Green College Thematic Lecture Series


The Green College Thematic Lecture Series provides leading-edge theory and research in new fields of interdisciplinary scholarship. Based on a lecture program and conferences held at Green College, University of British Columbia, each book brings together scholars from several disciplines to achieve a new synthesis in knowledge around an important theme. The series provides a unique opportunity for collaboration between outstanding Canadian scholars and their counterparts internationally, as they grapple with the most important issues facing the world today.


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The Calling of the Nations: Exegesis, Ethnography, and Empire in a Biblical-Historic Present
The Calling of the Nations: Exegesis, Ethnography, and Empire in a Biblical-Historic Present
Edited by Mark Vessey, Sharon Betcher, Robert A. Daum, and Harry O. Maier

This wide-ranging collection moves from the earliest Pauline and Rabbinic exegesis through Christian imperial and missionary narratives of the late Roman, medieval, and early modern periods to the entangled identity politics of 'mainstream' nineteenth- and twentieth-century North America.

Published Jan 2011
Learning Civil Societies: Shifting Contexts for Democratic Planning and Governance
Learning Civil Societies: Shifting Contexts for Democratic Planning and Governance
Edited by Penny Gurstein and Leonora Angeles

This collection explores the theoretical underpinnings of democratic planning and governance in relation to civil society formation and social learning.

Published May 2007
The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility
The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility
Edited by Richard V. Ericson and Kevin D. Haggerty

This collection challenges conventional wisdom and advances new theoretical approaches through a series of studies of surveillance in policing, the military, commercial enterprises, mass media, and health sciences.

Published Mar 2006
Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images: Perspectives on the Child Across Time, Space, and Disciplines
Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images: Perspectives on the Child Across Time, Space, and Disciplines
By Hillel Goelman, Shiela K. Marshall, and Sally Ross

Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images is intended to deepen and expand the collaborative, interdisciplinary discourse on children and childhood through reflections not just on what is known about children, but on how it has been learned.

Published Dec 2004
Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War
Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War
By Richard Cavell

A major theme emerging from Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada's Cold War is that many issues associated with the Cold War in Canada actually preceded World War II and continue to haunt us today.

Published Jun 2004
The Shifting Foundations of Modern Nation-States: Realignments of Belonging
The Shifting Foundations of Modern Nation-States: Realignments of Belonging
By Sima Godfrey and Frank Unger

Just as the plurality of nations implies diverse voices and distinct narratives, the authors, coming from different disciplines and backgrounds, represent multiple discourses on the theme of nationhood.

Published Apr 2004
Risk and Morality
Risk and Morality
By Aaron Doyle and Richard V. Ericson

Collectively, the contributors explain why risk is such a key aspect of Western culture, and demonstrate that new regimes for risk management are transforming social integration, value-based reasoning and morality.

Published Jul 2003
Governing Modern Societies
Governing Modern Societies
By Richard V. Ericson and Nico Stehr

The essays collected in Governing Modern Societies arose from a lecture series of the same name held at Green College, University of British Columbia, in 1997 and 1998.

Published Feb 2000