Law and Society

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W. Wesley Pue, General Editor

The Law and Society Series explores law as a socially embedded phenomenon. It is premised on the understanding that the conventional division of law from society creates false dichotomies in thinking, scholarship, educational practice, and social life. Books in the series treat law and society as mutually constitutive and seek to bridge scholarship emerging from interdisciplinary engagement of law with disciplines such as politics, social theory, history, political economy, and gender studies.

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The Strategic Constitution

Understanding Canadian Power in the World

UBC Press

Bridging the solitudes of constitutional law and international relations, this book offers a brand new interpretation of Canada’s Constitution.

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Equality Deferred

Sex Discrimination and British Columbia’s Human Rights State, 1953-84

UBC Press

A history of human rights law in Canada, with a focus on sex discrimination in British Columbia.

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Defending Battered Women on Trial

Lessons from the Transcripts

UBC Press

Drawing on trial transcripts, this book tells the stories of ten battered women who killed their male partners and one who did not, revealing why women don’t “just leave” and the serious barriers to achieving acquittal.

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To Right Historical Wrongs

Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada

UBC Press

A bold questioning of culture-based reparative justice initiatives – the political culture that inspired them and their efficacy in an age in which historically marginalized people are disproportionately represented in Canadian prisons.

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“Don’t Be So Gay!”

Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

UBC Press

Queer students speak out in a book that seeks to address the problem of homophobic bullying in schools.

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On the Outside

From Lengthy Imprisonment to Lasting Freedom

UBC Press

Drawing on the narratives of men who have served lengthy prison sentences, this book illuminates the tumultuous journey from life in a penitentiary to success in the community.

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