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People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia

UBC Press

Contributors contemplate the evolution of child protection policy and practice in BC, addressing political influences on structural arrangements, cultural traditions of First Nations clients, and establishing community control over services.

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The Manly Modern

Masculinity in Postwar Canada

UBC Press

Through a series of case studies covering such diverse subjects as car culture, mountaineering, war veterans, murder trials, and a bridge collapse, Christopher Dummitt argues that the very idea of what it meant to be modern was gendered.

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Nutrition Policy in Canada, 1870-1939

UBC Press

Examines the beginnings and early evolution of nutrition policy developments in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War.

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States of Nature

Conserving Canada's Wildlife in the Twentieth Century

UBC Press

This multi-award-winning book is one of the first to trace the development of Canadian wildlife conservation from its social, political, and historical roots.

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Negotiating Buck Naked

Doukhobors, Public Policy, and Conflict Resolution

UBC Press

Soon after the arrival of Doukhobors to British Columbia, new immigrants clashed with the state over issues such as land ownership, the registration of births and deaths, and school attendance. As positions hardened, the conflict, often violent, intensified and continued unabated for the better part of a century, until an accord was finally negotiated in the mid-1980s.

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Fighting from Home

The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec

UBC Press

A comprehensive, at times intimate, portrait of Verdun and Verdunites, both English and French, during the Second World War.

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