Religion & Society

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Reforming Japan

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period

UBC Press

Challenges received notions about women’s political involvement and engagement with the state in Meiji Japan by exploring the activism of members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.

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Asian Religions in British Columbia

UBC Press

This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community accounts offer intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia.

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Xavier's Legacies

Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

Edited by Kevin M. Doak
UBC Press

By exposing Catholicism’s long-term influence in Japan, this volume disrupts conventional assumptions about tradition, modernity, and Christianity in the East and the West.

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Faith, Politics, and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States

UBC Press

While acknowledging differences between Canada and the United States in their political responses to religion and sexual diversity, this volume moves beyond stereotypes to pose larger questions and reveal surprising changes at the intersection of faith-based and LGBT rights claims.

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Two Mediterranean Worlds

Diverging Paths of Globalization and Autonomy

Edited by Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

The Mediterranean, a region of uneven globalization, offers clues to understanding the future of democracy in North Africa and the Near East.

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Prophetic Identities

Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-75

UBC Press

An exploration of how two missionaries in southern Africa and western Canada used their faith and ties to Britain to rearticulate the meaning of indigeneity.

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Reasonable Accommodation

Managing Religious Diversity

Edited by Lori G. Beaman
UBC Press

Reasonable Accommodation is a collection of essays examining the meaning of reasonable accommodation of religious diversity through law and public discourse in Canada and abroad.

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Chieftains into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

UBC Press

An in-depth examination of how the Chinese imperial state impacted the social order of southwestern China’s minority peoples and redefined their histories and culture.

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Secular States and Religious Diversity

UBC Press

Examines the limitations and dilemmas of government responses to religious diversity and how secular states deal (and should deal) with such pluralism.

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Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs

Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law

UBC Press

Eleven diverse scholars interrogate the belief that polygamy is inherently harmful, questioning the ways in which society assigns value to family and intimacy, and its right to do so.

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