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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

UBC Press, On Point 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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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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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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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

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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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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The Way Home

UBC Press, On Point 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 Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artists that came before him.

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From Where I Stand

Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada

UBC Press, Purich Books

Jody Wilson-Raybould outlines in impassioned, inspiring prose the actions that must be taken by governments, Indigenous Nations, and all Canadians to achieve true reconciliation in this country.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vancouverism

UBC Press, On Point Press

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

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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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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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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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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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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

UBC Press

Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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The Nature of Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

These captivating reflections on the history of our environment and ourselves will make you think differently not only about Canada’s past but also about our future.

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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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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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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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Seeking the Court’s Advice

The Politics of the Canadian Reference Power

UBC Press

The first comprehensive analysis of the Canadian reference power, Seeking the Court’s Advice examines how policy makers use the courts strategically to achieve political ends.

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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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