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. 30, No. 1/2, 2003

Annual Index Annuel, Volume 29 [Subject Index, Author Index]
A=ArticleAB=AbstractAC=Article critiqueB=Bibliography/BibliographieBR=Book ReviewC=Comment/CommentaireCR=Conference ReportCr=Compte renduP=PrecisPy=PoetryR=ReportRA=Resume d'articleRC=Rapport de conferenceRE=Review EssayTC=Travaux en coursWIP=Work in...
Answering Questions and Asking More: Reflections on Feminist Participatory Research
This article is a reflection on the nature of participatory feminist research in general, and the issue of self-disclosure to participants of a research project in particular. The author struggles with the ethical and practical implications of sharing...
Are the Movement's Organizations Open to the Movement's Members? A Study of Democratic Practices in Women's Groups in Quebec
This article looks at the processes of participation of women's groups in Quebec, for both board/staff and clients, and asks in what ways accessibility, representivity and accountability are applied and achieved. The authors focus on the women who use...
Baby's First Picture: Ultrasound and the Politics of Fetal Subjects
Lisa M. MitchellToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001, 258 pp.Reviewed by Catherine PhillipsDepartment of SociologyBrock UniversitySt. Catharines, OntarioLisa Mitchell's book, Baby's First Picture, is a fascinating look at how certain technological...
Contradictions in Feminist Pedagogy: Black Women Students' Perspectives
This paper explores Black students' perspectives and subjectivities in order to understand how power and authority get played out in interactions between teacher and student in the feminist classroom. The ways in which the student views learning as liberatory,...
Embu Women: Food Production and Traditional Knowledge
This article reports on the results of a study on food production among Embu women in Kenya. As food production is a main source of income for rural women, and as it is strictly gendered, the author applies a feminist methodological frame-work to the...
Feminist Politics on the Farm: Rural Catholic Women in Southern Quebec and Southern France
Naomi Black and Gail Cuthbert BrandtMontreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999; 295 pp.Reviewed by Frances M. ShaverDepartment of Sociology and AnthropologyConcordia UniversityMontreal, QuebecIn 1978, when I began studying the role...
Getting by in Hard Times: Gendered Labour at Home and the Job
Meg Luxton and June CormanToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001; 326 pp.Reviewed by Linda Christiansen-RuffmanDepartment of Sociology/ Women's StudiesSaint Mary's UniversityHalifax, Nova ScotiaMeg Luxton and June Corman's valuable monograph, Getting...
In Sickness and Employment: Women Living and Working with Chronic Illness
This article reports on a study of women with chronic illnesses and their relationship to the workforce in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Workplace accommodation for disabilities is posited as a key concern, and new paradigms for work that would allow the women...
Learning Too Late? A Psychoanalytic Reflection on the Affective, Defensive and Repressive Dynamics of Learning about "Race" in Women's Studies
Drawing on psychoanalytic theories of defense and repression in learning, this paper analyzes the author's attachment to a personal story of conflict and contestation over issues of identity, race and prejudice in the Women's Studies classroom. It is...
Leaving the Gallery, Entering the Fray: Feminist Curating in Public Space
This article examines the curatorial struggle of two emerging feminist artists/curators to communicate, through three exhibits, with an audience mostly comprised of students. Students expressed bemusement, hostility, misogyny and homophobia in response...
Punishment in Disguise: Penal Governance and Federal Imprisonment of Women in Canada
Kelly Hannah-MoffatToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001; 250 pp.Reviewed by Dorothy ChunnSchool of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityBurnaby, British ColumbiaKelly Hannah-Moffat's Punishment in Disguise is a fascinating account of penal reform...
Women, Work and Computing
Ruth WoodfieldCambridge, UK/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000; 209 pp.Reviewed by Barbara CrowCommunications StudiesYork UniversityToronto, OntarioWhy haven't we seen more research on computer scientists who are women? Feminist research on computers,...
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