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No Word for Welcome

Wendy Call

University of Nebraska Press

1111 Lincoln Mall Ste. 400, Lincoln, NE 68588-0630

9780803235106, $29.95,

The rapid prominence of a global economy does not come without its struggles. "No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy" discusses the challenges faced by these smaller Mexican communities and the challenges put before them. Farmland that once provided their livelihood has been replaced with highways, environmental issues threaten them, and leave them without a way to produce the product they need to get by. A deep study of the effects of this rapid change, "No Word for Welcome" is an excellent study of these factors that are affecting smaller communities all around the world.

Feeling Canadian

Marusya Bociurkiw

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

9781554582686, $32.95,

The last thing Canadians want to be is American, even if it means following some guy in a beer commercial. "Feeling Canadian: Television, Nationalism, and Affect" is a study of Canadian popular culture and identity through the lens of Canadian television. Author Dr. Marusya Bociurkiw presents an intriguing study on what much of Canada's identity and Canadianism comes from what they see on television, be it from commercials, dramas, or other television offerings. "Feeling Canadian" is a fascinating study of the Canadian culture, a solid addition to any cultural studies collection in community and college libraries.

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Title Annotation:'No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy' and 'Feeling Canadian: Television, Nationalism, and Affect'
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2011
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