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At the Bridge

James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging

UBC Press

At the Bridge lifts from obscurity the story of James Teit (1864–1922), an outstanding Canadian ethnographer and Indian rights activist whose thoughtful scholarship and tireless organizing have been largely ignored.

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Flawed Precedent

The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title

UBC Press

This illuminating account of the St. Catherine’s case of the 1880s reveals the erroneous assumptions and racism inherent in judgments that would define the nature and character of Aboriginal title in Canadian law and policy for almost a century.

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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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Moved by the State

Forced Relocation and Making a Good Life in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

Through five diverse episodes of forced relocation across Canada, Moved by the State offers a new look at the power of the welfare state and the political culture of postwar Canada.

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Indigenous Peoples and Dementia

New Understandings of Memory Loss and Memory Care

UBC Press

Indigenous People and Dementia brings together research and Indigenous knowledge on memory loss and memory care in later life to assist students, practitioners, and educators to decolonize their work with Indigenous peoples.

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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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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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Reassessing the Rogue Tory

Canadian Foreign Relations in the Diefenbaker Era

UBC Press

By uncovering new sources of research and applying innovative analysis, Reassessing the Rogue Tory challenges standard interpretations of Canadian foreign policy during the controversial Diefenbaker years.

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Postsecondary Education in British Columbia

Public Policy and Structural Development, 1960–2015

UBC Press

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.

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Made Modern

Science and Technology in Canadian History

UBC Press

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.

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Opening the Government of Canada

The Federal Bureaucracy in the Digital Age

UBC Press

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.

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Inside Killjoy’s Kastle

Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and Other Lesbian Hauntings

UBC Press

Exploring the making and experience of a lesbian feminist haunted house, this book reframes and reclaims queer feminist histories with humour, provocation, and theoretical sophistication.

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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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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

UBC Press

Resisting Rights challenges the myths that Canada has always been at the forefront in the development of international human rights law and led the cause at the United Nations.

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A Human Rights Based Approach to Development in India

UBC Press

This book demonstrates why economic development is synonymous with institutional development for the furthering of human development issues.

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Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Charting Colonial Trajectories

UBC Press

Unmooring the Komagata Maru challenges conventional historical accounts to consider the national and transnational colonial dimensions of the Komagata Maru incident.

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Give and Take

The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy

UBC Press

Enthralling, witty, and masterful, Give and Take brings to light Canada’s surprisingly unruly tax history, showing the tax clashes and compromises that made Canadian democracy.

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Levelling the Lake

Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed

UBC Press

It’s one thing to live in a watershed. We all do. It’s another to manage one, as Levelling the Lake compellingly demonstrates.

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Assembling Unity

Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

UBC Press

Assembling Unity traces the history of pan-Indigenous unity in British Columbia through political negotiations, gendered activism, and the balance and exercise of power.

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Condo Conquest

Urban Governance, Law, and Condoization in New York City and Toronto

UBC Press

This eye-opening study shows how the condo, developed to meet the needs of a community of owners in cities in the 1960s, has been conquered by commercial interests.

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Delivering Policy

The Contested Politics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Canada

UBC Press

Delivering Policy explores how the tension between science and politics shaped the long and fraught path to Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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The Way Home

UBC Press

Crafted from memories, legends, and art, this powerful memoir tells the uplifting story of an Indigenous man’s struggle to reconnect with his culture and walk in the footsteps of his father and the generations of Kwakwaka’wakw artists that came before him.

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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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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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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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Health Advocacy, Inc.

How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement

UBC Press

In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.

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Reluctant Warriors

Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

UBC Press

The first in-depth examination of Canadian conscripts in the final battles of the Great War, Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918.

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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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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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The Good Fight

Marcel Cadieux and Canadian Diplomacy

UBC Press

The Good Fight is the insightful and entertaining biography of arguably the most important francophone diplomat and civil servant in Canadian history.

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Capturing Hill 70

Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War

UBC Press

This richly illustrated book offers a multifaceted account of one of the most successful but overlooked Canadian battles of the First World War.

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Doing Politics Differently?

Women Premiers in Canada’s Provinces and Territories

UBC Press

Do women do politics differently? By assessing the legacies of eleven women premiers, this groundbreaking volume answers a question that has been debated around the world since women first demanded the right to vote and hold public office.

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Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947

UBC Press

This insightful collection untangles the paradox of mobilizing a Canadian contribution to Britain’s imperial wars – and forging a national identity in the process.

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The Political Economy of Resource Regulation

An International and Comparative History, 1850-2015

UBC Press

This is the first global survey of how natural resources have been regulated in the modern world.

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The Empire on the Western Front

The British 62nd and Canadian 4th Divisions in Battle

UBC Press

Focusing on developments at the divisional level in Britain and Canada, The Empire on the Western Front casts a critical eye on how the British Empire transformed unseasoned volunteers into battle-ready soldiers for the Western Front.

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Gendered Mediation

Identity and Image Making in Canadian Politics

UBC Press

Taking an original approach to the study of gender and political communication, this book examines how politicians, journalists, and citizens deploy intersecting notions of gender, sexuality, race, age, and class in Canadian politics.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

UBC Press

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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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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The New NDP

Moderation, Modernization, and Political Marketing

UBC Press

The New NDP traces the tumultuous shift in federal New Democratic Party’s ideology and campaigning techniques in the opening decades of the twenty-first century.

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Ours by Every Law of Right and Justice

Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces

UBC Press

This long-overdue account of the suffrage campaigns in the first region to grant women the vote in Canada shatters cherished myths about how the West was won.

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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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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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Medicine and Morality

Crises in the History of a Profession

UBC Press

The first historical study of morality and science in Canadian medicine, Medicine and Morality shows how moments of doubt in doctors’ impartiality resulted in changes to how medicine was done, and even to the very definition of medical practice itself.

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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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Good Governance in Economic Development

International Norms and Chinese Perspectives

UBC Press

Good Governance in Economic Development examines what happens at the intersection of international and Chinese conceptions of transparency, accountability, and public participation.

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Putting Family First

Migration and Integration in Canada

Edited by Harald Bauder
UBC Press

Putting Family First challenges the conventional view of settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market, placing the family at the centre of the successful immigrant experience.

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Ruling Out Art

Media Art Meets Law in Ontario’s Censor Wars

UBC Press

This fascinating account of Ontario’s 1980s’ censor wars shows that when art intersects with law, artists have the power to transform the law, and the law, in turn, can influence the concept of art.

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Métis Politics and Governance in Canada

UBC Press

This timely book offers a novel, practical guide for understanding who the Métis are and the challenges they face on the path to self-government.

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Nothing to Write Home About

British Family Correspondence and the Settler Colonial Everyday in British Columbia

UBC Press

The first substantial study of family correspondence and settler colonialism, Nothing to Write Home About elucidates the significance of trans-imperial intimacy, epistolary silence, and the everyday in laying the foundations of settler colonialism in British Columbia.

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