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Local Histories of the Battered Women’s Shelter Movement

UBC Press

The first history of the battered women’s shelter movement in Canada, this book traces the development of transition houses and services for abused women and the campaign that made wife battering a political issue.

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Criminal Artefacts

Governing Drugs and Users

UBC Press

By looking curiously on the criminal addict as an artefact of criminal justice, this book asks us to question why the criminalized drug user has become such a focus of contemporary criminal justice practices.

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Contributing Citizens

Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66

UBC Press

A social and political history of Community Chests, and the development of Canada's welfare state.

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First Nations, First Thoughts

The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada

UBC Press

A thought-provoking volume that brings together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal thinkers and activists to explore the innovations and challenges that Indigenous thought continues to bring to Canada.

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From Rights to Needs

A History of Family Allowances in Canada, 1929-92

UBC Press

This comprehensive exploration of the origins and development of family allowances offers inventive insights into Canada’s welfare state and social policy over the past half century.

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Treaty Talks in British Columbia, Third Edition

Building a New Relationship

UBC Press

This third edition of a classic brings readers up to date on treaty negotiations in British Columbia and is a valuable resource for those interested in the treaty process both in BC and Canada.

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