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The YWCA in China

The Making of a Chinese Christian Women's Institution, 1899–1957

UBC Press

The YWCA in China traces the history of this Christian organization – and the social philosophies of the Chinese women who led it – through the tumultuous first half of the twentieth century.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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The Challenges of a Secular Quebec

Bill 21 in Perspective

Edited by Lucia Ferretti and François Rocher; Translated by George Tombs
UBC Press

The Challenges of a Secular Quebec opens up the debates that gave rise to a controversial law on state religious neutrality, taking an open-minded look at how secularism is understood and how it has imposed itself in the Quebec social space.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Religion at the Edge

Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

Religion at the Edge shows how the distinctive social and physical landscape of the Pacific Northwest proves fertile ground for an expansive exploration of contemporary spirituality and secularity.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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Faith or Fraud

Fortune-Telling, Spirituality, and the Law

UBC Press

Faith or Fraud: Fortune-Telling, Individual Spirituality, and the Law answers an emerging controversy: Should the law’s understanding of religion include the “spiritual but not religious”?

  • Copyright year: 2020
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2019
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2018
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2018
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Religion and Canadian Party Politics

UBC Press

A unique and timely exploration of the important ways that religion shapes political conflict across Canada.

  • Copyright year: 2017
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Resilient Gods

Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, or No Religious in Canada

UBC Press

An unmatched, up-to-date reading of religious and non-religious inclinations in Canada, accompanied by an examination of the consequences of such choices for Canadians and their way of life.

  • Copyright year: 2017
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Infidels and the Damn Churches

Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

UBC Press

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region’s settler society.

  • Copyright year: 2016
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Mixed Blessings

Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada

UBC Press

This diverse and cutting-edge collection offers fresh insights into the complex and charged subject of Indigenous encounters with Christianity in Canada from the 1600s to the present day.

  • Copyright year: 2016
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Science of the Seance

Transnational Networks and Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic Phenomena, 1918-40

UBC Press

In this enthralling study of the ethereal, the scientific, and the strange, Beth A. Robertson investigates the gendered world of the seance, a place where self-proclaimed “psychic researchers” laid claim to objectivity and where spiritual mediums and the spirits they channeled resisted their methods.

  • Copyright year: 2016
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Religion and Sexuality

Diversity and the Limits of Tolerance

UBC Press

A volume of cutting-edge scholarship that argues against the traditional assumption that religion and sexuality will always collide, instead exploring sites of intersection where various forms of both co-exist.

  • Copyright year: 2015
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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

UBC Press

The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

  • Copyright year: 2014
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The Muslim Question in Canada

A Story of Segmented Integration

UBC Press

This book offers a fresh account of the socio-economic experiences of Muslims in Canada, drawing on the newest data sources available.

  • Copyright year: 2014
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Mission Invisible

Race, Religion, and News at the Dawn of the 9/11 Era

UBC Press

By unravelling the discourse and rhetoric of news coverage in Canada at the dawn of the 9/11 era, this book not only uncovers racist representations of Muslim communities but also reveals the discursive processes that rendered this racism invisible.

  • Copyright year: 2014
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2014
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2013
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2013
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2012
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