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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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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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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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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

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Creating Criminals

This interdisciplinary collection challenges conventional views on crime and criminals, examining how ideas and rituals of criminal accusation produce both accusers and accused.

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Queering Social Work Education

The first book of its kind in North America, this collection of original works promises to transform the future of social work education by equipping scholars and students with a new appreciation of queer strengths and experiences.

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Exhibiting Nation

Multicultural Nationalism (and Its Limits) in Canada’s Museums

This exploration of museums as sites for representing and defining national identity encourages us to reconsider the idea of the multicultural nation.

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The Moral Economies of Ethnic and Nationalist Claims

Leading scholars investigate the complex role that competing moral economies play in ethnic and nationalist conflicts.

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The Nature of Masculinity

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

Harnessing the strengths of social theory and new materialisms, this book advances a new critical theory of masculinity.

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