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.
Car Culture and the Making of a Modern Landscape
By offering behind-the-scenery glimpses of how boosters and builders modified the BC landscape and shaped what drivers and tourists could view from the comfort of their vehicles, this book confounds the idea of “freedom of the road.”
Rethinking Canada’s International History
Challenging well-entrenched ideas and mythologies, this book shows how race has informed Canada’s international history and is woven into the fabric of understandings of Canada in the world.
Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80
The first full-length historical exploration of individual violence in the automotive industry, Blood, Sweat, and Fear taps the class, race, and gendered roots of the workplace as battleground.
Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia
In Defence of Home Places examines the diversity of environmental activism in Nova Scotia, placing its early social and legislative successes and eventual weakening and division within a national and international framework.
The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout
A Queer Love Story chronicles the poignant, incisive exchanges and intimate friendship that developed between Jane Rule, lesbian novelist and essayist, and Rick Bébout, gay journalist and activist, as they reflected on and participated in the key issues and events that shaped LGBT communities in the ’80s and ’90s.
Being Pro-Religious, Low Religious, or No Religious in Canada
An unmatched, up-to-date reading of religious and non-religious inclinations in Canada, accompanied by an examination of the consequences of such choices for Canadians and their way of life.
Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
This book demonstrates how and why labour’s long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers’ rights and freedoms.
Canada and the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
Documenting six decades of Canadian engagement within the UN human rights system, this book offers insights into the complexity and nuance of Canadian diplomacy as well as the evolution of UN’s universal human rights project.
Reframing Residential Schools in the Age of Reconciliation
This groundbreaking volume assesses the power of residential school survivors to reframe – through memory, story, and testimony – how Canadians think about residential schools and their long-term impact on individuals, families, communities, and the nation.
Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada
Delving into the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws, this book analyzes passionate discourse surrounding victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.
Women and Planning in Canada
A compelling new perspective on Canada’s planning history that offers a counter-narrative to the “official” story of the profession, one that has generally overlooked the contributions of women and the Community Planning Association of Canada.
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