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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

UBC Press

Resisting Rights challenges the myth that Canada has been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.

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Levelling the Lake

Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed

UBC Press

It’s one thing to live in a watershed. We all do. It’s another to manage one, as Levelling the Lake compellingly demonstrates.

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Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

UBC Press

Assembling Unity traces the history of pan-Indigenous unity in British Columbia through political negotiations, gendered activism, and the balance and exercise of power.

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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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Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

UBC Press

Opening the Government of Canada provides a vivid and compelling account of the central challenge facing governments in the digital age: abandoning their “Closed Government” traditions to become more open, networked, and collaborative.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

UBC Press

Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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Two Families

Treaties and Government

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Through an examination of treaty rights, Johnson makes a passionate plea for equality and harmony between First Nations, governments, and society in general.

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Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

An Intellectual and Political History of Alexander Morris

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The story of the prairie treaties and Alexander Morris, a man who embraced a larger concept of nationhood and the role of First Nations in the expansion of Canada.

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Gambling with the Future

The Evolution of Aboriginal Gaming in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Slots, cards, and casinos: what does gambling mean to First Nations communities in Canada?

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Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired police sergeant Ernie Louttit shares stories from the streets of Saskatoon, struggling to bring justice to communities where the lines between criminal and victim often blurred.

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More Indian Ernie

Insights from the Streets

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired Police Sergeant Ernie Louttit heads back to the streets in his second book, giving readers a rare glimpse of the realities a street cop faces dealing with prostitutes, street gangs, drunk drivers, and other offenders.

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The Honour and Dishonour of the Crown

Making Sense of Aboriginal Law in Canada

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Unique within Canadian legal writing, this book unpacks the complex conceptual differences between the fiduciary duty of the Crown and the honour of the Crown.

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Revisiting the Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The duty to consult has a fundamental importance for all Canadians, yet misunderstandings of the doctrine remain widespread; this book addresses those misconceptions.

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Decolonizing Education

Nourishing the Learning Spirit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

An impassioned argument for Aboriginal education and critical engagement with Indigenous knowledges and traditions.

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Nationhood Interrupted

Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Co-founder of the international movement Idle No More, Sylvia McAdam shares nêhiyaw (Cree) laws so that future generations may understand and live by them, revitalizing Indigenous nationhood.

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Moving Aboriginal Health Forward

Discarding Canada’s Legal Barriers

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

This comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal health statistics, historical practices, and legal principles in Canadian law provides a practical framework for the reconciliation of Aboriginal health and healing practices within Canadian society.

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Condo Conquest

Urban Governance, Law, and Condoization in New York City and Toronto

UBC Press

This eye-opening study shows how the condo, developed to meet the needs of a community of owners in cities in the 1960s, has been conquered by commercial interests.

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Truth and Conviction

Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice

UBC Press

A passionate account of how one man’s fight against racism and injustice transformed the criminal justice system and galvanized the Mi’kmaw Nation’s struggle for self-determination, forever changing the landscape of Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world.

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Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History

UBC Press

The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory

Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

UBC Press

By uncovering new sources of research and applying innovative analysis, Reassessing the Rogue Tory challenges standard interpretations of Canadian foreign policy during the controversial Diefenbaker years.

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Military Education and the British Empire, 1815–1949

UBC Press

Bringing together the world’s leading scholars on the subject, Military Education and the British Empire explores distinct national narratives within a comparative context to expose the role of military education in maintaining empire.

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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

UBC Press

Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.

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Our Voices Must Be Heard

Women and the Vote in Ontario

UBC Press

Our Voices Must Be Heard examines the ideals and failings of Ontario’s suffrage history, its daring supporters and thunderous enemies, and its blind spots on matters of race and class.

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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

UBC Press

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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Live at The Cellar

Vancouver’s Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and ‘60s

By Marian Jago; Foreword by Don Thompson
UBC Press

Live at the Cellar tells the story of Vancouver’s iconic jazz club and other co-operative scenes during the 1950s and ’60s and the profound influence they had on the evolution of jazz in Canada.

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Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance

UBC Press

Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance examines contested zones of global governance to understand state policy and market behaviour in the current era.

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The Last Suffragist Standing

The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson

UBC Press

The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering Canadian suffragist and politician and an illuminating work on the history of feminism, socialism, internationalism, and activism in Canada.

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Wages for Housework

A History of an International Feminist Movement, 1972–77

By Louise Toupin; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

This is the first-ever international history of the divisive and influential feminist movement, Wages for Housework.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

UBC Press

This first major comprehensive study of Yuan Shikai in more than half a century explores the controversial life of one of the most important figures in China’s transition from empire to republic.

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Beyond Accommodation

Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians

UBC Press

By showing how Muslim Canadians successfully navigate and negotiate their religiosity in their everyday lives, Beyond Accommodation critiques the reasonable accommodation framework and proposes an alternative picture of how religious difference is worked out.

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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

UBC Press

Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v. Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as labour.

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Political Elites in Canada

Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times

UBC Press

A timely work that examines how Canadian political elites are adapting to changes in digital media technology.

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Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii

Life beyond Settler Colonialism

UBC Press

Countering colonial ideas about Indigenous peoples being frozen in time and without a future, this provocative book explores the ways in which members of the Haida Nation are shaping myriad possible futures to address the dilemmas that come with life under settler colonialism.

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Enforcing Exclusion

Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada

UBC Press

Enforcing Exclusion explores the multiple ways migration status functions to exclude temporary and precarious migrants from the law’s benefits and protections.

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