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Not having been born in Alberta, writer and filmmaker Takach is often amazed and puzzled by his adopted province. Land of big ranches, an endless blue sky, and wild mountain peaks, Alberta is also home to a big petrochemical industry and the ecological devastation of the Oil Sands region. Viewed by outsiders as a bastion of conservatism, the province is (and has always been) a hotbed of social and political radicalism. Stocking up on bad puns and employing his best journalistic skills (including the ability to interview dinosaurs and dead people), Takach takes readers on an extremely entertaining journey to find Alberta's real identity. Distributed by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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One little question propels both author and reader on a genre-bending quest to find the elusive essence of a Canadian province built on sturdy stereotypes of oil-spoiled, beef-eating, bible-thumping rednecks devoid of class or culture. Through essay, interview, colorful observation, and whatever other expos it takes to amplify the hyperbolic absurdity of seeking a simple answer to an incendiary question, Geo Takach spotlights the cultural complexity of Alberta. (alive and dead).

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ISBN:
9780888645432
Author:
Takach, Geo F.
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Subject:
Canada - General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Canada » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Canada

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"Synopsis" by , One little question propels both author and reader on a genre-bending quest to find the elusive essence of a Canadian province built on sturdy stereotypes of oil-spoiled, beef-eating, bible-thumping rednecks devoid of class or culture. Through essay, interview, colorful observation, and whatever other expos it takes to amplify the hyperbolic absurdity of seeking a simple answer to an incendiary question, Geo Takach spotlights the cultural complexity of Alberta. (alive and dead).
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