Women's Studies

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

UBC Press

A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

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Shaping the Public Good

Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

Shaping the Public Good restores a missing piece of Pacific Northwest history by demonstrating the part that women—“the famous, the forgotten, and all the women in between”—have always played in establishing their families and building communities.

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

UBC Press

A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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Mixed Race Amnesia

Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality

UBC Press

Mixed Race Amnesia explores how contemporary “progressive” attitudes toward multiraciality actually serve to obscure complex diasporic family histories while reinforcing colonialism.

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French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest

UBC Press

This book describes how a long generation of founding French Canadians shaped the Pacific Northwest.

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Food Will Win the War

The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front

UBC Press

A wide-ranging account of how millions of Canadians enlisted to fight on the kitchen front in order to win the war for food.

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