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We Interrupt This Program

Indigenous Media Tactics in Canadian Culture

UBC Press

Powerful and inspiring, We Interrupt This Program brings to light a new facet of Indigenous sovereignty – the use of media tactics to infuse Canadian culture with Indigenous perspectives and to raise political and cultural consciousness in Indigenous communities.

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Montreal, City of Water

An Environmental History

UBC Press

Montreal, City of Water investigates the development of the city over two centuries, tracing the relationship between the city’s inhabitants and the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it in underground networks.

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Hard Work Conquers All

Building the Finnish Community in Canada

UBC Press

Revealing the continued imprint of the Finnish community on Canadian society, Hard Work Conquers All explores the politics, ideologies, and cultural expressions of successive waves of Finnish immigration over a century.

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Buying Happiness

The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada

UBC Press

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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Caring for the Low German Mennonites

How Religious Beliefs and Practices Influence Health Care

UBC Press, Purich Books

A meticulous account and vivid illustration of the influence of religious beliefs on health practices, this book is essential reading for health care practitioners and students working with religiously diverse populations in Canada.

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Abortion

History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler

UBC Press

This volume highlights abortion experiences in the post-Morgentaler era and links new approaches to abortion history and research to the growing movement for reproductive justice.

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Guiding Modern Girls

Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s

UBC Press

By analyzing how the Girl Guide movement sought to maintain social stability in England, Canada, and India during the 1920s and 1930s, this book reveals the ways in which girls and young women understood, reworked, and sometimes challenged the expectations placed on them by the world’s largest voluntary organization for girls.

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China Gadabouts

New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing, 1941–51

UBC Press

This critical reassessment of the Quaker-sponsored humanitarian nursing convoy in 1940s China will deepen understanding of the ethical, cultural, and political barriers to delivering humanitarian assistance then and now.

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Going Public

The Art of Participatory Practice

UBC Press

Going Public is a conversation among socially engaged practitioners in theatre, documentary media, the visual and multimedia arts, and oral history that explores how and with whom we collaborate, and why.

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Health Care and the Charter

Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada

UBC Press

An engaging study of the clash between two iconic Canadian policy instruments – universal, single-payer health care and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and the effects on politics and policy.

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Representation in Action

Canadian MPs in the Constituencies

UBC Press

Drawing on intensive observation of Canadian Members of Parliament in their constituencies, Representation in Action compellingly describes and accounts for the different ways MPs act as representatives of their constituents.

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Governing Irregular Migration

Bordering Culture, Labour, and Security in Spain

UBC Press

This thorough analysis of immigration governance in Spain explores the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion at play at one of Europe’s southern borders.

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The Creator’s Game

Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

UBC Press

The Creator’s Game serves as a potent illustration of how, for over a century, the Indigenous game of lacrosse has served as a central means for Indigenous communities to activate their self-determination and reformulate their identities.

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Breaking News?

Politics, Journalism, and Infotainment on Quebec Television

UBC Press

The first book about politics and infotainment in Canada, Breaking News? examines the challenges of these (often) controversial programs for democratic citizenship.

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

UBC Press

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

UBC Press

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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Political Elites in Canada

Power and Influence in Instantaneous Times

UBC Press

A timely work that examines how Canadian political elites are adapting to changes in digital media technology.

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Birds of Nunavut

UBC Press

The first complete survey of the birds of Nunavut, this fully illustrated reference work identifies and documents the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the species that live in and migrate through the territory.

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Enforcing Exclusion

Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada

UBC Press

Enforcing Exclusion explores the multiple ways migration status functions to exclude temporary and precarious migrants from the law’s benefits and protections.

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The Call of the World

A Political Memoir

UBC Press, On Point Press

In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.

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The Nature of Masculinity

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

UBC Press

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

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Hunting the Northern Character

UBC Press, Purich Books

This deeply personal account of recent developments in the Canadian North tells the story of a region that leaders in Oslo, Ottawa, Moscow, and Washington often refuse to see and that only insiders fully know.

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Lived Fictions

Unity and Exclusion in Canadian Politics

UBC Press

Bringing big thinking back to Canadian politics, Lived Fictions demonstrates how theories of political unity always exclude and shows why our comfortable assumptions about the promises of Canadian politics mask historical failures.

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Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law

UBC Press

Told in contemporary Anishinaabe storytelling style, Otter’s Journey takes us across the globe to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization.

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Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights

UBC Press

A unique contribution to the literature on minority rights, Intercultural Deliberation and the Politics of Minority Rights examines the role of cultural difference in minority rights claims, building a case for inclusive political deliberation in liberal democracies.

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Who Controls the Hunt?

First Nations, Treaty Rights, and Wildlife Conservation in Ontario, 1783-1939

UBC Press

Tracing the connections between colonialism and the early conservation movement in Ontario, Who Controls the Hunt? examines the contentious issue of treaty hunting rights and the impact of conservation laws on First Nations.

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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

UBC Press

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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The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout, Second Edition

UBC Press

The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout combines in-depth scientific information and outstanding photographs and original artwork to fully describe the fish species that are so important to the Pacific Rim.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

UBC Press

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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Incorporating Culture

How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry

UBC Press

Incorporating Culture examines what happens when Indigenous people assert control over the commercialization of their art by instilling the market with their communities’ values.

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Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii

Life beyond Settler Colonialism

UBC Press

Countering colonial ideas about Indigenous peoples being frozen in time and without a future, this provocative book explores the ways in which members of the Haida Nation are shaping myriad possible futures to address the dilemmas that come with life under settler colonialism.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

UBC Press

While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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Military Education and the British Empire, 1815–1949

UBC Press

Bringing together the world’s leading scholars on the subject, Military Education and the British Empire explores distinct national narratives within a comparative context to expose the role of military education in maintaining empire.

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

UBC Press

Through newly accessed labour farm archives and recently uncovered Chinese-language sources, this book brings to life the experience of political exiles in Mao’s China.

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Before and After the State

Politics, Poetics, and People(s) in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Documenting the profound impact of state formation on individuals and communities in the Pacific Northwest of the nineteenth century, Before and After the State reveals how national narratives and constructed identities were used in the service of nation building.

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Wages for Housework

A History of an International Feminist Movement, 1972–77

By Louise Toupin; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

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

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Beyond Accommodation

Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians

UBC Press

By showing how Muslim Canadians successfully navigate and negotiate their religiosity in their everyday lives, Beyond Accommodation critiques the reasonable accommodation framework and proposes an alternative picture of how religious difference is worked out.

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Trudeaumania

UBC Press

This book examines the origins, dynamics, and enduring significance of Trudeaumania, which swept Canada’s political and cultural landscape in the late 1960s.

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Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora

Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles

UBC Press

Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora moves past the conventional understanding of diasporic media as being for only diasporic communities to evaluate its broader role as media for all members of society.

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Reconsidering Radical Feminism

Affect and the Politics of Heterosexuality

UBC Press

Reconsidering Radical Feminism investigates the legacy of feminist debates about the politics of heterosexuality, examining how we become invested in arguments that position us as feminists – and as gendered subjects.

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Gender, Power, and Representations of Cree Law

UBC Press

This powerful book investigates the relationship between the oversimplification of gender in representations of Cree law and its effect on perceptions of Indigenous women as legal agents and citizens.

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Practising Community-Based Participatory Research

Stories of Engagement, Empowerment, and Mobilization

UBC Press, Purich Books

Researchers engaged in community-based participatory research share stories about their work with marginalized communities, offering insights and imparting valuable lessons that will inspire others doing research with an eye to social justice.

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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
UBC Press

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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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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The Last Suffragist Standing

The Life and Times of Laura Marshall Jamieson

UBC Press

The Last Suffragist Standing is an unprecedented study of a pioneering Canadian suffragist and politician and an illuminating work on the history of feminism, socialism, internationalism, and activism in Canada.

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When the Caribou Do Not Come

Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptive Management in the Western Arctic

UBC Press

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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Our Voices Must Be Heard

Women and the Vote in Ontario

UBC Press

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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Resisting Rights

Canada and the International Bill of Rights, 1947–76

UBC Press

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

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Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance

UBC Press

Grey Zones in International Economic Law and Global Governance examines contested zones of global governance to understand state policy and market behaviour in the current era.

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