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Religion at the Edge

Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Religion at the Edge shows how the distinctive social and physical landscape of the Pacific Northwest proves fertile ground for an expansive exploration of contemporary spirituality and secularity.

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Moments of Crisis

Religion and National Identity in Québec

UBC Press

Wide-ranging and theoretically sophisticated, Moments of Crisis offers a groundbreaking explanation for why religion continues to be implicated in national identity crises in Québec.

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Full of Character

Being Human in a Post-Truth World

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What does it mean to be human in a society troubled by populism, emotionalism, and the influence of the media?

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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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Caring for the Low German Mennonites

How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

UBC Press, Purich Books

A meticulous account and vivid illustration of the influence of religious beliefs on health practices, this book is essential reading for health care practitioners and students working with religiously diverse populations in Canada.

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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

UBC Press

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

UBC Press

The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

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The Muslim Question in Canada

A Story of Segmented Integration

UBC Press

This book offers a fresh account of the socio-economic experiences of Muslims in Canada, drawing on the newest data sources available.

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Mission Invisible

Race, Religion, and News at the Dawn of the 9/11 Era

UBC Press

By unravelling the discourse and rhetoric of news coverage in Canada at the dawn of the 9/11 era, this book not only uncovers racist representations of Muslim communities but also reveals the discursive processes that rendered this racism invisible.

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Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs

Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law

UBC Press

Eleven diverse scholars interrogate the belief that polygamy is inherently harmful, questioning the ways in which society assigns value to family and intimacy, and its right to do so.

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Secular States and Religious Diversity

UBC Press

Examines the limitations and dilemmas of government responses to religious diversity and how secular states deal (and should deal) with such pluralism.

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Chieftains into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

UBC Press

An in-depth examination of how the Chinese imperial state impacted the social order of southwestern China’s minority peoples and redefined their histories and culture.

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Reasonable Accommodation

Managing Religious Diversity

Edited by Lori G. Beaman
UBC Press

Reasonable Accommodation is a collection of essays examining the meaning of reasonable accommodation of religious diversity through law and public discourse in Canada and abroad.

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Prophetic Identities

Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75

UBC Press

An exploration of how two missionaries in southern Africa and western Canada used their faith and ties to Britain to rearticulate the meaning of indigeneity.

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Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

Edited by Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

The Mediterranean, a region of uneven globalization, offers clues to understanding the future of democracy in North Africa and the Near East.

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Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

While acknowledging differences between Canada and the United States in their political responses to religion and sexual diversity, this volume moves beyond stereotypes to pose larger questions and reveal surprising changes at the intersection of faith-based and LGBT rights claims.

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Xavier's Legacies

Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

Edited by Kevin M. Doak
UBC Press

By exposing Catholicism’s long-term influence in Japan, this volume disrupts conventional assumptions about tradition, modernity, and Christianity in the East and the West.

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Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

By Chung-yuan Chang and Zhao Xian Batt
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.

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Asian Religions in British Columbia

UBC Press

This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community accounts offer intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia.

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Reforming Japan

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period

UBC Press

Challenges received notions about women’s political involvement and engagement with the state in Meiji Japan by exploring the activism of members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

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