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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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Learning and Teaching Together

Weaving Indigenous Ways of Knowing into Education

An inspirational account of how a group of pre-service teachers, working alongside Indigenous wisdom keepers in British Columbia, developed an indigenist approach to education that can be applied in a wide variety of classrooms.

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Turning Point 1917

The British Empire at War

A panoramic view of the British Empire during the most pivotal and dynamic twelve months of the Great War.

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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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No Home in a Homeland

Indigenous Peoples and Homelessness in the Canadian North

Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the limitations of existing policies and programs.

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Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

This book looks at the long-term social and environmental effects of imagined, abandoned, and failed resource-development schemes in northwest British Columbia.

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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith

This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

Through newly accessed labour farm archives and recently uncovered Chinese-language sources, this book brings to life the experience of political exiles in Mao’s China.

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State of Exchange

Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

This exploration of the interactive relationship between Chinese NGOs and the Chinese state provides fresh insights into how the Chinese government operates and why it needs non-governmental organizations to survive.

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Planning Canadian Regions, Second Edition

This much-anticipated second edition builds on lessons learned from the past and links them to current trends already shaping the future of regional planning in Canada.

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Not Fit to Stay

Public Health Panics and South Asian Exclusion

Not Fit to Stay reveals how officials used panic about public health concerns as a basis for excluding early twentieth-century South Asian immigrants from entering Canada and the United States.

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We Still Demand!

Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles

By challenging the erasure of radical histories, this book makes an invaluable contribution to remembering and rethinking Canadian sex and gender activism from the 1970s to the present.

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Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People

Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.

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