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The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
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Four Unruly Women

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

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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To Be Equals in Our Own Country

Women and the Vote in Quebec

To Be Equals in Our Own Country chronicles the bitter struggle for women’s suffrage in Quebec, the last province to grant Canadian women this fundamental human right.

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Levelling the Lake

Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed

It’s one thing to live in a watershed. We all do. It’s another to manage one, as Levelling the Lake compellingly demonstrates.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

Opening the Government of Canada provides a vivid and compelling account of the central challenge facing governments in the digital age: abandoning their “Closed Government” traditions to become more open, networked, and collaborative.

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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

Resisting Rights challenges the myth that Canada has been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.

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Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

Assembling Unity traces the history of pan-Indigenous unity in British Columbia through political negotiations, gendered activism, and the balance and exercise of power.

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Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History

The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.

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Reassessing the Rogue Tory

Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

By uncovering new sources of research and applying innovative analysis, Reassessing the Rogue Tory challenges standard interpretations of Canadian foreign policy during the controversial Diefenbaker years.

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Truth and Conviction

Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice

A passionate account of how one man’s fight against racism and injustice transformed the criminal justice system and galvanized the Mi’kmaw Nation’s struggle for self-determination, forever changing the landscape of Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world.

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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.

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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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