Sociology

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Taxing Choices

The Intersection of Class, Gender, Parenthood, and the Law

UBC Press

This fascinating analysis of the controversial Symes case of the 1990s examines how class and gender interests clashed over the tax treatment of childcare.

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Who are Canada's Aboriginal Peoples?

Recognition, Definition, and Jurisdiction

Foreword by Harry Daniels; Edited by Paul Chartrand
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Timely, innovative, and progressive, this collection provides an essential frame of reference to measure the development of Aboriginal legal policy respecting recognition, definition and jurisdiction in Canada.

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Training the Excluded for Work

Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth, and People with Low Income

UBC Press

In an attempt to redress social inequities in the workplace, the authors examine various kinds of training programs and recommend specific policy initiatives to improve access to these programs.

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The Co-Workplace

Teleworking in the Neighbourhood

UBC Press

Borrowing from the experience of cooperative artists' studios, business incubators, and the corner copy shop, this book explains why office infrastructure can be important for productivity as well as the quality of work life.

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Tough on Kids

Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

In this compelling, thought-provoking and sometimes heartbreaking book, the authors use the stories of their young clients to illustrate the very real costs of the current system, analyzing theories behind youth justice, and how these are reflected in Canadian legislation both past and present.

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The Oriental Question

Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41

UBC Press

Patricia E. Roy continues her study into why British Columbians were historically so opposed to Asian immigration.

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Negotiated Memory

Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse

UBC Press

This demonstrates how the Doukhobors employed both “classic” and alternative forms of autobiography to communicate their views about communal living, vegetarianism, activism, and spiritual life, as well as to pass on traditions to successive generations.

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“Real” Indians and Others

Mixed-Blood Urban Native Peoples and Indigenous Nationhood

UBC Press

A pioneering look at how mixed-blood urban Native people understand their identities and struggle to survive in a world that often fails to recognize them.

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Social Policy and the Ethic of Care

UBC Press

Over the last twenty years, the feminist ethic of care has had a significant impact on the study of ethics and political philosophy. Hankivsky develops the concept of a publicly viable ethic of care, and applies it to several Canadian social policy issues.

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Humanitarianism, Identity, and Nation

Migration Laws in Canada and Australia

UBC Press

Catherine Dauvergne examines the relationship between migration laws and national identities and highlights the role of humanitarianism in this linkage.

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