Sociology

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Four Unruly Women

Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison

UBC Press

Filled with stories of pain, regret, and resistance, this chilling account of how four women survived their time at Kingston Penitentiary stands as an indictment of the idea that prisons and punishment are society’s answer to crime.

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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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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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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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Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada

UBC Press

Buying Happiness explores the different ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption, which shaped economic and social policy and influenced behaviour.

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