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. 22, No. 1/2, Spring/Summer

A Thrice-Told Tale: Feminism, Postmodernism & Ethnographic Responsibility // Review
Reviewed by Marian Bredin Graduate Program in Communications McGill University Montreal, QuebecMargery Wolf's contribution to recent debates in feminist anthropology and postm odern ethnography is provocative and imaginative, if somewhat limited in scope....
Beyond Female Masochism: Memory-Work & Politics // Review
Reviewed by Eva A. Szekely Centenary Health Centre and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Toronto, OntarioBeyond Female Masochism is not about one theme, it is about many social issues s een through the lenses of both Marxism and feminism. When...
Equality, Politics & Gender // Review
Reviewed by Thelma McCormack York Centre for Feminist Research York University North York, OntarioIn 1983 on the eve of Bastille Day, France, the country which made egalite a bou rgeois religion, enacted a doomed piece of legislation guaranteeing women...
Feminist Messages: Coding in Women's Folk Culture // Review
Reviewed by Diane Tye Centre for Canadian Studies Mount Allison University Sackville, New BrunswickIn their introductory essay to Feminist Messages, Joan N. Radner and Susan S. La nser use Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" (1917) as an illustration...
Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women's History // Review
Reviewed by Varpu Lindstrom Department of History York University, Atkinson College North York, OntarioGender Conflicts: New Essays in Women's History is an anthology of eight innova tive essays by some of the top feminist scholars in Canada. The book,...
Index for Volume 21
Index for Volume 21 Compiled by Sandra MoffatThis index covers all material published, reviewed or abstracted in RFR/DRF volu me 21 (nos. 1/2 and 3/4, 1992). Material can be found either by author or by subject. The author index includes the name(s)...
Issues in Gender and Language: An Annotated Bibliography
INTRODUCTIONMaryann AyimReference and Gender: Complements and ComplimentsThis title is offered tongue in cheek; terms with gender connotations are seldom if ever complementary, and those which refer specifically to females tend often to be in sulting...
(Journal of Gender Studies: An International Forum for the Debate on Gender in All Fields of Study. Vol 1, #1,2,3)
Reviewed by Alicja Muszynski Department of Sociology University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1The first issue of the Journal of Gender Studies appeared in May 1991, published by the Hull Centre for Gender Studies in Hull, England. The Hull Centre...
Le Feminisme Est Dans la Rue (Belgique 1970-1975) // Review
Compte rendu par Sylvie d'Augerot - Arend Departement de science politique College Glendon, Universite York Toronto, OntarioCet ouvrage pivote autour d'un evenement marquant du mouvement des femmes belges, le 11 novembre 1972, pour brosser un tableau...
Le Sexe Des Sciences // Review
Compte rendu par Roberta Mura Departement de didactique Universite Laval Quebec (Qc)La revue francaise Autrement. Sciences en societe consacre son sixieme numero aux liens entre le sexe et les sciences. Les quinze articles qui le constituent sont signes...
Meres & Travailleuses. De L'exception a la Regle // Review
Compte rendu par Natalie Rinfret Ecole nationale d'administration publique Universite du Quebec Quebec (Qc)Jusqu'a tout recemment, les femmes etaient socialisees a devenir exclusivement epouses et meres. De ce fait, leur presence sur le marche du travail,...
No Easy Road: Women in Canada, 1920s to 1960s // Review
Reviewed by Franca lacovetta Department of History University of Toronto Toronto, OntarioThis is a gem of a book, and I strongly urge instructors and students alike to u se it. The final instalment of the New Hogtown Press's "Women in Canadian History...
Nothing Mat(t)ers: A Feminist Critique of Postmodernism // Review
Reviewed by Ellen Travis University of Manitoba Winnipeg, ManitobaNothing Mat(t)ers, by Somer Brodribb, a feminist and theorist at the University of Victoria, addresses a problem of critical importance for academic feminists. When feminis ts theorize,...
Petticoats & Prejudices: Women & the Law in Nineteenth Century Canada // Review
Reviewed by Ellen Jacobs Department of History Universite du Quebec a Montreal Montreal (Qc)Constance Backhouse, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario, has produced a basic text for all those interested in the legal status...
Tell the Driver: A Biography of Elinor FE Black, MD
Reviewed by Mary Kinnear Department of History St. John's College, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, ManitobaWhenever Elinor Black called for a cab, she told the dispatcher to "tell the dri ver, Dr. Black is a woman." Julie Vandervoort explains her title...
Their Rightful Place: An Essay on Children, Families & Childcare in Canada // Review
Reviewed by Ilona Lampi Department of Sociology Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Toronto, OntarioThe question of responsibility for the care and nurture of children is a contrad ictory topic for feminists. Women's nurturing and caring activities...
Virtuous Woman: Reflections on Christian Feminist Ethics // Review
Reviewed by Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd Interdisciplinary Studies in Systematic Theology & Feminist Theory Emmanuel College Toronto School of Theology Toronto, OntarioDenise Carmody has written a provocative critique of Christian feminist ethics....
While the Women Only Wept: Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern Ontario // Review
Reviewed by Elizabeth Thompson University College University of Toronto Toronto, OntarioIn recent years, historians have revised certain longstanding notions of the ori gins of the United Empire Loyalists and the role they played in the American Revolution....
White, Male & Middle Class: Explorations in Feminism & History // Review
Reviewed by Wendy Stocker Project Ploughshares Conrad Grebel College Waterloo, OntarioCatherine Hall is Reader in Cultural Studies at the Polytechnic of East London. She is also a self - declared feminist, a British Marxist historian in the tradition...
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