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. 31, No. 1/2, 2004

ALL THE RAGE: The Story of Gay Visibility in America
ALL THE RAGE: The Story of Gay Visibility in America Suzanna Danuta Walters Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003; 338 pp.Bothered by the corporatization of Pride festivities? Fed up with the we-arejust-like-you approach to political...
ALTERNATIVES: Black Feminism in the Postimperial Nation
ALTERNATIVES: Black Feminism in the Postimperial Nation Ranu Samantrai Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002; 219 pp.In AlterNatives: Black Feminism in the Postimperial Nation, Ranu Samantrai examines the activism of the Black feminist movement from...
BETWEEN FEMININITIES: Ambivalence, Identity and the Education of Girls
BETWEEN FEMININITIES: Ambivalence, Identity and the Education of Girls Marnina Gonick Albany: State University of New York, 2003; 225 pp.The 1990s signalled the international decade on the "girl child." The decade also marked a renewed and revitalized...
FEMINISM AND ANTIRACISM: International Struggles for Justice
FEMINISM AND ANTIRACISM: International Struggles for Justice France Winddance Twine and Kathleen M. Blee, eds. New York: New York University Press, 2001; 389 pp.In their book Feminism and AntiRacism: International Struggles for Justice, editors France...
HOW SHOULD I READ THESE? Native Women Writers in Canada
HOW SHOULD I READ THESE? Native Women Writers in Canada Helen Hoy Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001; 264 pp.How Should I Read These? Native Women Writers in Canada is a book I found refreshingly different from the usual ways that Aboriginal...
I KNOW WHO I AM: A Caribbean Woman's Identity in Canada
I KNOW WHO I AM: A Caribbean Woman's Identity in Canada Yvonne Bobb-Smith Toronto: CSPI/Women's Press, 2003; 250 pp.In I Know Who I Am: A Caribbean Woman s Identity in Canada Yvonne Bobb-Smith is particularly interested in reminding us that many of us,...
NARRATIVES AT WORK: Women, Men, Unionization, and the Fashioning of Identities
NARRATIVES AT WORK: Women, Men, Unionization, and the Fashioning of Identities Linda K. Cullum St. John's: Institute of Social and Economic Research, 2003; 383 pp.How is it that we construct our identities when we are telling stories about our past?...
RACISM, EH? A Critical Inderdisciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada
RACISM, EH? A Critical interdisciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada Camille A. Nelson and Charmaine A. Nelson, eds. Concord, Ontario: Captus Press, 2004; 465 pp.Racism, Eh?, as a title raises in Canadian colloquialism the question, "Racism,...
SEARCHING FOR LIFE: The Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina
SEARCHING FOR LIFE: The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina Rita Arditti Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999; 235 pp.The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo drew international attention to the disappearance...
SELLING DIVERSITY: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization
SELLING DIVERSITY: Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Christina Gabriel Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2002; 202 pp.How can we understand the processes that have refashioned Canadian public policy...
SKEPTICAL FEMINISM: Activist Theory, Activist Practice
SKEPTICAL FEMINISM: Activist Theory, Activist Practice Carolyn Dever Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2004; 219 pp.Perhaps the most important sentence in Carolyn Dever's Skeptical Feminism is her deceptively simple and somewhat defiant...
STRONG WOMEN STORIES: Native Vision and Community Survival
STRONG WOMEN STORIES: Native Vision and Community Survival Kim Anderson and Bonita Lawrence, eds. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2003; 264 pp.In contrast to an earlier generation of Aboriginal women writers who often argued that feminist analyses and activism...
THE GIRL AND THE GAME: A History of Women's Sport in Canada
THE GIRL AND THE GAME: A History of Women's Sport in Canada M. Ann Hall Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2002; 284 pp.The intent of The Girl and the Game is to trace how male hegemonic values have contributed to the development of women's sport participation...
THE MAKING OF A CYBERTARIAT: Virtual Work in a Real World
THE MAKING OF A CYBERTARIAT: Virtual Work in a Real World Ursula Huws New York: Monthly Review Press, 2003; 208 pp.Ursula Huws's collection of essays, The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World, reveals the work of an activist scholar...
THE SUMMER OF HER BALDNESS: A Cancer Improvisation
THE SUMMER OF HER BALDNESS: A Cancer Improvisation Catherine Lord Austin: University of Texas, 2004; 248 pp.In The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation, Catherine Lord conflates existing notions of cancer as horrific disease and cancer patients...
UNEQUAL FREEDOM: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor
UNEQUAL FREEDOM: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor Evelyn Nakano Glenn Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2002; 306 pp.In Unequal Freedom, Evelyn Nakano Glenn offers an extensive and clearlywritten exploration...
VOICING CHICANA FEMINISMS: Young Women Speak out on Sexuality and Identiy
VOICING CHICANA FEMINISMS: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity Aida Hurtado New York: New York University Press, 2003; 361 pp.In Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity, Aida Hurtado presents a groundbreaking...
WATCHING RAPE: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture
WATCHING RAPE: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture Sarah Projansky New York: New York University Press, 2001; 311 pp.Watching Rape: Film and Television in Postfeminist Culture provides a systematic examination of the ubiquity and versatility...
Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies
WOMEN AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES Pinar Ilkkaracan, ed. New York: Women for Human Rights (WWHR), 2000; 455 pp.A discussion of women's sexuality in Muslim societies begs for compliance with an unspoken convention that requires one to clearly indicate...
WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN ACADEMIC TUNDRA: Challenging the Chill
WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN ACADEMIC TUNDRA: Challenging the Chill Elena Hannah, Linda Paul, Swani Vethamany-Globus, eds. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002; 273 pp.The title of this book, "Women in the Canadian Academic Tundra,"...
WOMEN TRADERS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares
WOMEN TRADERS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE: Mediating Identities, Marketing Wares Linda J. Seligmann, ed. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001; 308 pp.In myriad ways, women of the informal economy must negotiate and suture together very complex...