Local Matters by Brian Fawcett

Local Matters: A Defence of Dooney's Cafe and Other Non-Globalized Places, People and Ideas

  • Non-Fiction
  • 224 pages, 6×9 inches
  • Price: $20 CAD · $20 USD
  • ISBN: 9781554200054
  • Date published: 2003-10-21
  • Availability: in print & available


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About Local Matters

Brian Fawcett’s first book of essays since 1991’s Unusual Circumstances, Interesting Times, Local Matters tries to come to grips with a system behind what everyone calls "globalization", and to isolate some of its less publicized effects. A collection of thoughtful, irreverent, deliberately personal essays, Local Matters is a polemic against brand–borne viruses, a love letter to one man’s Toronto neighbourhood, and a road map to a better world. Many of the essays are developed from earlier versions published on dooneyscafe.com, the internet news service Fawcett runs with Stan Persky.

About Brian Fawcett

Brian Fawcett was a political writer with a sense of humour and a serious discomfort with conventional modes of thinking and writing. He lived in Toronto and was a founding editor of www.dooneyscafe.com.

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