95

219 pages

paper (1992)

The Northern Route: An Ethnography of Refugee Experiences

Gilad

0-919666-68-X

$24.95

385 pages

paper (1990)

Listen While I Tell You: A Story of the Jews of St. John’s, Newfoundland

Kahn

0-919666-55-8

$26.95

220 pages

cloth (1987)


2010

Despite This Loss:

Essays on Culture, Memory and Identity in Newfoundland and Labrador edited by Ursula A. Kelly & Elizabeth Yeoman isbn 978-1-894725-09-5 | paperback | 280 pages | $26.95

This collection includes a variety of forms—art, photography, personal narrative, translation and cross disciplinary scholarly essay—to discuss many levels and kinds of loss: cultural assimilation and change, environmental devastation, language loss, personal and collective losses, community tragedies, and a loss of continuity and sense of home and place. The book considers the impact of these losses and their relationship to culture, memory, and identity. As part of this consideration, Despite This Loss celebrates and supports new and established lines of inquiry into the structures of feeling that constitute place and belonging. The collection includes work by a new generation of cultural workers whose claims to and dreams for this place provide a vibrant and provocative array of perspectives on cultural loss. Related titles Title

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Narratives at Work: Women, Men, Unionization, and the Fashioning of Identities

Cullum

0-919666-54-X

$31.95

384 pages

paper (2003)

Making a World of Difference: Essays on Tourism, Culture and Development in Newfoundland

Overton

0-919666-73-6

$27.95

312 pages

paper (1996)

A Public Nuisance: A History of the Mummer’s Troupe

Brookes

0-919666-59-0

$23.95

264 pages

paper (1988)

Belonging: Identity and Social Organisation in British Rural Cultures

Cohen

0-919666-40-X

$26.95

336 pages

cloth (1982)


ISER Books is the publishing division of the Institute of Social and Economic Research in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

For a complete list of nearly 100 titles, please visit our website www.arts.mun.ca/iserbooks/ Contact and ordering information: Order directly from the publisher: Online: www.arts.mun.ca/iserbooks/ Phone: 709-864-3543 Email: iser-books@mun.ca Fax: 709-864-4342 Mailing address: ISER Books, Memorial University of Newfoundland 297 Mount Scio Road St. John’s, NL A1B 3V6 ORDER FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR: Downhome Distibution 43 James Lane St. John’s, NL A1E 3H3 709-726-5113 All titles are also available from Amazon.ca

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