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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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Empowering Electricity

Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada

This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.

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From Left to Right

Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada

This fresh look at Canadian women’s political engagement during the Cold War reveals that whether they were on the “left” or “right” end of the political spectrum, women were motivated by similar concerns and the desire to forge a new vision for their nation.

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The Iconic North

Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada

The Iconic North explores how the “modern” South crafted cultural images of a “primitive” North that reflected its own preconceived notions and social, political, and economic interests.

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Zombie Army

The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War

This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country’s war effort.

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Parole in Canada

Gender and Diversity in the Federal System

Parole in Canada explores how concerns about aboriginality, gender, and the multicultural ideal of “diversity” have altered parole policy and practice – and asks whether these changes go far enough.

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Sister Soldiers of the Great War

The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Award-winning author Cynthia Toman brings to life the experiences of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing sisters who served during the First World War.

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War-Torn Exchanges

The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

Edited by Andrea McKenzie

This vivid portrait of female friendship follows two Canadian nursing sisters who endured the trauma and privations of the Great War.

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Shelter in a Storm

Revitalizing Feminism in Neoliberal Ontario

Drawing on the experiences of three YWCA women’s shelters in Ontario, this book exposes the dangers for women that are embedded in government neoliberal policies and reveals how feminism can counteract this pervasive ideology.

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The Secular Northwest

Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life

This pioneering look at secularism in the postwar Pacific Northwest looks at how the region’s non-religious inhabitants consciously rejected the trappings of organized religion and set out on their own spiritual – or non-spiritual – paths.

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Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

This book uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed “unfit for service,” and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.

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Disrupting Queer Inclusion

Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging

This book contends that Canada’s acceptance of “gay rights” obscures and abets multiple forms of oppression and details how, in the fight for equality and inclusion, some LGBTQ communities gain acceptance within the mainstream, and as a result become complicit in a system that fortifies white supremacy, furthers settler colonialism, advances neoliberalism, and props up imperialist mythologies.

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Time Travel

Tourism and the Rise of the Living History Museum in Mid-Twentieth-Century Canada

This fascinating look at Canada’s living history museums – pioneer villages and old forts where actors recreate the past – shows how they reveal as much about Canadian post-war interests as they do about settler history.

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