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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories

Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.

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Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power

The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court’s Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.

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Putting Family First

Migration and Integration in Canada

Edited by Harald Bauder

Putting Family First challenges the conventional view of settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market, placing the family at the centre of the successful immigrant experience.

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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada

Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care

Indigenous People and Dementia brings together research and Indigenous knowledge on memory loss and memory care in later life to assist students, practitioners, and educators to decolonize their work with Indigenous peoples.

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Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia

The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.

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Privacy in Peril

Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections

This book, the second in the Landmark Cases in Canadian Law series, argues that in subsequent, post-Hunter v Southam decisions, the Supreme Court of Canada has strayed from the principles set out in that case, which were intended to protect the privacy of citizens from encroaching state power.

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Capturing Hill 70

Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War

This richly illustrated book offers a multifaceted account of one of the most successful but overlooked Canadian battles of the First World War.

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The New NDP

Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing

The New NDP traces the tumultuous shift in federal New Democratic Party’s ideology and campaigning techniques in the opening decades of the twenty-first century.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015

This is the first global survey of how natural resources have been regulated in the modern world.

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The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle

Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.

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Gendered Mediation

Identity and Image Making in Canadian Politics

Taking an original approach to the study of gender and political communication, this book examines how politicians, journalists, and citizens deploy intersecting notions of gender, sexuality, race, age, and class in Canadian politics.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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The Way Home

Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.

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Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

This timely book offers a novel, practical guide for understanding who the Métis are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government.

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From Where I Stand

Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada

Jody Wilson-Raybould outlines in impassioned, inspiring prose the actions that must be taken by governments, Indigenous Nations, and all Canadians to achieve true reconciliation in this country.

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Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.

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Reluctant Warriors

Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

The first in-depth examination of Canadian conscripts in the final battles of the Great War, Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918.

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Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings

Exploring the making and experience of a lesbian feminist haunted house, this book reframes and reclaims queer feminist histories with humour, provocation, and theoretical sophistication.

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Give and Take

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

Enthralling, witty, and masterful, Give and Take brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy.

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Levelling the Lake

Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed

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

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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Condo Conquest

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

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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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

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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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

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

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory

Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

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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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

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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