Sociology

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Frontiers of Feminism

Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80

UBC Press

Frontiers of Feminism shines new light on the recent history of feminist movements, using the examples of Italy and Québec to bring an international perspective to major themes, strategies, and modes of organizing.

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The Social Life of Standards

Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement

UBC Press

The Social Life of Standards reveals how political and technical tools for organizing society are developed, applied, subverted, contested, and reassembled as local communities interact with standards created by external forces.

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Activism, Inclusion, and the Challenges of Deliberative Democracy

UBC Press

Activism, Inclusion, and the Challenges of Deliberative Democracy investigates the failure of deliberative democracy to acknowledge the democratic contribution of activism, offering an alternative theoretical approach that makes a key distinction between contributing to and deliberating with.

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Rising Up

The Fight for Living Wage Work in Canada

UBC Press

Rising Up shows how living wage movements have transformed, or are campaigning to transform, labour policy in Canada and stimulated broader public debate about income and social inequality.

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Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

Foreword by David Hulchanski; Edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean R. Lauer
UBC Press

Neighbourhood Houses documents how the neighbourhood house model, a century-old type of community organization, can help overcome isolation in urban neighbourhoods by creating welcoming places.

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A Complex Exile

Homelessness and Social Exclusion in Canada

UBC Press

A Complex Exile challenges the medicalization of homelessness, which emphasizes individual causes and solutions to homelessness, and argues that we must transform how we respond to homelessness in Canada.

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The Canadian Precariat

Part-Time Faculty and the Higher-Education System

Edited by Ann Gagné
Universitas Press
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Getting Wise about Getting Old

Debunking Myths about Aging

UBC Press, Purich Books

By exploring the social issues of aging and debunking the common myths, Getting Wise about Getting Old paints a more accurate and nuanced portrait of old age in our society.

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Out of Milk

Infant Food Insecurity in a Rich Nation

UBC Press

Out of Milk reveals the experiences of mothers struggling to feed their children and the policy gaps that put babies at risk of going hungry in a high-income nation.

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Invested Indifference

How Violence Persists in Settler Colonial Society

UBC Press

Invested Indifference exposes the tenacity of violence against Indigenous people, arguing that some lives are made to matter – or not – depending on their relation to the settler-colonial nation state.

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