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. 27, No. 1/2, 1999

Annual Index Annuel: Vol 26
This index covers all material published, reviewed or abstracted in RFR/DRF volume 26 (nos. 1/2 and 3/4, 1998/99). Material can be found either by author or by subject. The author index includes the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the piece, the...
Are More Women Studying Computer Science?
Since the early 1980s, professional associations, school boards, businesses and post-secondary institutions have promoted the implementation of, and in some cases adopted new programs designed to increase young women's interests in science and technology...
ASE-D: Alt.Support.Eating-Disord. A Pilot Study of an Internet Self-Help Group
ASE-D (alt.support.eating-disord) is a self-help newsgroup for people who are either struggling with an eating disorder themselves, or affected indirectly by someone who is. A pilot study examines ASE-D's unique cyber-setting and surveys a small sample...
Ezines and Feminist Activism: Building a Community
The significance of ezines, or electronic magazines, for feminist resistance lies mainly, but not exclusively, in the possibility for networking, connection, and community. Women with disparate concerns and identities can still mobilize together online...
[FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society]
FTM reads more like an extended report than a book -- which is really too bad because there's so much of it (it weighs in at almost 700 pages). Furthermore, female-to-male transsexualism is such a fascinating, understudied topic and this is very well...
Gender Differences, Mathematics and CSILE [Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environment]
The main purpose of this study is to determine whether or not there ate gender differences in students' interactivity in the Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environment (CSILE). Of secondary interest is whether the number of years of a student's...
In Memoriam: Lorraine A Gauthier, 1947-1999
The Toronto feminist and Franco-Ontarian communities, as well as members of the School for Women's Studies at York University, have lost one of their most remarkable colleagues. Lorraine Gauthier died on June 23, 1999 after a long struggle with cancer,...
International Women's Human Rights Database [Diana Project]
The Diana project, available at <http://www.law-library.utoronto.ca/Diana> and through the Bora Laskin Law Library homepage, has been an endeavour to final World Wide Web sites that have portions relevant to the study of women's international human...
Internet Mailing Lists and Feminist Research, Pedagogy, and Activism
Internet mailing lists are able to provide a means for a disparate community to come together and freely express their diverse views, without threat of censure or rejection from that community. II is not surprising, then, to find so many feminist mailing...
[Lost Subjects, Contested Objects: Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning]
Those students and teachers who want to know more about what goes on, or fails to go on, within their classrooms will find Deborah Britzman's book a thought provoking and challenging resource. Unlike other texts that have addressed familiar problems...
[Methodists & Women's Education in Ontario, 1836-1925]
The history of women's education in Canada is shot through with a changing but nevertheless persistent cultural confusion about the role of women in society. The story cannot be told, as Selles so amply demonstrates, without engaging debates over women's...
[Race, Class, Women & the State: The Case of Domestic Labour]
What can yet another book on foreign domestic women workers add to the many excellent publications which exist on this subject?(f.1) It is a question that Tanya Schecter asks before the reader can. Her concern is that the literature on the subject lacks...
Selected List of Women's Studies Resources on the Internet
Resources for Women's Studies on the internet are increasing steadily. Both mailing lists (listservs or discussion groups) and websites can provide valuable information and support on almost any topic. The following list is far from exhaustive, but it...
[The Cultural Politics of Fur]
If you've ever seen the 1987 British film, Sammy and Rosie Gel Laid, you will surely remember an episode near the film's end: A wealthy white woman whose husband is actively involved in dispossessing the urban poor gets a huge "X" spray-painted across...
[The Illusion of Inclusion: Women in Postsecondary Education]
The Illusion of Inclusion is a book whose main achievement is what those of us struggling in the sixties and seventies to promote a feminist agenda referred to as "consciousness-raising." It succeeds in raising awareness about issues which were in this...
[The Moral Parameters of Good Talk: A Feminist Analysis]
In The Moral Parameters oGood Talk Maryann Ayim begins with the assertion that while other forms of human engagement and behaviour continually undergo moral examination and critique in order to scrutinize them for moral goodness and badness, "there has...
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