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Canada’s Prime Ministers and the Shaping of a National Identity

UBC Press

What is Canada? This new look at “Canada” shows how the country’s prime ministers have consciously worked to shape national identity through their speeches and rhetoric.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Signs of the Time

Nłeʔkepmx Resistance through Rock Art

UBC Press

Drawing on a unique blend of Indigenous and Western sources, Signs of the Time explores Nłeʔkepmx rock art making to reveal the historical and cultural meaning beneath its beguiling imagery.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Statesmen, Strategists, and Diplomats

Canada’s Prime Ministers and the Making of Foreign Policy

Foreword by John R. English; Edited by Patrice Dutil
UBC Press

Statesmen, Strategists, and Diplomats is an incisive look at the history of Canadian foreign policy through the actions of prime ministers from Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Refugees Are (Not) Welcome Here

The Paradox of Protection in Canada

UBC Press

Refugees Are (Not) Welcome Here details the paradox of the simultaneous expansion and restriction of access to refugee rights in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Local Governance in Transition

Toward Sustainable Canadian Communities

UBC Press

Local Governance in Transition presents a framework for conversations around technological, ecological, and economic challenges – and encourages innovative thinking for those interested in exploring sustainable solutions.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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The Challenges of a Secular Quebec

Bill 21 in Perspective

Edited by Lucia Ferretti and François Rocher; Translated by George Tombs
UBC Press

The Challenges of a Secular Quebec opens up the debates that gave rise to a controversial law on state religious neutrality, taking an open-minded look at how secularism is understood and how it has imposed itself in the Quebec social space.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Nature-First Cities

Restoring Relationships with Ecosystems and with Each Other

UBC Press

Nature-First Cities recognizes nature as the lead architect in the most essential of restoration projects – our cities.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Not Just a Man’s War

Chinese Women’s Memories of the War of Resistance against Japan, 1931–45

UBC Press

Not Just a Man’s War uncovers the extraordinary stories of ordinary Chinese women during the horrific fourteen-year War of Resistance against Japan, from 1931 to 1945.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Resistance and Recognition at Kitigan Zibi

Algonquin Culture and Politics in the Twentieth Century

UBC Press

Resistance and Recognition at Kitigan Zibi illuminates the traditional values and cultural continuity underlying twentieth-century politics in the largest and oldest Algonquin reserve in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Shifting Gears

Canadian Autoworkers and the Changing Landscape of Labour Politics

UBC Press

Shifting Gears tells the story of how Canada’s largest private-sector union shifted its political strategy from an emphasis on transformative activism to transactional partnerships.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Transforming the Prairies

Agricultural Rehabilitation and Modern Canada

UBC Press

Transforming the Prairies critically reassesses Canada’s Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration in light of its involvement in ecological changes and its role in consolidating colonialism and racism.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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The Lights on the Tipple Are Going Out

Fighting Economic Ruin in a Canadian Coalfield Community

UBC Press

The Lights on the Tipple Are Going Out documents the tumultuous struggle of one coal-mining region to stave off economic ruin in the face of changing times and technologies.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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The Thin Edge of Innovation

Metro Vancouver’s Evolving Economy

UBC Press

The Thin Edge of Innovation charts the origins, potential, and pitfalls of Metro Vancouver’s entrepreneur-led innovation economy, including the tremendous growth of high-tech, apparel, and consumer-oriented life-style businesses in the city.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Geographies of the Heart

Stories from Newcomers to Canada

UBC Press, Purich Books

In Geographies of the Heart, eighteen newcomers to Canada share their journeys, reveal the conditions that necessitated them leaving their homes, and challenge assumptions about newcomers’ lives in Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Under the White Gaze

Solving the Problem of Race and Representation in Canadian Journalism

UBC Press, Purich Books

Blending research with a reporter’s journey through the industry, Under the White Gaze takes a pointed look at how people of colour are routinely missing, marginalized, or misrepresented in Canadian journalism, and explores what can be done to make our media more inclusive.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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After Ice

Cold Humanities for a Warming Planet

UBC Press

After Ice asks us to consider how we define the experience of cold – its temporal, spatial, and material qualities – as cycles of freezing and thawing change across our warming planet.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Ancillary Police Powers in Canada

A Critical Reassessment

UBC Press

Ancillary Police Powers in Canada investigates the scope of police powers under Canadian common law, and the implications for our rights, freedoms, and individual liberty.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage, New Edition

A Canadian Obligation

UBC Press, Purich Books

Against the backdrop of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage examines past and emerging issues in the recognition of Indigenous inherent human rights and knowledge within a Canadian legal context.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Drumming Our Way Home

Intergenerational Learning, Teaching, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

UBC Press

Drumming Our Way Home takes readers on an autobiographical journey to recover Indigenous identity, demonstrating how storytelling – aided by a hand drum – can open up a new world of pedagogy and culture-based learning.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Feathered Entanglements

Human-Bird Relations in the Anthropocene

UBC Press

Feathered Entanglements investigates human–bird relations across the Indo-Pacific and shows what birds can teach us about how to live with other species in the Anthropocene.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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