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.
The Emergence of Consumer Consciousness in English Canada
Buying Happiness explores the different ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption, which shaped economic and social policy and influenced behaviour.
Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left
Challenging interpretations of Pierre Elliott Trudeau as either the founder of a progressive Canada or an unavowed and destructive socialist, this book argues that he was in fact a staunch defender of capitalist values who helped make the country more conservative.
Income Taxation and the Modernization of the Canadian Political Imaginary
The Terrific Engine tells the story of how income taxation effected a profound transformation in the way people talk and think about politics in Canada, and of the energy Canadians invested in taxation's political possibilities.
Morality and Citizenship in Canadian Public Health Campaigns
This book examines the history of public health in Canada, covering issues such as milk pasteurization, vaccination, fluoridation, nutrition education, industrial health, and campaigns against sexually transmitted infections.
Indigenous Knowledge and Adaptive Management in the Western Arctic
When the Caribou Do Not Come highlights the knowledge and perspectives of northern Canadian communities that have been dealing with caribou population fluctuations for generations.
Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place
The first published collection devoted entirely to historical studies of Canadian masculinity, Making Men, Making History pushes the boundaries of what it has meant to be a man in Canada.
Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles
Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora moves past the conventional understanding of diasporic media as being for only diasporic communities to evaluate its broader role as media for all members of society.
Affect and the Politics of Heterosexuality
Reconsidering Radical Feminism investigates the legacy of feminist debates about the politics of heterosexuality, examining how we become invested in arguments that position us as feminists – and as gendered subjects.
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