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Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future
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If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And, says veteran environmental activist Matt Hern, cities are the best chance we have left for a truly ecological future . . . but what does it take to make a…
Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale
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Seeking new definitions of ecology in the tar sands of northern Alberta and searching for the sweetness of life in the face of planetary crises. Confounded by global warming and in search of an affirmative politics that links ecology with social change, Matt Hern…
On This Patch Of Grass: City Parks And The Politics Of Occupied Land
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Parks are importantly fertile places to talk about land. Whether its big national parks, provincial campgrounds, isolated conservation areas, destination parks, or humble urban patches of grass, we tend to speak of parks as unqualified goods. People think of…
Watch Yourself: Why Safer Isn't Always Better
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From warnings on coffee cups to colour-coded terrorist gauges to ubiquitous security cameras, our culture is obsessed with safety. Some of this is drive by lawyers and insurance companies, and some by over-zealous public officials, but much is indicative of a…
RÉCHAUFFEMENT PLANÉTAIRE ET DOUCEUR DE VIVRE : ROAD TRIP EN TERRITOIRE PÉTROLIFÈRE
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Big Moves: Global Agendas, Local Aspirations, And Urban Mobility In Canada
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All countries have distinctive urban regions, but Canadian cities especially differ from one another in culture, structure, and history. Anthony Perl, Matt Hern, and Jeffrey Kenworthy reveal that despite the peculiarities and singular traits that each city…
What A City Is For: Remaking The Politics Of Displacement

What A City Is For: Remaking The Politics Of Displacement

by Matt Hern

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|September 1, 2017

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An investigation into gentrification and displacement, focusing on the case of Portland, Oregon's systematic dispersal of black residents from its Albina neighborhood. Portland, Oregon, is one of the most beautiful, livable cities in the United States. It has…
One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter

One Game at a Time: Why Sports Matter

by Matt Hern

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|November 1, 2013

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'The spirit of Walt Whitman, cheered on by the ghost of A. J. Liebling, moves Matt Hern's pen in this street-tough but joyful celebration of bodies electric and hopes defiant. The bottom line? Be kind, be tough.' -Mike Davis, author of In Praise of Barbarians…
Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth
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' Stay Solid! is essential reading! A beacon of light for youth around the world. This unique collage of voices helps inform, inspire, and uplift the next generation.'- MK Asante, It's Bigger Than Hip Hop It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first…
Field Day: Getting Society Out of School

Field Day: Getting Society Out of School

by Matt Hern

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|October 6, 2003

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Does institutionalizing our children for six hours a day, five days a week, really bring out the best in them? In this provocative book, Matt Hern argues that there are effective alternatives to school as we know it. Hern believes that local communities are in…
Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy

Trust Kids!: Stories on Youth Autonomy and Confronting Adult Supremacy

by Carla Bergman

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|This title releases November 11, 2022

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