Sociology

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No Home in a Homeland

Indigenous Peoples and Homelessness in the Canadian North

UBC Press

Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the limitations of existing policies and programs.

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State of Exchange

Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

UBC Press

This exploration of the interactive relationship between Chinese NGOs and the Chinese state provides fresh insights into how the Chinese government operates and why it needs non-governmental organizations to survive.

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We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

UBC Press

By challenging the erasure of radical histories, this book makes an invaluable contribution to remembering and rethinking Canadian sex and gender activism from the 1970s to the present.

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Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People

UBC Press

Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.

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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

UBC Press

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

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Accusation

Creating Criminals

UBC Press

This interdisciplinary collection challenges conventional views on crime and criminals, examining how ideas and rituals of criminal accusation produce both accusers and accused.

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The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims

UBC Press

Leading scholars investigate the complex role that competing moral economies play in ethnic and nationalist conflicts.

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The Nature of Masculinity

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

UBC Press

Harnessing the strengths of social theory and new materialisms, this book advances a new critical theory of masculinity.

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Building a Collaborative Advantage

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

UBC Press

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

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Mobilizing Metaphor

Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada

UBC Press

Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada, challenging perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it.

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