UBC Press Picks: 5 books for International Women's Day

Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018

UBC Press has an amazing selection of Women’s Studies books (if we do say so ourselves)! So, it was nearly impossible to narrow it down to five. We encourage you to see what’s new in Gender & Sexuality Studies. While you’re at it, visit our Women’s Studies subject page. So without further ado…


One Hundred Years of Struggle
The History of Women and the Vote in Canada

Joan Sangster

Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for Democracy series

Launching today (March 8) for International Women’s Day, One Hundred Years of Struggle is a timely reassessment of everything Canadians thought they knew about the history of women and the vote in Canada. This is the first book in our new Women’s Suffrage and the Struggle for Democracy Series, celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Canada.


Feminist History in Canada
New Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation

Edited by Catherin Carstairs and Nancy Janovicek

In the late 1970s, feminist historians urged us to “rethink” Canada by placing women’s perspectives and experiences at the centre of historical analysis. Forty years later, feminism continues to inform history writing in Canada.


Indigenous Women and Feminism
Politics, Activism, Culture

Edited by Cheryl Suzack, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, and Jean Barman

Women and Indigenous Studies series

Can the specific concerns of Indigenous women be addressed within current mainstream feminist and post-colonial discussions? Indigenous Women and Feminism proposes that a new line of inquiry, Indigenous feminism, is necessary to engage with the crucial issues of cultural identity, nationalism, and decolonization particular to Indigenous concexts. This is a vital discussion that will change the way we think about modern feminism.


Mothers and Others
The Role of Parenthood in Politics

Edited by Melanee Thomas and Amanda Bittner

When women in politics interact with reporters, opponents, and constituents, they are forced to confront their parental status. If they have children, they are questioned about their competence in both their public and private lives. If they don’t, they face criticism for not understanding or relating to key policy domains. Mothers and Others raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.


Sister Soldiers of the Great War
The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Cynthia Toman

Studies in Canadian Military History series

The first book to look at the collective and individual experiences of Canada’s nursing sisters, Sister Soldiers of the Great War reveals how these resilient women negotiated their role as sisters and soldiers in a man’s world.

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