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Taras, David 1950-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 7,117 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, dgs
Classifications: P92.C3, 302.230971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Taras
A passion for identity : introduction to Canadian studies( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapter on the north pp.387-98 incorporating "Contemporary native life: images and realities" by Michael Asch
How Canadians communicate by David Taras( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, 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. The power plays now occurring in the arena of sports are by no means solely a matter of money, however. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Well-known hockey writer Roy MacGregor delves into the influence of big media and big sports on the practice of objective journalism; Richard Gruneau examines the worrisome relationship between sports participation and socioeconomic class; blogger Derrick Newman investigates the impact of fantasy leagues on sports coverage; sociologist Harry Hiller looks at the iconic dimensions of the Vancouver Olympics. Other contributors shed light on the way in which the media serve to transform sports--including, of course, hockey--into a vehicle for the expression of identity and nationalism. Still others probe the function of sports as spectacle: the escalation of violence, controversies over drug use, and the media's coverage of tragic deaths. The goal is not to score points but to prompt critical discussion of why sports matter in Canadian life and culture and how they contribute to the construction of Canadian identity."--
Power and betrayal in the Canadian media by David Taras( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media is a sweeping exploration of the Canadian media system and the impact it has on Canadian society, politics, and culture
The domestic battleground : Canada and the Arab-Israeli conflict by David Taras( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle East has always been a source of great power confrontations, vast religious movements, and historic "about- faces." It has also had a magnetic pull, enticing commitments and allegiances from other countries. The conflict between Israel and the Arab states has been characterized by failure to compromise, deep animosities, and drastic misperceptions that have remained, despite the passage of generations, bitter and intractable. Although this conflict is essentially a struggle between two national movements - Arab and Jewish - its impact reaches far beyond the Middle East
The last word : media coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada by Florian Sauvageau( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Canadians communicate( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume embarks upon a new examination of Canada's current media health and turns its attention to the impact of globalization on Canadian communication, culture, and identity. This collection of essays includes contributions from experts from a wide range of specialties in the areas of communication and technology.--[book cover]
Parliament and Canadian foreign policy( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing ourselves : media power and policy in Canada( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime ministers and premiers : political leadership and public policy in Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital mosaic : media, power, and identity in Canada by David Taras( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.--Provided by publisher
The newsmakers : the media's influence on Canadian politics by David Taras( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passion for identity : Canadian studies for the 21st century( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justices and journalists : the global perspective by Richard Davis( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A key intermediary between courts and the public are the journalists who monitor the actions of justices and report their decisions, pronouncements, and proclivities. Justices and Journalists: The Global Perspective is the first volume of its kind - a comparative analysis of the relationship between supreme courts and the press who cover them. Understanding this relationship is critical in a digital media age when government transparency is increasingly demanded by the public and judicial actions are the subject of press and public scrutiny. Richard Davis and David Taras take a comparative look at how justices in countries around the world relate to the media, the interactive points between the courts and the press, the roles of television and the digital media, and the future of the relationship."--Page i and back cover
How Canadians communicate by David Taras( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, up to date, and probing examination of media and politics in Canada
How Canadians Communicate IV: Media and Politics by Christopher Waddell( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, 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. The power plays now occurring in the arena of sports are by no means solely a matter of money, however. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers. Well-known hockey writer Roy MacGregor delves into the influence of big media and big sports on the practice of objective journalism; Richard Gruneau examines the worrisome relationship between sports participation and socioeconomic class; blogger Derrick Newman investigates the impact of fantasy leagues on sports coverage; sociologist Harry Hiller looks at the iconic dimensions of the Vancouver Olympics. Other contributors shed light on the way in which the media serve to transform sports--including, of course, hockey--into a vehicle for the expression of identity and nationalism. Still others probe the function of sports as spectacle: the escalation of violence, controversies over drug use, and the media's coverage of tragic deaths. The goal is not to score points but to prompt critical discussion of why sports matter in Canadian life and culture and how they contribute to the construction of Canadian identity."--
 
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Power and betrayal in the Canadian mediaThe last word : media coverage of the Supreme Court of CanadaHow Canadians communicateSeeing ourselves : media power and policy in CanadaA passion for identity : Canadian studies for the 21st century