Sociology

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Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect

Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People

UBC Press

Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.

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Accusation

Creating Criminals

UBC Press

This interdisciplinary collection challenges conventional views on crime and criminals, examining how ideas and rituals of criminal accusation produce both accusers and accused.

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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.

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Building a Collaborative Advantage

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

UBC Press

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

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Trudeaumania

UBC Press

This book examines the origins, dynamics, and enduring significance of Trudeaumania, which swept Canada’s political and cultural landscape in the late 1960s.

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The Nature of Masculinity

Critical Theory, New Materialisms, and Technologies of Embodiment

UBC Press

Harnessing the strengths of social theory and new materialisms, this book advances a new critical theory of masculinity.

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