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.
A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914
This original account of industrial London’s expansion into West Ham’s suburban marshlands highlights how pollution, poverty, and water shortages fuelled social democracy in Greater London.
Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places
The Deindustrialized World opens a window on the experiences of those living at ground zero of deindustrialization and examines confrontations with the ruination of people and places on a global scale.
How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement
In this unsettling analysis of the breast cancer movement in Canada, health activist, scholar, award-winning journalist, and cancer survivor Sharon Batt investigates the changing relationship between patient advocacy groups and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the contentious role of pharma funding.
Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice
This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the language of slavery has been invoked to support a series of government interventions, activist projects, legal instruments, and rhetorical and visual performances.
Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada
Caring for Children interrogates Canadian public policies on the care of children, asking why the burden of care falls so heavily on women as mothers and caregivers, and what social movements are doing to try to redesign the politics of caring for children.
Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities
Challenging the myth of equity in higher education, this is the first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members’ experiences in Canadian universities.
Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War
This Small Army of Women restores a forgotten contingent of nursing volunteers to the historical record, showcasing their dedication amid the carnage of war and their sometimes uneasy relationship with nursing professionals.
This perceptive intellectual history of masculinity in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Quebec explores how the concept of manhood shaped French Canadian culture and an emerging Quebec nationalism.
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