Vancouver Special

By: Demers, Charles

Price: $22.50  $18.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


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Shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Excerpted in the "Vancouver Sun"

Vancouver is at a crossroads in its history―host to the 2010 Winter Olympics and home to the poorest neighbourhood in Canada; a young, multicultural city with a vibrant surface and a violent undercoat; a savvy urban centre with an inferiority complex.

In "Vancouver Special," writer and performer Charles Demers examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Vancouver, shedding light on the various strategies and influences that have made the city what it is today (as well as what it should be). From a history of anti-Asian racism to a deconstruction of the city's urban sprawl; from an examination of local food trends to a survey of the city's politically radical past, "Vancouver Special" is a love letter to the city, taking a no-holds-barred look at Lotusland with verve, wit, and insight.

The book features stunning black-and-white photographs by Emmanuel Buenviaje throughout.

Title: Vancouver Special

Author: Demers, Charles

Categories: Canada, Pop culture,

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp: 2010

ISBN Number: 1551522942

ISBN Number 13: 9781551522944

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 138662

Description: Book is in excellent condition with very light scuffing and barely discernable edge wear to front cover only. Otherwise fine. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no other blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Sections on neighborhoods, people ( first nations, quebecois, celebs, blacks, police, rich people) and culture (nature, pot, crime peace, muni politics, moving around, food, racism, homes, dogs, vanarchism) .

Keywords: Vancouver, B.C. Alternative Culture, Drugs, Anarchism, Politics, Indian Affairs, Wealth, ,