The University of Calgary Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly work that makes a difference. We disseminate research that makes us think, that moves the conversation forward. Our books explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in our lives, and our impact on the world around us.

As a scholarly publisher, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the research of our authors is accessible to its widest possible audience. We therefore embrace open-access publishing and strive to make as many of our publications as possible available as open-access files that are free to anyone who wishes to download them.

Our open-access titles are also published in traditional book format and are available for purchase through bookstores and on-line retailers.

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  • Peasant Wars in Bolivia: Making, Thinking, and Living the Revolution in Cochabamba, 1952-64 

    Gordillo, José (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, University of Calgary, 2022-07)
    Peasant Wars in Bolivia reveals the active political role played by the Cochabamba valley peasants during the 1952-64 revolutionary period in Bolivia from a non-state perspective. Based on contemporary research in social, ...
  • The American Western in Canadian Literature 

    Deshaye, Joel (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Memorial University, 2022-06)
    The first historically broad and in-depth study of the Canadian Western, its relationship to the American genre, and its shifting place within Canada’s national and regional literary traditions. The Western, with its ...
  • The Joint Arctic Weather Stations: Science and Sovereignty in the High Arctic, 1946-1972 

    Heidt, Daniel; Lackenbauer, P. Whitney (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Trent University, 2022-04)
    The first comprehensive study of the Canada-U.S. Joint Arctic Weather Stations, systematically analyzing large- and small-scale aspects from scientific diplomacy to site logistics to understand how these isolated posts ...
  • Signs of Water: Community Perspectives on Water, Responsibility, and Hope 

    Boschman, Robert; Jakubec, Sonya L. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, https://press.ucalgary.ca/rights-and-permissions/, 2022-02)
    A global exploration of water, bringing together academics and experts from five continents to illuminate the many issues facing the world’s most important resource. Water is more important than ever before. It is ...
  • Stress Tested: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Canadian National Security 

    West, Leah; Juneau, Thomas; Amarasingam, Amarnath (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, 2021-11)
    Leading experts analyze the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s national security. The emergence of COVID-19 has raised urgent and important questions about the role of Canadian intelligence and national ...
  • The Material Theory of Induction 

    Norton, John D. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 2021-11)
    The inaugural title in the new, Open Access series BSPS Open, The Material Theory of Induction will initiate a new tradition in the analysis of inductive inference. The fundamental burden of a theory of inductive inference ...
  • Energy in the Americas: Critical Reflections on Energy and History 

    Kiddle, Amelia (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, University of Calgary, 2021-10)
    Energy in the Americas provides a hemispheric perspective on the historical construction of contemporary debates on the role of energy in society. Understanding the history of energy and the evolving place of energy in ...
  • Sustainability Matters: Prospects for a Just Transition in Calgary, Canada’s Petro-City 

    Keough, Noel; Ghitter, Geoff (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Other, University of Calgary, 2021-09)
    Through close examination of one city’s struggle for a just transition to a post-carbon world, Sustainability Matters argues for a global, holistic, and radical understanding of the importance of sustainability. Calgary, ...
  • The Tensions between Culture and Human Rights: Emancipatory Social Work and Afrocentricity in a Global World 

    Sewpaul, Vishanthie; Kreitzer, Linda; Raniga, Tanusha (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, University of Calgary, University of KwaZulu Nata, University of Stavanger, University of Johannesburg, 2021-05)
    A critical interrogation of the relationship between cultural practices and human rights in Africa rooted in Afrocentricity and emancipatory social work. Cultural practices have the potential to cause human suffering. ...
  • Creating the Future of Health: The History of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, 1967-2012 

    Lampard, Robert; Hogan, David B.; Stahnisch, Frank W.; Wright Jr., James R. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Cumming School of Medicine, Medicine (Department), University of Calgary, University of Alberta, 2021-02)
    The first fifty years of innovation in health education at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, drawing on interviews with key players and extensive research into primary documents. Creating the ...

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