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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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Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence

The Canadian Case

UBC Press

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.

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The Theatre of Regret

Literature, Art, and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada

UBC Press

The Theatre of Regret reveals the role that Indigenous and allied literatures play in challenging state-centred discourses of reconciliation in Canada.

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War Junk

Munitions Disposal and Postwar Reconstruction in Canada

UBC Press

War Junk recounts the surprising history of leftover military munitions and supplies, revealing their complex political, economic, social, and environmental legacies in postwar Canada.

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Bois-Brûlés

The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec

UBC Press

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.

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Making the Best of It

Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War

UBC Press

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.

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Getting Wise about Getting Old

Debunking Myths about Aging

UBC Press, Purich Books

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.

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

UBC Press

This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.

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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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The Unexpected Louis St-Laurent

Politics and Policies for a Modern Canada

Edited by Patrice Dutil
UBC Press

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.

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Captain Cook Rediscovered

Voyaging to the Icy Latitudes

UBC Press

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.

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A Bounded Land

Reflections on Settler Colonialism in Canada

UBC Press

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.

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No Place for the State

The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill

UBC Press

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.

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Changing Neighbourhoods

Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities

UBC Press

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.

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Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History

UBC Press

This intriguing study sheds light on Canada’s relationship with Ireland, revealing the origins, trials, and successes of the intimate and at times turbulent connection between the two countries.

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Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

UBC Press

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.

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Queen of the Maple Leaf

Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity

UBC Press

Queen of the Maple Leaf reveals the role of beauty pageants in entrenching settler femininity and white heteropatriarchy at the heart of twentieth-century Canada.

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Fossilized

Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces

UBC Press

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.

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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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The Justice Crisis

The Cost and Value of Accessing Law

UBC Press

Based on innovative recent empirical research, The Justice Crisis assesses what is and isn’t working in efforts to improve access to civil and family justice in Canada.

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A Better Justice?

Community Programs for Criminalized Women

UBC Press

Do community programs offer an effective alternative to imprisonment for women within the criminal justice system? A Better Justice? sets out the case.

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At the Pleasure of the Crown

The Politics of Bureaucratic Appointments

UBC Press

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.

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The Nuclear North

Histories of Canada in the Atomic Age

UBC Press

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.

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Transforming the Canadian History Classroom

Imagining a New "We"

UBC Press

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.

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Uplift

Visual Culture at the Banff School of Fine Arts

UBC Press

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.

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Whipped

Party Discipline in Canada

UBC Press

This revealing examination of the inner workings of party discipline exposes the machinery of message coordination that courses through Canadian legislatures and politics.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

UBC Press

Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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Refugee Law after 9/11

Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

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.

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Challenge the Strong Wind

Canada and East Timor, 1975–99

UBC Press

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.

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Faith or Fraud

Fortune-Telling, Spirituality, and the Law

UBC Press

Faith or Fraud: Fortune-Telling, Individual Spirituality, and the Law answers an emerging controversy: Should the law’s understanding of religion include the “spiritual but not religious”?

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Big Promises, Small Government

Doing Less with Less in the BC Liberal New Era

UBC Press

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.

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It’s All Good (Unless It’s Not)

Mental Health Tips and Self-Care Strategies for Your Undergrad Years

UBC Press, On Campus

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.

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North of El Norte

Illegalized Mexican Migrants in Canada

UBC Press

North of El Norte examines the policies, practices, and barriers that affect the daily lives of Mexican migrants with precarious status in Canada.

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Caroline's Dilemma

A Colonial Inheritance Saga

UBC Press
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The Juggling Mother

Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety

UBC Press

The Juggling Mother upends popular representations of the supermom, showing her to be a cultural construction and the model neoliberal worker.

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Fixing Niagara Falls

Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World’s Most Famous Waterfall

UBC Press

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.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

UBC Press

While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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Trustees at Work

Financial Pressures, Emotional Labour, and Canadian Bankruptcy Law

UBC Press

Trustees at Work explores what is means to be considered a deserving debtor in under contemporary Canadian personal bankruptcy law.

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Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

UBC Press

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.

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Good Governance in Economic Development

International Norms and Chinese Perspectives

UBC Press

Good Governance in Economic Development examines what happens at the intersection of international and Chinese conceptions of transparency, accountability, and public participation.

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Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation

UBC Press

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.

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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

UBC Press

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.

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Our Hearts Are as One Fire

An Ojibway-Anishinabe Vision for the Future

UBC Press

Reframing Manitou Aki (North American) history from the perspective of the Ojibway-Anishinabe, Our Hearts Are as One Fire shares a vision for the leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Queering Representation

LGBTQ People and Electoral Politics in Canada

Edited by Manon Tremblay
UBC Press

Queering Representation explores what happens when LGBTQ people move out of the closet and into the political arena.

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Planning on the Edge

Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development

UBC Press

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.

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Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory

UBC Press

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.

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Canada's Mechanized Infantry

The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920–2012

UBC Press

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.

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Knowing the Past, Facing the Future

Indigenous Education in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Books

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.

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Cataloguing Culture

Legacies of Colonialism in Museum Documentation

UBC Press

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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