Books published by University of British Columbia Press

Identity Politics in the Public Realm

University of British Columbia Press | July 19, 2019 | 293 pages
In an age of multiculturalism and identity politics, many minority groups seek some form of official recognition or public accommodation of their identity. But can public institutions accurately recognize or accommodate something as subjective and dynamic as "identity?" Are there coherent standards... More Info

Identity/difference Politics

University of British Columbia Press | July 19, 2019 | 191 pages
Theories of liberal multiculturalism have come to dominate debates about identity and difference politics in contemporary western political theory. Identity/Difference Politics offers a nuanced critique of these debates by switching the focus from culture to power. Issues of power are examined... More Info

Locating Global Order

University of British Columbia Press | July 19, 2019 | 354 pages
Since 9/11, policy-makers and observers have questioned whether Americashould don the mantle of empire for the sake of world peace, or whetherpeace will come through world government. Locating GlobalOrder questions the very idea that the political order ishierarchical, with state and international... More Info

The Right to a Healthy Environment

University of British Columbia Press | July 19, 2019 | 306 pages
Canada has abundant natural wealth, beautiful landscapes, vast forests, and thousands of rivers and lakes. The land defines Canadians as a people, yet the country has one of the industrialized world's worst environmental records. Building on his previous book, The Environmental Rights Revolution... More Info

Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 364 pages
On 2 May 2011, Canadians watched as the Stephen Harper Conservatives won their first majority government, ending a string of minority governments. Jack Layton led the NDP to its best performance ever, becoming the Official Opposition for the first time in the party's history, and Michael Ignatieff... More Info

Don't Be So Gay!: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2013 | 316 pages
Once viewed as an inevitable if unpleasant part of growing up, bullying is now recognized as a real threat to students' physical and psychological well-being -- particularly in light of recent teen suicides linked with homophobia in schools. Despite a shift in public attitudes and legislative... More Info

The Canadian War on Queers

University of British Columbia Press | July 1, 2010 | 554 pages
From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada, employing social ideologies and other practices to construct their targets as threats to society and enemies of the state. Based on official security documents and interviews with... More Info

Urbanizing Frontiers

University of British Columbia Press | February 15, 2010 | 317 pages
Frontiers were not confined to the bush, backwoods, or borderlands. Towns and cities at the farthest reaches of empire were crucial to the settler colonial project. Yet the experiences of Indigenous peoples in these urban frontiers have been overshadowed by triumphant narratives of progress.... More Info


University of British Columbia Press | February 28, 2009 | 431 pages
John Lutz traces Aboriginal people's involvement in the neweconomy, and their displacement from it, from the arrival of the firstEuropeans to the 1970s. Drawing on an extensive array of oralhistories, manuscripts, newspaper accounts, biographies, andstatistical analysis, Lutz shows that Aboriginal... More Info

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

University of British Columbia Press | July 19, 1995 | 192 pages
Clear and well organized, Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is an authoritative study and will be an invaluable resource tool for anyone involved in Chinese language studies.  More Info

Critical Criminology in Canada

University of British Columbia Press | December 1, 2010 | 319 pages
Canada's criminal justice landscape has been shaped by contrary trends in recent years. As the crime rate declines, policy-makers continue to push for tough-on-crime legislation, and university criminology programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal... More Info