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.
Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada’s Most Notorious Prison
Filled with stories of pain, regret, and resistance, this chilling account of how four women survived their time at Kingston Penitentiary stands as an indictment of the idea that prisons and punishment are society’s answer to crime.
The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age
Opening the Government of Canada provides a vivid and compelling account of the central challenge facing governments in the digital age: abandoning their “Closed Government” traditions to become more open, networked, and collaborative.
Science and Technology in Canadian History
The first major collection of its kind in thirty years, Made Modern explores the role of science and technology in shaping Canadians’ experience of themselves and their place in the modern world.
Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaw Quest for Justice
A passionate account of how one man’s fight against racism and injustice transformed the criminal justice system and galvanized the Mi’kmaq nation’s struggle for self-determination, forever changing the landscape of Indigenous rights in Canada and around the world.
Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015
Postsecondary Education in British Columbia is a thoughtful critical analysis of the role of social justice, human capital, and the market in the development of institutions and public policy in BC education since 1960.
Vancouver’s Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and ‘60s
Live at the Cellar tells the story of Vancouver’s iconic jazz club and other co-operative scenes during the 1950s and ’60s and the profound influence they had on the evolution of jazz in Canada.
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