The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45
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.
The Canadian Case
In a critical analysis of the profound shift to big data practices among intelligence agencies, Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence highlights the challenges for civil liberties, human rights, and privacy protection.
The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec
Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.
Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War
Making the Best of It examines the ways in which gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the Second World War.
Debunking Myths about Aging
By exploring the social issues of aging and debunking the common myths, Getting Wise about Getting Old paints a more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age in our society.
Reflections on a Field in Transition
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.
Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada
In this invigorating reappraisal of Louis St-Laurent and his government, leading Canadian historians and political scientists investigate the impact of an overlooked political figure whose innovative policies moved Canada into the modern era.
Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes
This first modern study to focus on James Cook’s polar adventures, Captain Cook Rediscovered introduces an entirely new explorer who is more at home along the edge of the polar ice packs than the Pacific’s sandy beaches.
Reflections on Settler Colonialism in Canada
In this beautifully crafted and written volume, Canada’s preeminent historical geographer traces how Canada’s geographical limitations have shaped the nature of its settler societies – from first contacts, to dispossession, to our current age of reconciliation.
The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill
No Place for the State is an incisive study that offers complex and often contrasting perspectives on the Trudeau government’s 1969 Omnibus Bill and its impact on sexual and moral politics in Canada.
Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities
Changing Neighbourhoods offers revealing insights into the way that Canadian cities have grown increasingly unequal and polarized since 1980, identifying the causal factors driving neighbourhood change and their troubling implications.
Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.
Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces
Fossilized reveals how Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador – blinded by exceptional economic growth from 2005 to 2015 – undermined environmental policies to intensify ecologically detrimental extreme oil extraction.
Photography and the Nuclear Era in Canada
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.
The Politics of Bureaucratic Appointments
At the Pleasure of the Crown reveals that although the qualities that Canadian governments look for in senior public servants are subject to change, the political nature of bureaucratic appointments is enduring.
Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age
The Nuclear North investigates Canada’s place in the grey area between nuclear and non-nuclear to explore how this has shaped Canadians’ understanding of their country and its policies.
Imagining a New "We"
Transforming the Canadian History Classroom is a call for a radically innovative practice that places students – the stories they carry and the histories they want to be part of – at the centre of history education.
Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts
The first major historical study of the Banff School of Fine Arts, Uplift reveals the foundational role of the school in shaping what is today the globally renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States
The first major study to compare changes made to Canadian and US refugee law after and because of 9/11, Refugee Law after 9/11 uncovers crucial connections among refugee law, security relativism, and national self-image.
Canada and East Timor, 1975–99
Challenge the Strong Wind recounts the story of Canadian policy toward East Timor from the 1975 invasion to the 1999 vote for independence, demonstrating that historical accounts need to include both government and non-governmental perspectives.
Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal New Era
Big Promises, Small Government tells the inside story of what happened when Gordon Campbell’s government dramatically cut taxes, demonstrating the need to understand the consequences before taking political action.
Mental Health Tips and Self-Care Strategies for Your Undergrad Years
It’s All Good (Unless It’s Not) explores frequent sources of undergraduate mental distress and the steps students can take to meet those challenges head-on.
Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall
Long considered a natural wonder, the world’s most famous waterfall is anything but. Fixing Niagara Falls reveals the engineering and politics behind the transformation of Niagara Falls.
Crises in the History of a Profession
The first historical study of morality and science in Canadian medicine, Medicine and Morality shows how moments of doubt in doctors’ impartiality resulted in changes to how medicine was done, and even to the very definition of medical practice itself.
International Norms and Chinese Perspectives
Good Governance in Economic Development examines what happens at the intersection of international and Chinese conceptions of transparency, accountability, and public participation.
Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation
This book is a clear, compelling, and evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of co-management boards in providing Indigenous peoples with genuine influence over land and wildlife decisions affecting their traditional territories.
Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic explores how three northern regions are reformulating the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and transforming Canadian federalism in the process.
Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development
Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver’s reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable and socially just.
Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory
In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection.
The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920–2012
Canada’s Mechanized Infantry examines the challenges facing the Canadian Army as it transformed its infantry from First World War foot soldiers to a twenty-first–century combat force integrating soldiers, vehicles, weapons, and electronics.
Indigenous Education in Canada
Knowing the Past, Facing the Future offers a sweeping account of Indigenous education in Canada, from the first treaty promises and the failure of government-run schools to illuminating discussions of what needs to change now to work toward reconciliation.
Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation
In examining how the technologies of museum bureaucracy – the ledger book, the card catalogue, the database – operate through a colonial lens, Cataloguing Culture shines a light on access to and the return of Indigenous cultural heritage.
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