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UBCPress S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 0 4 POLITICS Page 1 PUBLIC POLICY Page 5 LAW Page 16 UBC PRESS CATALOGUE SPRING 2004 POLITICS 1 Elections 2 Political Parties 2 Citizens 3 Representation and Democratic Theory 3 Hidden Agendas 4 Governing Ourselves? 4 Shifting Boundaries PUBLIC POLICY 5 In the Long Run We’re All Dead 5 The Integrity Gap 5 Misplaced Distrust LAW 6 The Heiress vs the Establishment 6 People and Place 7 Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court 7 New Perspectives on the Public-Private Divide 8 Tournament of Appeals 8 Corporate Governance in Global Capital Markets 9 Compulsory Compassion 9 Collective Insecurity 10 What Is a Crime? 10 Murdering Holiness 11 Limiting Arbitrary Power 11 Unnatural Law MILITARY HISTORY 12 Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945 13 Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers 14 Not the Slightest Chance 14 Stepping Stones to Nowhere 14 Frigates and Foremasts HISTORY 15 CCF Colonialism and Socialism in Northern Saskatchewan 15 When Coal Was King 16 Negotiated Memory 16 A Voyage to the Northwest Side of America NATIVE STUDIES 17 Paddling to Where I Stand 17 Hunters and Bureaucrats 18 Tsawalk 18 Musqueam Reference Grammar 19 Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts 19 Aboriginal Conditions ARCHAEOLOGY 20 Journey to the Ice Age 20 Emerging from the Mist ANTHROPOLOGY 21 At Home with the Bella Coola Indians 21 Obedient Autonomy ASIAN STUDIES 22 The Cult of Happiness 22 Gutenberg in Shanghai 23 Images in Asian Religions 23 Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place 24 Japan at the Millennium 24 The Oriental Question 24 Gender and Change in Hong Kong GENDER STUDIES 25 Taking Stands 25 Masculinities without Men? PLANNING 26 Redrawing Local Government Boundaries 26 The Vancouver Achievement HIGHER EDUCATION 27 Growth and Governance of Canadian Universities SOCIOLOGY 27 Training the Excluded for Work 28 Sales and Ordering Information Cover image: “Attack on all Fronts”: World War II propaganda campaign, courtesy National Archives of Canada, C-103527 Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers: Canada’s Second World War, page 3 MILITARY HISTORY Page 12 HISTORY Page 15 ARCHAEOLOGY Page 20 ANTHROPOLOGY Page 21 ASIAN STUDIES Page 22 GENDER STUDIES Page 25 PLANNING Page 26 NATIVE STUDIES Page 17 1F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Beginning this season, UBC Press will publish a groundbreakingnew series that examines the status of Canadian democracy at the outset of the twenty-first century. The result of a milestone research project of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University, the Canadian Democratic Audit series makes a monumental contribution to our understanding of political life in Canada. Much has been written in recent years concerning the “democratic deficit and malaise” afflicting Canada, and there is substantial evidence that many citizens are dissatisfied with the state of our democratic practices and institutions. At the same time, phenom- ena such as increased pressures of globalization and changing communications technologies pose new challenges to Canadian politics. To consider these issues, a team of top political scientists from across the country has come together to conduct this century’s first wide-ranging examination of democracy in Canada. The audit comprises a series of volumes, each examining a different aspect of Canadian democracy. Throughout the series, three central questions guide the investigation: How participatory is Canadian democracy? How responsive are our political institutions? How inclusive is our public decision making? Expertly designed to introduce students at all levels to the funda- mentals of Canada’s democratic institutions, this series will also be of interest to scholars, policymakers, journalists, politicians, and anybody interested in the current state of democracy in Canada. Further information on the Canadian Democratic Audit project can be found at www.CanadianDemocraticAudit.ca John Courtney Elections Open and competitive elections governed by widely accepted rules and procedures are essential to any political system’s legitimacy. This volume, by eminent political scientist John Courtney, assesses the history and develop- ment of five “building blocks” of Canada’s electoral regime: the franchise, electoral districts, voter registration, election machin- ery, and plurality voting. Arguing that on balance, Canada’s electoral regime can be judged to be truly democratic, the book demonstrates the vast improvements that have been made over the years: the right to vote is generously interpreted; the process of redrawing electoral districts is no longer in the hands of elected officials; voter registra- tion lists include all but a small share of eligible voters; and those who manage and supervise elections on behalf of all citizens are honest and trustworthy officials. Using the recent push for the reform of the plurality vote system as one example, it also examines why certain electoral institutions have been amenable to change and others have not. In a democracy such as Canada’s, it is important for citizens to understand the most essential parts of their electoral system. Elections is designed with this goal in mind. A concise analysis of complex issues, it presents reasoned judgments on links be- tween electoral institutions and representative democracy, and is an ideal primer for under- graduate students, journalists, politicians, and anyone interested the current state of Canadian democracy. POLITICS WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/DEMOCRATICAUDIT MARCH 192 pages est., 5½ x 8½” hc $65.00 ISBN 0-7748-0917-5 John Courtney is a professor of political science at the University of Saskatchewan. THE CANADIAN DEMOCRATIC AUDIT Elections John Courtney (see page 1) Political Parties William Cross (see page 2) Citizens Elisabeth Gidengil, André Blais, Neil Nevitte, and Richard Nadeau (see page 2) Legislatures David Docherty Federalism Jennifer Smith Advocacy Groups Lisa Young and Joanna Everitt Communications Technology Darin Barney The Courts Ian Greene Cabinets and First Ministers Graham White VOLUMES IN THE CANADIAN DEMOCRATIC AUDIT SERIES 2 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 APRIL 176 pages est., 5½ x 8½” hc $65.00 ISBN 0-7748-0940-X William Cross is Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Chair in Canadian Studies and a professor of political science at Mount Allison University. William Cross Political Parties Political parties a key component of Canadian democracy. They choose our prime ministers, premiers, and candidates for public office; they decide which policy issues are considered in the provincial and federal legislatures; they dominate our election campaigns. As a result, a democracy that is participatory, responsive, and inclusive can only be achieved if Canadian political parties share these values and operate in a manner respecting them. In a concise and accessible manner, this book delves into the history, structure, mechanisms, and roles of Canada’s political parties, and assesses the degree to which Canadians today can rely on political parties as vehicles for grassroots participation. With an emphasis on Canada’s federal parties, Cross examines party membership, candidate recruitment, leadership selection, policy development, election campaigning, and party financing. Throughout, he maintains a clear focus on how well Canadian parties are serving the Canadian people. In keeping with the aims of the Democratic Audit project, he interrogates their performance in terms of participation, inclusiveness, and responsive- ness. The book also addresses the experi- ences of provincial parties, and compares Canadian parties with those in other Western democracies. A crucial and timely overview of political parties, this book will appeal to all those who seek a fuller understanding of the Canadian party system. POLITICS WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/DEMOCRATICAUDIT MAY 176 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $65.00 ISBN 0-7748-0919-1 The authors are all professors of political science. Elisabeth Gidengil is at McGill University; André Blais and Richard Nadeau are both at the Université de Montréal;  Neil Nevitte is at the University of Toronto. Elisabeth Gidengil, André Blais, Neil Nevitt, and Richard Nadeau Citizens Citizens are central to any meaningful defini- tion of democracy. So what does it say about the health of Canadian democracy when fewer citizens are exercising their right to vote and party membership rolls are shrinking? Is an increasingly well-educated citizenry turning away from traditional electoral politics in search of more meaningful forms of demo- cratic engagement? Or is an ever-wider swathe of Canadian society simply disengaging from politics altogether? This volume draws on a rich array of public opinion data to determine how engaged Canadians are in the country’s democratic life and which Canadians are most – and least – engaged. Comparisons are made across generations and educational levels, between women and men, and haves and have-nots in Canadian society. Today’s Canadians are compared with earlier generations and with the citizens of other established western democracies. The first comprehensive assessment of citizen engagement in Canada, this volume raises challenging questions, not just about the interests and capabilities of Canadians as democratic citizens, but also about the performance of our democratic institutions. This is essential reading for politicians and policymakers, students and scholars of Canadian politics, and all Canadians who care about the quality of Canadian democracy. » ALSO OF INTEREST Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics R. Kenneth Carty, William Cross, and Lisa Young pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0778-4 » ALSO OF INTEREST Quasi-Democracy Parties and Leadership Selection in Alberta David Stewart and Keith Archer pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0791-1 3F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Representation and Democratic Theory With public confidence in representative institutions dropping to distressing levels, it is time for political theorists to turn their attention to representation, and to reconceive its normative  foundations and connections to other aspects of a revived public life. This volume investigates theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary political representation in the early twenty-first century. Some contributors tackle problematic dimensions of representation head on, while others explore democratic participation and deliberation, multicultural pluralism, contested citizenship, and other background conditions of representation. Still others consider the challenges posed to representation by minorities, national boundaries, multinational and federal governance, and cultural and social obstacles to either individual or group autonomy. Throughout, the volume reveals David Laycock, ed. MAY 304 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1078-5 Lydia Miljan and Barry Cooper Hidden Agendas How Journalists Influence the News “With care and skill, Miljan and Cooper subject the poisonous debate over media bias to a healthy dose of scientific analysis. All future debate over the media will have to take their research into account.” – Bob Lichter, President, Center for Media and Public Affairs, Washington, DC. In our news-hungry society, journalists have become celebrities and, often, political proxies. To a large degree, our world is shaped by their commentaries on everything from war to health care and trade. Hidden Agendas is a no-holds-barred exposé of how reporters’ opinions shape the information that we consider news. Focusing primarily on the political orientation of journalists, Miljan and Cooper investigate the link between what journalists believe about politics and how they report political issues. Using data gathered from interviews with over 800 Canadians and some 270 journalists, the book arrives at the controversial conclusion that journalists, more so than media owners, are the architects of news, engineering not only its drama but also its ideological thrust. Lydia Miljan and Barry Cooper are both profes- sors of Political Science. They teach at the Univer- sity of Windsor and the University of Calgary, respectively. 2003 188 pages, 6 x 9” pb $24.95, ISBN 0-7748-1020-3 hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-1019-X the complexity of contemporary political representation, and demonstrates how normative attention to the problem of repre- sentation can crystallize and illuminate debates over  the nature of justice, equality, citizenship, and deliberation in modern democratic politics. A crucial supplement to empirical studies of conventional political representation, Representation and Democratic Theory offers a timely and thought-provoking contribution to contemporary democratic theory. It will be a necessary and welcome addition to the libraries of many political and social scientists. David Laycock is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. POLITICS WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/POLITICS RECENTLY RELEASED “A very interesting volume by leading theorists that will provoke further debate on the nature of representation in relation to democratic citizenship.” -– Barbara Arneil, author of Politics and Feminism: An Introduction “The scholarship is excellent. The subject of represention has been pivotal to political theory since Hobbes, and it is crucial to democratic theory and to the empirical study of democracy. This volume is distinctively interesting in its melding of philosophical and theoretical inquiry, on the one hand, and attention to contemporary issues, problems, and concerns, on the other.” -– Tom Pocklington, editor of Liberal Democracy in Canada and the United States: An Introduction to Politics and Government 4 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Governing Ourselves? The Politics of Canadian Communities Popular rhetoric suggests that the twenty-first century has ushered in an era of homogeneity. Urbanization, globalization, amalgamation, media conglomeration, and technological convergence have become familiar terms to us -- terms coined to reflect the effect of the complex forces at work in communities across the country. Given such overwhelming pres- sures, how are people within these communi- ties able to make decisions about their own environment, either individually or collectively? To what extent can they govern themselves? This stimulating book considers questions of influence and power within local institutions and decision-making processes using numer- ous illustrations from municipalities across Canada.  The challenges to local governance are examined from a wide array of perspec- tives; communities large and small from Iqualuit to Toronto are offered as examples. Mary Louise McAllister MAY 356 pages est., 6 x 9” 10 b/w illus., 3 tables hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1062-9 Tim Schouls Shifting Boundaries Aboriginal Identity, Pluralist Theory, and the Politics of Self-Government Canada is often called a pluralist state, but few commentators view Aboriginal self- government from the perspective of political pluralism. Instead, Aboriginal identity is framed in terms of cultural and national traits, while self-government is taken to represent an Aboriginal desire to protect those traits. Shifting Boundaries challenges this view, arguing that it fosters a woefully incomplete understanding of the politics of self-govern- ment. Using relational pluralism as a theoretical lens, Schouls contends that Aboriginal self-govern- ment is better understood when an “identifica- tion” perspective is adopted instead of a “cultural” or “national” one. He shows that self- government is not about preserving cultural and national differences as goods in and of themselves, but rather is about equalizing current imbalances in power to allow Aborigi- nal peoples to construct their own identities. Shifting Boundaries adds an important perspective to existing theoretical approaches to Aboriginal self-government. It will appeal to academics, students, and policy analysts interested in Aboriginal governance, cultural studies, political theory, nationalism studies, and constitutional theory. Tim Schouls divides his time between the University of British Columbia and Capilano College, teaching and doing research in Canadian politics, Aboriginal governance issues, and political theory. 2003 240 pages, 6 x 9” hc $80.00, ISBN 0-7748-1046-7 In an original approach to the subject, McAllister pays particular attention to smaller and more remote cities of Canada. Case studies of Prince George, Sherbrooke, Saint John, and Kitchener-Waterloo, are used to illustrate historic and contemporary challenges for local governance. Governing Ourselves? covers traditional topics related to Canadian local government structures, institutions, and intergovernmental relations. At the same time, it reaches more broadly into other areas of inquiry that are relevant to geography, urban planning, environmental studies, public administration, sociology, and Canadian studies. Mary Louise McAllister is Associate Professor in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo. POLITICS WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/POLITICS RECENTLY RELEASED “The author is admirably abreast of the literature. I believe this book can serve, not only as the standard Canadian local government text for decades to come, but also as an authoritative guide to the state of the literature.” -– Christopher Leo teaches in the Depart- ment of Politics, University of Winnipeg, and in the Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba. » ALSO OF INTEREST Redrawing Local Government Boundaries An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions John Meligrana, ed. hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0933-7 (see page 26) 5F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A NOW IN PAPERBACK Timothy Lewis In the Long Run We're All Dead The Canadian Turn to Fiscal Restraint Canadian politics in the 1990s were character- ized by an unwavering focus on the deficit. At the beginning of the decade, it seemed that fiscal deficits were intractable, yet by the end of the decade, Ottawa had taken remarkable actions to eliminate its budgetary shortfalls and had successfully eradicated its deficits. How such a radical change of political course came to pass is still not well understood. This book offers the first comprehensive scholarly account of this vital public policy issue. Lewis deftly analyzes the history of deficit finance from before Confederation through Canada’s postwar Keynesianism to the retrenchment of the Mulroney and Chrétien years. In doing so, he illuminates how the political conditions for Ottawa’s deficit elimina- tion in the 1990s materialized after over twenty consecutive years in the red, and how the decline of Canadian Keynesianism has made way for the emergence of politics organized around balanced budgets. An important book, In The Long Run We’re All Dead provides scholars and students of Canadian politics with a new framework by which to understand the adoption of govern- ment policy, the economic and fiscal legacy of the Mulroney administrations, and the emergence of the new “politics of the surplus.” Timothy Lewis has a PhD in political science and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He has worked in both the private and the public sectors. JANUARY 288 pages, 6 x 9” pb $27.95, ISBN 0-7748-0999-X PUBLIC POLICY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/PUBLICPOLICY NOW IN PAPERBACK Eugene Lee and Anthony Perl, eds. The Integrity Gap Canada’s Environmental Policy and Institutions This thoughtful collection exposes the gap between rhetoric and performance in Canada’s response to environmental challenges. Canadi- ans, despite their national penchant for environ- mental discussion, have fallen behind their G-8 peers in both domestic commitments and international actions. In a cogent examination of the issue, eight authors demonstrate how Canada’s configuration of political and economic institutions has limited effective environmental policy. Canadian environmental institutions, the authors argue, have produced an integrity gap: the sustainability rhetoric adopted by policy- makers fails to achieve concrete results. In an analysis that penetrates several policy domains and combines various disciplinary, sectoral, and geographic perspectives, the authors demonstrate how Canada fell from leader to laggard within the international environmental community. Placing the study of Canadian environmental policy within a sound theoretical framework for the first time, this book makes a significant contribution to existing policy scholarship. It will find an enthusiastic audience among political scientists, neo-institutional theorists, policy analysts, and students at both under- graduate and graduate levels. Eugene Lee is a member of the Department of Political Science, Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea.  Anthony Perl is in the Department of Political Science, University of Calgary. JANUARY 304 pages, 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-0986-8 RECENTLY RELEASED Éric Montpetit Misplaced Distrust Policy Networks and the Environment in France, the United States, and Canada Citizens of industrialized countries largely share a sense that national and international govern- ance is inadequate, believing not only that public authorities are incapable of making the right policy decisions, but also that the entire network of state and civil society actors responsible for the discussion, negotiation, and implementation of policy choices is untrustworthy. Using agro-environmental policy development in France, the United States, and Canada as case studies, Éric Montpetit sets out to investigate the validity of this distrust through careful attention to the performance of the relevant policy networks. He concludes that distrust in policy networks is, for the most part, misplaced because high levels of performance by policy networks are more common than many political analysts and citizens expect. Opposing the tenets of state retrenchment, his study reveals that providing participation in governance to resourceful interest groups and strong govern- ment bureaucracies is an essential component of sound environmental policies for agriculture. A timely contribution to the good governance debate, this book should be required reading for policymakers and politicians, as well as students and scholars of public policy, political science, environmental studies, and government. Éric Montpetit is with the Département de science politique at the Université de Montréal. 2003 168 pages, 6 x 9” hc $75.00, ISBN 0-7748-0908-6 6 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 The Heiress vs the Establishment Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, unearthed what she initially thought was an unsigned copy of her mother’s will, designating her as the primary beneficiary of the estate. The discovery snowballed into a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment, as Mrs. Campbell attempted to prove that her uncle, a prominent member of Ontario’s legal circle, had stolen funds from her mother’s estate. In 1930, she argued her case before the Law Lords of the Privy Council in London. A non-lawyer and Canadian, with no formal education, Campbell was the first woman to ever appear before them. She won. Reprinted here in its entirety, Where Angels Fear to Tread, Campbell’s self-published manuscript, is an eloquent and rare first- person account of the world of overlapping intrigue and influence that constituted the Constance Backhouse and Nancy Backhouse MAY 356 pages est., 6 x 9” 36 b/w illus. hc $45.00 ISBN 0-7748-1052-1 Jonathan Swainger and Constance Backhouse, eds. People and Place Historical Influences on Legal Culture early twentieth century legal system. Extensive commentary and annotations illuminate the context for Campbell’s story, and allow readers to better understand the implications of her case for Canadian legal history. So much more than a simple case study, The Heiress vs the Establishment is a vibrantly written account that will be welcomed by legal and social historians, those with an interest in Canadian letters, scholars of gender studies, as well as the public at large. Constance Backhouse is Professor of Law and University Research Chair at the University of Ottawa. Madam Justice Nancy Backhouse sits on the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW RECENTLY RELEASED LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES People and Place demonstrates the fascinat- ing ways in which personality and locale interact to shape the law, and how location influences legal cultural history. The essays, by a diverse array of scholars – including legal theorists, historians, and criminologists – examine law through the framework of history. They look at the lives of judges and lawyers, rape victims, prostitutes, religious sect leaders, and common criminals to explore how individuals or small groups have been able to make a difference in how law has been understood, applied, and interpreted. The essays allow readers to explore law’s various meanings across communities and time and to develop a more profound aware- ness of the complexity of human society. Accessible to academics, students, and general readers interested in the formation of law within a social context, this collection offers a compelling perspective on the subtle relationship of people, place, and the law. Jonathan Swainger is an associate professor of history at the University of Northern British Columbia and author of The Canadian Department of Justice and the Completion of Confederation, 1867-78. Constance Backhouse is a professor of law at the University of Ottawa and co-author of The Heiress vs the Establishment. 2003 256 pages, 6 x 9” 5 b/w illus. hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-1032-7 LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES » ALSO OF INTEREST Gender in the Legal Profession Fitting or Breaking the Mould Joan Brockman pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0835-7 Published for The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by UBC Press. 7F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court Legal Mobilization and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Since 1980, the Canadian women’s movement has been an active participant in constitutional politics and Charter litigation. This book, through its focus on the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), presents a compelling examination of how Canadian feminists became key actors in developing the constitutional doctrine of equality, and how they mobilized that doctrine to support the movement’s policy agenda. The case of LEAF, an organization that had as its goal the use of Charter litigation to influence legal rules and public policy, provides rich ground for Manfredi’s keen analysis of legal mobilization. In a multitude of areas such as abortion, pornography, sexual assault, family law, and gay and lesbian rights, LEAF has intervened before the Supreme Court to bring its understanding of equality to bear on legal policy development. This study offers Christopher P. Manfredi JANUARY 256 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0946-9 The Law Commission of Canada, ed. New Perspectives on the Public-Private Divide The separation between public and private spheres has structured much of our thinking about human organizations. Scholars from nearly all disciplines use the notion of a public- private divide as a means to order knowledge and better understand the mechanisms that govern and shape human behaviour and institutions. In legal and socio-legal analysis, the distinction informs the differences between state and non-state actors and between public good and private property. This rich collection of essays explores how the public-private divide influences, challenges, and interacts with law and law reform. Through various case studies, the contributors reflect on this complex dichotomy’s role in structuring the socio-legal environment for the personal, social, economic, and governance relation- ships of citizens. They demonstrate that while the split between the public and the private is a useful way to understand the world, it is always only an ideological construct, and as such open to challenge. The Law Commission of Canada is an independ- ent federal law reform agency that advises Parlia- ment on how to improve and modernize Canada’s laws. JANUARY 200 pages, 6 x 9” pb $27.95, ISBN 0-7748-1043-2 a deft examination of LEAF’s arguments and seeks to understand how they affected the Court’s consideration of the issues. Perhaps most importantly, it also contemplates the long-term effects of mobilization, and consid- ers the social impact of the legal doctrine that has emerged from LEAF cases. A major contribution to law and society studies, Feminist Activism in the Supreme Court is unparalleled in its analysis of legal mobilization as an effective strategy for social movements. It will be widely read and welcomed by legal scholars, political scientists, lawyers, feminists, and activists. Christopher P. Manfredi is Professor of Political Science at McGill University. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW NOW IN PAPERBACK LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES LEGAL DIMENSIONS SERIES Published in association with The Law Commission of Canada “An important contribution to the legal mobilization literature that straddles the disciplines of law and political science …[It] provides a thorough and detailed account of how a prominent feminist organization has used law to shape the Canadian constitution and public policy.” -– Judy Fudge, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 8 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Tournament of Appeals Granting Judicial Review in Canada Canada’s Supreme Court decides cases with far-reaching effects on Canadian politics and public policies. When the Supreme Court sets cases on its agenda, it exercises nearly unrestrained discretion and considerable public authority. But how does the Court choose these cases in the first place? From the several hundred requests for judicial review filed every year, how and why do the justices pick some cases but not others for review? Tournament of Appeals investigates the leave to appeal process in Canada and explores how and why certain cases “win” a place on the Court’s agenda and others do not. Taking the approach that the process mimics a sports tournament, this study raises several vital questions. For example, is there an elite Supreme Court “bar” that routinely wins the tournament? Do the Court’s rules affect the Roy B. Flemming MAY 176 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $80.00 ISBN 0-7748-1082-3 Janis Sarra, ed. Corporate Governance in Global Capital Markets The recent failures of Enron, WorldCom, and other large publicly traded corporations have catapulted the issue of corporate governance onto the international stage. In this timely book, Janis Sarra draws together the work of legal scholars and practitioners from across North America to provide a comprehensive analysis of corporate governance issues in global capital markets. This collection explores the theoretical underpinnings of corporate governance and provides concrete illustrations of different models and their outcomes. While the per- spectives of the authors sometimes differ, their common project is to explore different normative conceptions of the corporation in order to contribute to an analysis of global trends in corporate governance. The book measures diverse theoretical perspectives against the reality of corporate operations in current capital markets. Relationships both within and outside the firm are explored, including issues of accountability, ethics in decision making, and notions of efficiency in generation of corporate wealth. Legal scholars and practitioners with an interest in corporations, insolvency, and securities, as well as corporate directors will welcome this addition to their libraries. Janis Sarra is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia. 2003 400 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-1004-1 tournament’s outcomes? Or does winning and losing reflect the resources of the parties? As players in this tournament, how do the judges play the game and how does it affect their votes to grant or deny judicial review? Drawing from information on the process, applications, and lawyers that has never before been used in studies of Canada’s Supreme Court, Flemming offers both a qualitatively and quantitatively based explana- tion of how Canada’s justices grant judicial review. The first of its kind, this innovative study will draw the attention of lawyers, academics, and students in North America as well as in the Commonwealth and European countries whose high courts share many features of the appeals process in Canada. Roy B. Flemming is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas A & M University. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW RECENTLY RELEASED “The fact that the Supreme Court decides for itself what cases it is going to hear is an extremely important dimension of its strategic capacity, and to the best of my knowledge this has never been thoroughly explored. This book does an excellent job of examining the issue and makes a significant original contribution to its field.” -– Peter McCormick, author of Supreme at Last: The Evolution of the Supreme Court of Canada LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES 9F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Compulsory Compassion A Critique of Restorative Justice Often touted as the humane and politically progressive alternative to the rigid philosophy of retributive punishment that underpins many of the world’s judicial systems, restorative justice aspires to a theoretical and practical reconciliation of the values of love and compassion with justice and accountability. Emotionally seductive, the rhetoric of restora- tive justice appeals to a desire for a “right relation” among individuals and communities, and offers us a vision of justice that allows for the mutual healing of victim and victimizer, and with it, a sense of communal repair. In Compulsory Compassion, Annalise Acorn, a one-time advocate for restorative justice, deconstructs the rhetoric of the restorative movement. Drawing from diverse legal, literary, philosophical, and autobiographical sources, she questions the fundamental assumptions behind that rhetoric: that we can Annalise E. Acorn MARCH 256 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0942-6 Ikechi Mgbeoji Collective Insecurity The Liberian Crisis, Unilateralism, and Global Order Africa’s notorious civil wars and seemingly endless conflicts constitute one of the most intractable threats to global peace and security in the post-Cold War era. This book provides both a superb analysis of the historical dysfunction of the postcolonial African state generally and, more specifically, a probing critique of the crisis that resulted in the tragic collapse of Liberia. Using a historical deconstruction and recon- struction of the theories and practice of international law and politics, Ikechi Mgbeoji ultimately shows that blame for this endless cycle of violence must be laid at the feet of both the Western powers and African states themselves. He further posits that three measures – a reconstructed regime of African statehood, legitimate governance, and reform of the United Nations Security Council – are imperatives for the creation of a stable African polity. In the post-9/11 era, this holistic and multilateral approach to collective security remains the world’s best route to peace and socio-political stability. Collective Insecurity is a vital addition to the study of international law and will also be of interest to those engaged in security studies, politics, and African studies. Ikechi Mgbeoji is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. JANUARY 200 pages, 6 x 9” pb $24.95, ISBN 0-7748-1037-8 LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES trust wrongdoers’ capacity for meaningful accountability and respectful community, and that we can, in good conscience, deploy the idea that healing lies in the (re)encounter between victim and offender, and seduce victims to participate in restorative processes. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in restorative justice, Compulsory Compassion should also be read by scholars and students of criminal justice and legal theory. Annalise E. Acorn is a professor of law at the University of Alberta. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW NOW IN PAPERBACK LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES “The literature on restorative justice is large and growing and this book is a unique contribution to this field … It offers an important new adjustment to the landscape of responding to crime. I have seen no critique of restorative justice that comes close to this one in its depth, fairness, and richness … It may well redefine and reorient the field.” -– Frances Olsen, Professor of Law, UCLA 10 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 What Is a Crime? Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society We all have notions of what it means to commit a crime. Most of us are very much aware of the behaviours which, by law, constitute crime. Rarely, however, do we stop to consider why certain activities and behaviours are deemed criminal and others are not.  What Is a Crime? examines how we define criminal conduct in contemporary society, and how we respond to it once it has been identified. Drawing from diverse scholarly traditions – including law, sociology, criminology, and socio-legal studies – contributors to this collection reflect on the processes of defining crime, and consider the varied and complex implications of our decisions to criminalize certain unwanted behaviour. Employing various case studies, the contributors reflect on the social processes that inform definitions of crime, criminal law, and its enforcement, while The Law Commission of Canada, ed. MAY 224 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1086-6 Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner Murdering Holiness The Trials of Franz Creffield and George Mitchell Murdering Holiness explores the story of the Oregon-based “Holy Roller” sect led by Franz Creffield in the early years of the twentieth century. Creffield, a charismatic, self-styled messiah, taught his followers to forsake their families and worldly goods and to seek salvation through him. As his teachings became more extreme, the local community reacted: Creffield was tarred and feathered and his followers were incarcerated in the state asylum. Creffield himself was imprisoned for adultery, but later revived the sect. This proved too much for some of the adherents’ families, and in May 1906, Creffield was pursued to Seattle and shot dead by George Mitchell, the brother of two women in the sect. The authors take us into the courtroom for the sensational trial, as Mitchell was acquitted of murder. Though the formal plea was insanity, the defence built its case on the unwritten law that justified killing to protect or avenge family honour. Based on court records and archival sources, this case study sheds light on the rise of ardent religion in the Pacific Northwest, the justice system in Seattle, and the role of the press in influencing public opinion. Jim Phillips is Director of the Centre of Criminology and a professor in the Faculty of Law and Depart- ment of History. Rosemary Gartner is a professor at the Centre of Criminology and the Department of Sociology. Both are at the University of Toronto. 2003 360 pages, 6 x 9” 21 b/w illus. hc $45.00, ISBN 0-7748-0906-X LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES illuminating the subjective nature of crime and questioning the role of law in dealing with complex social issues. Collectively, the authors provide a critical dialogue on law and governance in contemporary society. What Is a Crime? will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers concerned with the governance of crime and its control in contemporary society. Students and scholars of law, sociology, political science, philosophy, and criminology will find this book invaluable in furthering their understanding of the processes of defining crime and criminal behaviour. It will also appeal to policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and anyone with a stake in our current approaches to crime. The Law Commission of Canada is an independ- ent federal law reform agency that advises Parlia- ment on how to improve and modernize Canada’s laws. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW RECENTLY RELEASED LEGAL DIMENSIONS SERIES Published in association with The Law Commission of Canada » ALSO OF INTEREST New Perspectives on the Public-Private Divide The Law Commission of Canada, ed. pb $27.95 ISBN 0-7748-1043-2 (see page 7) “The scholarship here is superb overall and the work as a whole is remarkably original … This book should have a wide audience among students, scholars, and that portion of the general reading public concerned about criminalization.” -– Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley 11F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Limiting Arbitrary Power The Vagueness Doctrine in Canadian Constitutional Law Under the emerging void-for-vagueness doctrine, a law lacking precision can be declared invalid. In this first book published on the subject, Marc Ribeiro offers a balanced analysis of this doctrine and its application in the context of the Canadian constitution. Taking as its starting point a cogent analysis of the fundamental concepts of “legality” and the “rule of law,” Limiting Arbitrary Power undertakes a specific study of the contents of the vagueness doctrine. Ribeiro presents an in-depth exploration of the courts’ current approach, and suggests how it may be refined in the future. In that regard, he proposes techniques for legislative drafting in which certainty could be enhanced without compromising the flexibility required in law. Acknowledging that to date, the doctrine has yet to be been granted an autonomous status Marc Ribeiro MAY 256 pages est., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1050-5 David R. Boyd Unnatural Law Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy “David Boyd deftly explores the differences and similarities between US and Canadian environmental laws with thorough clarity, authorial grace, and welcome concern.” – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. While governments assert that Canada is a world leader in sustainability, Unnatural Law provides extensive evidence to refute this claim. A comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian environmental law, the book provides a balanced, critical examination of Canada’s record, focusing on laws and policies intended to protect water, air, land, and biodiversity. The struggle for a sustainable future is one of the most daunting challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. Unnatural Law prescribes the changes Canada must make in order to respond to the ecological imperative of living within the Earth’s limits. Everyone – academics, lawyers, students, policymakers, and concerned citizens – interested in the health of the Canadian and global environments will find this book an invaluable source of information and insight. David R. Boyd is an environmental lawyer, professor, and former executive director of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund. 2003 488 pages, 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-1049-1 LAW AND SOCIETY SERIES for invalidating legislation, he also examines in detail the possible situations in which vagueness may become applicable under the Charter. An important addition to Canadian law librar- ies, Limiting Arbitrary Power will be eagerly received by legal professionals, legislators, and scholars of constitutional law and legal theory. Marc Ribeiro holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal, and a Doctor of Jurispru- dence from Osgoode Hall. He is a member of the Bar of Quebec. LAW WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/LAW RECENTLY RELEASED “A remarkable scholarly work … I like very much the presentation, the structure, and the style. It will be a useful book for researchers and practitioners.” -– Patrice Garant, Faculty of Law, Laval University 12 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939-1945 With a New Preface by the Author Roy MacLaren BACK IN PRINT During the Second World War, Canadians found themselves behind enemy lines in Europe and Asia. Not all were ill-fated airmen, shot down in the fury of battle. In fact, some were there by design. As volunteers who risked their lives in extremely hazardous assignments, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two secret British services, these men made language and custom their costumes and wove themselves into the social fabric of France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Burma, Malaya, and Sarawak. As “citizens” of these countries, they were uniquely positioned to assist resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions, and to smuggle Allied airmen out of the occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. Out of print for more than two decades, this bestselling book recognizes the unique contribution of these individuals to the underground war effort in WWII. It is also a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Military and Canadian historians, veterans, and anyone interested in this fascinating piece of Canada’s past will appreciate MacLaren’s engaging, well-researched account. The Honourable Roy MacLaren, a graduate of the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto, and Cambridge, was a diplomat, business- man, and Member of Parliament.  He was Minister of State (Finance), Minister of National Revenue, and Minister of International Trade. He is the author of four other books on Canadian military and political subjects. PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION: “A rattling adventure yarn.” – The Vancouver Sun “Documents yet another stage in Canada’s reluctant coming of age.” – The Globe and Mail “An intensely interesting account of an unusual and little-known aspect of Canada’s fighting men overseas.” – The Canadian Historical Review MARCH 352 pages est., 6 x 9” 38 b/w photos, 3 maps pb $25.95 ISBN 0-7748-1100-5 MILITARY HISTORY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/MILITARYHISTORY 13F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers Canada’s Second World War It was the “Good War.”  Its cause was just; it ended the Depres- sion; and Canada’s contribution was nothing less than stellar. Canadians had every reason to applaud themselves, and the heroes that made the nation proud. But the dark truth was that not all Canadians were saints or soldiers. Indeed, many were sinners. In this eye-opening and captivating reassessment of Canadian commitment to the cause, some disturbing questions come to light. Were citizens working as hard as possible to back the war effort?  Was there illegal profiting from the conflict? Did Canadian society suffer from a general decline of “morality” during the war?  Would women truly “back the attack” in new factory jobs and the military, and then quietly return home? Would unattended youth produce a crisis with juvenile delin- quency?  How would Canada reintegrate a million veterans who, policymakers feared, would create a social crisis if treated like their Great War counterparts? The first-ever synthesis of both the patriotic and the problematic in wartime Canada, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers shows how moral and social changes, and the fears they generated, precipitated numerous, and often contradictory, legacies in law and society.  From labour conflicts, to the black market, to prostitution, and beyond, Keshen acknowledges the under- belly of Canada’s Second World War, and demonstrates that the “Good War” was a complex tapestry of social forces – not all of which were above reproach. Essential to both military and social historians, this book will also prove fascinating to anyone interested in the evolution of Canada’s social fabric. “Opening up a large number of new questions about the 1940s and, by extension, other periods of the 20th century, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers will become a standard work in Canadian social history.” – Terry Copp, author of Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy “Jeffrey Keshen’s Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers is an extraordinary look at how Canadians lived, loved, and worked on the homefront during the Second World War. His massive research into the sources that other historians usually skip over has produced the single best study of rapidly changing social values in a time of great crisis that we have. Absolutely first-rate…” – J.L. Granatstein, author of Canada’s Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace Jeffrey A. Keshen is a member of the Department of History at the University of Ottawa. MARCH 448 pages est., 6 x 9” 38 b/w illus. hc $45.00 ISBN 0-7748-0923-X Jeffrey A. Keshen STUDIES IN CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY Published in association with the Canadian War Museum MILITARY HISTORY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/MILITARYHISTORY 14 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Stepping Stones to Nowhere The Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and American Military Strategy, 1867-1945 Galen Roger Perras The Aleutian Islands, a mostly forgotten portion of the United States on the southwest coast of Alaska, have often assumed a key role in American military strategy. W.H. Seward, the US secretary of state who brokered the purchase of Alaska, believed that the acquisition would permit the US to dominate the Pacific. In the 1990s, Bill Clinton attempted to install an American ballistic missile defence system on the islands. But for most Americans, prior to the WWII, the bleak and barren islands were of far less interest than the Philippines. In Stepping Stones to Nowhere, Galen Perras shows how that changed with the Japanese occupation of the western Aleutians. Efforts to make the area a major theatre of war rivalling Europe or the South Pacific foundered, but certainly not for lack of effort. The campaign was unique in its involvement of Britain, the Soviet Union, and Canada. Perras reveals how this clash in the North Pacific demonstrated serious problems with the way that American civilian and military decision makers sought to incite a global conflict. This book will be invaluable to military and naval historians as well as those with a general interest in the history of the Second World War. Galen Roger Perras is the author of Franklin Roosevelt and the Origins of the Canadian-American Security Alliance, 1933-1945. JANUARY 288 pages, 14 b/w illus., 6 x 9” pb $25.95, ISBN 0-7748-0990-6 US paperback rights held by US Naval Institute Press NOW IN PAPERBACK MILITARY HISTORY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/MILITARYHISTORY Frigates and Foremasts The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters, 1745- 1815 Julian Gwyn The first comprehensive study of naval opera- tions involving North American squadrons in Nova Scotia waters, Frigates and Foremasts offers a masterful analysis of the motives behind the deployment of Royal Navy vessels between 1745 and 1815, and the navy’s role on the Western Atlantic. Interweaving historical analysis with vivid descriptions of pivotal events from the first siege of Louisbourg in 1745 to the end of the wars with the United States and France in 1815, Julian Gwyn illuminates the complex story of competing interests among the Admiralty, Navy Board, sea officers, and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic. In a gripping narrative encompassing sea battles, impressments, and privateering, Gwyn brings to life key events and central figures. Gwyn’s evocation of people and events, and the scholarship he brings to bear on  the subject makes Frigates and Foremasts an authoritative history. Wonderfully readable, it will attract both the serious naval historian and the general reader interested in the “why” and “what” of naval history on North America’s eastern seaboard. Julian Gwyn is Professor Emeritus in the Depart- ment of History at the University of Ottawa. 2003 224 pages, 18 b/w illus., 2 maps, 6 x 9” hc $75.00, ISBN 0-7748-0910-8 RECENTLY RELEASED STUDIES IN CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY Published in association with the Canadian War Museum Not the Slightest Chance The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941 Tony Banham Until now, the story of the Battle of Hong Kong has defied a coherent retelling. Over a third of its defenders were killed in battle or died in captivity; those who survived seldom spoke about their experiences; and written accounts recorded while in combat were largely de- stroyed during the Japanese occupation. The only primary historical material that remains was written from memory in POW camps, or years after the fact. This book represents the first attempt to piece together all existing accounts of the December 1941 fighting between the Garrison and the invading Japanese. Banham makes use of the Garrison’s small size – only 14,000 soldiers – to weave a historical account from the per- spectives of individuals, rather than big battalions. His story covers the fighting phase by phase, and considers the individual actions that made up the battle, the military strategies, and the many controversies that arose both during the struggle and after. Military historians interested in the Hong Kong battle, and the role of Canadian and British forces in the combat, will welcome this original and comprehensive account. Tony Banham has been studying the Battle of Hong Kong for well over a decade and has written extensively on the subject. JANUARY 452 pages, 10 b/w illus., 17 maps, 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-1045-9 North American rights only. NOW IN PAPERBACK 15F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A John R. Hinde When Coal Was King Ladysmith and the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island The town of Ladysmith was one of the most important coal-mining communities on Vancouver Island during the early twentieth century. The Ladysmith miners had a reputa- tion for radicalism and militancy and engaged in bitter struggles for union recognition and economic justice, most notably the Great Strike of 1912-14. This strike, one of the longest and most violent labour disputes in Canadian history, marked a watershed in the history of the town and the coal industry. This book explains the origins of the 1912-14 strike by examining the development of the coal industry on Vancouver Island, the found- ing of Ladysmith, the experience of work and safety in the mines, the process of political and economic mobilization, and how these factors contributed to the development of identity and community. Unique to this analysis is Hinde’s emphasis on the importance of class, ethnicity, gender, and community in creating the conditions for the mobilization of the working-class population. Informed by current academic debates, this readable history draws on extensive archival research, and will appeal to historians and others interested in the history of Vancouver Island. John R. Hinde has taught at the University of Victoria and Malaspina University College. His first book, Jacob Burckhardt and the Crisis of Modernity, was awarded the 2001 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize by the Canadian Historical Association. JANUARY 288 pages, 22 b/w illus., 3 maps, 6 x 9” pb $24.95, ISBN 0-7748-0936-1 HISTORY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/HISTORY NOW IN PAPERBACK CCF Colonialism in Northern Saskatchewan Battling Parish Priests, Bootleggers, and Fur Sharks Often remembered for its humanitarian platform and its pioneering social programs, Saskatchewan’s Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) wrought a much less scruti- nized legacy in the northern regions of the province during the twenty years it governed. Until the 1940s churches, fur traders, and other wealthy outsiders held uncontested control over Saskatchewan’s northern region. Following its rise to power in 1944, the CCF undertook aggressive efforts to unseat these traditional powers and to install a new socialist economy and society in largely Aboriginal northern communities. The next two decades brought major changes to the region as well- meaning government planners grossly mis- judged the challenges that confronted the north and failed to implement programs that would meet northern needs. As the CCF’s efforts to modernize and assimilate northern David M. Quiring MAY 384 pages est., 6 x 9” 1 map hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-09388 people met with frustration, it was the northern people themselves who inevitably suffered from the fallout of this failure. In an elegantly written history that documents the colonial relationship between the CCF and the communities in northern Saskatchewan, David Quiring draws on extensive archival research and oral history to offer a fresh look at the CCF era. This examination will find a welcome audience among historians of northern Canada, Aboriginal scholars, and general readers. David M. Quiring teaches in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. » ALSO OF INTEREST Making Native Space Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia Cole Harris pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0901-9 16 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Negotiated Memory Doukhobor Autobiographical Discourse The Doukhobors, Russian-speaking immigrants who arrived in Canada in 1899, are primarily known to the Canadian public through sensa- tionalist images of them as nude protestors, anarchists, and religious fanatics – representa- tions largely propagated by government commissions and the Canadian media. In Negotiated Memory, Julie Rak examines the ways in which autobiographical strategies have been employed by the Doukhobors themselves in order to retell and reclaim their own history in the face of these images. Drawing from oral interviews, court docu- ments, government reports, prison diaries, and newspapers, Rak demonstrates how the Doukhobors employed both “classic” and alternative forms of autobiography to communicate their views about communal living, vegetarianism, activism, and spiritual life, as well as to pass on traditions to Julie Rak MARCH 208 pages est., 6 x 9” 3 b/w illus. hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1030-0 successive generations. More than a historical work, this book brings together recent theories concerning subjectivity, autobiography, and identity, and shows how Doukhobor autobio- graphical discourse forms a series of ongoing negotiations for identity and collective survival which at times is successful in gaining visibility within dominant discourses of the subject, and at times is not. An innovative study, Negotiated Memory will appeal to those interested in autobiography studies, historians, literary critics, and students and scholars of Canadian cultural studies. Julie Rak is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alberta. HISTORY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/HISTORY Robert Galois, ed. A Voyage to the North West Side of America The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89 The journal of James Colnett is the last unpublished account of the early maritime fur trade on the Northwest Coast. Between 1786 and 1789, Colnett’s expedition traversed the coast from Prince William Sound to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Its members were the first Europeans to encounter the Tsimshian and the southern Heiltsuk, and the first to land on the southern Queen Charlotte Islands. The journal is reproduced with full scholarly apparatus, as well as with extracts from a second journal by Andrew Bracey Taylor, 3rd mate on one of the ships in Colnett’s com- mand. Focusing on the expedition’s remark- able encounters with the Native peoples of the Northwest Coast, Galois’ introductory essay also addresses the geopolitical context of the voyage and the intellectual background that shaped the writing of the journals. This fascinating account gives us a new understanding of early European presence in the Northwest and of Native responses to these developments. It will interest historians, geographers, and ethnographers of the Northwest Coast and beyond. Robert Galois is a member of the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. 2003 448 pages, 21 b/w illus., 15 maps, 6 x 9” hc $95.00, ISBN 0-7748-0855-1 RECENTLY RELEASED 17F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Paddling to Where I Stand Agnes Alfred, Qwiqwasut’inuxw Noblewoman The Kwakwaka’wakw people and their culture have been the subject of more anthropological writings than any other ethnic group on the Northwest Coast. Until now, however, no biography had been written by or about a Kwakwaka’wakw woman. Paddling to Where I Stand presents the memoirs of Agnes Alfred (c.1890-1992), a non-literate noble Kwakwaka’wakw woman and one of the last great storytellers among her peers in the classic oral tradition. Agnes Alfred documents through myths, historical accounts, and personal reminis- cences the foundations and the enduring pulse of her living culture. She shows how a First Nations woman managed to quietly fulfil her role as a noble matriarch in her ever- changing society, thus providing a role model for those who came after her. She also contributes significant light and understanding As told to Martine Reid, ed., and Daisy Sewid-Smith, trans. MARCH 304 pages est., 35 b/w illus., 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0912-4 of several traditional practices, including prearranged marriages and traditional potlatches. Paddling to Where I Stand is more than another anthropological interpretation of Kwakwaka’wakw culture. It is the first-hand account, by a woman, of the greatest period of change she and her people experienced since first contact with Europeans, and her memoirs flow from her urgently felt desire to pass on her knowledge to younger generations. Martine J. Reid is a French ethnologist, independ- ent scholar, author, and curator of Northwest Coast art. Daisy Sewid-Smith is Agnes Alfred’s grand- daughter and a Kwakwaka’wakw linguist. NATIVE STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/NATIVESTUDIES Paul Nadasdy Hunters and Bureaucrats Power, Knowledge, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Southwest Yukon RECENTLY RELEASED Governments and First Nations in Canada have long been operating on the assumption that land claims agreements and the co- management of wildlife and other resources will resolve centuries-long inequities. This book challenges this premise, arguing that co- management and land claims processes, based as they are on European concepts of “knowledge” and “property,” are in many ways incompatible with First Nations beliefs and practices regarding human-animal-land relations. To participate effectively in these processes, Aboriginal peoples have had to develop bureaucracies that parallel those of the governments with which they must deal. These bureaucracies reproduce existing power relations and compel Aboriginal peoples to speak and act in uncharacteristic ways. As a result, Nadasdy argues, land claims and co- management may be working to undermine the very way of life they are supposed to protect. Based on the author’s fieldwork in Burwash Landing, a village of seventy people, most of whom are members of the Kluane First Nation, this book is a revealing exploration of how land claims and co-management, as aspects of an evolving relationship between the Kluane First Nation and the state, are affecting Kluane people and their way of life. Paul Nadasdy is Assistant Professor of Anthropol- ogy and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2003 328 pages, 23 b/w illus., 3 maps, 6 x 9” hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-0983-3 » ALSO OF INTEREST Cis dideen kat – When the Plumes Rise The Way of the Lake Babine Nation Jo-Anne Fiske and Betty Patrick pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0812-8 18 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 APRIL 160 pages, 6 x 9” hc $75.00 ISBN 0-7748-1084-X Umeek (E. Richard Atleo) is a Nuu-chah- nulth hereditary chief and served as co-chair of the former internation- ally recognized Scientific Panel for Sustainable Forest Practices in Clayoquot Sound. He teaches in the First Nations Studies Department at Malaspina University College. Umeek (E. Richard Atleo) Tsawalk A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview Western philosophy has long held scientific rationalism in a place of honour. Reason, that particularly exalted human quality, has become steadily distanced from the metaphysical aspects of existence, such as spirit, faith, and intuition. In Tsawalk, hereditary chief Umeek introduces us to an alternative indigenous worldview – an ontology drawn from the Nuu- chah-nulth origin stories. “Tsawalk,” meaning “one,” encapsulates the Nuu-chah-nulth understanding of the nature of existence. It serves as the foundation of an indigenous theory, whereby the universe is seen as an integrated and orderly whole and the physical and the spiritual are seen as part of a the same continuum. By retelling and analyzing the origin stories of the Son of Raven and the Son of Mucus, Umeek demonstrates how tsawalk provides a viable alternative that both complements and expands the worldview presented by Western science. Tsawalk, he argues, allows for the possibility of combining both Western and indigenous worldviews in order to advance our understanding of the universe. In addition, he shows how various fundamental aspects of Nuu-chah-nulth society are based upon this concept, and what implications it has today for both Native and non-Native peoples. A valuable contribution to Native studies, anthropology, philosophy, and the study of science, Tsawalk offers a revitalizing and thoughtful complement to Western scientific worldviews. NATIVE STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/NATIVESTUDIES APRIL 632 pages, 6 x 9” 2 maps hc $125.00 ISBN 0-7748-1002-5 FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES SERIES Wayne Suttles is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Portland State University. Wayne Suttles Musqueam Reference Grammar Here is the long-awaited grammar of the Musqueam dialect of Halkomelem, which Wayne Suttles began work on in the late 1950s. The Musqueam people are the First Nation whose aboriginal territory includes much of the Fraser Delta and the city of Vancouver. Halkomelem, one of the twenty- three languages that belong to the Salish Family, is spoken in three distinct forms: Upriver, by the Stó:lo’ of the Fraser Valley; Downriver, of which Musqueam is the only surviving representative; and Island, spoken by the Nanaimo and Cowichan of Vancouver Island. Suttles, an anthropologist, worked with knowledgeable older people, eliciting tradi- tional stories, personal narratives, and ethnographic accounts. The grammar covers the usual topics of phonology, morphology, and syntax, illustrated by numerous sentences selected for their cultural relevance, providing insight into traditional practices, social relations, and sense of humour. There are also chapters on kinship and on space and time as well as five texts and appendices giving an index of grammatical elements, names of places and peoples, and the history of work on Halkomelem. It is written using the terms of traditional grammar as much as possible, without following a particu- lar theoretical perspective. It is perhaps the fullest account of any Salish language. It will be welcomed by linguists, anthropologists, and the Musqueam people. » ALSO OF INTEREST Huron Wendat The Heritage of the Circle Georges Sioui pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-0715-6 US paperback rights held by Michigan State University Press » ALSO OF INTEREST The Lillooet Language Phonology, Morphology, Syntax Jan Van Eijk hc $75.00 ISBN 0-7748-0625-7 19F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A MARCH 384 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1026-2 Catherine E. Bell is a professor of law and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. David Kahane is an associate professor in the Department of Philoso- phy. Both are at the University of Alberta. Catherine Bell and David Kahane, eds. Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts In the last twenty years, there has been a growing interest in alternative dispute resolu- tion (ADR), as scholars and practitioners seek more effective, context-sensitive approaches to conflict. Where formerly conflict was tackled and “resolved” in formal legal settings and with an adversarial spirit, more conciliatory approaches – negotiation, mediation, problem- solving, and arbitration – are now gaining favour. These new methods are proving especially appropriate in intercultural contexts, particularly for Aboriginal land claims, self- government, and community-based disputes. The essays collected here by Catherine Bell and David Kahane provide a balanced view of ADR, exploring its opportunities and effective- ness alongside its challenges and limits. They are international in scope, with examples of efforts (some successful, some not) at dispute resolution involving Inuit and Arctic peoples, Dene, Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en, Tsuu T’ina, Cree, Metis, Navajo, Maori, Aboriginal Austral- ians, and Torres Strait Islanders. They have been written by theorists and practitioners, and by Aboriginals as well as non-Aboriginals. This book will appeal to students and scholars of Aboriginal law and alternative dispute resolution; legal and political theorists; dispute resolution practitioners; and anyone involved in land claims, treaty, and self-government agreements in Canada or abroad. NATIVE STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/NATIVESTUDIES 2003 288 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1021-1 Jerry P. White is Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Western Ontario. Paul S. Maxim is Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Western Ontario, and Dan Beavon is Director of the Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Jerry P. White, Paul S. Maxim, and Dan Beavon, eds. Aboriginal Conditions Research as a Foundation for Public Policy What role does social science research play in public policy decisions on Aboriginal issues? How can policymakers, Aboriginal organizations, and social scientists collaborate to best serve Aboriginal communities and the policymaking processes that affect them? Aboriginal Conditions considers such ques- tions, with an aim to promote policymaking that is firmly based on social scientific evidence. Aimed at three main constituencies – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social scientists, government and Aboriginal policymakers, and Aboriginal communities – the book has multiple purposes. First, it presents findings from recent research, with the goal of advancing research agenda, and stimulating positive social development. Second, it encourages greater links between the social scientific and external research communities and demonstrates the kind of research needed as a foundation for public policy. Finally, it acts as a guide to research methods for Aboriginal communities and organizations, and promotes cooperation between researchers and Aboriginal peoples in an effort to ensure that research decisions serve both groups equally. A vital addition to public policy and Native studies, Aboriginal Conditions will be welcomed by social scientists, policymakers, and academics working in these fields. RECENTLY RELEASED “This book offers invaluable insights to the reader. It belongs on the shelf of every student, scholar, or practitioner with an interest in alternative dispute resolution and Aboriginal issues.” -– Paul Chartrand, Faculty of Law, Univer- sity of Saskachewan 20 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Journey to the Ice Age Discovering an Ancient World At the end of the Ice Age, small groups of hunter-gatherers crossed from Siberia to Alaska and opened the last chapter in the human settlement of the earth. Many left little or no trace. But one group -- the Early Paleo- Indians -- exploded suddenly on the archaeo- logical record about 11,500 years ago and expanded rapidly throughout North America and, eventually, into South America. Why was this group so successful? To under- stand this, we need to know how they coped with change and different Ice Age environ- ments. This book, by archaeologist and curator Peter Storck, focuses on the challenges faced by the Early Paleo-Indians of northeastern North America. A revealing, autobiographical account, Journey to the Ice Age is at once a captivating record of Storck’s archaeological discoveries, as well as an introduction to the practice, challenges, and spirit of archaeology. Peter L. Storck MARCH 384 pages, 6 x 9” 22 drawings, 19 photos, 21 maps hc $39.95 ISBN 0-7748-1028-9 Whether you’re in your teens or in your 80s, if you’ve ever wanted to roll back the present and see the landscape of the past, this book is sure to delight you. Designed to take readers on their own journey to the Ice Age, the book includes a guided tour across ancient beaches, through glacially scoured valleys, and up into formerly remote highlands -- places evocative of another geological epoch and which contain hidden traces of Southern Ontario's, and Canada's, founding peoples. Of interest to both professional and amateur, student and teacher, specialist and novice, this personal, often evocative, account is bound to satisfy anyone who’s ever yearned to ask an archaeologist: How do you know where to dig? Why do you do what you do? Or what does it all mean? Peter L. Storck is Senior Curator Emeritus at the Department of Anthropology, Royal Ontario Museum. ARCHAEOLOGY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/ARCHAEOLOGY R.G. Matson, Gary Coupland, and Quentin Mackie, eds. Emerging from the Mist Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History RECENTLY RELEASED Our understanding of the precontact nature of the Northwest Coast has changed dramatically over the last twenty years. This book brings together the most recent research on the culture history and archaeology of a region of longstanding anthropological importance, whose complex societies represent the most prominent examples of hunters and gatherers. Combining archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography, this collection investigates several aspects of this cultural complexity, carrying on the intellectual traditions of Donald H. Mitchell and Wayne Suttles. Its interdiscipli- nary approach creates a broader context in which to interpret the past. The generously illustrated chapters address a wide range of topics, and include original and penetrating analyses of the fur trade, migration, household structures, and precontact metallurgy and architecture. Scholars and students of archaeology and anthropology, and those with an interest in Northwest Coast history, will find this volume especially rewarding. R.G. Matson teaches in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Gary Coupland and Quentin Mackie are members of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and the University of Victoria, respectively. 2003 336 pages, illus., 6 x 9” hc $95.00, ISBN 0-7748-0981-7 PACIFIC RIM ARCHAEOLOGY SERIES “This book will open the consciousness of North Americans to the ancient world that surrounds their daily lives. Familiar landscapes will carry new significance as the settings for primeval iceberg-laden seas, exotic animals, and peoples whose way of life is totally alien to that of the modern world.” -– Robert McGhee, author of Ancient People of the Arctic Published in association with: 21F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A ANTHROPOLOGY WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/ANTHROPOLOGY NOW IN PAPERBACK Obedient Autonomy Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life In the west, the idea of autonomy is often associated with a sense of freedom – a self- interested state of being unfettered by rules. This original anthropological study explores a type of “obedient” autonomy that blossoms as more rules are imposed, that thrives on set-backs, and flourishes in adversity. Obedient Autonomy analyzes this model, and explains its precepts by examining the highly organized discipline of archaeology in China. The book follows Chinese students on their journey to becoming full-fledged archaeologists in a bureaucracy-saturated environment. Often required to travel in teams to the countryside, archaeologists are uniquely obliged to over- come divisions among themselves, between themselves and their peasant-workers, and between themselves and bureaucratic officials. This analysis reveals how these interactions provide teachers of archaeology with examples Erika E.S. Evasdottir FEBRUARY 320 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0929-9 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE STUDIES SERIES used to foster obedient autonomy in their students. Moreover, it demonstrates how this form of autonomy enables persons to order and control their future careers in what appears to be a disorderly and uncertain world. A brilliant contextualization of archaeology in China, Obedient Autonomy shows how the discipline has accommodated itself to a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the moral, ethical, political, and economic under- pinnings of that context. It will be accessible to students of anthropology, social theorists of science, philosophers, gender theorists, and students of Chinese society. After receiving her doctorate in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, Erika E.S. Evasdottir was a Killam post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia. She is presently studying law at Columbia University with a specialization in Chinese legal studies. John Barker and Douglas Cole, eds. At Home with the Bella Coola Indians T.F. McIlwraith’s Field Letters, 1922–4 Between 1922 and 1924, the young Canadian anthropologist T.F. McIlwraith spent eleven months in the isolated community of Bella Coola, British Columbia, living among the people of the Nuxalk First Nation. During his time there, McIlwraith gained intimate knowledge of the Nuxalk culture and of their struggle to survive in the face of massive depopulation, loss of traditional lands, and the efforts of the Canadian government to ban the potlatch. McIlwraith’s resulting ethnography, The Bella Coola Indians (1948), is widely considered the finest published study of a Northwest Coast First Nation. This volume is a rich complement to McIlwraith’s classic work, incorporating his letters from the field with previously unpublished essays on the Nuxalk. Vivid and lively, the letters show the human side of the anthropologist, and provide a fascinating insight into the famous Northwest winter ceremonials and potlatch – events in which McIlwraith was one of the few white men privileged to participate as a dancer and partner. John Barker is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia. Douglas Cole was a professor in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. He died in 1997. JANUARY 224 pages, 15 b/w illus., 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-0980-9 “A fresh, original, and important book that stands to make a significant contribution to China studies.” -– Judith Shapiro, author of Cold Winds, Warm Winds: Intellectual Life in China Today 22 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 The Cult of Happiness Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China This interdisciplinary study brings history and art together in a definitive discussion of the Chinese woodblock print form of nianhua (literally “New Year pictures”). At the same time it is an extraordinary account of the cultural life of rural North China during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Beginning with an overview of nianhua produc- tion, Flath makes the critical point that rural China was embedded in a highly developed print culture. Through an analysis of the role of nianhua first in the home, and later in commer- cial and political theatres, the author considers the relationship of the prints to the social, cultural, and political milieu of North China from the late Qing dynasty to the early 1950s. Using nianhua as historical documents, he offers an original reconstruction of popular conceptions of domesticity, morality, gender, society, and modernity. He concludes with an examination James A. Flath MARCH 288 pages est., 6 x 9” 78 illus., 28 in colour hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1034-3 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE STUDIES SERIES of how communist authorities conscripted and transformed the nianhua genre for use as a propaganda tool in the 1940s and early 1950s. The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore, and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society. James A. Flath is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario. ASIAN STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/ASIANSTUDIES Christopher A. Reed Gutenberg in Shanghai Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937 RECENTLY RELEASED In the mid-1910s, what historians call the “Golden Age of Chinese Capitalism” began, accompanied by a technological transforma- tion that included the drastic expansion of China’s “Gutenberg revolution.” Gutenberg in Shanghai is a brilliant examination of this process. It finds the origins of that revolution in the country’s printing industries of the late imperial period and analyzes their subsequent development in the Republican era. Under diverse social, political, and economic influences, this technological and cultural revolution saw woodblock printing replaced with Western mechanical processes. This book, which relies on documents previously unavailable to both Western and Chinese researchers, demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible. Its conclu- sion contests scholarly arguments that view China’s technological development as slowed by culture, or that interpret Chinese modernity as mere cultural continuity. Christopher A. Reed is a member of the History Department at Ohio State University. 2003 408 pages, 36 b/w illus., 6 x 9” hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-1040-8 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE STUDIES SERIES STUDIES OF THE WEATHERHEAD EAST ASIAN INSTITUTE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY “A fascinating and ambitious interdiscipli- nary study of popular and print culture in nineteenth and twentieth century China. The Cult of Happiness is a pioneering Western-language work. It is one of only a handful of books worldwide on this important topic.” -– Christopher A. Reed, author of Gutenberg in Shanghai: Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937 23F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Images in Asian Religions Texts and Contexts The study of images in Asian religions has tended to emphasize the centrality of image worship in both Hinduism and Buddhism. Little attention has been paid, however, to the arguments against such image worship in these religious traditions. This volume offers a comprehensive and balanced look at the role of images in Asian religions, and examines aspects of the reception of image worship that have only begun to be studied. Bringing together anthropologists, art histori- ans, and scholars of religion with interests in India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia, Images in Asian Religions challenges current understandings of image worship in Asian religions. Areas addressed include the complex, fluid, and contested nature of the religious image; the reception of images within the intellectual culture of Hinduism and Buddhism; and the importance of historical Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara, eds. MAY 384 pages est., 6 x 9” 60 b/w illus. hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0948-5 ASIAN RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY SERIES A Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and Comparative Religion and cultural context in the study of religious images. The result is a compelling collection that demonstrates the range of debate over practices of image worship, and expands our appreciation of the religious image to include a wide array of objects that serve as supports of divine presence. Of primary interest to scholars of Asian religions, this book will also appeal to art historians, anthropologists, semioticians, and students of religion who concern themselves with images, icons, and material culture. Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara are professors in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. ASIAN STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/ASIANSTUDIES Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara, eds. Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions NOW IN PAPERBACK This book brings together essays by anthro- pologists, scholars of religion, and art histori- ans on the subject of sacred place and sacred biography in Asia. The chapters span a broad geographical area that includes India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, and China, and explore issues from the classical and medieval periods to the present. They show how sacred places have a plurality of meanings and how in their construction, secular politics, private religious experience, and sectarian rivalry intersect. Contributors explore the fundamental chal- lenges that religious groups face as they expand from their homeland or confront the demands of modernity. While some chapters deal with well-known religious movements and sites, others discuss little-known groups and help to enrich our understanding of the diversity of religious belief in Asia. The book will be of interest not only to scholars of Asian religion and hagiography, but also to others who seek to understand the ways in which religious groups accommodate the challenges of new environments and new times. Phyllis Granoff and Koichi Shinohara are professors in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. JANUARY 392 pages, 31 b/w illus., 3 maps, 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-1039-4 ASIAN RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY SERIES A Buddha Dharma Kyokai Foundation Book on Buddhism and Comparative Religion 24 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Japan at the Millennium Joining Past and Future David W. Edgington, ed. Patricia Roy’s latest book, The Oriental Question, continues her study into why British Columbians – and many Canadians from outside the province – were historically so opposed to Asian immigration. Drawing on contemporary press and government reports and individual correspondence and memoirs, Roy shows how British Columbians consoli- dated a “white man’s province” from 1914 to 1941 by securing a virtual end to Asian immigration and placing stringent legal restrictions on Asian competition in the major industries of lumber and fishing. While its emphasis is on political action and politicians, the book also examines the popular pressure for such practices and gives some attention to the reactions of those most affected: the province’s Chinese and Japanese residents. The Oriental Question is a critical investigation of a troubling period in Canadian history. It will be of vital interest to scholars of British Columbian and Canadian history and politics and of Asian, diaspora, ethnicity, and immigra- tion studies. Patricia E. Roy is a professor in the Department of History, University of Victoria. The Oriental Question follows her 1989 groundbreaking work, A White Man’s Province, which covered the period 1858- 1914. A third volume will take the story from the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941 to the removal, in 1967, of the last barriers to “first class citizen- ship” for Canadians of Chinese and Japanese origin. 2003 344 pages, 16 b/w illus., 6 x 9” hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-1010-6 NOW IN PAPERBACK ASIAN STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/ASIANSTUDIES The Oriental Question Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41 Patricia E. Roy RECENTLY RELEASED Gender and Change in Hong Kong Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy Eliza W.Y. Lee, ed. The 1980s and 1990s represent a critical historical juncture for Hong Kong, as it under- went important social, political, and economic transformations. This period of transition, during which the state worked to redefine itself, significantly altered the role and status of Hong Kong women. Colonial modernity, which arose through the integration of the colonial state, the capitalist economy, and the Hong Kong Chinese society, proved favourable for some women but also had adverse consequences for others. Gender and Change in Hong Kong analyzes women’s changing identities and agencies amidst the complex interaction of three important forces, namely, globalization, postcolonialism, and Chinese patriarchy. The chapters examine the issues from a number of perspectives to consider legal changes, political participation, the situation of working- class and professional women, sexuality, religion, and international migration. This incisive volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in gender and women’s studies, postcolonialism, globalization, and Asian studies. Eliza W.Y. Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 2003 224 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00, ISBN 0-7748-0994-9 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE STUDIES SERIES US paperback rights held by University of Hawai’i Press Asian paperback rights held by Hong Kong University Press NOW IN PAPERBACK Japan today is at an important historical juncture. Buffeted in recent years by rapid economic, social, and political change, yet still very much steeped in custom and history, the nation has become an amalgam of the traditional and the modern. As a result, the country has become increasingly difficult to categorize: How are we to represent today’s Japan effectively, and fairly predict its future? This critical, multi-disciplinary collection explores the convergence of past and future in contemporary Japan. Contributors comment on a wide range of economic, socio-cultural, and political trends – such as the mobilization of Japanese labour, the burgeoning Ainu identity movement, and the shifting place of the modern woman – and conclude that despite the rapid changes, many of the traditional facets of Japanese society have remained intact. Institutional change, they assert, is unlikely to occur quickly, and Japan must find alternate ways to adjust to twenty- first-century pressures of global competition and interdependence. A pleasure to read, this broad volume will be welcomed by upper-level undergraduates, graduates, and specialists in Japanese studies. David W. Edgington is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. 2003 288 pages, 11 b/w illus., 6 x 9” pb $29.95, ISBN 0-7748-0899-3 25F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A JANUARY 296 pages, 6 x 9” 10 b/w illus. pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-1018-1 Maureen G. Reed is Associate Professor, Department of Geogra- phy, University of Saskatchewan. Maureen G. Reed Taking Stands Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities Environmental activism in rural places frequently pits residents whose livelihood depends on resource extraction against those who seek to protect natural spaces and species. While many studies have focused on women who seek to protect the natural environment, few have explored the perspectives of women who seek to maintain resource use. This book goes beyond the dichotomies of “pro” and “anti” environmentalism to tell the stories of these women. Maureen G. Reed uses participatory action research to explain the experiences of women who seek to protect forestry as an industry, a livelihood, a commu- nity, and a culture. She links their experiences to policy making by considering the effects of environmental policy changes on the social dynamics of workplaces, households, and communities in forestry towns of British Columbia’s temperate rainforest. The result is a critical commentary about the social dimen- sions of sustainability in rural communities. A powerful and challenging book, Taking Stands provides a crucial understanding of community change in resource-dependent regions, and helps us to better tackle the complexities of gender and activism as they relate to rural sustainability. Social and environmental geogra- phers, feminist scholars, and those engaged in rural studies, environmental sustainability, community planning, and policy making will find it invaluable. GENDER STUDIES WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/GENDERSTUDIES 2003 224 pages, 6 x 9” hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0996-5 SEXUALITY STUDIES SERIES Jean Bobby Noble is Assistant Professor of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at McMaster University. Jean Bobby Noble Masculinities without Men? Female Masculinity in Twentieth-Century Fictions In the late 1980s and 1990s, the field of gender studies began to theorize female masculinity as a subject of both historical and contemporary significance and to situate this emergence with the fields of sexuality, gender, and cultural studies. In this groundbreaking study, Jean Bobby Noble maps historical similarities in fictional, cultural, and representational practices between the periods of modernism and postmodernism – from 1918 to 1999. Noble looks at nineteenth-century sexology, drama, and trial transcripts, and at late twentieth- century counter-cultural texts, popular film and documentaries, and theoretical texts. Arguing that the masculine female figure which appears in late twentieth-century culture and fiction has much in common with that of the late nineteenth century, she illustrates the ways in which both are represented through the same types of narratives, structures, and thematic techniques. Among the fictions Noble analyzes are: Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness, Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues, and the film Boys Don’t Cry. In addition, her study includes an analysis of Rose Tremain’s Sacred Country, a text that has never before been studied within the context of female masculinity. Of interest to scholars and students with an interest in sexuality and gender studies, this book also makes a vital contribution to both literary criticism and cultural studies. RECENTLY RELEASEDNOW IN PAPERBACK “Maureen Reed has created a significant and sophisticated study that will establish a bench- mark not only in how we understand and engage with community change and debate in resource- dependent regions, but also in how we conceptu- alize gender, women, and activism in those debates.” -– Greg Halseth, Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies, Geography, University of Northern British Columbia » THE SEXUALITY STUDIES SERIES Interdisciplinary scholarship on sex- related topics is flourishing, a direct result of thirty years of grassroots activism by sexual minorities in North America. In recognition of the proliferation of activity in sexuality studies, the Sexuality Studies series will focus on original, provocative, scholarly research examining from a range of perspectives the complexity of human sexual practice, identity, community, and desire. 26 O R D E R  F R O M  u n i P R E S S E S  T E L :  1  8 7 7  8 6 4  8 4 7 7 Redrawing Local Government Boundaries An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions Local government boundaries today are under extreme pressure for reform. The global trend towards urbanization has brought with it economic, environmental, social, and regional demands that have severe implications for local governments and their territories. As a result, changing the areal jurisdiction of this most basic level of government has become an ongoing and pressing challenge confronting nations around the globe. The first international comparative study of local boundary reform, this collection presents a systematic examination of the legal and regulatory procedures involved in such municipal restructuring. Case studies from the United States, Canada, Spain, Germany, Israel, Korea, China, and South Africa investi- gate how and why local governments have been enlarged and reduced in number within each country. In each case, four key areas are John Meligrana, ed. MARCH 288 pages est., 6 x 9” 15 maps, 2 figures hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-0933-7 examined: the geography of the local govern- ment boundary problem; the procedures associated with boundary reform; the roles of the various institutions and actors of boundary reform; and the implications of boundary reform for urban and regional governance. As a result, Redrawing Local Government Boundaries offers a broad theoretical understanding of local government boundary reform. A valuable reference for academics and policymakers interested in boundary reform, this book will also be of interest to scholars and students of political science, public administration, geography, urban studies, and urban planning. John Meligrana teaches in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. PLANNING WWW.UBCPRESS.CA/PLANNING John Punter The Vancouver Achievement Urban Planning and Design NOW IN PAPERBACK This book examines the development of Vancouver’s unique approach to zoning, planning, and urban design from the early 1970s to the beginning of the twenty-first century. By the late 1990s, Vancouver had established a reputation in North America for its planning achievement, especially for its creation of a participative, responsive, and design-led approach to urban regeneration and redevelopment. This system has other important features: an innovative approach to megaproject planning, a system of cost and amenity levies on major schemes, a participative process to underpin active neighbourhood planning, and a sophisticated panoply of design guidelines. These systems, processes, and their achievements place Vancouver at the forefront of international planning practice. The Vancouver Achievement explains the keys to its success, and evaluates its approach to planning and design against internationally accepted criteria. Generously illustrated with over 160 photos and figures, this book – the first comprehen- sive account of contemporary planning and urban design practice in any Canadian city – will appeal to academic and professional audiences, as well as the general public. John Punter is with the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, Wales. JANUARY 480 pages, 6 x 9” 69 b/w photos, figures, maps pb $34.95, ISBN 0-7748-0972-8 » ALSO OF INTEREST Governing Ourselves? The Politics of Canadian Communities Mary Louise McAllister hc $85.00 ISBN 0-7748-1062-9 (see page 4) Planning Canadian Regions Gerald Hodge and Ira M. Robinson pb $39.95 ISBN 0-7748-0851-9 27F O R  M O R E  I N F O R M AT I O N  V I S I T  W W W. U B C P R E S S . C A Training the Excluded for Work Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth, and People with Low Income Marjorie Griffin Cohen, ed. JANUARY 288 pages, 6 x 9” pb $29.95 ISBN 0-7748-1007-6 Marjorie Griffin Cohen is a member of the Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University. In recent years job training programs have suffered severe funding cuts and the focus of training programs has shifted to meet the directives of funders rather than the needs of the community. How do these changes to job training affect disadvantaged workers and the unemployed? In an insightful and comprehensive discus- sion of job education in Canada, Cohen and her contributors pool findings from a five- year collaborative study of training pro- grams. Good training programs, they argue, are essential in providing people who are chronically disadvantaged in the workplace with tools to acquire more secure, better- paying jobs. In the ongoing shift toward a neoliberal economic model, government policies have engendered a growing reliance on private and market-based training schemes. These new training policies have undermined equity. In an attempt to redress social inequities in the workplace, the authors examine various kinds of training programs and recommend specific policy initiatives to improve access to these programs. This book will be of interest to policy makers, academics, and students interested in policy, work, equity, gender, and education. Growth and Governance of Canadian Universities An Insider’s View Howard C. Clark JANUARY 240 pages, 6 x 9” pb $24.95 ISBN 0-7748-1024-6 Howard C. Clark is President and Vice- Chancellor Emeritus of Dalhousie University, a former Vice-President Academic at the University of Guelph, and former Professor of Chemistry at the Universities of British Columbia and Western Ontario. Over the last fifty years, Canadian universi- ties have experienced remarkable change. The explosion of a so-called “knowledge- based” economy, increasing corporate presence and funding on campus, and the unprecedented rise in enrolment, among other factors, have all played significant roles in the shaping of the modern Canadian university. In this thoughtful book, Howard C. Clark considers how such changes to growth and governance have altered the nature of the institution itself. Tracing the development of the university from the end of the Second World War, through the seismic changes in the 1960s and 70s, Clark argues that while Canadian universities made remarkable accomplishments during this period, they were ill prepared for the financial constraints of the 1980s and early 1990s. As a result, they were left in a state of institutional paralysis that has hindered their ability to adapt to the needs of a changing society. Comparing the present state of Canada’s universities to those of the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, Clark concludes that Canadian governments have been far less willing to legislate changes in university governance than their Anglophone counterparts. 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