How Canadians Communicate V: Sports (Athabasca University Press)

How Canadians Communicate V: Sports (Athabasca University Press) by Waddell
English | May 10, 2016 | ISBN: 1771990074 | 395 Pages | PDF | 5 MB
Despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage of sports been more exhaustive, and never has it been more driven by commercial interests and the need to fuel consumerism, on which corporate profits depend.
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Scaling Up: The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainability (Athabasca University Press)

Scaling Up: The Convergence of the Social Economy and Sustainability (Athabasca University Press) by Mike Gismondi
English | Feb. 26, 2016 | ISBN: 177199021X | 313 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local nonprofit organizations, and charitable foundations are all examples of social economies that emphasize mutual benefit rather than the accumulation of profit. While such groups often participate in market-based activities to achieve their goals, they also pose an alternative to the capitalist market economy.
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