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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Ghost Dancing with Colonialism

Decolonization and Indigenous Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

Drawing on history, international law, and recent decision-making in the Supreme Court, this book seeks the truth behind allegations that Canadian law continues to colonize Indigenous peoples.

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Westward Bound

Sex, Violence, the Law, and the Making of a Settler Society

UBC Press

Through the study of hundreds of criminal cases, Westward Bound explores how encounters between the courts and ordinary people on the Canadian Prairies contributed to the construction of race, class, and gender hierarchies in a settler society.

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The Freedom of Security

Governing Canada in the Age of Counter-Terrorism

UBC Press

A trenchant exploration of how security and counter-terrorism practices are not only eroding civil liberties, but reshaping the very nature of our political freedom.

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Transforming Law's Family

The Legal Recognition of Planned Lesbian Motherhood

UBC Press

Drawing on the rarely heard voices of Canada’s lesbian mothers, Transforming Law’s Family explores the legal dimensions of planned lesbian parenthood and proposes avenues for legal change.

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Critical Criminology in Canada

New Voices, New Directions

Edited by Aaron Doyle and Dawn Moore
UBC Press

A new generation of critical criminologists examines the future of criminology and criminal justice in Canada.

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In Defence of Principles

NGOs and Human Rights in Canada

UBC Press

This exploration of the activities of four Canadian NGOs in advancing and defending human rights principles sheds new light on the fragility and resilience of human rights norms in liberal democracies.

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