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The Quay Brothers

Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Suzanne Buchan

This work is the first thorough analysis of the creative oeuvre of the Quay Brothers. Known for their animation shorts that rely on puppetry, miniatures, and stop-motion techniques, their fiercely idiosyncratic films are fertile fields for Suzanne Buchan's engaging descriptions and provocative insights into the Quays' art-and into the art of independent puppet animation.

Buchan's aesthetic investigation stems from extensive access to the Quay Brothers' artistic practices and work, which spans animation and live-action film, stage design and illustration. She also draws on a long acquaintance with them and on interviews with collaborators essential to their productions, as well as archival sources. Discussions of their films' literary origins, space, puppets, montage, and the often-overlooked world of sound and music in animation shed new light on the expressive world that the Quay Brothers generate out of their materials to create the poetic alchemy of their films.

At once a biography of the Quays' artistic trajectory and a detailed examination of one of their best-known films, Street of Crocodiles, this book goes further and provides interdisciplinary methodologies and tools for the analysis of animation.

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Que faisons-nous de notre temps?

Vingt-quatre heures dans la vie des Québécois – Comparaisons internationales

Que faisons-nous de notre temps ? Force est de constater que nous peinons à évaluer le temps consacré à nos diverses activités quotidiennes. Si nous surestimons notre temps de travail, nous sous-estimons celui consacré à la télévision. Nous n’osons pas dire que nous lisons de moins en moins. Nous surestimons le temps que nous consacrons aux tâches domestiques, mais sous-estimons celui qu’y consacre notre partenaire… Bref, nos vingt-quatre heures de la journée gonflent ou rétrécissent au gré de nos perceptions. Dans un langage accessible et néanmoins rigoureux, tout en respectant les principes méthodologiques usuels, l’auteur de cet ouvrage présente un portrait de ce que font réellement les Québécois des vingt-quatre heures de leur journée ou des sept jours de leur semaine. Pour ce faire, il s’appuie sur cinq enquêtes canadiennes réalisées entre 1986 et 2010. Il propose également des comparaisons avec la France et les États-Unis basées sur des données du même type afin de relativiser certaines tendances. La génération actuelle travaille-t-elle davantage que la précédente ? Quelle est la véritable ampleur du stress temporel dont un grand nombre se dit affecté et qui en sont les plus touchés ? Les parents consacrent-ils plus de temps ou moins de temps à leurs enfants ? Où en sommes-nous réellement en matière de partage des tâches domestiques ? La civilisation du loisir serait-elle un mythe ? Le temps consacré à la culture est-il oui ou non en diminution ? Les nouvelles technologies ont-elles bouleversé la structure des temps sociaux ? L’auteur répond à toutes ces questions et à bien d’autres encore.

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Quebec and Its Historians

The Twentieth Century

Serge Gagnon

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The Quebec Anthology


Matt Cohen and Wayne Grady

The Quebec Anthology: 1830-1990 provides a complete overview of the Quebec short story from its beginnings to the 1990s and offers a unique opportunity for English readers to discover the essence of this fascinating literature. In addition, a detailed biography of each author and an assessment of each story's place in the larger canvas of Quebec literature are included.

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Quebec-Ontario Relations

A Shared Destiny?

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Quebec under Free Trade : Making Public Policy in North America

Quebec has undertaken a major policy change in recent years to meet the challenges posed by the emerging structure of a continental economy. Quebecers are ready to meet these challenges and regard the future with optimism. This book explores some of these issues looking from the historical, political, social, and economic dimensions posed by transnationalism and greater interdependence.

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Queen and country

Same–sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939–45

Emma Vickers

The first study of its kind in the UK, Queen and country examines the complex intersection between same-sex desire and the British Armed Forces during the Second World War. It illuminates how men and women lived, loved and survived in an institution which, at least publicly, was unequivocally hostile towards same-sex activity within its ranks. Queen and country also tells a story of selective remembrance and the politics of memory, exploring specifically why same-sex desire continues to be absent from the historical record of the war. In examining this absence, and the more intimate minutiae of cohesion, homosociability and desire, this study pushes far beyond traditional military history in order to cast new light on one of the most widely discussed conflicts of the twentieth century.

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The Queen and I

A Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawai'i

Sydney L. Iaukea

In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i’s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i’s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather in the politics of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Hawai`i—in particular, Curtis P. Iaukea’s trusted position with the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last ruling monarch, Queen Lili`uokalani. As Iaukea charts her ancestor’s efforts to defend a culture under siege, she reveals astonishing legal and legislative maneuvers that show us how capitalism reshaped cultural relationships. She finds resonant parallels and connections between her own upbringing in Maui’s housing projects, her family’s penchant for hiding property, and the Hawaiian peoples’ loss of their country and lands.

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Queen Elizabeth and the Making of Policy, 1572-1588

Wallace T. MacCaffrey

Acclaimed for their dramatic rendering of the personalities and forces that shaped Elizabethan politics, Wallace T. MacCaffrey's three volumes thoroughly chronicle the Queen's decision making throughout her reign in a way that combines pleasurable reading with subtle analysis. Together in paperback for the first time, these books will find a wide readership among those interested in debunking Elizabeth's many mythic images and in following the steps of Elizabethan policy-makers as they grapple with the most crucial political problems of their day.

To determine how policy evolved from the interaction between Elizabeth and her councillors from 1572 to the Armada in 1588, MacCaffrey begins with domestic affairs, focusing on the central problem of religious dissent, both Protestant and Catholic. Turning to foreign affairs, he then examines England's external relations with the Continental monarchies and Scotland. Lastly, he analyzes the two focuses of decision making, the Court and Parliament.

Originally published in 1981.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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The Queen of Fats

Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them

Susan Allport

A nutritional whodunit that takes readers from Greenland to Africa to Israel, The Queen of Fats gives a fascinating account of how we have become deficient in a nutrient that is essential for good health: the fatty acids known as omega-3s. Writing with intelligence and passion, Susan Allport tells the story of these vital fats, which are abundant in greens and fish, among other foods. She describes how scientists came to understand the role of omega-3s in our diet, why commercial processing has removed them from the food we eat, and what the tremendous consequences have been for our health. In many Western countries, epidemics of inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders have been traced to omega-3 deficiencies. The Queen of Fats provides information for every consumer who wants to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and obesity and to improve brain function and overall health. This important and compelling investigation into the discovery, science, and politics of omega-3s will transform our thinking about what we should be eating.

* Includes steps you can take to add omega-3s to your diet

* Shows why eating fish is not the only way, or even the best way, to increase omega-3s.

* Provides a new way to understand the complex advice about the role and importance of fats in the body

* Explains how and why the food industry has created a deadly imbalance of fats in our foods

* Shows how omega-3s can be reintroduced to our diet through food enrichment and changes in the feeding of livestock

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