Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies Series

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Generously endowed by University benefactors Brenda and David McLean, the McLean Chair in Canadian Studies is occupied by a distinguished Canadianist for a period of two years who delivers the prestigious McLean Lectures. These lectures are published by UBC Press in the Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies Series.

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The Bomb in the Wilderness

Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada

UBC Press

The Bomb in the Wilderness is an acutely perceptive analysis of Canada’s nuclear footprint through the medium of photography, revealing how we have represented, interpreted, and remembered nuclear activities since 1945.

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Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.

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Big Tent Politics

The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life

UBC Press

How did Canada’s Liberal Party become one of the most successful parties in the democratic world? Will it be able to reinvent itself for the twenty-first century?

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On the Art of Being Canadian

UBC Press

Drawing on a wealth of artistic expression, this book explores how the arts and artists have shaped Canadian national identity.

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Do Glaciers Listen?

Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination

UBC Press

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.

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Globalization and Well-Being

UBC Press

Throughout this concise and elegant book, John Helliwell emphasizes well-being as an explicit focus for research and for public policies.

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Making Native Space

Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia

UBC Press

It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC – the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for Native people from the rest.

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Citizens Plus

Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State

UBC Press

Alan Cairns unravels the historical record to clarify the current impasse in negotiations between Aboriginal peoples and the state.

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Borderlands

How We Talk About Canada

UBC Press

In Borderlands, W.H. New poetically and metaphorically considers the image of 'the border' in Canada and how it affects the way Canadians look at themselves and their society.

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