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.
Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere
What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? explores the changing nature of political communication and democratic governance in a digital age.
Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act reverses conventional thinking to argue that the sexism directed at women within the act in fact undermines the well-being of all Indigenous people, proposing that Indigenous nationhood cannot be realized or reinvigorated until this broader injustice is understood.
This book demonstrates why economic development is synonymous with institutional development for the furthering of human development issues.
James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.
Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and other Lesbian Hauntings
Exploring the making and experience of a lesbian feminist haunted house, this book reframes and reclaims queer feminist histories with humour, provocation, and theoretical sophistication.
Charting Colonial Trajectories
Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.
Contributions from Critical Social Science
Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS: Contributions from Critical Social Science demonstrates the essential role of critical social science in helping us understand the complexity of the epidemic and develop appropriate solutions.
Migration and Integration in Canada
Putting Family First challenges the conventional view of settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market, placing the family at the centre of the successful immigrant experience.
The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title
This illuminating account of the St. Catherine’s case of the 1880s reveals the erroneous assumptions and racism inherent in judgments that would define the nature and character of Aboriginal title in Canadian law and policy for almost a century.
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