Resources for Feminist Research

Bilingual scholarly journal publishes double issues per year on feminist theory, research, and activism, bibliographies, book reviews, and abstracts of Canadian feminist journals.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1/2, 1998

[Agrarian Feminism: The Politics of Ontario Farm Women]
In Agrarian Feminism Louise Carbert's objective is to examine the politics of women on family farms in two Canadian federal ridings, Bruce-Grey and Huron-Bruce, in the Huron peninsula of Ontario. Recognizing that household based production, "defined...
Annual Index/index Annuel Vol 25
Subject IndexAfrican Women/Femmes AfricainesAfrican American women -- Omolade, Barbara BR 1/2:50.Des projets de developpement et de reproduction desfemmes africaines -- Ryckmans, Helene P 1/2:71.Anthropology/AnthropoloogieFamily and enterprise in an...
[A Reconstructed World: A Feminist Biography of Gertrude Richardson]
Barbara Roberts' biography of peace activist and feminist Gertrude Richardson is more than a biography. Roberts does indeed reconstruct the world, not simply the life, of Gertrude Richardson. She successfully contextualizes both the triumphs and the...
[Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature & Knowledge]
Biopiracy is a very important book. Vandana Shiva has provided a research document about the tangle of issues that are creating and supporting the global exploitation, and ultimate destruction of life itself. Although Biopiracy is a continuation of Shiva's...
[Biopolitics: A Feminist & Ecological Reader on Biotechnology]
Biopiracy is a very important book. Vandana Shiva has provided a research document about the tangle of issues that are creating and supporting the global exploitation, and ultimate destruction of life itself. Although Biopiracy is a continuation of Shiva's...
[Canadian Woman Studies 16(3) Summer 1996. Post-Beijing]
Two journal publications, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme's Post-Beijing, and the Women's Studies Quarterly's Beijing and Beyond: Toward the Twenty-First Century of Women, have documented strategic concepts and historical events leading...
[Cheap Wage Labour: Race & Gender in the Fisheries of British Columbia]
Alicja Muszynski's study of cannery workers in British Columbia explores the historical development of a labour force shaped by gender and racial divisions that permeated everything from recruitment (as individuals, villages, or contract labour), to...
Coming Up for Air: Feminism, a Pedagogy of the De/pressed
This article plays implicitly on Paulo Friere's title Pedagogy of the Oppressed to describe feminist studies in university contexts as a pedagogy of the de/pressed. The phrase connotes both the pressure that feminist academics feel under crushing workloads...
[Feminist Perspectives on Family Care, Policies for Gender Justice]
Describing the connections between work in and outside the area of social policies has been a significant contribution of the women's movement. It is, therefore, not surprising to see this volume, which attempts to analyze the connections from a feminist...
[Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Development]
Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Development is a collection of articles based on papers given at a four-day roundtable on Women, Environment and Alternatives to Development held at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague in May 1993. This collection...
[Fetal Positions: Individualism, Science, Visuality]
This book describes the history of fetal images since the sixteenth century and the representations of the fetus in medical texts, wax models and photographs. Using the obstetrical museum at Bologna as a resource, Newman examines the modes of visualization...
[Gendering the Vertical Mosaic: Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Society]
I write this review of a book clearly designed for the university market, be it women's studies, sociology, or political science courses, while I compose at the same time a talk to CEOs of large corporations here in Calgary. An interesting experience,...
Girls and Schooling: Their Own Critique
In this article the authors present the experiences of girls and young women in relation to their schooling. In focus group interviews with female students in post-secondary schools across Ontario, girls and young women were asked to speak about the...
Hearing and Writing Women's Voices
This article explores questions about chronicling the experiences and hearing the voices of women financial workers, the subjects of the author's research. What is meant by documenting women's voices? What is the place of the feminist researcher's voice?...
[Home & Work: Negotiating Boundaries through Daily Life]
Home and Work by Christena Nippert-Eng is a study of how people negotiate the boundaries between their home lives and their paid work, and the implications of this "boundary work" for their sense of self. Given that gender is thoroughly entangled with...
[Human Rights of Women: National & International Perspectives]
In recent years the rights of women have received special attention in discourses dealing with human rights internationally. The notion of human rights as proclaimed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948) implies that all human beings, irrespective...
[Lesbian Lifestyles: Women's Work & the Politics of Sexuality]
Gillian Dunne's work, Lesbian Lifestyles: Women's Work and the Politics of Sexuality, explores heterosexuality as a cultural institution and its effect on women's education, employment and relationship choices. She identifies a gap within present feminist...
Mapping the Politics of a Research Journey: Violence against Women as a Public Health Issue
The authors set out to map the journey of their research process for a project on violence against women as a public health issue. Discussion of the research process usually involves only the methodological or theoretical framework, rather than the whole...
[No Place like Home]
In her autobiography, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown describes in detail the atrocities committed by Asians towards Africans in Uganda. Alibhai-Brown, a Ugandan Asian Muslim woman, says in her preface that many people tried to dissuade her from writing her story...
[The House That Jill Built: A Lesbian Nation in Formation]
Canadian feminists have recently begun to deconstruct the second-wave movement in Canada and to assess the degree to which second-wave feminism and lesbian-feminism were bound by its class and race specificity, while recognizing the importance of the...
[The Meaning of Sex Difference in the Middle Ages: Medicine, Science & Culture]
This paperback publication of the original 1993 hardback brings a broadly useful book more easily into the reach of a wide range of scholars, where it will be a welcome addition. It was awarded the 1994 Pfizer Award as the Outstanding Book in the History...
[Women & Children Last: Custody Disputes & the Family Justice System]
In this exploration of the injustices women and children face in the British Columbia family justice system the authors argue in Women and Children Last that fathers' rights systematically take precedence in custody and access disputes. Women's social...
[Women's Studies Quarterly 24(1&2) Spring & Summer 1996. Beijing & Beyond: Toward the Twenty-First Century of Women]
Two journal publications, Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme's Post-Beijing, and the Women's Studies Quarterly's Beijing and Beyond: Toward the Twenty-First Century of Women, have documented strategic concepts and historical events leading...
[Women, Work & Gender Relations in Developing Countries: A Global Perspective]
I wish that this book had been published by a Canadian Publisher. Not that I think that Greenwood Press has done a bad job. Indeed they have shown themselves increasingly committed to publishing innovative feminist scholarship, especially in the field...
[Women, Work & Place]
The introduction to this collection of nine essays on women and work describes it as presenting "interdisciplinary and international perspectives on women's lives, focusing on their work and the diverse places in which the complexities of gender relations...