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.
Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada
An engaging study of the clash between two iconic Canadian policy instruments – universal, single-payer health care and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the effects on politics and policy.
Canadian MPs in the Constituencies
Drawing on intensive observation of Canadian Members of Parliament in their constituencies, Representation in Action compellingly describes and accounts for the different ways MPs act as representatives of their constituents.
A unique contribution to the literature on minority rights, Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights examines the role of cultural difference in minority rights claims, building a case for inclusive political deliberation in liberal democracies.
Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45
This book illustrates not only the challenges many junior officers faced during the Second World War, it also points to the enduring problem of living up to the image of an ideal middle-class male.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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