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Translating the Occupation

The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

UBC Press

Featuring a collection of translated texts written by writers who lived through the occupation, Translating the Occupation challenges and deepens our understanding of the tensions and transformations that Japanese invasion wrought on Chinese society.

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Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

UBC Press

Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

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An Army of Never-Ending Strength

Reinforcing the Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944–45

UBC Press

This detailed analysis of how the Canadian Army sustained troop and equipment levels in Northwest Europe during 1944–45 demonstrates the vital importance of constant combat strength.

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Activism, Inclusion, and the Challenges of Deliberative Democracy

UBC Press

Activism, Inclusion, and the Challenges of Deliberative Democracy investigates the failure of deliberative democracy to acknowledge the democratic contribution of activism, offering an alternative theoretical approach that makes a key distinction between contributing to and deliberating with.

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First Nations Wildfire Evacuations

A Guide for Communities and External Agencies

By Tara K. McGee, Amy Cardinal Christianson, and First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership
UBC Press, Purich Books

Based on the experiences of evacuees from seven First Nations communities, this book offers guidance to Indigenous communities and external agencies on how to successfully plan for and carry out wildfire evacuations.

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Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans

From Theory to Practice

UBC Press

The first text of its kind in Canada, Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans provides both a theoretical foundation and pragmatic guidance for plan evaluation.

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Portraits of Battle

Courage, Grief, and Strength in Canada's Great War

UBC Press

Portraits of Battle combines biography and history to offer a nuanced perspective on the complex legacy of the Great War, as told through the stories of those who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Rising Up

The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

UBC Press

Rising Up shows how living wage movements have transformed, or are campaigning to transform, labour policy in Canada and stimulated broader public debate about income and social inequality.

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A People and a Nation

New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies

UBC Press

In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are themselves Métis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood.

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The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism

UBC Press

The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism reveals the commission’s impact on the high politics of federal-provincial relations and its legacy for Canadian federalism today.

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Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

Foreword by David Hulchanski; Edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean R. Lauer
UBC Press

Neighbourhood Houses documents how the neighbourhood house model, a century-old type of community organization, can help overcome isolation in urban neighbourhoods by creating welcoming places.

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

UBC Press

Frontiers of Feminism shines new light on the recent history of feminist movements, using the examples of Italy and Québec to bring an international perspective to major themes, strategies, and modes of organizing.

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Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

UBC Press

Women, Film, and Law questions the criminalization of women through an engaging exploration of the women-in- prison film genre.

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Constitutional Pariah

Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament

UBC Press

Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

Canadian Urban Population Loss in an Age of Growth

UBC Press

The first major study of its kind in Canada, Quietly Shrinking Cities examines the conceptual and empirical evolution of Canadian urban population loss.

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The Government of Natural Resources

Science, Territory, and State Power in Quebec, 1867–1939

UBC Press

The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.

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Canadian Foreign Policy

Reflections on a Field in Transition

Edited by Brian Bow and Andrea Lane
UBC Press

Canadian Foreign Policy brings together leading scholars in a lively, engaging meditation on the current state and future direction of the Canadian foreign policy discipline, and on how we see Canada in the world.

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A Complex Exile

Homelessness and Social Exclusion in Canada

UBC Press

A Complex Exile challenges the medicalization of homelessness, which emphasizes individual causes and solutions to homelessness, and argues that we must transform how we respond to homelessness in Canada.

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Writing the Hamat'sa

Ethnography, Colonialism, and the Cannibal Dance

UBC Press

Writing the Hamat̓sa critically surveys four centuries of archival, published, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of one of Canada’s most iconic Indigenous ceremonies.

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Able to Lead

Disablement, Radicalism, and the Political Life of E.T. Kingsley

UBC Press

Able to Lead tells the forgotten story of the life of double amputee E.T. Kingsley, a pioneering politician, and labour and justice activist.

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Bead by Bead

Constitutional Rights and Métis Community

UBC Press

Bead by Bead lays bare the failure of judicial doctrine and government policy to address Métis rights, and offers constructive insights on ways to advance reconciliation.

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The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

UBC Press

The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.

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Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality

Insights from Indonesia

UBC Press

Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality uses diverse empirical approaches to reveal the sometimes unexpected effects of trade and globalization on poverty and inequality.

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To Share, Not Surrender

Indigenous and Settler Visions of Treaty-Making in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia

UBC Press

To Share, Not Surrender presents multiple views and lived experience of the treaty-making process and its repercussions in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, and publishes, for the first time, the Vancouver Island Treaties in First Nations languages.

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Demanding Equality

One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism

UBC Press

In a wide-ranging survey of Canadian feminism from the 1880s to the 1980s, Demanding Equality reveals a continuous, vibrant, and often contentious search for equality, autonomy, and dignity.

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