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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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Truth and Conviction

Donald Marshall Jr. and the Mi’kmaq 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.

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Our Voices Must Be Heard

Women and the Vote in Ontario

Our Voices Must Be Heard examines the ideals and failings of Ontario’s suffrage history, its daring supporters and thunderous enemies, and its blind spots on matters of race and class.

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Live at The Cellar

Vancouver’s Iconic Jazz Club and the Canadian Co-operative Jazz Scene in the 1950s and ‘60s

By Marian Jago; Foreword by Thompson Don

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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Wages for Housework

A History of an International Feminist Movement (1972–1977)

By Louise Toupin; Translated by Käthe Roth

This is the first-ever international history of the divisive and influential feminist movement, Wages for Housework.

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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as labour.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

This first major comprehensive study of Yuan Shikai in more than half a century explores the controversial life of one of the most important figures in China’s transition from empire to republic.

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Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57

The most thorough study of Canada–US command and control relations to date, Sovereignty and Command in Canada–US Continental Air Defence, 1940–57 traces Canada’s efforts to protect its sovereignty by retaining command over its armed forces.

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Thumbing a Ride

Hitchhikers, Hostels, and Counterculture in Canada

Asking new questions about travel and risk taking as a rite of passage, this book examines the rise and fall of hitchhiking in the 1970s and the accompanying adult scrutiny of youth subculture.

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The Constant Liberal

Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left

Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.

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The Terrific Engine

Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary

The Terrific Engine tells the story of how income taxation effected a profound transformation in the way people talk and think about politics in Canada, and of the energy Canadians invested in taxations political possibilities.

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Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada

Buying Happiness explores the different ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption, which shaped economic and social policy and influenced behaviour.

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When the Caribou Do Not Come

Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptive Management in the Western Arctic

When the Caribou Do Not Come highlights the knowledge and perspectives of northern Canadian communities that have been dealing with caribou population fluctuations for generations.

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