UBC Press is proud to publish outstanding scholarly works by some of the world’s preeminent scholars. We congratulate our authors and volume editors who have been recognized with awards and citations.
Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970
An entertaining and illustrated account of the development of BC's tourist industry between 1890 and 1970, examining how BC’s history of colonialism was deftly marketed to potential tourists.
2005, Winner - Third Prize Book Award, BC Historical Federation
Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers, and Fur Sharks
An elegantly written history that documents the colonial relationship between the CCF and the Saskatchewan north.
2004, Short-listed - First Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards
2004, Short-listed - Scholarly Book Award, Saskatchewan Book Awards
Mrs. Campbell's Campaign for Legal Justice
A rare first-person account of Canada’s early twentieth century legal system, this books retells the Mrs. Campbell fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment to claim her mother’s estate.
2005, Short-listed - Toronto Book Award, City of Toronto
Bert Hoffmeister at War
A complex, analytical yet accessible portrait of Bert Hoffmeister, who won more awards than any Canadian officer in the Second World War.
2007, Winner - C.P. Stacey Award, Canadian Historical Committee for the History of the Second World War and for Military History
Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
Focusing on these contrasting views of glaciers between Aboriginal peoples and European visitors in northern Canada and Alaska, Julie Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes.
2007, Winner - Clio Award (North), Canadian Historical Association
2006, Winner - Julian Steward Award, American Anthropology Association
2006, Winner - K.D. Srivastava Award, UBC Press
2006, Winner - Vic Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology
How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World
This fascinating account offers a new understanding of Captain Cook’s voyages and how they affected the European world view.
2006, Short-listed - Harold Adams Innis Prize, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Science
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