Feminist History in Canada: New Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation

Feminist History in Canada: New Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation

By: Catherine Carstairs (editor), Nancy Janovicek (editor)Hardback

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This volume is essential reading for scholars and students of feminist studies, women's and gender history, and Canadian history.

About Author

Catherine Carstairs teaches history at the University of Guelph. She is the author of Jailed for Possession: Illegal Drug Use, Regulation and Power in Canada, 1920-1961 (2006). Nancy Janovicek teaches history at the University of Calgary. She is the author of No Place to Go: Local Histories of the Battered Women's Shelter Movement (UBC Press, 2007).


Introduction: Productive Pasts and New Directions / Catherine Carstairs and Nancy Janovicek 1 James Douglas, Amelia Connolly, and the Writing of Gender and Women's History / Adele Perry 2 Using Diaries to Explore the Shared Worlds of Family and Community in Nineteenth-Century New Brunswick / Gail G. Campbell 3 "A Little Offensive and Defensive Alliance": Friendship, Professional Networks, and International Child Welfare Policy / Karen Balcom 4 "The Necessity of Going": Julia Grace Wales's Transnational Life as a Peace Activist and a Scholar / Lorna R. McLean 5 Feminist Ideals and Everyday Life: Professional Women's Feminism at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1900-40 / Catherine Gidney 6 Singleness and Choice: The Impact of Age, Time, and Class on Three Female Youth Diarists in 1930s Canada / Heidi MacDonald 7 Sexual Spectacles: Saleswomen in Canadian Department Store Magazines between 1920 and 1950 / Donica Belisle 8 Gender and the Career Paths of Professors in the Ecole de service social at Laval University, 1943-72 / Helene Charron 9 Teaching June Cleaver, Being Hazel Chong: An Oral History of Gender, Race, and National "Character" / Kristina R. Llewellyn 10 The Ontario Women's History Network: Linking Teachers, Scholars, and History Communities / Rose Fine-Meyer 11 Fighting the "Corset of Victorian Prejudice": Women's Activism in Canadian Engineering during the Pioneering Decades (1970s-80s) / Ruby Heap 12 Ad Hoc Activism: Feminist Citizens Respond to the Meech Lake Accord in New Brunswick / Anthony S.C. Hampton 13 To Help and to Serve: Women's Career Paths in the Domestic Services Sector in Quebec City, 1960-2009 / Catherine Charron Contributors; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774826198
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 302
  • ID: 9780774826198
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 0774826193

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