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Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS

Contributions from Critical Social Science

UBC Press

Almost four decades after the discovery of HIV/AIDS, Thinking Differently about HIV/AIDS: Contributions from Critical Social Science demonstrates the essential role of critical social science in helping us understand the complexity of the epidemic and develop appropriate solutions.

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What’s Trending in Canadian Politics?

Understanding Transformations in Power, Media, and the Public Sphere

UBC Press

What’s Trending in Canadian Politics? explores the changing nature of political communication and democratic governance in a digital age.

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Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act

UBC Press

Men, Masculinity, and the Indian Act reverses conventional thinking to argue that the sexism directed at women within the act in fact undermines the well-being of all Indigenous people, proposing that Indigenous nationhood cannot be realized or reinvigorated until this broader injustice is understood.

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Moments of Crisis

Religion and National Identity in Québec

UBC Press

Wide-ranging and theoretically sophisticated, Moments of Crisis offers a groundbreaking explanation for why religion continues to be implicated in national identity crises in Québec.

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Rethinking the Spectacle

Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age

UBC Press

Drawing on radical democratic theory and the ideas of political theorist Guy Debord, Rethinking the Spectacle examines the tension between spectacles and political agency in our digital society.

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Canada on the United Nations Security Council

A Small Power on a Large Stage

UBC Press

This is the definitive history of the Canadian experience, both its successes and failures, on the world’s largest stage – the United Nations Security Council.

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The Motivation to Vote

Explaining Electoral Participation

UBC Press

An original, parsimonious, and elegant explanation of why we vote or abstain in elections.

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Canada's Mechanized Infantry

The Evolution of a Combat Arm, 1920–2012

UBC Press

Canada’s Mechanized Infantry examines the challenges facing the Canadian Army as it transformed its infantry from First World War foot soldiers to a twenty-first–century combat force integrating soldiers, vehicles, weapons, and electronics.

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Challenge the Strong Wind

Canada and East Timor, 1975-99

UBC Press

Challenge the Strong Wind recounts the story of Canadian policy toward East Timor from the 1975 invasion to the 1999 vote for independence, demonstrating that historical accounts need to include both government and non-governmental perspectives.

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King Alpha’s Song in a Strange Land

The Roots and Routes of Canadian Reggae

UBC Press

This insider look at the forces that came together to make Canada’s reggae scene reaffirms the power of music to combat racism and build bridges between communities and cultures.

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Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation

UBC Press

This book is a clear, compelling, and evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of co-management boards in providing Indigenous peoples with genuine influence over land and wildlife decisions affecting their traditional territories.

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Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic

UBC Press

Nested Federalism and Inuit Governance in the Canadian Arctic explores how three northern regions are reformulating the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state, and transforming Canadian federalism in the process.

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For Home and Empire

Voluntary Mobilization in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand during the First World War

UBC Press

For Home and Empire compares home-front mobilization during the First World War in three British dominions, using a settler colonial framework to show that voluntary efforts strengthened communal bonds while reinforcing class, race, and gender boundaries.

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Identities and Interests

Race, Ethnicity, and Affinity Voting

UBC Press

Identities and Interests examines the electoral behaviour of racialized Canadians: how they self-identify, why they support minority candidates, and what these patterns mean for Canadian politics.

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By the Court

Anonymous Judgments at the Supreme Court of Canada

UBC Press

By the Court is the first major study of unanimous and anonymous legal decisions: the unique “By the Court” format used by the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Political Ideology in Parties, Policy, and Civil Society

Interdisciplinary Insights

Edited by David Laycock
UBC Press

This important study demonstrates that varied disciplinary approaches can illuminate the reach and impact of political ideologies on both politics and society.

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Refugee Law after 9/11

Sanctuary and Security in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

The first major study to compare changes made to Canadian and US refugee law after and because of 9/11, this book uncovers crucial connections among refugee law, security relativism, and national self-image.

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Faith or Fraud

Fortune-Telling, Spirituality, and the Law

UBC Press

Faith or Fraud? Fortune-Telling, Individual Spirituality, and the Law answers an emerging controversy: Should the law’s understanding of religion include the “spiritual but not religious”?

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Duty to Dissent

Henri Bourassa and the First World War

UBC Press

This revisionist account of Henri Bourassa’s writings and times reshapes our understanding of why Quebec diverged from the rest of Canada when it came to war.

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The Impossible Clinic

A Critical Sociology of Evidence-Based Medicine

UBC Press

The aims of evidence-based medicine cannot be reconciled with its outcomes, yet this impossible practice persists at the intersection of professional medical regulation and liberal governance strategies.

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In the Spirit of ’68

Youth Culture, the New Left, and the Reimagining of Acadia

UBC Press

In the Spirit of ’68 tells the story of how a unique blend of local circumstance and global influence transformed Acadian New Brunswick’s youth culture, spawning one of the most influential revolutionary student movements in Canada.

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Geography of British Columbia

People and Landscapes in Transition, 4th Edition

UBC Press

This extensively revised edition of Geography of British Columbia teaches students how to think like geographers as it takes them on a journey from the origins of the region’s diverse and unique landscapes to its more recent history as a province being reshaped by the forces of globalization.

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From Wardship to Rights

The Guerin Case and Aboriginal Law

UBC Press

This thoughtful and engaging examination of the Guerin case shows how it changed the relationship between governments and Indigenous peoples from one of wardship to one based on legal rights.

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The Shoe Boy

A Trapline Memoir

UBC Press, Purich Books

The Shoe Boy is an evocative exploration of Indigenous identity and connection to the land, expressed in guise of a unique coming-of-age memoir set on a trapline in northern Quebec.

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Culture and the Soldier

Identities, Values, and Norms in Military Engagements

UBC Press

Culture and the Soldier offers a long-overdue examination of how culture – defined as reproduced identities, values, and norms – both shapes the military and can be wielded by it, informing the way armed forces operate around the world.

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Bois-Brûlés

The Untold Story of the Métis of Western Québec

UBC Press

Bois-Brûlés shatters the prevailing orthodoxy that Métis communities are found solely in western Canada by demonstrating that a distinct community emerged in the fur trade frontier of Quebec in the early nineteenth century and persists to this day.

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No Place for the State

The Origins and Legacies of the 1969 Omnibus Bill

UBC Press

No Place for the State is an incisive study that offers complex and often contrasting perspectives on the Trudeau government’s 1969 Omnibus Bill and its impact on sexual and moral politics in Canada.

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Changing Neighbourhoods

Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities

UBC Press

Changing Neighbourhoods offers revealing insights into the way that Canadian cities have grown increasingly unequal and polarized since 1980, identifying the causal factors driving neighbourhood change and their troubling implications.

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Canada and Ireland

A Political and Diplomatic History

UBC Press

This intriguing study sheds light on Canada’s relationship with Ireland, revealing the origins, trials, and successes of the intimate and at times turbulent connection between the two countries.

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Governing the Social in Neoliberal Times

UBC Press

This accessible but theoretically sophisticated volume reveals how neoliberalism – as both an economic project and a broader political approach – has come to govern our daily lives, our understanding of the world we live in, and even how we think about ourselves.

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