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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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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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Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930

Beyond the Amur charts the pivotal role that an overlooked frontier river region and its environment played in Qing China’s politics and Sino-Russian relations.

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Trudeau’s World

Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

Key insiders from the Trudeau era offer behind-the-scenes insights into his foreign, trade, and defence policies, revealing them in a new – and clear – light.

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The Politics of War

Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14

The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.

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Mike’s World

Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

A major reassessment of a man synonymous with Canadian foreign policy, this book explores the complicated actions and legacy of Canada’s foremost statesman.

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Reluctant Warriors

Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

The first in-depth examination of Canadian conscripts in the final battles of the Great War, Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918.

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