The University of British Columbia Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. With an international reputation for publishing high-quality works of original scholarship, our books draw on and reflect cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields, including Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, Canadian history, environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, health and food studies, geography, law, media and communications, military and security studies, planning and urban studies, and political science.
Foreign Policy in the Face of Mass Atrocity
This major new study examines, for the first time, the US, Canadian, and British policies formulated in reaction to the mass atrocities at the birth of Bangladesh, situating the responses within the nascent 1970s human rights revolution.
Ethnography, Colonialism, and the Cannibal Dance
Writing the Hamat̓sa critically surveys more than two centuries worth of published, archival, and oral sources to trace the attempted prohibition, intercultural mediation, and ultimate survival of one of Canada’s most iconic Indigenous ceremonies.
The Rowell-Sirois Commission and the Remaking of Canadian Federalism reveals the commission’s impact on the high politics of federal-provincial relations and its legacy for Canadian federalism today.
Constitutional Rights and Métis Community
Bead by Bead lays bare the failure of judicial doctrine and government policy to address Métis rights, and offers constructive insights on ways to advance reconciliation.
Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement
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.
Science, Territory, and State Power in Quebec, 1867–1939
The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.
Reference re Senate Reform and the Future of Parliament
Constitutional Pariah is the first comprehensive account of the Senate in the aftermath of the landmark Supreme Court decision that resulted in one of the most significant reforms to Parliament in Canadian history.
Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960–80
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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