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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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Dominion of Race

Rethinking Canada’s International History

Challenging well-entrenched ideas and mythologies, this book shows how race has informed Canada’s international history and is woven into the fabric of understandings of Canada in the world.

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Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.

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In Defence of Home Places

Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia

In Defence of Home Places examines the diversity of environmental activism in Nova Scotia, placing its early social and legislative successes and eventual weakening and division within a national and international framework.

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A Queer Love Story

The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout

A Queer Love Story chronicles the poignant, incisive exchanges and intimate friendship that developed between Jane Rule, lesbian novelist and essayist, and Rick Bébout, gay journalist and activist, as they reflected on and participated in the key issues and events that shaped LGBT communities in the ’80s and ’90s.

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Resilient Gods

Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, or No Religious in Canada

An unmatched, up-to-date reading of religious and non-religious inclinations in Canada, accompanied by an examination of the consequences of such choices for Canadians and their way of life.

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Unions in Court

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.

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On the Side of the Angels

Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN’s universal human rights project.

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Power through Testimony

Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation

This groundbreaking volume assesses the power of residential school survivors to reframe – through memory, story, and testimony – how Canadians think about residential schools and their long-term impact on individuals, families, communities, and the nation.

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Debating Hate Crime

Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada

Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

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“I Was the Only Woman”

Women and Planning in Canada

A compelling new perspective on Canada’s planning history that offers a counter-narrative to the “official” story of the profession, one that has generally overlooked the contributions of women and the Community Planning Association of Canada.

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Trans-Pacific Mobilities

The Chinese and Canada

Edited by Lloyd L. Wong

As China’s international influence grows, this timely collection reveals how the global movement of the country’s people, culture, information, and economy continues to shape Canadian cities and China itself.

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