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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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Governing Irregular Migration

Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain

This thorough analysis of immigration governance in Spain explores the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion at play at one of Europe’s southern borders.

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Abortion

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

This volume highlights abortion experiences in the post-Morgentaler era and links new approaches to abortion history and research to the growing movement for reproductive justice.

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China Gadabouts

New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing, 1941–51

This critical reassessment of the Quaker-sponsored humanitarian nursing convoy in 1940s China will deepen understanding of the ethical, cultural, and political barriers to delivering humanitarian assistance then and now.

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Going Public

The Art of Participatory Practice

Going Public is a conversation among socially engaged practitioners in theatre, documentary media, the visual and multimedia arts, and oral history that explores how and with whom we collaborate, and why.

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Give and Take

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

Enthralling, witty, and masterful, Give and Take brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy.

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Guiding Modern Girls

Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.

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Montreal, City of Water

An Environmental History

Montreal, City of Water investigates the development of the city over two centuries, tracing the relationship between the city’s inhabitants and the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it in underground networks.

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Hard Work Conquers All

Building the Finnish Community in Canada

Revealing the continued imprint of the Finnish community on Canadian society, Hard Work Conquers All explores the politics, ideologies, and cultural expressions of successive waves of Finnish immigration over a century.

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Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

A Life

Going beyond jurisprudential legacy to provide rich sociocultural context, Claire L’Heureux-Dubé is an exploration of the controversial and historically transformative career of the first Quebec woman on Canada’s Supreme Court.

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We Interrupt This Program

Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture

Powerful and inspiring, We Interrupt This Program brings to light a new facet of Indigenous sovereignty – the use of media tactics to infuse Canadian culture with Indigenous perspectives and to raise political and cultural consciousness in Indigenous communities.

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Disabling Barriers

Social Movements, Disability History, and the Law

In Disabling Barriers, legal scholars, historians, and disability-rights activists encourage us to rethink our understanding of both the systemic barriers disabled people face and the capacity of disabled people to effect positive societal change.

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The Price of Alliance

The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

The Price of Alliance balances high politics with military requirements in the first major reappraisal of Pierre Trudeau’s controversial defence policy.

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