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Portraits of Battle

Courage, Grief, and Strength in Canada's Great War

Portraits of Battle combines biography and history to offer a nuanced perspective on the complex legacy of the Great War, as told through the stories of those who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

Canadian Urban Population Loss in an Age of Growth

The first major study of its kind in Canada, Quietly Shrinking Cities examines the conceptual and empirical evolution of Canadian urban population loss.

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Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

Women, Film, and Law questions the criminalization of women through an engaging exploration of the women-in-prison film genre.

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Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans

From Theory to Practice

The first text of its kind in Canada, Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans provides both a theoretical foundation and pragmatic guidance for plan evaluation.

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Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

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

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 People and a Nation

New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies

In A People and a Nation, the authors, most of whom are themselves Metis, offer readers a set of lenses through which to consider the complexity of historical and contemporary Métis nationhood and peoplehood.

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Activism, Inclusion, and the Challenges of Deliberative Democracy

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

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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Translating the Occupation

The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

Featuring a collection of translated texts written by writers who lived through the occupation, Translating the Occupation challenges and deepens our understanding of the tensions and transformations that Japanese invasion wrought on Chinese society.

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An Army of Never-Ending Strength

Reinforcing the Canadians in Northwest Europe, 1944–45

This detailed analysis of how the Canadian Army sustained troop and equipment levels in Northwest Europe during 1944–45 demonstrates the vital importance of constant combat strength.

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Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

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Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence

The Canadian Case

In a critical analysis of the profound shift to big data practices among intelligence agencies, Big Data Surveillance and Security Intelligence highlights the challenges for civil liberties, human rights, and privacy protection.

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