Social Movements

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Thumbing a Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada

UBC Press

Asking new questions about travel and risk taking as a rite of passage, this book examines the rise and fall of hitchhiking in the 1970s and the accompanying adult scrutiny of youth subculture.

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One Hundred Years of Struggle

The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

UBC Press

On the eve of celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada comes a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women, the vote, and democracy in our nation.

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Disabling Barriers

Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law

UBC Press

In Disabling Barriers, legal scholars, historians, and disability-rights activists encourage us to rethink our understanding of both the systemic barriers disabled people face and the capacity of disabled people to effect positive societal change.

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Engagement Organizing

The Old Art and New Science of Winning Campaigns

UBC Press, On Point Press

At a time of heightened concern about what our future holds and how we can shape it, Engagement Organizing shows how combining old-school people power with new digital tools and data can win campaigns today.

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West Ham and the River Lea

A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914

UBC Press

This original account of industrial London’s expansion into West Ham’s suburban marshlands highlights how pollution, poverty, and water shortages fuelled social democracy in Greater London.

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Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

UBC Press

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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